>So how do I feel about the new administration? Eh. Here are some random thoughts:
I was not happy with Joseph Lowery’s racist comment during his closing prayer at the inauguration yesterday. For those of you who missed it, he is a civil rights leader, and he prayed the following, “We ask you to help us work for that day when black will not be asked to get back, when brown can stick around, when yellow will be mellow, when the red man can get ahead, man, and when white will embrace what is right.” Anybody notice any problems with that? The main problem that I have with it is that he is praying for a time “when white will embrace what is right.” Well for crying out loud, the country (which is 76% white as of the last census) just voted in it’s first black man. Is that the proper time to pray for the white man to embrace what is right? It’s like he’s poking us in the eye with a stick. What is going to make these guys happy?
I was thankful once again to be living in a country where the peaceful transition of power is something that most of us take for granted.
I was amazed at the classlessness of those who booed President Bush. Bush Derangement Syndrome in effect. I’m not saying I agreed with everything the man did over the past eight years, but he was the President, and as such he deserves our respect. I encourage everyone to go to http://www.mission1accomplished.com/ and tell President Bush thank you for keeping us safe for the past seven years.
I was disgusted at Rachel Maddow and others in the Media who, thought it wasn’t enough to simply be rid of Bush, but they felt they had to plant their foot on his behind as he walked out the door. She covered his farewell speech last week with a banner that read, “Goodbye, Good Riddance.” In her vitriolic tirade, she blamed Bush for many things, not the least of which were Hurricane Katrina, and the terrorist attacks on 9/11. Morons.
A final word for now: I don’t know what President Obama is going to do with the next four years, but I will be praying for him and his family, for their safety, and for wisdom as he leads our country. I will not treat him like my Democratic friends have treated President Bush for the past eight years (starting with their “Commander in Thief” and “Bush lied kids died” garbage). I will give him the respect that his office deserves, and will support him as far as I can. When his policies are those that go against what I believe to be the best interests of our country, I will oppose them. When he defends those who should not be defended, I will speak up. When he does what is right, I will applaud him, but when he does what is wrong, I will call him out. With the socialist policies he spoke of on the campaign trail, and the ginormous bailouts that have already been passed and have yet to be passed, I fear for capitalism in our country.
Buckle up America, it’s going to be a bumpy four years.
>I totally agree with you about the racist closing prayer! I would think that as a civil rights leader that this person would learn to use words that are unbiased. After all he wouldn’t want to violate anyone elses civil rights would he? I believe the only thing that will make everyone happy is when there is no other colors of skin, but instead when we’re all the SAME color. Right now it’s all about “us” verses “them” and as long as that is an issue, it’s going to be a big issue. Where people booed Former President Bush, I was happy to see President Obama and his wife show some class and diplomacy to him and Mrs. Bush. I’m sure that the transition of power is a difficult thing for two families to go through and especially with the media being so involved in the whole thing yesterday. I mean seriously if I were President Obama I would seriously be questioning myself right now as to whether the election was because of what I could really do as an official or because of the color of my skin. The guy has to be somewhat annoyed by the whole media circus surounding the whole thing.
>What I thought was telling this weekend: During Super Bowl XLI (Colts vs Bears) much was made of “the first two black coaches made it to the SB!” This year, Mike Tomlin of the Steelers made it to the Super Bowl, and nobody has said a word about the fact that he’s black. I think that’s great, since his skin color has nothing to do with his coaching ability.I will say I’m still waiting for Dr. King’s dream to be fulfilled: That we will judge a man not by the color of his skin but by the content of his character.