Thursday, January 22, 2009

To Be Fair and Balanced

To prove that I am indeed fair and balanced when it comes to President Obamb (see, I can now say it without cringing too much), I thought I would share some of my thoughts over the past few days.

First of all, we watched the Kid's Inaugural Concert the night before the inauguration and I have to say, I thought it was a pretty cool idea. It's very important to get our children involved in what's going on in their country, but in a fun and interesting way. I thought the concert, mixed with Presidential trivia and lots of exciting stars, was a great way to get kids involved. We had a lot of fun watching Malia and Sasha dancing and singing, along with their mom and the Biden grandchildren, to the Jonas Brothers It showed my kids what normal kids they are, just like them. Good for Mrs. Obama and Mrs. Biden for hosting this event.

I loved hearing that while the Obama's were out dancing the night away at all the Inaugural Balls, Malia and Sasha were on a scavenger hunt at the White House, helping them get familiar with their new home and ending with finding the Jonas Brothers in one of the rooms. How exciting for those beautiful little girls! Another awesome idea.

And while I really like Chief Justice John Roberts and am so glad President Bush appointed him to the Supreme Court, I actually felt bad for Obama that, at the highest moment of his life, Judge Roberts flubbed the oath causing him to stumble as well. That had to be embarrassing and nerve-wracking and I don't care who it is, I hate to see that happen to anyone.

And when Joe Biden made a comment, trying to be funny, about his memory not being as good as Judge Robert's (when he was getting ready to swear in Obama's new cabinet members and asked for a copy of the oath), I appreciated that President Obama did not even snicker or have a hint of a smile. In fact, he looked a bit irritated. I take things like that very seriously as well. In my opinion, you just don't poke fun at the highest judge in the land. (Although his wife, Jill, is one awesome fashion diva! She's gorgeous!)

And we did focus on Obama and him becoming President with our Five in a Row Fold & Learns...

We watched the entire inauguration, from the time everyone got into the cars that took them to the Capital until the parade. Baby Girl was so fascinated by it all she slept in the living room that night, staying awake until 1:30am watching the Obama's dance at each ball. She absolutely loves American history and I didn't mind one bit for her to watch history in the making. She'll never forget that day.

We even made one of Barack Obama's favorite desserts, Peach Cobbler. It was our first time making this and it was YUMMY!

Ok, now that I've said all of that, let me just say this one thing. What really got to me about the inauguration was what I saw and heard from every single person they talked to or had the camera on. When Obama walked out you would have though God himself had arrived. The cheering and crying and worst of all, the chanting! O-bam-a, O-bam-a. Oh please is more like it. Everyone was acting as if Brack Obama is the greatest thing to ever grace the face of this earth! The man hadn't even done anything yet for goodness sakes! (I wonder if he looked more like his mom than his dad if everyone would be going so ga-ga over him? That's not meant as racist at all, for there is not one racist bone in my body. Just a curious observation on my part.)

Don't get me wrong, I understand the significance and importance of our country finally getting to the point of electing an African American as our president, and I am very, very happy we have come so far. It's long overdue. But my goodness, give me a break! The millions of people were awesome. I'm thrilled so many were there. AWESOME sight! Seeing the joy and celebration of all the African Americans was fun to watch. I'm thrilled for them.

But the near hysteria of emotions from so many, including the media, was so far over the top that all I could do was shake my head in disbelief. It breaks my heart to see so many put all their hope and faith in a mere mortal man. Oh if only they would have those same emotions for their Lord and Saviour, the only one who can truly save them from all that's wrong in this world. I'm afraid millions are looking through rose-colored glasses and are going to wake up to a very cruel reality one day.


Shannon C said...

I'm 100% in agreement with you on what your thoughts are. The thing you said that hit me the most--if only people would come to Jesus like they flock to Obama. If everyone gave such dedication,admiration and awe to our Lord and Savior, then we'd have real CHANGE! sigh... Of course, we know the ending to His story so we can rest in assurance that one day that moment will come for us and all glory will be His.

Carol S said...

Not in regard to the post at all:

See now, there you go. You moved the music player to the top. I saw a big button giving me the option to play, and I clicked on it. And I liked it! I think that probably is the option I prefer to see on blogs. :kiss: