Thursday, January 22, 2009

the inauguration

I'm just so happy about the election I cried. I couldn't stop crying during his speech. I just am so glad and thankful for someone who can unite so many people this way and even inspire ME. ME! I feel suddenly proud to be an American instead of embarrassed. Just that is remarkable. I think more than Obama himself, or maybe as much I should say, I like the hype, because it means people are inspired and excited. And that is a wonderful thing! I really think so!

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I was really overwhelmed on election day, more than I really thought I could be, that a black guy is president! It's so cool! So much has been overcome. And I know that there's nothing new under the sun and many problems will still come and he could be the antichrist or something, but I think I should rejoice for the hope I have. Not hope in the government because that's a losing battle for sure but hope in the unity that the country is feeling. It's fannntastic I do say, my good sir!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I cried for a different reason... I know it is rare but there are some people not happy about him being president.

Straight from the Norse's Mouth said...

I'm with you Stephanie! I bawled like a baby! It was such an amazing thing to witness!

"....we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist." WOOT!

stephy said...

I know there are many people not happy that he's president and I wonder why they can't have hope. How can they be so stalid in what they were raised to believe politically that they won't allow hope to creep into their hearts, and prefer instead the murderous and outrageously irresponsible presidency of George W. Bush? It absolutely boggles my mind and saddens my heart.

Brooke (not anonymous anymore) said...

From your message you are assuming a lot about me. Who said I prefer George Bush? I am actually a democrat. I am allowed to dislike Obama. So many people are pro-Obama and freak out when they find people who aren't. What has he done so far that I need to be happy about? I find the excessive amount of Obama stuff (plates, shirts, commemorative coins etc.) to be too much. He hasn't done anything yet, there is just as much hope surrounding him as any other newly elected president. How does everyone know that he won't make the same mistakes as other presidents? Or that he will do more good than bad?

stephy said...

We don't know that. But we need to hope! It's what will carry us through, and not the government. In my post just now I talked a lot about that, the importance of the hope of the people, and NOT faith in the president or government.
Thanks for becoming un-anonymous. :)

Jojoellen said...

I feel like its a breath of fresh aire. in an economy that is shitty right now its good to have something to hope for.

Simone said...

Brooke, that's fine if you don't like Obama, and agreed, he hasn't done anything yet. But we have a good shot at fixing this mess given the fact that he is incredibly smart, a huge leap from that nu-cu-lar idiot we've had for the past 8 years, and seems humble enough to listen to others and not be stubborn like Bush. The fact that he inspires so many people is only a good thing. Our last president told people to go shopping after 9/11 whereas Obama is inspiring people to do more worthwhile things to help the country. That's what he has done already. Back in August I signed up to volunteer teaching adult literacy because Obama's work in his community inspired me. I know I'm not the only person who has been affected in that way.

The President sets the tone for the country and he is setting a fabulous tone. A tone of intelligence, acceptance, co-operation and accountability. If you are a Democrat, are you a disgruntled Hillary supporter? I just don't get it, even if that's the case.