Monday, January 19, 2009

Oh, so we'll rally behind THIS president, will we?

Since the 2008 presidential elections were decided in November, I've heard a lot of talk about how we all need to rally behind Barack Obama regardless of whether we voted for him or not.

That's good advice in the wake of any election, of course. However, it's just downright funny to hear people say that as they are, figuratively speaking, scraping the "Bush is not MY president" stickers off their bumpers.

Anyone who took up the "Bush is not my president" mantra needs to shut the hell up. They simply haven't earned the right to lecture anyone.

Enjoy the inauguration tomorrow.


Da Old Man said...

Talk about hitting the nail on the head. Perfect post!

Steve said...

But that's because Bush was a blundering idiot who didn't even know we had 57 States, let alone that translators were interchangeable from Iraq to Afghanistan. I mean, seriously... how could we all get behind some typical white person?

Sherry said...

Of course we need to rally around this president -- and around each president. Actually, we need to rally around the presidency. This does not mean that we can not voice our opinions when we disagree and cast votes that represent our disagreement at election time.

pamibe said...

What inauguration? There's something happening? Hmmm... go figure.

Love the post. ;)

Theresa said...

Rally behind Obama? I think I'll just do what I've always done: Wait and see.

The proof will be in the pudding (tapioca, not peanut butter).

The Natural State Hawg said...

Da Old Man -- Thanks, Crotchety!

Steve -- Ah, sweet, sweet sarcasm.

Sherry -- Of course we can all voice our opinions. That's not the issue. What bugs me to no end is that the same people who declared bush wasn't their president are often the ones insisting that we rally behind Obama. That's hypocrisy in the extreme.

Pam -- How could you miss something so historic? It's historic, historic, historic. Obama had an historic breakfast, attended an historic ceremony and placed his historic hand on an historic Bible. He then took an historic oath of office.

Did I mention how historic it all is?

Theresa -- I'll wait and see, too.

kashicat said...

Frankly, I'll take a genuinely-elected president over someone who was installed by the Supreme Court after rigging an election, any day.

Hurray for a real elected president for a change!

The Natural State Hawg said...

Kashicat -- That's precisely what I'm talking about.

By the way, it was Al Gore that drug the Supreme Court into the election. Are you suggesting the court was biased?

Paul Eilers said...

Hawg - I've done nothing today except turn the television on to Fox News, and parked it in front of the idiot box to watch the inauguration.

Right now, in fact, I'm watching Obama speak at the Commander-in-Chief ball, while working on the laptop.

The best part of the day, however, was listening to the speech of former president Bush, after he flew home to Midland, Texas. At the end of his speech, I thought to myself, "What a class act."

May God bless George Bush.

May God bless President Obama.

And may God bless the United States of America.