Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Election Part 2

Back in my BYU days, when Bill Clinton beat George Bush, I was so upset, I wore all black the day they announced he won. I did the same four years later.

However, this election has been different for me because I have watched the current president, one I firmly believed in, one my brother worked for (in the EPA), slowly become more socialist. It got harder and harder for me to raise my voice in support of him. The bailout bill about killed me. We can point fingers (and yes, I do largely blame Bill Clinton's policies that created the over loaning of money) but a Republican president approved the bail out.

I am a hard working American as well as my husband. We have lived without and with less until we could afford what we do have. We don't have debt. We own our cars and our property. When has this idea that "I deserve what I want" become a national policy?

So, this election, I wanted change but I didn't want the change being offered from either side.

I didn't like John McCain but at least he and his running mate seemed to have some pride in America and believed in capitalism and I think believed in protecting the constitution.

I am not so sure about Obama and his wife seems even more sketchy to me. I hope I am wrong. I hope the change he brings is good and follows along the lines of what the founding fathers had in mind.

I woke up this morning sad and disheartened. I so hope I am wrong.

2 comments:

Lisa said...

I am slightly terrified of President Obama. All this 'Joe the Plumber' business scared me silly. I have a feeling that he will conveniently eliminate anyone who bothers him.

The Donald said...

That was the best post I have read all day. As you know from reading me blog, we lean pretty much the same way on everything. I too was a big fan of Bush, and would defend him whenever I was able to. The only problem is that I have not been able to defend him the last 18 months.

The bailout made me sick to my stomach. It made me feel helpless that I couldn't do anything about it. It angered me that he would force such a socialistic thing onto our country. But then I decided that I would keep on doing what Lisa and I do. Pay things off. Get out of debt. Do whatever I can to make extra money. Grab the American dream with both of my hands, and do what I can with it.

I hope that my thoughts on what is going to happen to this country in the next 4 years are dead wrong. But something inside of me tells me that is wishful thinking.

Once again, thanks for the post.