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Published on January 19, 2009 By foreverserenity In US Domestic

I'm watching Dr. Phil there are people on his show who are still incensed that Obama is President-elect.  That so many people, namely, college students came out to vote for what they didn't know, so they say. And the fact that the media is so hype, and everyone is so hyped about inaugural day!

Oh for the love of Pete, what did you guys expect?  I think we should all be happy that college students got interested in the life around them, than just partying and sex!  That they manage to have conversations and are concerned about the world they live in and are eager to do something.  I think those people do give college students an injustice because I'm sure they were always interested in their lives and environment.  Their focus does now include more than just what is right there in front of them!

Of course excitement is in the air!   A new President is taking the 'throne'!  Let's face it, he has a very extra large series of tasks in front of him!  I know you don't envy him that.  The job of President is not an easy one, ask George W. Bush, he could give you an earful (not to forget all the others who are still alive)!   I'm sure he is happy to be leaving all that stress behind him! 

The press are in an Obama frenzy, because after all, isn't he the 44th President?!  He's younger and more in tuned with what is going on!  I am glad to see my fellow Americans happily coming together. 


Comments
on Jan 19, 2009


Well, no matter who you voted for you have to admit the buzz in the air is exciting and hopeful. I truly hope it's not just for the celebration but for all the time we have to face as a nation. I don't know about you but sometimes hope is all you have.

on Jan 19, 2009

I don't know about you but sometimes hope is all you have.

the buzz in the air is exciting and hopeful

I'm excited for our country as well and being hopeful is a good thing!

 

on Jan 20, 2009

Well, no matter who you voted for you have to admit the buzz in the air is exciting and hopeful. I truly hope it's not just for the celebration but for all the time we have to face as a nation. I don't know about you but sometimes hope is all you have.

 

I don't have "hope" that a Chicago politician will make my life better.

on Jan 20, 2009

Well, people will have to except him as president. Doesn't mean they have to like it. I think this inaguration is getting more hype than it should. It's not it's the first time we do this or it's any different. He's just another politician like any other and those who are of the opposing party ill not necessarily like him just like many Democrats didn't like Bush since day 1.

Sure, the concept is part of our tradition, an important moment in our history. But Obama is being treated like somewhat super-human and to me heis just another politician who I can only hope will do a decent job.

I will hope nothing happens on this day for any tragedy towards the Obama family will not only be harmful for his family, but forthis nation. May our new president and his family have a wonder inaguration day and may all dangers stay as far away as possible.

on Jan 20, 2009

I don't have "hope" that a Chicago politician will make my life better

First of all nobody can make your life better other than yourself.

I didn't vote for Obama, but we have him for four years. You can choose to wallow in misery or you can work on doing what's best for your family and country. I understand  the misery, but don't let it take over. It's unproductive.

on Jan 20, 2009

I watched the same Dr. Phil.  I didn't see them as incensed in the least.  That's a very subjective viewpoint.  They were asked questions and they answered.  I didn't see any anger or angst on their part.  They were very articulate and polite in their answers.

 I agreed totally with them.  Those that I know personally who have voted for Obamadidn't vote for Obama on the issues.  Most of them didn't even really understand what was at stake.   When questioned about specifics and with an ensuing discussion they actually go against what Obama is presenting. 

I agreed with those kids on Dr. Phil on two counts.  That many young people are voting for Obama for superficial reasons and the fact that young people are starting to get interested in the political arena. 

He is our President now and we need to support him even if we disagree with him.  It's an office worthy of our respect no matter who is standing in the Oval Office. 

If we don't like it, we can say so with our vote four years from now. 

on Jan 20, 2009

I think this inaguration is getting more hype than it should. It's not it's the first time we do this or it's any different. He's just another politician like any other and those who are of the opposing party ill not necessarily like him just like many Democrats didn't like Bush since day 1.

