January 20, 2009

He's here.

Obama took the oath of office today and is now officially our President. No, I didn't vote for him. No, I don't think he is qualified to do the job. No, I don't think he's what the country needs. With that being said, he is my President. I hope and wish the best for him. In the end I really hope he can pull our country out of the downward spiral it's in, but I just don't see it happening.

What gets me is all the pomp and circumstance around this man. I have never before in my life seen more people cheering on, celebrating and just singing the praises of a man that has done nothing. He did nothing as a state senator, he did nothing as a US senator and now he's the President. Other than being the first African American to rise to that office, he really has done nothing. I really can't understand why he was Time's man of the year. I wish someone could explain it to me.

My office even let people stop working so they could watch the inauguration of him. They never let anyone do that for the last two inaugurations. There were advertised parties and tons of media coverage for the man. I don't recall any of that for the last 20 years.

Either way, I think everyone is getting their hopes and aspirations set high just for a fall.

Posted by Contagion in Politics at January 20, 2009 09:58 PM | TrackBack

He's the ultimate show man. He talks and talks and says nothing, but he does it in such a way that people put their own spin on it in their own heads. This means millions and millions of people heard exactly what they wanted to hear.

That doesn't make it true and to tell you the truth, it really creeps me out. The lack of any type of critical thinking with regard to anyone in government just makes my skin crawl. Yeesh.

But, there it is. He's been elected, he's President, and I hope he succeeds because if he doesn't we all fail. Unlike the idiots with BDS - I never hope for the failure of our country to support my own visions of how bad a president is.

Posted by: Teresa at January 20, 2009 11:34 PM

I agree with Teresa.........

Posted by: Jim E. at January 21, 2009 08:17 AM

I'm reminded of a old Tom T. Hall song.

Posted by: BloodSpite at January 21, 2009 03:39 PM

You really don't get it? Seriously? The entire celebration and news is for one reason, and one reason alone: because he was born in Kenya. Oh wait, I mean because he's black. That's it. There's nothing else to him or his ideas. The party is ONLY because of the color of his skin.

Martin Luther King, Jr. would be embarrassed.

Posted by: Ogre at January 23, 2009 05:20 PM