Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A New Messiah or A New Political Hack?

I am so sick of all of the people who seem to think that President Obama is the New Messiah and will magically turn things around. Is this how he won the election, is it because so many people are unable to think and reason for themselves and believe any and everything that they hear on TV or read on the internet? Have we become a nation of sheep? Where have the true patriots gone?

President Obama is my Commander & Chief and I will obey any lawful order given by him or those appointed by him and while I didn't vote for him I will support him because he is the president and respect him for what he has risked to take this job. I certainly hope that he will do wonderful things and help get our country back on the path it should be on. We have gone astray and need some serious leadership to get us back were we belong. However...... if anyone thinks that those changes will happen overnight or even in his first term they are delusional at best and just plain nuts at worst. The changes that need to take place in this country will not happen overnight nor will they happen just because the new President says so. Things will take time and given this crisis didn't just start last week it will take a long time to correct it. Things will most likely get worse before they will start to get better, more people will lose their jobs, their homes, and in some cases their lives as we work through these trying times. It will not be fun and games, those days have run their course and now we must suck it up and pay for the fun we had. What we have done is no different then binge spending on a credit card, it's a blast while you are doing it but all too fast you reach your credit limit and the bank wants you to start paying for all that fun you had. In my opinion that is where most of us are in this country. The banks and others were very liberal with their money lending and many of us got way more credit then we ever should have, now all of a sudden the money isn't there anymore and things have turned sour. Of course this has an effect on everyone and ends up as a vicious cycle of financial crisis, consumers are over extended so they can't spend anymore like they were, they just keep up with the necessities of life and don't spend on the fun things as much. Because of this many companies who were betting on all that consumer spending are having troubles, this causes the banks to lose money on the interest as people stop borrowing as much money, which in turn causes companies to close or cut back which results in job loss. This of course adds to the current lack of consumer spending because fewer consumers have money to spend, this causes the same effect as before all over again.

Our country will get through this crisis and any other crisis that comes our way, not because we have elected a certain person as our president or because we have democrats or republicans in charge. We will get through this because we are the greatest nation in the world with some of the toughest and most resilient people on earth. We will help each other and will do whatever it takes to fix our situation, not because one man or a group of men and women say we should but because that is our nature as human beings and as citizens of this great country.

So, Good Luck President Obama, as a military man I stand ready to carry out any orders you give and to do whatever is necessary to protect my country and her people from those who will do us harm. As I have sworn I will defend the Constitution of the United States, and protect her from all enemies foreign and domestic. So Solider On my friends and remember even if you didn't vote for him you still have to respect the office that he holds.

To those who feel that George Bush is at fault for everything that is wrong with this country I say this; "Get a Clue and read a little history." This crisis has been building for a long time and now it's time to pay the piper.

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