And Then Cat Cried
Last night America elected a new president to lead this country and in doing so, chose the man that The Husband will look to as our Commander In Chief. I didn’t vote for Barack Obama, but I will have to support him now.
As the night wore on, I came to grip with the fact that I wasn’t going to get my way. My vote no longer mattered and neither did my voice. I can only pray that the coming years are reflective of all of our voices and not just the far left voices.
I pray that our country does not suffer great tragedy and that President Elect Obama will reach across the aisle and take advice from those who are more experienced than he to make tough decisions. I pray that we don’t pull out of Iraq and tuck our tails running. Our country is great because we stand up for ourselves. John McCain said it best, Stand up! Stand up! Stand up and fight! Well, our fight has just begun.
I pray that our troops are safe and protected and I pray that our nation can continue to rest easy at night knowing that our president will put her safety first.
I pray that the results of this election don’t reflect ideology of the American people, but reflect stress and unease about the economy or excitement of voting for the first black president. Hopefully, Obama will live up to the promises he made and not disappoint so many that supported him. I don’t think it’s possible to fulfill his aspirations, but I hope he tries and wasn’t using the last two years as exhausting hot air.
On a good note, I feel that electing the first black president is a wonderful reflection of how this country is moving. Again, since this is my place to be me… I’ll be honest here. Obama was never a “black man” to me. He’s always been a far left leaning liberal who I disagree with to the very core of my being. If Obama had never mentioned race, it wouldn’t have been an issue to me… because I wouldn’t have noticed. Once you fight a war and spend months on end away from your loved ones, color doesn’t play a role. After all, blood is red no matter what the package looks like.