Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Election Thoughts

The election has come and gone and I must say that I'm thankful it's over. The cool thing about America is that you have the right to choose who you want for President and the person who gets the most votes wins. America overwhelmingly voted for Barack Obama and all you can do is respect that whether or not you agree with it.

I have a lot of respect for the office of the President of the United States and fully believe that it's one of the hardest jobs in the world. No matter who's in office, I would think that most Americans should have that same respect. But I do find some irony in the election results.

I've heard a lot lately and especially now today that "hope is now back in America." That once again America will be united. The irony in all of this, is that the people who say we are now united and that hope is back, are a lot of the same people who have been bashing and spreading hatred towards President Bush for the past four plus years. And instead of uniting, they have been dividing America right down the middle. So my question is, why should we unite behind Barack Obama when the people who are wanting us to unite, are the same ones who have helped divide the country for the past four years? Should people pay the same respect to Barack Obama, that a majority of Barack supporters paid to President Bush?

I have a feeling that if that were the case, it would be screamed from the rooftops that people are racist and hateful if they don't support Barack Obama(which I regularly heard on the radio and tv throughout the election).

But the way people justify hatred towards our current President is all of the policies that they disagree with. Well guess what, when has an opposing party not disagreed with a President's policies? But that somehow gives people the right to say and do the things they do. I don't think President Bush has been the greatest President ever. But then again, who am I? I'm 28 years old. I've been alive for four Presidents and really only known what was going on for two of them. But I do know that no matter what, I have to respect the President and whatever he chooses to do whether I agree or disagree. It doesn't mean I can't complain if I disagree or when my taxes go up, a difference in opinion doesn't give me the right to call someone a moron, an idiot, a failure, or some of the other words that I can't type in this post.

So Obama supporters, congratulations. Your man has won. But you can't have your cake and eat it too. You can't bash a President for four plus years and turn around and expect everything to be roses when your guy gets elected. Just a thought. Take it for what it's worth. I know in Texas, a lot of people that I've spoken to are disappointed by the outcome, but realize that no matter who's President, they still have to wake up and go to work tomorrow to support themselves and their families. But then again, maybe with Obama as President, people won't have to work anymore, but still have money to support their lives. We shall see.


afoos said...

I definitely think it's possible to disagree with someone but still respect their position. I wouldn't confuse someone's disagreement with disrespect. Those who have expressed negativity towards our current president don't necessarily disrespect his position.

The Sawyers said...

Hey Tony! I am glad you commented on my blog, and I am glad to see you are doing so well!
I can't believe how much ya'll have traveled, how fun!
Good post too, I second your thoughts.

The Sawyers said...

PS... This is actually Carrie commenting, but I am staying with Shana and apparently I am logged in as her :) Sorry!!

Carrie M.

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