RDH: I agree with your sentiments - but we do need to come together as a country and not let this election divide us. The majority spoke and I will pray for Obama that he will do what's right for this country. I am fearful of some of his policies, but now is the time to put my feelings aside and support my new President.
I will be honest and say I am not much into politics, I know some, and I can honestly say I felt both mccain and obama had some good points, however last night a family member ( by marriage) and thank god it was not DH made an extremely racial remark in reference to obama. I thought Oh my God, I cannot believe she just said that. This is my family.. I had a hard time getting over it, I did not say anything because I was shell shocked, ignorant people I cannot stand, however, I have no choice but to get along with this person, I will say if she ever instills her narrow minded obscene values upon my children I will be writing on these posts from the state pen..
I don't know if it's far-fetched or not because my fears make it possible for me to believe this. That's why I asked if anyone knew if it was true! I am not going to go into my fears (it does not accomplish anything at this point). I just wanted to know if anyone knew if this was true.
I am supporting Obama since he won and it's the right thing to do - the majority voted and I respect that and so I don't want to get into an argument. I am really just asking.
That's horrible! I'm so sorry that happened in your family. My mother used to speak like that until one of my best friend's adopted two African-American children who call her Grandma. People can change and their hearts can be softened. I hope over time that will happen in your family too!
I am scared of what is going to happen to our retirement, IRA's, Annuities, etc. If it is government controlled like our Social Security it will be bankrupt.
I am scared that the world sees him as a weak leader.
I am scared of his "socialist" ways.
I am scared of his tax plan...because I still insist that it is going to trickle down to the middle class.
I am scared of his radical associations.
I am scared of his national security (or lack thereof) plan.
I am scared of us not using our natural resources and not have off shore drilling and will then increase my gas prices.
I am scared of his health care system...I don't want an emergency doctor visit to be a wait of six months long.
The reason why everything prospered under Clinton was because of Reagan. He is the one who got us out of the Carter mess. Clinton inherited an excellent economy brought back by Reagan. How did Reagan do it? He lowered the taxes on the weathly to keep corporations here in the USA and not go abroad. This created jobs, which gave people money, which improved the economy. He didn't punish those who achieved the American dream.
It was Carter and then Clinton who started the whole sub-prime mortgage mess. It was the democratic congress that strong armed the banks to give out those mortgages or else be penalized.
Bush saw us through 9-11. He brought the economy back after our worst tragedy in history. It was the demoncratic congress that took control approx 2 years ago that plummeted us into this mess.
IMHO....these are the reasons I feel the way I do.
I had a similar thing happen as well. It is difficult to be 30 and realize that your own father is a racist, homophobic, bullying jerk. Listening to him rant and curse and go on like a madman over the candidates on Monday night made me thankful he is not a part of my life or my children's.
HelpinUtah-I was not trying to start a fight either, but I am interested when someone uses the terms "fearful" when I honestly have no idea what there is to fear.
I understand. I just don't feel that now is the time to rehash fears or create a hostile environment. I have voiced my fears and concerns before and I feel that since Obama won, I should pray for him and support him because we have to have unity and get past all this election hoopla!
Perhaps I should not have asked the question, but I just heard it listening to PBS last night after the election and I wish I could remember who said it and so I was curious if anyone knew if it was true or not. Please accept my apology if it seemed like I was trying to create drama - I really wasn't.
When i look at Obama i dont see color. I wasnt brought up that way thank god. I too like the idea he is close to our age. I understand some of the fears people have but i look at this man and i think does he really want bad things to happen to his children?? Would he make this nation unsafe?? I dont think so. I have been associated with some bad people in my life also and that doesnt make me want bad things happen to this country. I really dont know what my point is here so i will just hit the submit button!!!!
I am hopeful...but remain skeptical for many reasons. I find it hard to believe that any president can truly wrest away corporate interests' control of our government, and that is really the only way to improve things in America.
