Have you tried not being a "the blacks"?Man imo the social and political environment was just weird in late 2008 early 2009. The way some of the opposing politicians reacted to President Obama on the media and what not and as far as the social environment it was just smh.. Some ppl were beyond happy for various reasons but man it was like some weird pot was stirred here. I had just returned I was gone for Years and some guy yelled at me for voting for President Obama in January 2009 on post at Ft Hood as I'm walking in with a walking cane. Didn't even vote for anyone back then I just returned to the damn country after leaving in 2006. Emotions seemed to be very high on either end politically and socially back then.