I get it. The new president is the NEXT BIG THING. And I pray he does a good job. But do we expect him to live up to quite unreal expectations? He is not the electricity for the machine of government; he is another cog in the system. He cannot work alone. When he angers some people, will they start saying our black president is too white?
This election was important. While I voted for McCain, I can support Obama. His color does not bother me; nor does his age. His experience would be a problem if he had filled his cabinet with unqualified people. I believe he is more than adequate for the job.
So what IS my concern? Are we making too much of this history making election and expecting that momentum to correct all the problems we are facing? How quickly will people turn on him and the ugliness of politics surface?
I am in a position of safety; I’ve had the same job for 15 years and expect to have this job for more years if I want it (I don’t; that’s another story.) My rent is low, my car in good shape, my bills paid with money left over. The people who have lost jobs, without a home, with too little money are the ones getting all the press. I am not suffering so I cannot relate to their problems. Telling me to protect anything for future generations is also pointless. Yes, I am a teacher; but God did not allow me to procreate so I have no future generation to be concerned about (even with nieces and nephews. Sorry, not actually MY concern.)
This is my point: I am not worried. We will get through this. But do not expect the government to fix anything. Stop spending on needless things; create new jobs; do what you can.
God bless the USA, President Bush, our troops, and the new administration.