Sunday, January 11, 2009

Ahhh, T-Minus 8 Days and Counting...

I have to say something mildly political here. It won't attack Republicans, but it will at least point out a flaw in an idea that many conservatives seem to have about many of us voters of the mainstream Democrat variety.

My friend Kristy was here the other day, and we were talking about how the news reports has Republicans upset with Obama over this or that, and what was REALLY funny, was that Democrats were upset with Obama over his choice of cabinet posts -- saying that we all think that he's putting too many Republicans into cabinet and other responsible positions.

Let me be the first Democrat to tell you that we are EIGHT days away from putting the "My way or the highway" thinking that marks this last president into our rearview mirror, and I'm personally thankful for it.

I don't believe for a minute that Republicans should be OUT of power when there's a Democrat in the White House, as it has been for most Democrats during the past eight years.

I DO believe that the president-elect is doing his level best to deliver on his promise to involve EVERYONE in the discussion and implementation of changes that need to be made.

If ever there was a time for people to understand that "United We Stand, Divided We Fall", it is now.

I've seen a few spots in online groups and other places that try to accuse us Democrats as thinking that all will be solved now that Obama's taking office.

Hardly.

In fact, I think most of us agree that the dire situation we're in politically, economically, globally, environmentally, is not going to be saved by one man who's got a four-year license to lead.

But we do believe that of the two who we voted for the office, he's the one who's going to do the most to try an change course before it's too late. Whatever plans are put in place, whether his plans and leadership succeed has less to do with him than it does with us.

And in eight days, it all begins.

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