Barack Obama won the election and will be the next President of the United States of America. I want to sincerely congratulate Barack and the Obama family for this. Does this make history? Yes and it IS positive. Personally, I don’t care about a persons race. I care about a person’s character and ability to do the job well. I care about their past actions as well as their future actions.
Do I think he is an evil person? No. Do I think he is un-American? No. Do I agree with this guy’s values and policies? Not a good many of them, NO. Do I like his character? Not all aspects of it, NO.
Do I want him to fail? No, I don’t. Because wanting him to fail would make America fail. It would make us all fail. I can’t wish that or hope for that and no one should. No matter how much we may disagree with him or congress. We need to focus on making the country better no matter who is in office. Mike Huckabee said it well, “He’s not my choice but he’s my President and I will support and pray for him everyday.”
Does that mean I won’t criticize him and what he does? No. I will still always point out things if I disagree with them or if I think they are just out right bad for our country’s interests. I will still be emotional over things. I will still give my OPINION on things.
Hey look, I am passionate about politics, especially U.S. politics. I have every right to be. I have every right to CARE about it. Other people may not give a rats ass about it and be passionate about other things that they find important in their lives. Whether it’s music or magazines or movies or charity work or horses or sports or stamp collecting or their faith or their work or whatever. That’s cool. I don’t begrudge anyone that. So on the same page, don’t begrudge MY passion and interests either.
I use this blog to vent. It’s my outlet and passion sometimes. Just like others have their interests and outlets like music or hitting a punching bag or yoga etc. etc. Sometimes I’m humorous, sometimes I’m just noting things I ponder, sometimes I talk about my favorite things and sometimes I’m VENTING. If my opinions or my blog will hurt a readers delicate sensibilities then I’m sorry. Venting helps me just get out the emotion in a healthy way for myself. It’s MY way. If I feel I can’t do it freely and safely here, then I can become a real time bomb and god help whomever will get that final explosion.
But I digress.
Again, I sincerely hope that I am wrong on some of my opinions on Barack Obama. I hope and pray he surprises me. I hope he does good things. I hope Michelle Obama focuses on good things. I hope he has what it takes to step up to the MANY challenges he will have to face and he will have many. I hope, hope, hope. That was one of his mottos right?
Maybe a change like this is a good thing. Because sometimes it takes something so drastic and outside the box of the norm to do some good. Maybe this will get the Republican party back on it’s feet in a more positive way and producing good leaders. Maybe Barack will TRY to come to the middle a bit and work on building things with both parties. Maybe. Again, I hope so.
So at this moment I’d like to say congratulations to Senator Barack Obama and his family on becoming the next President of the United States of America.