I am happy to see liberals happy (again.)
You think that this last 8 years was a long period FOR YOU..??
It was a freaking nightmare for me..!!
It was a nightmare for me because I read your editorials and your blog posts, and I began to believe that half of the people in this country hated America. By reading your thoughts, it sounded like democrats want to tear this country down and start over. (Like you folks had lost your minds.)
Some went as far as saying that they hated America and wanted to leave.
But that has all changed. Yesterday, I watched as millions of Americans got themselves “happy” again.
I am happy to see that you are happy, again.
However, the conservative inside of me has to ask: Obama hasn’t done anything yet. What are you happy about?
Are you imagining what President Obama MIGHT do, and that makes you happy..??
Or are you just happy that President Bush has left the building..??
Either way, I guess I can understand it.
However, why would you let “one person” effect your “happiness” about your country..??
Every person who has lived through 4 or 5 decades can recite several GREAT presidents and a couple of terrible ones. (Does it really matter which party they are affiliated with..??)
Good presidents transcend any one political party. Bad presidents redefine their political party. (Or FORCE the redefinition of.)
Since you are going to see your fair share of good and bad presidents, why would you ever let one president shape your opinion of this country?
I know that my statement above begs for someone to write back: “we liberals never hated America, we hated Bush..”
Yes, I believe that to be true.
However, I can go back into your blog sites and point to past posts in which you accused the American military of targeting innocent people.
Now, you freaking know that the American military doesn’t target innocent people for the hell of it. You know that..!! We spend a million dollars on ONE BOMB that can be remotely flown into it’s target just so that we do not hit innocent people.
You accused Sarah Palin of not giving birth to her child and you claimed that Sarah wanted to burn library books.
You built countless conspiracy theories on how hundreds of US officials (covered up) and killed it’s own people during 9/11.
You told small children that the president of the United States is a “War Criminal”, when no charges of war crimes have been proven in a court of law and Americans- (all Americans) are innocent until proven guilty.
Do you really think that all of this “stuff” that you created in your mind, got Barack Obama elected..??
(If you do, than you might as well stop reading this editorial, because you will never comprehend what I am saying.)
Barack Obama didn’t win this election because people believed the lies that were told about Bush.
Obama didn’t win this election because you were able to “boo” President Bush during his speech.
Obama won the 2008 election because he is a gifted writer and speaker.
Obama won because America was ready for him. America was ready for change.
Obama won because President Bush was never able to communicate why he needed to do, (what it was that he was doing.) Yes, Bush kept us safe from another attack on our soil. But Bush never could explain why we needed waterboarding, or Gitmo, or warrantless wiretaps.
In the end, Obama won because he did a better job of campaigning than John McCain and Sarah Palin. (Yes, I left out Joe Biden on purpose.)
None of the lies, or the conspiracy theories got Obama elected.
The only thing that this “crap” did, was create a DEEP divide between you and me.
Why do you want to “divide” the country..??
On that note, I want to repeat the title of this editorial and say; I am happy that liberals are happy again.
I would love to show you how you can oppose a political party WITHOUT condemning America, or the military as a whole.
The last thing that I want to do is cause some young mind to think that the whole country is going to hell because President Obama did something that I didn’t like.
One person doesn’t have that kind of power, in America.
Because we have freedom, (and we have guns.)
One person cannot destroy this nation..!!
Anything that a bad president does, can be “undone” later on.
We lived through Nixon. He was a crook, but he didn’t destroy the country.
We lived through Clinton. He was a liar, but he didn’t destroy the country.
We lived through Bush. He took liberties with the constitution to go after terrorists. He didn’t watch the economy like he should have. But he didn’t destroy America. We are still here.
We are still here and we will be here after President Obama has left the building.
Everyone wants their “political party” to be in charge. It makes us feel safe. (For some people, I think it is more of a game, like football; trying to get your team to win.)
But you have to admit, none of the “bash Bush” stuff won this election.
Democrats won this election because Barack Obama was the first good candidate that the democrats have run in 10 years. John Kerry had no appeal and Al Gore was a bore.
Obama won because he inspires hope in many people. I have to give him that.
So, in conclusion, I will leave this editorial with some words from President Obama..
(I have altered this passage slightly.)
“…If you liberals want to unclinch your Bush bashing, Bush hating fists for a minute; I am reaching out my hand to shake yours…”
There is much I do not like about Obama’s policies. However, President Bush did some things I am not too happy over…
Time will tell.
I, along with hundreds of conservatives, will keep a watchful eye on President Obama. (I am hopeful that we do not turn into a “mirror image” of what liberals did to President Bush.)
OK, with that said; here is my favorite section of President Obama’s speech:
“…We will not apologize for our way of life, nor will we waver in its defense, and for those who seek to advance their aims by inducing terror and slaughtering innocents, we say to you now that our spirit is stronger and cannot be broken; you cannot outlast us, and we will defeat you.
For we know that our patchwork heritage is a strength, not a weakness. We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus — and non-believers. We are shaped by every language and culture, drawn from every end of this Earth; and because we have tasted the bitter swill of civil war and segregation, and emerged from that dark chapter stronger and more united, we cannot help but believe that the old hatreds shall someday pass; that the lines of tribe shall soon dissolve; that as the world grows smaller, our common humanity shall reveal itself; and that America must play its role in ushering in a new era of peace.
To the Muslim world, we seek a new way forward, based on mutual interest and mutual respect. To those leaders around the globe who seek to sow conflict, or blame their society’s ills on the West — know that your people will judge you on what you can build, not what you destroy. To those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of history; but that we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist…”
If you would like to read President Obama’s speech:
LINK: Here is a link