Tuesday, January 20, 2009

History and Reality

There are no doubt certain people who believe that today will be the beginning of the end of all of our problems as a nation. Certainly, the President-elect made everyone believe so during his campaign. This is the moment, he said, when the world begins to heal.

Yes, this is an extremely historic day. A black man will take the constitutional oath as President of the United States for the first time, and this does serve as a testimony to how far our country has come in such a short time in its historical narrative. Barack Obama is not the Messiah, however-in spite of the belief that some seem to have that he is the answer to all of our problems.

It will be curious to watch how some of these Obamaniacs react after a year has passed if our forces are not withdrawn from Iraq. Obama himself has spent the better part of a week trying to dampen expectations, since we know that the recession will not be over at the close of business today.

Will President Obama be seen as the Savior and Lord in November 2010?



At Tuesday, January 20, 2009 2:55:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...



As I take the sacred oath of the highest office in the land, I am humbled by the responsibility placed upon my shoulders, renewed by the courage and decency of the American people, and fortified by my faith in an awesome God.

We are in the midst of a season of trial. Our Nation is being tested, and our people know great uncertainty. Yet the story of America is one of renewal in the face of adversity, reconciliation in a time of discord, and we know that there is a purpose for everything under heaven.

On this Inauguration Day, we are reminded that we are heirs to over two centuries of American democracy, and that this legacy is not simply a birthright -- it is a glorious burden. Now it falls to us to come together as a people to carry it forward once more.

So in the words of President Abraham Lincoln, let us remember that: "The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature."

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim January 20, 2009, a National Day of Renewal and Reconciliation, and call upon all of our citizens to serve one another and the common purpose of remaking this Nation for our new century.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twentieth day of January, in the year of our Lord two thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-third.

At Thursday, January 22, 2009 11:13:00 AM, Blogger Steve Mule said...

The Presidency is now held by a leader that is intelligent and competent. No longer is it held by a struting incompetnet, moron! That is why the country is "happy" now, not because of any "Messiah" thing.
That's what you, and all other right-wingers just didn't, and still don't get. GWB. Was. So. Bad! Anyone other than another Republican would create a sigh of relief. Add to it that Pres. Obama is articulate, intelligent, inspires a "Yes We Can" hoo-ah type leadership, our first Black president ... icing on the cake.
I've really enjoyed the whole schadenfruede thing but it's getting old and so I felt compelled to explain it to you since it has become abundantly clear you werent't about to figure it out yourself any time soon.



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