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Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Why It Is That Today We Say Buh-Bye

Why is it that I'm up at 04:43 in the morning after going to bed only four hours ago? Seriously, this never happens with me. I love my sleep in the dark with the bed covers pulled up tight. Maybe it's because I went to bed not even knowing the Presidential outcome of states like Indiana, North Carolina, and Montana -- always Republican strongholds in the past. Maybe it's because I know that additional GOP blood bath states like Colorado and Nevada even went for the new guy on the block. Or possibly that even my own home state of Idaho (one of the reddest of red) voted 36% for an African American when it's rarely that high in this land of right-wingers and Mormons.

Today is the day we've said enough. Enough of continuing the irreparable harm to those who live inside our borders. We all deserve to be taken care of. Enough of causing pain to those who don't believe in the same system of religious beliefs that we may. We all deserve to hold our higher power in the way we choose. Enough of forcing a particular political system on nations that are, quite frankly, not ours to control. We all deserve the right to live and vote like we want to. Enough of the least of those walking around with their heads hung low, faces wrinkled with the sadness of life, and eyes showing no sign of vitality. We all deserve to have someone helping us and looking out for our backs. Enough of our great nation employing uneducated idiots who know next to nothing about how to run a country. Our globe is in imminent peril and needs highly educated, globally perspective leaders at this critical juncture in life.

If ever there was a time for a diplomat, the time is now. The destruction that is caused on a daily basis to those who call themselves Americans -- as well as those who don't -- can not continue. And today we say ENOUGH. It's over. The game has been called and you are no longer a player. So, go home Mr. former President. Your services are no longer required. The anger and hatred you have stirred up in this amazing country is not something that its citizens will put up with any longer. You have fucked with us for one last time and the lights are being turned out on your simplistic shallowness.

Today we've chosen hope over fear. Because the tears in our eyes can't continue. Today we've chosen vision for the future. Because our questioning and hesitant lives can't do this any more. The lid can only be held on the boiling pot for so long before the steam, bubbles, and hidden energy beneath the surface bursts forth. Your time was never, George W. Bush. You were never the intelligent choice to lead this nation. In fact, I can't think of the last time that we've had a serious Republican contender who is a decent person with top-notch skills and education to help us out here. And you can see where that's led us. But the time is up. So pack your bags, make some stupid statement that your speech writers put together for you, and get the hell out of one of the greatest offices on earth. We never did like you. You've left us in nothing but destruction. And today we say buh bye. What a fuck up you were. And what an unbelievably great man we've chosen to sweep up your mess.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well said! For once, I have so much hope!

Brettcajun said...

Amen to that brother! Now let's work actively against those forces that took away California's marriage equality law.

Rob (Inukshuk Adventure) said...

Today is indeed a day to celebrate hope's great victory for decency and to dream of the future that might be. However there must be thought too for the massive task ahead and reflect on the fact that those who continued to support the evil of the last 8 years have not gone away and will just ratchet up their dirty tricks. There is a long road ahead, but for today, celebrate.

michael said...

Well said.

The journey is far from over. But, the road forward is now apparent. With thoughtful and diligent momentum, we can continue to bring about more causes for celebration in the months and years ahead.

Peace.

emeraldcityguy said...

I can barely express the elation I had when the numbers hit 200 for Obama last night. My friends and I quickly added up the west coast and got 73 and realized it was a done deal. Tears and cheers! IMHO Obama is JFK and FDR rolled into one, now let's see if he can deliver! ****hugs****

johnmichael said...

I think that we are headed for that change...and like our new president elect has said "yes we can"

Nathan said...

Yes indeed. So long, farewell!

anne marie in philly said...

WE DID IT! WE TOOK OUR COUNTRY BACK!

as for GWB, don't let the door hit ya in the ass as you leave!

Dave2 said...

Worst. President. Ever.

Wayne said...

Well said Lewis!
And as for what anne marie said , "as for GWB, don't let the door hit ya in the ass as you leave!
I hope it does! And I hope it's a huge door knob!

Ur-spo said...

after 8 years of little hope for us, the country or the world, i have a dim light of hope now, thanks to Mr. Obama.

I hope it is so.

Anthony said...

Let's just hope he lives up to all the hype and that he doesn't turn out to be like nearly every other politician the world has seen ....

afod said...

I am looking forward to this change! But I also am watching carefully who is appointed to staff and cabinet positions so that change actually happens. :-) Now if some of these young Supreme Court members can surprisingly retire or become incapacitated!

Anonymous said...

You said fuck. Hehehe.