God, it’s been awhile since I posted.
I guess I should let all who may still read this deserted blog know that I am well, I just got a bit fed up with all the fighting. I also realized that a person that I didn’t want elected is now President of the United States.
Like many – and though I am somewhat centrist I tend to go more to the “Right” during political seasons – who are like me, I am not happy about the results and there are many temptations to give into despondency and more than a little bit of ire.
I worry a lot about things, and one of them is my son who is serving in the US Army in the Infantry, and who will likely – because I don’t think that the “Change” which will come will be an abandonment in the Middle East -at least not tomorrow – and about him having a CINC that voted not to fund them while they were at war.
I also have at times defended the current President, and know how he was labeled the “chimp in chief” from day one by many in the Democratic Party, and he may have earned some of that later on, but the characterization was unfortunate. The temptation to put the same label – not due to racial considerations – but due to a lingering of anger at the way that the MSM and about 45% to 55% of the public treated the POTUS from day one of his tenure – upon President – Elect Obama is very tempting. I don’t like the man’s policies. I dislike many of his positions, and yet, whether I like it or not, when I saw that he had won, and I forced myself to watch, although I l left after Ohio was called, when I saw that pronouncement, for better or for worse he was my President.
Part of me wants to wish him badly.
That is not reasonable.
This hurts, a bit, but life will go on. Maybe I’ll have to pay more taxes, what a surprise. Maybe the US will become a Keynesian Socialist nation at some point. Much of the world is the same. I’m not happy about that.
If there are more abortions on demand without any checks, what do I care. It isn’t my problem, and the overwhelming majority of people who have that done wouldn’t be good parents anyhow.
I am concerned about things, but eventually, in a country that has self government, and we do have that, the people decide. The United States has shifted to become a “center-left” nation in its desires. I’ll have to deal with that. In the end people who get to vote, get to live with their national choices.
Like it or not, I suppose he is my President, and I’ll have my fellow citizens to be thankful for, or to deride down the road. That’s how it works.
We’ll see how it goes, but at the moment, I’m not happy.