There are a lot of ways I can look at the election results. I can piss and moan about Obama being elected, but I don’t think that is the way to go in the long run. Rather, I would like to hope for the best, that everything that we were expecting from this politician if he was elected doesn’t come to pass. After all, the politician’s campaign promises almost always change once he (or she) is in office.
But that doesn’t mean I can’t get my digs in one last time before moving on…
Obama has run his platform on change & hope. Now that he has achieved his campaign’s aims, he now has to deliver on the promises that he has made to all of his supporters. That will be tricky as some of his supporters have conflicting agendas. And we are anxiously awaiting the details on exactly how he’s going to do this.
I believe that I can safely state that the economy will be the main if not the only domestic issue that Obama must address when he first steps into office. If the economy is not healthy, then any other program will meet with disaster. Obama has his work cut out for him trying to part the seas of red ink.
Of other domestic interests will be universal health care and global warming. To pay for all of the stimulus packages & perks that these interests have will be higher taxes. I hate to break it to you, but someone will have to pay for it, and I can guarantee you that taxes will be raised on that 95% that Obama said that would not be affected. The numbers just don’t add up, and the money will need to come from somewhere.
On the international scene is Iraq. Once Obama takes office and is briefed on the reality that is in Iraq, his campaign promises may just fall flat. He may jet around the globe meeting with foreign leaders and gathering accolades while explaining why he cannot bring the troops home from Iraq as fast as he promised. I can also guarantee you that if a terrorist attack occurs on his watch, there will be hell to pay.
But there are a couple of other topics that I wanted to touch on. And I know that these could possibly offend someone. If so, please read the Comment Policies before turning the burner on "HI"…
I heard on the news that many foreign countries are hailing Obama’s election as a milestone, proving that the United States no longer has a racial barrier. The media is absolutely giddy with reporting this news. I cannot argue with that statement – for a person of a minority to be elected to the most powerful position in the world is a great achievement for the man and as a member of his race. And yes, I said race.
For years we have heard that minorities need help in achieving the dream of becoming equal with the racial majority. Billions of dollars have been poured into the cities and special programs toward achieving this goal. So by this achievement by a person who has reportedly come up from the streets to the Presidency shows that it can be done if the individual puts their mind to it and works hard to achieve that goal. The goal has now been met.
So the question begs to be asked: What more help do you need?
The next one almost requires membership to the Aluminum Hat Society.
Did anyone else notice that when the Republicans were closing the gap in the polls something happened to the economy? First, it was oil prices, then the credit crunch followed shortly by a rapid meltdown on Wall Street.
One could almost believe that someone was manipulating the various markets to make the current Republican administration look bad in order to elect the Democratic candidate. We know for a fact that there are some very wealthy donors to the Democratic party who could pull this off.
If this was found to be true, and with thousands of people being adversely affected by loss of jobs and retirement funds, there should be some old-fashioned neck-stretching followed by heads on pikes outside the castle gates. That is, if it is found to be true…
Last, did anyone else find it obscene the amounts of money both political parties spent on their presidential campaigns?
In closing, we all will be watching Obama’s presidency closely. Very closely, and not because of his race, but for the views that he expressed during the campaign.