Monday, November 12, 2012

Dazed and confused

I wake up in the mornings in a state of shock. After all the grim news, all the finagling, the shenanegans, the vitriol and hysteria, the good guy won. I was braced for the worst and it didn't happen. So I allow myself a smile, a sigh of relief, and a ray of hope. There's no guarantee of course. The same dangers that beset us last month still threaten us today along with new dangers lining up to take their place. But the man in charge of dealing with them is the best of two choices. He still could screw up but at least his vision is clear and the America that Barack Obama describes is the America that I want to know.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Deja Vu all over again

I remember feeling like this in 2000. The tension and stress of the whole horrible experience when Bush's brother was stopping the vote counts in Florida. It seemed to last for ever. When President Bush was placed in office by the Supreme Court, I was devastated but believed in my naive way that somehow everything would turn out OK anyway. I actually believed that Dick Cheney would act to guide and moderate George's natural stupidity and bluster. Boy was that wrong. In 2004 I heard the news that Bush  was in position to continue screwing everything up.With the two wars well underway, what else could he do but trash the economy. Which he did. Now President Obama is on the way to cleaning up the disaster left behind by the last ideological Republican. Will he be able to continue or will everything go down the tubes AGAIN?