Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Our New President- Barack Obama


Election day has come and gone and we now move to a new revolution, a new era, and a new change to America. Like it or not things are going to be different. It is going to take time to see the stocks go back up. It is going to take time to see the housing market get back on its feet. It is going to take time to see this war end in Iraq. It is going to take time to get this planet "green". But I have time. I have time if it is going to be better. I have time, if life for me as a single mom, mother of two, small business owner, struggling day in and day out, if life is going to be better. It can only get better from here. Change was coming whether Obama or McCain won. Regardless of who you side with, both wanted what was best for this country, both are proud to be an American and both were going to make changes. We have a new president that will take over this office on January 20th. It is time we join together and do our part to work hard, to help the hungry, help the homeless, to better the economy in any way we can. It is no longer time to stay separate as Democrats and Republicans. If everyone comes together to support one President in the chance to better this country the way we know it to be, a lot of good can come from this. Even if you are disappointed that it was not McCain that one, don't you think we can get more done by doing our part then sitting back and watching it far apart as so many Americans did with Bush as our President. Here is part of an article I read this morning:
Nov. 4, 2008, was the day when American politics shifted on its axis.
The ascent of an African-American to the presidency — a victory by a 47-year-old man who was born when segregation was still the law of the land across much of this nation — is a moment so powerful and so obvious that its symbolism needs no commentary.
But it was the reality of power, not the symbolism, that changed Tuesday night in ways more profound than meet the eye.
The rout of the Republican Party, and the accompanying gains by Democrats in Congress, mean that Barack Obama will assume office with vastly more influence in the nation’s capital than most of his recent predecessors have wielded.
The only exceptions suggest the magnitude of the moment. Power flowed in unprecedented ways to George W. Bush in the year after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. It flowed likewise to Lyndon B. Johnson after his landslide in 1964.
Beyond those fleeting moments, every president for more than two generations has confronted divided government or hobbling internal divisions within his own party.
The Democrats’ moment with Obama, as a brilliant campaigner confronts the challenges of governance, could also prove fleeting. For now, the results — in their breadth across a continent — suggest seismic change that goes far beyond Obama's 4 percent margin in the popular vote.
To read the rest please visit: http://news.yahoo.com/s/politico/15300

The acceptance speech from our 44th President:



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jrF18Gh44E

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Thank you! I hope you were able to vote and be a part of history yesterday!
~Dawn