FED UP with what I see and what I hear. Fed up with what I know they reallymean. They talk out of both sides of their mouths but provide no answers.
They do not deviate from the script. Their canned answers and their song and dance are so absurd they would be comical, but for the consequences of the policy.
I can’t keep quiet anymore. I am educated, and I understand the true ramifications of this administration’s agenda. I can honestly say that I have come to my conclusions without bias… I refrained from voting in the last election because I was so disillusioned with the GOP because of Bush, and yet I wasn’t sure what the Dems were really all about. Upon his inauguration, Mr. Obama actually had brownie points due to his jumping in with both feet and shadowing President Bush before he even took office. All downhill from there. Please see the following excerpts from a personal journal that I keep to better understand my frame of mind:
January 20, 2009
I am watching history unfold from the relative comfort of my living room and writing down my thoughts as America swears in her first African American as President.
In moments this country and the American People will take back
something that has been denied them by the current administration.
Not just Hope , faith, vision, focus, change –
LEADERSHIP, CANDOR, RESPONSIBILITY, and TRANSPARENCY
In moments we will have sworn in a new President
President Obama the first African American President of the United States. I don’t think he was elected because of the amount of melanin in his skin, or despite it.
I am not a democrat
I MAY NO LONGER BE A REPUBLICAN
I am an American, and I am proud of it. I am somewhat of a skeptic by nature, but I am also an incurable Optimist.
Skeptic says: To rise to the national level in politics, one must be shady in some respects. In the political realm, it seems that for those without shadiness, there is no longevity. Obama probably knows where some bodies are buried. They all do.
Optimist says: Obama is smart. Very smart. He studied constitutional law at Harvard. He IS the American dream – at least in terms of his biography. Time will tell…
Protect and defend the constitution of the United States of America.
I have a great respect for the initiative shown as President Elect.
I wish you and your team the best with what you have to work with.
I honestly think that you may very well be the only one who can restore our nation to greatness. You were able to give people from all walks of life something in common… Their common ground is their faith, belief, and support of you, Mr. President
You have the full faith and hope of your fellow Americans who chose you. Never, ever take that in stride. May God be with you as you take the oath of our nation’s highest office.
March 17, 2009
While I do enjoy hearing you speak much more than the previous president, I think that your first 2ish months in office have in my opinion been characterized more by rhetoric than change. I often feel as if you and Secretary Geithner view the American public (YOUR CONSTITUANTS!!!) as mindless children who cannot possibly comprehend the current state of affairs. You then pat them on the head with your promises of change and send them on their way, while you decrease their freedom by expanding government and reward the greedy bastards who got us and the rest of the world into this “Great Recession” in the first place through irresponsible lending, credit default swaps, and derivatives.
I must say that I have a great deal of respect for you – you probably have the most difficult job in the entire world. I do fear that your administration (whether intentionally or unintentionally) is using the same fear tactics employed by the previous administration in the wake of 9-11. Every day the news is bad, and “CRISIS” is on the lips of every elected official, talking head, and employer in the nation. A little reassurance might be nice. I have asked myself if you have made a shift from the candor you showed during your campaign and your early days in office. There are far fewer answers than there have been answers, and remedial regulatory legislation is nowhere in sight – I am trying my hardest to give you a fair shake, but am having a damn hard time figuring out why you would want to increase capital gains taxes on investors and small businesses. That will only serve to stagnate or further shrink the economy, increase unemployment, and harm the USA.
Your marketing/PR during your campaign ran nearly flawlessly, so I have doubts that you or your advisors are unaware of the dissonance between message and action. I hope that you will not betray the trust that your people have placed in you.
So, there it is. Where am I now? I am finding myself DVRing Glenn Beck, and watching Washington Journal on CSPAN. The economic collapse last year scared me very much. People don’t realize how fragile our society is, and how intertwined and interdependent markets, industries, and consumers really are. Nothing is guaranteed to be as it is today in the future. Ask the Mayans, Romans, and Egyptians.