Tuesday, November 4, 2008
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.
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?