Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Obamaphoria hits Washington DC
Well, here we are! January 20th, 2009. Inauguration day. This is the day that change will start in America; right? There were many many things that stuck out to me today in regards to the inauguration, but I will only touch on a few today. The first is Joe Biden. Even though I think that today was probably the most we will hear from Joe Biden over the next 4 (hopefully only the next 4) years as the Obama administration will most likely keep him secluded in a tightly secured room in the basement of the White House, he has played a silent, but key role in this process. Well, maybe not such a silent role. Remember on August 19th of 2007, George Stephanopoulos in a debate quoted what Biden said back to him; "I think he [Obama] can be ready, but right now I don't believe he is. The Presidency is not something that lends itself to on the job training". (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpjAs4vtc1w&feature=related) In fact Biden actually said on an interview (also seen on that last link) that the country "would be better off" with John McCain (although I am not 100% convinced we heard all of the sentence that was said in. I am looking for the entire interview now). Back on November 1, 2004 Obama himself said he was ruling out a run in 2008 for the Presidency (or any position on a "national ticket") because he really doesn't know what he is doing, and thinks that you need to know what you are doing before applying for a job. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BnLozS-TnM&feature=related) Then 2 years later he announced that he was forming an exploratory committee for the Presidency. So his VP does not think he is qualified. Obama himself doesn't think he is qualified. Then how did he get elected to the office? Well, thats simple. Honestly, the majority of the American people fell for the "hope and change" line that they heard time and time again. But where is it? What change is he bringing? His cabinet and staff positions are filled with ex-Clinton cronies. I think that is is awesome that we just witnessed the first African-American man get sworn in as our President. I am excited to be living in a time where we can see that. But if you were watching the MSNBC coverage of the inauguration, did you hear all the chatter after Obama was done getting sworn in? (In which he along with Roberts completley flubbed the oath) In the background after "Hail to the Chief" had finished playing and the crowd is cheering, you can hear multiple different times a euphoric MSNBC staffer saying "Change has Come" "Change is here". (http://www.breitbart.tv/html/262133.html) Maybe the change they are all talking about can be found in the benediction address by the Rev. Joseph Lowery. (http://www.breitbart.tv/?p=262303) Who says these things in a prayer? "When black will not be asked to get in back, when brown can stick around, when the red man can get ahead- man and when white will embrace what is right". Are we really still asking the black people to sit in the back of the bus? No- we are not. There are a few Indian reservations around Minnesota, and I see the men from those Reservations driving SUV's that must have cost well over $60,000. They get some tremendous checks from the Casinos every month, so it looks to me like they are getting ahead when they want to just like any of the rest of us. Does Obama really feel this way? I think that remains to be seen. The camera was right on Obama when Lowery said when "White can embrace whats right" and his smile quickly took a down turn. So what are we to expect from this "change"? I think we can expect to see more socialistic ideas come to fruition, higher taxes and a weakened National defense. Now thats not the Change I want to come to America. Stay tuned.
Posted by Paul Zunker at 4:31 PM