Posted by Mr. Longmire on Jan 20, 2009 in In the News


Today was a special moment in our country’s history. Barack Obama became the first black President of the United States, which is an incredible feat considering the obstacles suffered by black Americans for centuries. I was awestruck by the day’s events, and it even brought a tear to my eye. I’ve never seen our country come together before as it did today… we usually unite as Americans because of unfortunate circumstances. Even if you didn’t vote for President Obama, you had to sense something good and right about today. If you didn’t feel the least bit moved, then you don’t have a pulse.

As of today, young black people now believe they REALLY can be anything they want to be in life, even President, rather than that lofty aspiration being a corny old phrase used to patronize and pacify. I heard a commentator today say that among young black Americans it is now cool to be smart.

Yesterday was the new First Lady’s birthday, and I saw images of Mrs. Obama filmed through the whistle-stop train’s windows that showed a party in progress with party hats and streamers. Mrs. Obama was shown doing a dance and enjoying herself. Have you ever seen Stepford Wife Laura Bush show the least bit of emotion? The Obamas look like a really nice NORMAL family and it will be refreshing to have a First Family that you actually like.

So long, George W. Bush. Usually, when a president leaves office you might feel a little nostalgic like you will miss them. Not with this guy. Good f’ing riddance. We are stuck with his mess and he will always be remembered for it. I wonder if his defenses ever come down and he, if just for a fleeting moment, has any remorse for what he’s done and realizes what a failure he is? Is it possible to be in such denial as to believe that your dismal approval rating is a mistake and that the majority of the population is just all wrong about their feelings toward you?

obama-time-cover1Okay, enough about the past. President Obama has got a very difficult task ahead of him and has asked for our help. I’m willing, are you? I like the man, but the media has painted Obama to be some kind of a savior, which only sets him up to be a disappointment. Let’s wish him the best and work together on fixing the country.

Oh, and on a personal note, this is the first time a President has been younger than me… by two years. That is a strange feeling.

And on another note, it was unfortunate that there was some confusion in the recital of the Presidential oath of office this morning resulting in a fumbling of the words. Not to worry, President Obama will get it right the SECOND time in 2013.

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