Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Inauguration Hangover

With the wild-eyed euphoria of the Inauguration beginning to die down,
here are just a few thoughts on what we've just witnessed:

Enough Already
From my observations in the past few months -- most especially in the past 48 hours --
the primary groups showing their slap-happy-drunk Giddiness over the Obama presidency
are the Liberal Media and Black Democrats. The young girl who took my ticket as I
left the parking garage yesterday nearly leapt out of her booth as she beamed about
"Barack Obama"... And the media is indulging in an absolute ORGY of coverage over the
tiniest and most minute details surrounding Obama... You cannot turn on the TV or
tune your radio these days without more "coverage" assaulting your eyes and ears...

It's time for the "party" to be over and to see what the much-vaunted "Change" will
bring us (so far it ain't been much... Most of Obama's appointments have been what
Hannity calls "Clinton-era Re-treads)... It's time to put some substance into
what "Time" magazine labeled "the Triumph of 'Hope'"... "Hope is not a strategy",
they say, so enough with all the pomp and circumstance and let's see if the vocal Criticizer
of Bush can do any better, himself. I truly do hope so, but I'm already way past WEARY
of all the hub-a-loo...

No Class
I heard that there was a large section of people, in the millions that packed
the area surrounding the speaker's podium at the Inauguration, who, when seeing
George W. Bush taking his seat on the stage, started up with that college sports
taunt, a tune, that goes, "Nah-nah Nah Nah, Hey Hey-hey, Good-BYE..." This was
truly class-less and extraordinarily disrespectful, and yet the
frenzy of some -- stemming from this whole "savior" complex they have about Obama --
makes it easy to see why Common Deceny is of no concern to them.

The Next Election
It occurred to me on the drive home last night that the election of Obama, and
the historical installation of an African American to the office of president,
has now thrown wide open the door for ANYONE, from ANY social group, to push for
"one of their own" to hold that office, as some sort of bellwether that they,
too, have finally been "accepted"...

So expect a Woman candidate to run a strong campaign leading up to 2012 (let's hope
it's someone with the Looks and Style of Palin, the polictical muscle of Clinton,
and the conservative Values of Liz Dole)... But are you ready for a GAY candidate?
A Latino candidate? A Jewish candidate? How about a Handicapped candidate?

My only point is that Obama's appointment has radically and permanently changed
HOW and WHY we put a person in that office, and it is now far more about finding
a Poster boy (or girl, or... well...) than it is about finding a Statesman.

The Future
It's easy to be discouraged at this point, as a Conservative and as a Christian:
Washington is throwing away hundreds of BILLIONS on pork; Unborn children are in
more danger now than at any other time in history; the Strength of the Christian
message has been being watered down for years, and now seems imminently threatened
by even "liberal" so-called "Christians"; The Gay Agenda is more violently aggressive
than it has ever been; this Recession ISN'T going to go away; it will be followed
by deep Inflation, as the Dollar grows weaker as it flies off the printing presses;
nations who HATE us are threatening our (and our Allies') destruction at every turn.
Oh yeah, and the Earth is quickly running out of its natural resources.

Despite all this, true Believers in the lordship of Jesus Christ, and His eventual
return, and all that is ahead for us -- hopefully very soon -- can be at peace,
knowing The One who is sovereign over all of it. The Promise of Glory is not a
"MIGHT gonna happen", it's a GUARANTEED To Happen... Let's pray for strength as
we wait, work for Justice and Peace and Truth in the meantime, and find Peace
as we rest in that Promise.

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