Wednesday, November 5, 2008

America, you did it

President Barack Obama.
The name rolls easily.
As have his speeches and his smooth way of being with the people.

Change is inevitable, it is here already with unprecedented voting turnout with last night's election and the fact that we have elected the first African-American to office.

Who would have thought, on September 11, 2001, as we watched our friends and family, fellow citizens fight for their lives as those planes invaded our space and sucker-punched our country, that we would, 7 years later, elect a man into our highest political office who has biological heritage to the very members of society who formulated and executed the attack?

I am not a racist by any stretch of the imagination, I just find it ironic.

My state, the state of NC, is still tied at 7:30 this morning. Though, not due to Asheville voters, I am certain. Every car within 30 miles of this mountain city has for the last year sported Obama stickers of every make and color.
I crave something different for our country, but close to the end of this race, I began to question whether Obama actually has our best interests at heart. Is government control in huge areas such as health care and education really a good idea in the long run? Isn't it a bit Socialistic? No doubts that Obama will have to raise taxes to make those changes he has been raving about, it will have to happen. Are we sacrificing our freedoms, rights, and what makes us Americans by wanting a government health care program and other huge plans he has for our country? Once those freedoms are infringed upon, and the hand of control is resting within each of our lives, it is almost impossible to reverse it.
Barack's oratory has been to say the least, captivating. Sleeves rolled up, identifying with the working man/woman. Inciting feelings of patriotism to the core of Americans. His stance on war gained him millions of supporters. But have we paid close attention to the rest of what Obama has been saying and read between the lines? Studied the economic plans? Or are we guilty of leaping, then looking?

I don't know...I am happy that McCain isn't in office, but to tell you the truth, I am a bit anxious about what comes now. Total control by any party isn't necessarily a great thing, and that is where our nation sits for the next four years.

Guess we will wait and see...


ewe are here said...

Total control by one party at the top means do or you'll get voted out in four short years...

So they better get 'doing'.

niobe said...

For a whole bunch of reasons, I'm a little anxious too. But I'm cautiously hoping that things are going to change -- even if just a little bit -- for the better.

Amy Y said...

I think it's good for us to keep paying attention... keep watching... keep them in check. The good thing is that the good things can get accomplished now, rather than when there isn't totaly control and they just bicker back and forth. The bad thing is that the bad things can get pushed through, too. I think we picked a man who will keep the bad things to a minimum... I hope I'm right.

Jayna Shaye said...

eWe should be afraid. As individuals and as a country we should be absolutely terrified at what has happened.

I could care less about Obama's race, creed, color, gender, sexual orientation, etc. What I DO care about is the fact that over half of this country was convinced by the publc media to vote for a man who has unbelievable, irresponsible and dangerous plans for this country.

If voters had kept track of Obama's ever-changing statements around his policy plans rather than "drinking the Kool-Aid" dished out by the likes of NBC the election would have come out very differently.

Frankly, I am glad you are anxious and I am not trying to be mean by saying that. I just hope that there comes a point where every person who voted for Obama realizes what they have done to this country.

It's going to be a bumpy road.

Blessed Be.

blooming desertpea said...

I am a bit ashamed for you!

Barack Obama's dad is Kenian. Kenia is in Africa. Those who planned and attacked America were Arabs from the Middle East - that's not quite the same thing ...

blooming desertpea said...

Besides - Obama's mother is Kansan, you all seem to forget that!!!

thirtysomething said...

sorry desertpea....but I think there is middle-eastern heritage in there somewhere. i remeber reading the articlea nd being ver moved by that particular fact.