20 January 2009

Today is the Day

In just a few hours, the moment we've been waiting for (some of us, for 8 years) will be here. No more Bush presidency, no more bringing the country back to the 1950s with fear and intimidation. Whoo-hoo.

I am not naive, however. President Elect Barack Obama (PEBO) has a rough road ahead of him. The economy is in shambles. We are continuing an unjust conflict, bleeding money every day that could go to improve our economy/roads/schools/healthcare/etc. It is going to take a lot to fix this. I am not sure that it is going to happen in the immediate future, but...

...I think this will give the country some hope. Our current president has been almost radio silent over the past few months. Senioritis set in early for him, it seems, and he just didn't give a crap anymore. It is his legacy that will continue to be tarnished for leaving such a mess, and his supporters that are taking a large brunt of this downturn, but he doesn't care. I don't blame it squarely on just Bush's shoulders, there was a whole adminsitration that seemingly didn't care about the consequences of their actions. PEBO has been vocal since the day after his election. He is trying to become the leader that we need. We'll see if that happens.

Hopefully it will. Hopefully things will turn around before too long. Hope, hope. Audacious to even think, but yet, we all still feel it.


Holly said...

oh he wasn't silent, he did his goddamned best to push through every bill he could to gut the laws we have protecting the environment (though I will concede that he put aside quite a bit of marine sanctuary that wouldn't have been protected otherwise).

annie said...

True, Holly...unfortunately the press didn't cover a lot of that well...but, much like during the rest of his term, he barely spoke to us directly. I think he was the president with the least number of press conferences (and most vacation days). Either way, sayanora to him!