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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Its finally over - thank goodness.

The people have spoken, and while I don't agree with their decision, I respect it.
Don't get me wrong. I'm still incredibly concerned about the direction this country is about to take. People have voted for change for change's sake - without taking a good look at what change Obama is planning to bring with him to the White House. In fact, I think some television commentators were reading my blog today, because several of them talked tonight about how we have elected a person we know nothing about. He is a blank slate. We don't know what kind of President, Obama will be because of his lack of a record...there's no paper trail. We don't know what he'll do.
Hmmm....sound familiar?
He says he'll be my President. I hope he's serious about that. I hope he really listens to those of us who don't agree with him, but I have a sinking feeling with ideologues controlling the House and Senate, we'll be in for at least two more years of the same old thing.
I hope I'm wrong.
In the meantime, I want to reassure you. Unlike the Hollywood liberals who threatened (but unfortunately never followed through) to move to Canada after the 2000 and 2004 election, I have no plans to go anywhere. I couldn't really afford to move again, if I wanted to. Besides, what would Canada offer except for universal health care, more of the same politics and tons of cold weather?
I've got that here....or at least I soon will.
Nah, I'll just stay put, thank you. But don't worry, I won't be staying quiet. I plan to make a bit of a nuisance of myself to those in power during the next four years.
I plan to write, call and send emails.
I plan to ask questions and demand answers.
I plan to let my voice be heard.
And the next time we have one of these presidential elections, I will do more to make sure the person who I believe is the best choice, is elected.
But don't worry I won't be doing any more political writing on this blog. We'll be back to regular programming tomorrow. It's a big day around here. We've got a birthday to celebrate. A certain little girl is turning eight (I'm in a state of denial about it.) I have so many thoughts to share with you about my beautiful, sweet, loving and caring Anya...
Of course, that's assuming I still have readers.
Is there anyone out there, or have I scared you all off?

12 salty messages:

Bethany November 5, 2008 at 12:33 AM  

No scaring off, even here in the land of Hollywood liberals. A.J. treated the election like a sporting event, and actually cried when CNN called the election. I've got video and as soon as I get it organized, I'll put it on my blog. Make sure to watch for WHY he likes McCain better. It's pretty good.

I feel like you, sad, but not planning on harboring hatred and anger. That won't be helpful. In better news, prop 8 is passable at this point.

Carrie November 5, 2008 at 1:37 AM  

While I may respectfully disagree about Obama's qualifications, I thrilled that you plan to let your voice be heard. What is wonderful about this country is the power of the people to effect change in government! I hope to hear more from you over the course of the next few years as we ALL have a lot of work to do to pull our country out of its current state of one crisis after the next.

Jill November 5, 2008 at 5:01 AM  

I'm here. I'm glad that you have strong politics feelings. I'm also concerned about which direction Obama will be taking us. Anyone can bring change - but will it be the RIGHT kind of change? We'll see...

Diana November 5, 2008 at 5:36 AM  

You haven't scared me - and all I have to say in response is AMEN, AMEN, AMEN!!!!!!!!! I'm right there with you, sister!

Socialism is a scary thing and it doesn't work in the long run. It turns people in to lazy drones who can't think or do anything for themselves...and when they try to reexert those instincts, they end up having to do it in secret (which leads to all sorts of interesting "under the table" kinds of stuff. Oh, sure...it sounds perfect at first glance on paper - but how many who bought into his ideals have actually studied history or ever spent time in a Socialistic society? How many have had their lives turned upside down by socialism and the ideals it preaches. I have...and I bet you have too! :-)

MamaPoRuski November 5, 2008 at 9:02 AM  

At least your state didn't vote to allow people to kill themselves if they are told they are terminally ill. Given the high rate of medical mis-diagnoses it concerns me. I think the real problem is everyone is believing that "this isn't my personal choice but how could I impose my views on others in this situation?" After working 20 years with seniors and know that depression is untreated in the majority of them it sickens me to think we would let depressed people who happen to be sick kill themselves! STAND UP FOR WHAT IS RIGHT! Okay, now I got that off my chest on your blog...do you think I scared anyone off?

Anonymous,  November 5, 2008 at 12:05 PM  

I'm right there with you. I haven't put up my five things I'm thankful for yet today (clears throught to the sound of crickets on Sage Brush--lol! No pressure.), but one of them will be that I am thankful that Obama will have to run on his own record in four years, instead of George Bush's.

Chad and Tara November 5, 2008 at 12:38 PM  

I am still a reader of your blog, Tami. And like you, I am appalled (not shocked, but appalled nonetheless) that Obama was actually elected! We just have to remember that God is ultimately still in control.


Ashley November 5, 2008 at 4:27 PM  

My voice is also going to be heard over the next four years. I also feel sad that I did not do more in getting the right person elected. I am saddened that people who call themselves Christians would vote for this man. They see his heart and what he stands for. They are more concerned with making history than doing what is right.

Not trying to start anything on your blog and I apologize. It's just a touchy subject with me. I do not want a debate and for people to make a scene. This is not my intention.

But I refuse to remain silent on issues I believe in. I will be writing congressmen and doing my part. I am ashamed that I have not stood up more than I should have in the past.

Thanks for this post.

Waitingonmyua2 November 5, 2008 at 4:32 PM  

I'm here. I hope you'll be praying with me. You can see my prayer posted on my blog today if you'd like. Hugs, B

Tina in CT November 5, 2008 at 5:01 PM  

I mirror Carrie's comments.

Old DAN AND Little ANN November 5, 2008 at 5:29 PM  

I know. It didn't go down like I'd of liked but I sorta expected the outcome. I still voted. I still stayed by the computer all night watching results. This sounds bad but as an Alaskan I am glad that we didn't lose Palin as our governor ... she still needs to stick around and build the gas line and open ANWR! ;)

Melissa E. November 5, 2008 at 11:49 PM  

Sadly we do have a paper trail...and it's not good.

Got any sackcloth or ashes?

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