Wednesday, January 21, 2009

What? Where?

We've got a new President??

Must've missed it.

Seriously though, ya'll know I'm not a political blogger. I tend to avoid things like that because I feel that no matter what I say about politics, someone is going to disagree with me, and they're going to feel very strongly about it.

But, since I've gotten no less than five emails (a record, for anyone who's interested) asking where my "Inauguration post" was... here ya go.

I didn't watch it.

Blah blah blah first black president, voice of change, gun grabber, he promised me a pony. Whatever.

The only thing that happens at the Inauguration is an oath being made (which is valid whether I witness it or not) and a lot of promises that probably won't be kept, no matter what party the new Commander in Cheif is a member of.

As for the black thing, frankly, it doesn't matter if he's white, black, or purple with yellow polka dots. It only matters what he does not what he looks like.

Am I glad that our country has progressed to the point where a black man with a name like Obama got elected? Sure. But, folks, and here's the important part... it was inevitable. Anyone who has ever worried about being politically correct has got to realize that it was bound to happen sooner or later. Same with a woman president, although, god help me, I hope it's not Hillary... that lady scares me.

As for the rhetoric, on both sides of the political spectrum... I don't want to hear it.

He was duly elected. I don't agree with his policies, but that doesn't matter. He's in office, and he's gonna be there for four years, assuming someone doesn't assassinate him.*

The important part of a presidency is not the day the Commander in Cheif is sworn into office, but what he does thereafter.

So the Inauguration, to me, is just a nice little party thrown for the new guy to welcome him to one of the worst jobs in the United States of America. One last nice thing before everyone starts chewing his ass.

As for "Not My President"... unless you've renounced U.S. Citizenship, yeah, he is. So quit whining, man up, and accept that you don't always get your particular flavor of bread and circuses. Some people are beginning to sound like hysterical alzheimers patients.

If you don't agree with him, fine. But throwing a temper tantrum isn't going to change anything, and it makes you look like an idiot.

That's all I've got to say on the matter, and in case you couldn't tell, I'm a little cranky at having to do a political blog at all, but I was asked.

*No, I am not threatening the President. It's simply an observation that as the first black President, and with his stance on certain issues, he's angered a certain nutso segment of the population just by existing. If I were the Secret Service, I'd be highly tempted to give him the code-name "Kenny" just in case.