Recently read on Facebook (I have a like/despise relationship with that site):
M—- is welcoming the change now that Bush is FINALLY out of office. We will be the change of a new nation!
Welcoming the change? Would that be small change? Spare change? Loose change? Should I look under my sofa cushions for it? And when do we get a change from the Bush hatred? I want that change! What, that won’t ever change? Well gee, that seems unfair; how can we have a “new nation” if people continue hating on the past President?
Rejoicing in Bush leaving the capitol as though he were an unwelcomed houseguest, and tossing out semi-coherent platitudes like “We will be the change of a new nation!” are about as mature as this response to Bush’s departure. And This Ain’t Hell has video of a striking (pun semi-intended) display of BDS going on a mere 8 blocks from the inauguration. Where’s the change, people?
When the orgy of adoration finally ends, people like these are going to have one hell of a hangover.
According to Noel Sheppard, we’re stuck with Bush Derangement Syndrome for a long time to come. Maybe scientists could work on a cure. Perhaps they could try using Elizabeth Alexander’s poetry as an auditory form of lobotomization.
If I’m ever expected to teach her poetry in an English Lit class, they’re going to have to force me to do it. Worst free verse I’ve ever endured.
Whomever decided that would be a Good Addition to President Obama’s
coronation inauguration better not have anything whatsoever to do with appointing a Culture Czar.
speaking of mistakes, of all the mistakes the man will undoubtedly make over the next four years, this, as Confederate Yankee points out is hardly worth noting. It just makes him seem a bit more human, which is truly not a bad thing.
The Anchoress underscores what we have to look forward to in the Obama Presidency:
Tomorrow morning, President Obama’s first act will be what had also been Bill Clinton’s first act as president, to overturn the Mexico City Policy, thus allowing federal funds to be spent on abortions overseas.
Well, that does not give me much hope. This is interesting:
President Reagan first put the Mexico City Policy in place and it is named for a population conference that took place in the Mexican capital in 1984 when he introduced it.
President George H.W. Bush continued the pro-life policy, President Clinton overturned it, and President George W. Bush kept it for eight years and threatened to veto any Congressional spending bill reversing it.
So, this policy keeps going back and forth – Republicans come in, they end funding for overseas abortions, Democrats come in, and the “first thing” they do is put the funding back.
It almost seems like the first thing they’re doing is making a token offering to Moloch – to the Culture of Death.
Which is why we need to pray for our presidents.
I don’t think much of Obama as a person, but I don’t know him personally either. I just know that like it or not, he’s now my President. And I refuse to hate the man, no matter how much I might hate his implementation of policies like the Mexico City one. Ultimately, Obama’s going to have to answer to a Higher Authority for that sort of action.
So we’re all about change now? Positive change, the real kind of change which would make things like the Mexico City Policy unnecessary in the first place, occurs in people’s hearts. And a heart full of hatred for another human being–be it Bush or Obama–will never experience that sort of change.
President Bush will undoubtedly be praying for the good of the nation. If you can’t make a positive prayer for Obama, then make that your prayer, too. Don’t let your heart be consumed by this stuff, or your soul. Remember that half of what you see is illusory and passing.
Indeed. More than half, I’d guess, but point well taken.