Sometimes I think that readers of my blog have really gotten to know me over the years. Yesterday I posted a blog post asking if Obama was the next Vista. Wow, what a firestorm that raised! The series of comments were so vicious from the left and the right that I refused to post many of the comments.
My blog is a Marketing and Technology blog, not a political blog. My humor was intentional and I was definitely taking advantage of the popularity of this election. As I woke up this morning and found out that Barack Obama is our President-Elect, I stand by the post and, not only hope, but pray that Obama delivers on the change that he's promised. (As an independent, though, I'm not optimistic.)
For those from the left that attacked me for the post, you really need to stop the hatred and vicious attacks on anyone who questions your leaders. Questioning authority is part of the freedoms that I and others fought for in this country and it's our duty as citizens of a free country to question leadership and hold them accountable. I am really disappointed in the comments that were written to me. I've never liked politics and think it's at the heart of why we have such division in this country.
The ultimate irony, of course, is that I supported Obama through the primaries and have been telling my children how incredible a day in history it would be if he were elected president. It was only after Obama's choice of Biden as Vice President, I stopped supporting his campaign.
For those on the right, it's time that you take a deep look at how you squandered your power. When you had the opportunity to lead this country, find opportunities to reach across party lines, and lead EVERYONE to the American dream, you instead led with hubris and ignored those who needed you most.
It was terrible to watch what you did to the Republican Party and your loss is only your fault. Don't blame it on the media – you provided the fodder for those who were always fighting you.
It's a Great Day for America
I've always been a proud American, but today is a great day. Regardless of how the next four years go, it's such an incredible step in the right direction for healing the ongoing race issues that have divided this country for so long. The month that I was born, riots littered the country, the Civil Rights Act was signed and Martin Luther King was put to rest.
It's sad that it took 40 years, but it's still an incredible day in America. It really is the first day in 40 years that this country has had a significant event that pushed racism into the gutter that it belongs. Regardless of what side of the aisle you're from, it's a great day to be an American.