Hmm, interesting "fears" Suzi. I think I am finally at peace for my "fears" have all been realized in the last 8 years. War, attacks on my home country, the death of thousands of soldiers and millions of civilians in Iraq at the hands of a conflict manufactured by my government, and it is funny but the quashing of off-shore drilling brought the oil prices down, not the other way around. I do not believe that tapping all of our natural resources benefits anyone. I also see that millions of jobs went overseas during the Bush run, never to return.
Well said Andi. The last 8 yrs have been rough on all of us. I've known several people who have lost husbands, sons and brothers in that war while Cheney got rich with Halliburton. This war made money for the rich while it got rid of the young men and women in our country. Sad, so sad. I do love the Army and Military and know that those people are the strength of our country but we didn't have to send them into a war that had no end.
Obama will think before he acts on anything, think about the good of the American people. I trust him and am so happy he is our new President!
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Ya'll....he wasn't appointed sovereign King of the nation, able to remove all of our savings and retirement money ....oops, wait. Bush did just that. Bush made a HUGE mistake with the Iraq war...I love how people say he "made a mistake", implying it is on a par with getting a traffic ticket for speeding. That war is BLEEDING US DRY, and killing our young men and women. We've got to have an exit strategy, and soon. They will revert to the patterns they have lived under for thousands of years before we arrived to "save" the day.
Life will go on under Obama. He has no magic wand to "fix" everything, and he likewise doesn't have a magic wand to "ruin" our lives. This is still a democracy, the majority has made their wishes loud and clear, and we will move forward, if the rumor mongering stops and allows us to be reasonable and understand what is necessary.
It was evident to me when Barack Obama was mentioned to be a candidate for presidency that he would not be accepted with open arms. Although the point is being danced around, I know that his ethnicity is playing a role in these "fears" people have about him...Let's be real. But that is absurd being that is partially Caucasian. I agree that Obama does not have overabundance of experience; however, John McCain has had 20+ years as a Senator and has made no substantial contributions. If I am wrong, please correct me. I am not trying to make this a political blog station; however, some of the comments that are being made are unfair...and this post is not to defend him because I am African American. Ok Obama is 47 and McCain is 72. Does this make him more qualified because he has been on this Earth longer...that's ludicrous. Both candidates had pros and cons regarding their history and policy ideas. The best man won by double the electorial votes.
I pressed submit before I was done typing by mistake. Like many of you have said, regardless if you voted for Obama or did not, the point still remains that he will be in office in 2009-2012. We must support him and pray that he makes the right decisions during his term. Yeah his economic policy is DISASTROUS, but hopefully he will appoint good advisors prior to making the final decisions. I am no political pundit, I admit this. Point is, give him a chance. We have been under Bush for 8 years and Obama cannot be any worse than that ignoramus. He has several mistakes to correct from this current president's actions. Yeah, Bush has done some good, I admit that, but he is no Savior and I do not expect Obama to be one either. I pray that some of the policies that Obama has proposed he consults with a myriad of logical experts. Like his economic, energy, and national defense proposals. Ok I am done.
Do not FEAR anything.It will only get better.
Bush put USA in jeopardy with the war in Iraq and you think Obama will jeopardize USA? ? Obama has a tremendous JOB to do, to clean the mess after Bushes (old and young) in the office. It will be a hard time for OBAMA to fix everything but he will do a great job. He is taking over a broken down country on the virge of bancrouptcy and do not expect miracles yet. To me he is like a ROBINHOOD...take from way too rich and give to poor. How much is enough to live comfortably????
He is socialistic and that's what USA needs right now...you sound like a hard core capitalist and do not care for low paid workers that carry USA on their shoulders doing the dirtiest jobs so others can make "clean" money.
I fear for the environment and offshore drilling that will destroy ecosystems and your children and grandchildren will suffer ... and you are worrying about gas prices....please be realistic... I see loss of jobs but Obama pledged to create 5 million jobs in the environment section so this will help a lot. Gas gobblers should go to metal scrapping and electric cars should emerge.
