My dear, dear friend, Naomi Hagen Bloom who is A Little Red Hen wrote some very wise words that I really consider important regarding the election:
". . . been thinking how some of us need to point out, as Biden did last week, that we have to temper our expectations of Obama who will inherit monumental problems."
She is so very right. Obama has won the election but we aren't out of the woods yet, boys and girls. For him to be able to begin to implement the changes that he's proposing, it's going to take a while. First, he'll have to do some major housekeeping, i.e., clean up the messes the current resident of the White House will have left behind and there are many -- very many.
Next, he's going to have to convince Congress and the Senate that what he wants to do will work so they pass the necessary legislation. And of course there's always what I call "the sore loser factor" where some legislators are obstructive out of sheer cussedness because they can.
He also has to figure out a way to bring the country back together. The anger and hatred I saw as McCain gave his concession speech scares the hell outta me. This is not the G.O.P. of Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Dwight D. Eisenhower and Barry Goldwater --those guys had style, class and intelligence. The ignorance and venom I saw in Election 2008 from these so-called humanoids was at a depth I'd never seen before and I mourn the loss of civility in our society.
And Sarah Palin running around whining is definitely not helping. This is my advice to her: Honey, if you don't have the cojones to play sacrificial lamb, get the hell outta politics. You have been thrown under the bus by the big kids which really shouldn't surprise you given your attitude and delight in inciting hate. If you were a class act, you would shut up, go back to Alaska, do your job, and take care of that special needs baby like a good mother should. Say what you will about Obama, Sarah, he had the class not to stoop to your shoddy at best level.
The bottom line is that somehow, some way we have to put aside our differences and stop the epithets and nastiness and work for what is best for this country. I'm willing -- are you?