I don’t usually talk politics, especially on the internet. But I just need to get this off my chest and out into the blogosphere. I don’t like or agree with everything President Obama has done. He’s hitting his one year mark and has shaken things up but hasn’t single-handedly flipped every aspect of the nation upside down like many expected (which may have been a tad unrealistic when you realize how much goes into each major decision). But seriously, he had his work cut out for him — just look at the hell hole Bush drove us into before he left! Can you imagine how much worse things could be if we continued down that road? SURELY you don’t think that Obama somehow initiated the wars in Afganistan and Iraq, blindly dug us into economic ruin, and threw away the world’s confidence in the US by hiding secrets and talking like a grammar-challenged idiot. It’s like we played hot potato, and Bush tossed the now violently bruised spud to Obama just before his time ran out. Eight years worth of bruising, and we expect Obama to fix it in a year? Come on, now.
Sadly, I foresee Obama’s entire term being filled with attempts to dig us out of the hole we’re in to finally reach level ground, without building mountains like he (and all of us) hoped. We likely won’t give him another chance because people are stupid sometimes and make decisions based on immediate results, even if we’re headed in the right direction. I just hope to God the illiterates don’t put Palin in office at that point.
This leaves me feeling very hesitant to birth any children into the world for fear of what they will see.