It is an amazing historic morning. Do you realize we just had a major shift in power of this country and are waking up this morning with business as usual? There are no riots in the street, there is no move by the current administration to keep their power, and there is no military overthrow of our government. Do you know how many countries fail to make a peaceful transition in power? And yet here we are, about to make the transition smoothly. That says a lot about our country and our constitution.
We have broken a major barrier in history by electing an African American. The youth vote actually showed up this time. I am living in a Blue State in the South. Last night was historic! And now we turn to my 2nd favorite guessing game: Who is going to be in the Cabinet. The only thing I know is it won’t be me. J
I spent last night at the RNC party. It was not the same party it was in 2004, but it was still great to be there. I don’t envy Obama’s job going forward. He has been put on a pedestal and unfortunately there is no way he can deliver his platform. Now he has to manage expectation. He has to manage expectations of the youth who are sure to be disillusioned because radical change doesn’t start on January 20…or 3 months later, or 6 months later. Radical change happens gradually, over many years. I don’t envy him because it is a hell of a time to be President. But I am excited about what the future holds.
My party threw away their leadership and abandoned their fundamental positions. They acted like drunken sailors and now they are paying the price. I hope my party re-focuses on fiscal restraint and less government, not more. We needed a swift kick in the butt, and we got it last night. Now we have to focus on 2010 and putting our party back together.
There is so much more to say but it will have to wait for another post.
Oh yes one other thing…do you believe it looks like Louisiana AGAIN RE-ELECTED Congressman William Jefferson. The man has been indicted on corruption charges. He was caught with over $90,000 of federal bribe money in his freezer folks! Wake up folks! Hold people accountable!