Healthcare? I watched "SICKO" again and that makes me think....that's what is going on under the BUSH administration rich get help poor have to die.Sounds harsh but true. UNIVERSAL Health Care is a good thing.
Look up Canadian Health Care system and see for yourself...you will also find people who complain about Canadian care system..but hey...they are the ones who complain about everything..... everybody is entitled to Health Care in Canada and they pay premiums and have a good care for free....in USA if you do not have insurance and you get seriously ill you are basically doomed.....
SO I think that OBAMA is the greatest thing that happened to USA.
I don't know where you get all this NEWS from...hope is not FOX-News and O"Riley the heretic. By the way General Electric owns FOX news and many other ones without credible stats and they are the ones to dictate what you should hear. PROPAGANDA.
PS: I wish that Canada had someone like him....not Harper as Bushes puppydog.
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Who do you think you are coming on here and insulting thousands of people who use Medhelp? Just because you do not like President Bush does not give you the right to insult people.
I am one of the "idiots", so why not have a debate on the issues facing the country with me? And I don't want to hear talking points either or "hope" and "change"
Obama campaigned on one set of ideas, but during the campaign, his tone changed a number of times. As well, the economy changed. So many of his tax and spending proposals would have to be reworked to face the new reality.
Each political party at any given time as a few long overdue ideas, a few interesting new ideas, a bunch of old ideas, and some stinkers. The US political system attempts to push politicians to the middle, and it mostly succeeds.
Swampy was a McCain supporter, but the election is over now. Obama deserves the chance to succeed. He'll need a good cabinet, the best his party has to offer. Those are the people that make the policies everyone talks about. Many people have ideas about what those policies will be, but they are speculating. Although Obama ran on certain changes, he also gave himself plenty of wiggle room. Swampy suspects we will all be surprised. Swampy is willing to be surprised in a good way.
I wonder how much of a mess Obama will have to deal with when he takes office in Jan?, I think. And I also am curious what his stand on Iraq will be too? I'm not sure if he wants to pull the troops out immediately, or not.
Here's my 2 cents......Horray !!!!! I was a Bush voter, always a Republican...Not anymore, not after our beloved Bush almost ran this beautiful country into the ground. After many years, I finally voted Democrat...Hum...how things change...
Please tell me how President Bush almost ran the country into the ground. If you were a republican in values then you would never move to a democrat because those values are far from the republican party.
I will admit that the GOP has lost it's way and needs to return to it's roots, but better times are ahead for the GOP.
Fox TV # 1 ...I can believe that...but what will you say now about how they treated Obamas as a candidate and all the people who spoke positively about Obama???as a joke....they are a big joke to me. OrIley he was the first one to criticize everyone who was pro OBAMA. It is Sad that lots of people are watching this silly, rude TV network.
After Clinton left He left this beautiful country with "0" deficit and when Bush leaves?? He will leave tremendous amount in debt for Obama to deal with ... trillion of dollars or MORE ..because of his screwed up idea of playing war in Iraq.....I will never get it why!!!
Let me tell you something Vance, I have been a life long republican, but this year I voted Democrat. And my values are just fine Thank You!! I voted for Bubba W both times,( what was I thinking?) But I swore that I would do anything I had to do to keep and republican out of the White House for another 4 years of disaster. Bubba W was determined to get Sadam bevause Bubba Sr. didn't, and look where we are now.
I want to add to this that there has been a lot of speculation that he is not simply going within the D party for his cabinet, that he is crossing party lines.
I realize many do not like him for his associations, but the one point that sold me was Colin Powell. Hands down he is the one person in this country I respect more than any other when it comes to their opinion on a candidate. Had he run, he would have had my vote.
