Wednesday, January 21, 2009

How Long Did The Unity Last?

In Obama's inaugural speech he said "On this day, we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn out dogmas, that for far too long have strangled our politics."

It wasn't even a day before you have Jay-Z and Young Jeezy spouting off, with Jay-Z saying "My president is black" and how he doesn't want anymore "white lies" and several other Bush-bashing rants. Yep, time to end the petty grievances, alright. Oh, I forget that means that conservatives should shut and let the liberal hate mongers have their say. Remember Obama's big speech, the one Chris Matthews likened to the Gettysburg Address, where he spoke about race and hoped that we could end racism, that we should have a national dialog about it? Then he brought up race time and again? Good Christ, it's one thing for people to go on and on (and on) about the historical significance of our first [half] black president but then Jay-Z and young Wheezy shoot off their mouths and reduce the whole thing to white Frankly, I think there will never be a time where we don't look at color in this country because people like Jay-Z won't let us move past it. And what if, four years from now, Eminem were to say "My president is white!" at a party after the inauguration? He's be called on the carpet for his blatant racism, as Jay-Z and Jeezy should be.

Again, I'm no Obama fan, but it's in my best interest, as well as the rest of the country's, that he succesfully get the economy back on track. I hope he's successful in that regard. I am not hopeful - the only thing so far that's changed is who sits in the chair in the Oval Office. He's submitting an $800 billion stimulus package? The only change that represents is that it's larger than the one Bush enacted last year (when Obama said stimulus packages don't work). People always get pissed when the government takes our money and does things with it that we don't's a chance for a little revenge. Tomorrow, Obama is signing an executive order allowing federal funds (your tax dollars) to be used to fund abortions for people who can't pay for them themselves. Well, I'm using my stimulus check to buy a handgun! Thanks for the gun money, Bommie!

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