>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.