I am elated that my children have witnessed history made. I am elated that so many people who's voice was previously unheard, were heard this time. I am elated that the candidate I supported finally won, now I am 2 for 4 ;-)
Cheer up folks, we need to look forward for solutions not wallow in the past.
Everyone seems to be happy just because we elected an African American. I thought this was about the best man for the job, not what color the skin was. Frankly I didn't care what color is shin was/is, he lacks the skills and experience to run our country in this very shaky economic environment with terrorist leaking in every hallway and peeking in our windows.
I lived through a lot of elections. I have never been afraid of stating me political preference. I have never been verbally attacked and threatened during any other presidential race for responding to the question, "Who are you going to vote for?" And because I would not vote for Obama that automatically brought loud hateful accusations that I am a racist. I had no right to vote for a caucasian because an African American was running for president...didn't I get it??? Stupid me, I honest thought it was about who I felt would do the best job????
I will support the man the American ppl elected as our president. I will pray for him every day. Obama is now my president and I will shut up, sit down, close my eyes, buckle up and hang on for dear life. I sincerely hope I never have to say, "I told you so."
Tucamore NO OFFENCE...but you make me smile...you are sooooooo paranoid alright about terrorists...it never crossed your mind that old Bush created them (in fact trained them-Sadam Hussein and his people against Russian occupants in Afghanistan??? ) and young Bush had a reson: "weapons of mass destruction" hahahaha.....to kill all of them for OIL?????!!! I am not talking about Sept 11 at all....that it's another sad story.
OBAMA is the best man for the job.... You will never regret not saying "I told you so"...just accept the fact that he is the BEST man for the job experienced or not....the country picked him and they believe in his strenth to change the mess BUSH created.It will take long time but strap yourself anfd see...just relax.
Well I voted for OBama , for my party, I have been a registered democrat since I became a citizen and before that, I do not think any one should come here and call anyone an idiot because they voted for another party, I had big reservations on voting for him ,his past , his wifes views,(let us not forget wives get to whisper a lot in their husbands ear,) I came from Europe (England) originally and I dont want to go the socialism route,I still couldnt vote Republican after what Bush did to us,incidently I was one who wanted him to go in and take Saddam Hussein out I believed we were all doomed if we didnt .I will support him he is my President, but I like others who thought Hillary would have been better,however think he will take a better middle course than the Media predicts.
Hummm ,...amusing ..well I and every one I know voted and there was the biggest turnout ever ,even Black friends I have had for many years and never voted, turned out to vote, and I wont say a word about that .
I'm assuming your name is "mary" and it's "all about you", right?
Who is being racist? YOU are by bringing up "race". This is NOT a black/white thing allaboutmary, HELLOOO did you not realize that NObama is Half WHITE and Half BLACK, wait I think using the word black is racisit now, so let me be more PC and say BROWN.
I think you people focus too much on color on this site. DO you even know what race I am?
Well, this "people" focuses on color, yet I am not a racist. Barrack Obama has a long road to hoe in order to get us heading back to a better America. This thread was finally coming together Rep. and Dem. and then here comes nobama trying to win the poetry contest.
I voted for Barrack Obama, even knowing that he was Bi-racial, but it wouldn't have mattered had he been orange, purple, blue or whatever, he has the ability to change this America for the better. If he robs you, it's your own fault. Do you honestly think that the citizens of this country were blameless for the mess that we're in? It's hard to keep up with the Jones' and not get buried in debt. Unless you make over 250,000 a year you have nothing to b***h about.
well kiddthekat, I guess you'll be getting half my paycheck because I do make over $250,000 a year. You act like there are few people who make that much which is pennies these days. I bust my *** and work 70 plus hours a week for my pay, how much do you work? How much are you willing to give up, how much are you willing to sacrifice. Charity should start at home.
why is it okay to tax the hell out of someone who has worked their *** off to make $250000 year? i spent $100000 on my law degree and i'm still paying, but now my husband and i will be paying even more out in taxes, i'm sorry i don't see how that is equitable.
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