Aw come on Charles, if you or someone in your family, or friends, had something great happened to them, wouldn't you celebrate too, wouldn't you make a big deal out of it?  In essense, the Democrats haven't been in the White House for 8 years, how fantastic for them that now they are!  Despite the misgivings, the same as there were when "former President Bush won his second term.  Give it up, and be happy, or say nothing, me thinks you're whining too much!

 

I don't have "hope" that a Chicago politician will make my life better
First of all nobody can make your life better other than yourself.

Amen to that!  "Anyone who waits on others to make their lives better, will be waiting forever!

I watched the same Dr. Phil. I didn't see them as incensed in the least. That's a very subjective viewpoint. They were asked questions and they answered. I didn't see any anger or angst on their part. They were very articulate and polite in their answers.

I didnt say they were incensed, I thought they were rather earnest in what they believed in, that the young people who voted, didn't have any knowledge of anything.  I didn't say they weren't polite, they were very polite. My thoughts that followed were a combination of what I saw on the show, and what I saw elsewhere.  But they were earnest for others to know what they do.

I agreed totally with them. Those that I know personally who have voted for Obamadidn't vote for Obama on the issues. Most of them didn't even really understand what was at stake. When questioned about specifics and with an ensuing discussion they actually go against what Obama is presenting.

Most people used that arguement because the issues for them, were not what others agreed with.  

I agreed with those kids on Dr. Phil on two counts. That many young people are voting for Obama for superficial reasons and the fact that young people are starting to get interested in the political arena.

If anyone can get young people motivated and involved, more power to them!  I applaud all those who went out and took action instead of staying home and whining.  I think it's wonderful that they had the choice and used it, especially for what THEY believed, and not what others do.

 

If we don't like it, we can say so with our vote four years from now.

Thank heaven for freedom of choices!

on Jan 21, 2009

He is our President now and we need to support him even if we disagree with him.

KFC, I have to disagree with you here; I agree that the president deserves our respect and--overall--support, but I'm not a socialist; Obama is. I will not support policies that undermine and slowly undo the founding policies that gave us 233 years of unprecedented success as a nation. Many of his choices for key positions in his Cabinet are so far left, that that's likely what's going on.

Obama is smart, charismatic, has a nice smile, is handsome and a good speaker and that's about it. That's what makes him dangerous; he is the anti-Reagan. He has everything Reagan had, but Reagan believed in Americanism. Obama, despite his "Reaganesque" (Rush Limbaugh's term for it) speech, does not. His past record (what there is of it) clearly shows this.

People like those college students voted for Obama simply because he wasn't Bush; they don't know the Constitution or even much about (the positive aspects of) our history, because so many of those things are simply no longer taught in American schools. Unless you pay for private ed. (and sometimes, not even then) or are motivated enough to learn it on your own, you just don't know it. How many of those kids would even realize that they need to know it? After all, they got through 12 years of required education and on to college without it.

Conservatives---true conservatives; Republicans--not RINOs--Independents and Libertarians, are going to have to rally and unite in the next four years, at least; we have a much to worry about, perhaps even fear, from this guy.

 

on Jan 21, 2009

First of all nobody can make your life better other than yourself.

I agree.

Aw come on Charles, if you or someone in your family, or friends, had something great happened to them, wouldn't you celebrate too, wouldn't you make a big deal out of it?

I never said not to celebrate. This is after all a tradition. But during a downed economy, a huge deficit, record unemployment and plans to spend our way out of a bad situation; do you really believe Obama's inaguration should have gone into the records and the most expensive one?

on Jan 21, 2009

I didnt say they were incensed, I thought they were rather earnest in what they believed in,

From the article above:

I'm watching Dr. Phil there are people on his show who are still incensed that Obama is President-elect.

Looks like you did to me. I could be wrong though.

on Jan 21, 2009

KFC, I have to disagree with you here; I agree that the president deserves our respect and--overall--support, but I'm not a socialist; Obama is. I will not support policies that undermine and slowly undo the founding policies that gave us 233 years of unprecedented success as a nation. Many of his choices for key positions in his Cabinet are so far left, that that's likely what's going on.

