As expected (by me and 59 million other Americans,) Barack Obama was re-elected yesterday as president of the United States. I was happy for him and his family, and the people in Obama, Fukui-ken and Obama Onsen in Unzen, Nagasaki, who were rooting for him!!
Although the middle-income families in the U.S., including myself, saw a general decline during the past four years in their living standards, I truly believe that Barak Obama did a great job saving the auto industry in America from going bankrupt, going to bat for the lower-income families in their health insurance coverage, and ending the war in Iraq. I believe he is for the poor, including Asian Americans, Blacks and Chicanos. He will continue to work hard for maintaining the balance of power in the Far East, protecting Japan against China, North Korea and Russia, I believe. I voted for Obama.
I am also very happy that Al Muratsuchi, Democrat, won the hotly contested seat in the California State Assembly in the 66th District against Crag Huey, a racially prejudiced Republican. (The source of this information was based on a call to the L.A. County Registrar’s Office at 11 a.m. on 11/7/12.)
Al is a Sansei attorney, graduate of University of California Law School at Berkeley, a member of the state prosecutor’s office, a school board member, a former teacher, and a former president of the Torrance-Kashiwa Sister Association. He was born in Okinawa; his father was a civil service employee of the U.S. Department of Defense during the post-war days in Okinawa. His lovely wife is an intelligent person from Japan who speaks fluent English. He is the father of a young girl.
I met him and his family at a rally at the home of a fellow Faith United Methodist Church member, Kanji Sahara, in Torrance. I am sure Al Muratsuchi will do a great job for all the citizens of 66th District and Californians, regardless of race, national origin, color or creed, in Sacramento, the capital of the State of California.