So, I had myself a good, early cry on Tuesday night, and several large helpings of ice cream on Wednesday. Not because McCain lost, frankly, Iâ€™ve never been a huge fan, and after the messes the the GOP has created over the last few years, they deserved to lose, but rather I just didnâ€™t know what Wednesday would bring, besides news footage of women fainting in Grant Park as Obama spoke and the â€œprivate citizenâ€ Oprah Winfrey, strutting around like a peacock â€“ no thanks to both of those things. Wednesday came and went, as did Thursday and now were are here on Friday. As I look out my window, the world had not ended, yet, and I really hope that it wonâ€™t, and I donâ€™t think it will.
In the last few days as Iâ€™ve watched the talking heads on TV talk, many conservatives and Republicans have come on voicing their support for Mr. Obama and how he is now their president. I think this is great, I think this is just what we need to do as Americans. I just wish some of those Americans with a more liberal viewpoint would have done that eight years ago when GWB took the helm â€“ perhaps things wouldnâ€™t be so cantankerous in the nation right now, but thatâ€™s a topic that can be debated another day. Like it or not, George W was the President, heâ€™s almost done, so we should just let him finish and quit crying and arguing over him. Like it or not Obama is now going to be the President. â€“ and we should let him start with a clean slate. Letâ€™s at least give him a shot before we throw him under the bus. This is why, when I heard that Impeach Obama groups were popping up on line, I had to roll my eyes, then sneer with disgust.
I just donâ€™t see the point of these groups, I donâ€™t see what good they will accomplish, and I donâ€™t see how adding more rancor to the political climate will help solve any of the problems that the nation faces. Of course I am concerned with some of the programs and policies that Mr. Obama wants to initiate. Of course I am concerned about who he will nominate for the Supreme Court and other judgeships. Of course I am concerned about the fate of the Constitution and the future of the nation. However, I donâ€™t think condemning the man before he has even acted serves much purpose, unless itâ€™s only to add rancor to the political climate. I donâ€™t think this kind of antagonism will solve anything at all, and is the sure sign of a sore loser. The impeachment crowd, on both sides of the isle, needs to get over it and move on!
I hope for Mr. Obama. I hope he can pull of what he promised to do and I hope that peoplesâ€™ expectations of him are not too badly damaged when those expectations meet reality. I really wish him the best of luck as he begins the hardest job in the free world, President of the United States. I donâ€™t think anyone is truly prepared for what that job entails. And I hope that all Americans, no matter what their political stripes will at least give him a chance.