Oh don't get me wrong.  I agree wtih you RW.  All I'm saying is we need to support him as the President of our Country and give him the benefit of the doubt.  A nation divided is not good either.  For conservatives we are being put between a rock and a hard place.  With our failing economy, unemployment at the highest levels in years and the constant threat of terrorism we need to come across to the world as one Nation UNDER GOD more than ever.  It's gonna be a hard sell for us. 

We need to wait and see what he's about to do before we jump all over him.  Believe me I'm not a socialist by any stretch either and I will not support any such policies should he go in that direction.  I will take it to a higher power.  But I will respecfully honor the office in which he serves.  And I will pray that it is God who governs our nation in spite of what Obama chooses to do. 

Most people used that arguement because the issues for them, were not what others agreed with.

no you're not understanding what I'm saying FS.  I'm saying that it's been proven by many (not just me) that many uninformed people voted for Obama not having a clue about the issues.  When presented with the issues and discussed them, they'd come to realize they had more in common with McCain or the Republican viewpoint than Obama's.  A few times on TV during the election time, during an on the street interview with young people the interviewer would ask questions about the issues and give both Obama's solution and McCain's solution.  Many of those voting for Obama (for superficial reasons) in all reality were more in agreement with the Republicans than the Dems.  They were unmasked.

That's what those kids on Dr. Phil were saying.  They were absolutely correct and it's been shown over and over.  Their peers didn't have a clue about the facts.  They were caught up in the adulation of a  young black man becoming President even if that black man had no qualification or experience to be President.  It didn't matter.  We just witnessed an election based on feeling instead of facts. 

Looks like you did to me. I could be wrong though.

you're not wrong Charles.  Thanks for pointing this out.  I thought that's what I read!!! 

 

on Jan 21, 2009

I never said not to celebrate. This is after all a tradition. But during a downed economy, a huge deficit, record unemployment and plans to spend our way out of a bad situation; do you really believe Obama's inaguration should have gone into the records and the most expensive one?

No, but being in the time we are in now, it will be the most expensive one.  Things were much cheaper years ago!

 

We need to wait and see what he's about to do before we jump all over him. Believe me I'm not a socialist by any stretch either and I will not support any such policies should he go in that direction. I will take it to a higher power. But I will respecfully honor the office in which he serves. And I will pray that it is God who governs our nation in spite of what Obama chooses to do.
 

Well said!

 

I'm saying that it's been proven by many (not just me) that many uninformed people voted for Obama not having a clue about the issues. When presented with the issues and discussed them, they'd come to realize they had more in common with McCain or the Republican viewpoint than Obama's. A few times on TV during the election time, during an on the street interview with young people the interviewer would ask questions about the issues and give both Obama's solution and McCain's solution. Many of those voting for Obama (for superficial reasons) in all reality were more in agreement with the Republicans than the Dems. They were unmasked.

It is a possiblity that some didn't have a specific reason other than that they liked Obama, and there is nothing wrong with that.  But for those who did have more succinct reasons, time and again, those who opposed Obama seemed to gleefully point out that those who were voting for him, didn't know anything at all, which was rather condecending.  When one doesn't agree with something, an argument is made or a discussion ensues to try to bring the other person to see their point of view.  Sometimes the other person will not see their point of view.  It happens quite often.  Not doing so doesn't make that person stupid, or ignorant.

 

you're not wrong Charles. Thanks for pointing this out. I thought that's what I read!!!

I'm watching Dr. Phil there are people on his show who are still incensed that Obama is President-elect.
Looks like you did to me. I could be wrong though

Touche' I stand corrected!  I used the word incensed because they wanted everyone to know how these other young people who voted for Obama didn't know anything.  

 

 

on Jan 21, 2009

No, but being in the time we are in now, it will be the most expensive one. Things were much cheaper years ago!

Come on FS, that is a lame excuse. By the same token, Bush's deficit is higher due to things being more expensive then.

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