Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Polarized America

It's amazing to me how people have had such different reactions to the election of Barack Obama. I have a really good friend who is seriously worried about where we're headed as a country. It's just amazing to me that I can be filled with so much optimism and hope about where we're headed, and my friend can be filled with the complete opposite...is our nation that polarized? I guess the answer is yes. I was in the car today, and I flipped past Rush Limbaugh on talk radio. I decided to stop and listen to what he was saying. I was a little perplexed. He was talking about the Democratic majority in congress, and how the Republicans won't be able to stop Barack Obama. As if that should be their only goal in life. Not to worry about working together to pass legislation that will have an effect on the country, but to make sure they can stop Obama from doing what he wants to do. It just made me sad.

I wonder, can bipartisanship really work anymore?

I really want to believe that it can.

3 comments:

Elephant Steps said...

I know what you mean. There is this girl that was married to one of my husbands friends, and she has been anti Obama the whole time. When he won, she said she feared for America. Fear?? Come on!! I feel so much hope now because of him. She went on to say that she has a "bad feeling" about him, and that her feelings are usually right.

How's the training going?

Poppy said...

That's exactly what my friend said! She just has a bad feeling about what's going to happen now that Obama is president. I was shocked! How can she be getting the bad feeling vibes, when I'm getting the excited a new day is coming vibe?
Training is going good! I'm loving it! I'll be posting more about that today...

LA Chic said...

Hi, I found your blog while looking for a bucket clipart to use in a PowerPoint presentation for work.

I frequent Rush Radio and it’s hilarious. People are really frightened for their lives since Obama's won. After the election, I heard one pastor say that he had a word from God that Jesus is coming back soon so we need to get our life in order...I always thought he was coming back soon anyway so why the franticness now? We suppose to be living right any way.

A black President means that the world’s coming to an end now?

Anywho, look likes Obama is doing a good job so far in selecting his team. I’m excited.