I am a life-long and somewhat liberal Democrat, so it probably goes without saying that I was thrilled (and impatient) to see Bush finally go and Obama get elected and take office. I have watched something ugly happen to this country over the last 8 years - to its government and to its people, especially those if us in the middle class ... ignored, forgotten, lied to, and hoodwinked. We are now in quite a mess. What has distressed me is watching the petty partisan yapping that is going on in Congress over the past 3 weeks, while millions have been laid off, losing their homes, losing everything. It is way past time that the minority party in Washington get on the bandwagon and SUPPORT Obama, not try to nitpick at his efforts to clean up a mess that was left for him by the very party that is trying to obstruct him now. He won, and he won big. Get the message. If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem, and we have enough problems right now, thank you.
Back in 2001 during those awful days after 9-11, the country (and the Congress) did not play partisan politics. In the crisis, everyone stood together behind the president(including those of us who thought the election was, shall we say, not quite right??) because we recognized the tragedy and the changes in our lives required support and unity. For the life of me, I cannot understand why in THIS crisis, the same support is not forthcoming. This is a crisis of such enormous proportions that it is effecting everyone, regardless of religion, political party, education, location--EVERYONE. It's not the time to play politics, it's the time for action. I am just so disgusted at the delays and the whining of the very same 'leaders' who supported a decade of greed, lies, and deregulation. I am just so angry!! :<(
Ok, I know this isn't the right venue to spout off about politics, but I just think that we need to start speaking out before the entire middle class goes down the drain. We are all in this together, and we need to make our voices heard.
No prims this time, but I was just so blown away by what is happening to Cindy's family and so many others -- just had to say what was on my mind.
Hope next week is a better one... in many ways.