Come Again?

I’m sorry, did our country just elect Barack Obama as the next president, or Bob the Builder?

No, no wait, maybe we just elected the Rev. Bob the Obama?

I’m not sure, but whichever it is, I think my grave concerns have become even more grave.

 

And George, if you’re out there, Tewt the Newt is horrified and sad.

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12 thoughts on “Come Again?

  1. I was just questioning the same thing.

    Has our country really gotten to the place that they require those who earn money to spread it even more down the lines. Don’t get me wrong, I strongly believe in helping the poor, but my husband and I under Obama’s plan will be one of the poor. It’s an insult that someone should have to pay higher taxes so we would get earned income, welfare, or anything of that nature. We have a home, a car, and food on our table…other countries consider 2/3rds of that non-essential.

    His plan if put through congress will also be then end of my parent’s small business. Their sales total around 275,000 of which more than a third of that goes to payroll and another third goes to suppliers. The other third is split amongst taxes, insurance, utilities, and the like leaving my parents with an income of $27,000…that’s right 10% Believe it or not 10% is about what they have averaged for the 25 years they have been in the business (good economy or bad.) $250,000 sounds big for a “small business” but as a child who qualified for reduced price lunches growing up, trust me, it isn’t. In a town already dying, that will be about 20 jobs gone and the last place to eat that is local owned. Now our choices will be McD’s, Wendy’s, Pizza Hut, and KFC….so much for democrats not supporting big business and helping the little man.

    Oh and let’s talk my husband’s job. He works for the electric company. Because of the economy this past year, the president of his company (that spans many states) has stated there will be no increase in pay this year. I’m glad they are choosing that rather than layoffs, but it gets worse. Add to it Obamas disdane for coal and our great states regulations on utility prices and how utilities spend their money and you have a major problem. The price to produce electricity with coal will likely skyrocket, the company can not raise their rates to build new facilities (non-coal), and they are very limited in raising their rates due to higher costs anyways. Not looking so good for that company, huh.

    But I can deal with all that…it’s this that I can not deal with. Obama would require that a child who can not even be given an asprin in school could get an abortion without their parents knowledge. I know several women who have had abortions. All regret it, all are in therapy, and one has tried suicide because of it. Would I want any child to go through that without her mother or father to hold her hand? Obviously that is not something I hope for any children at all…but to be able to do so when a school can’t even hand them an asprin for cramps is absurd.

    No fears here, though. I serve an amazing God who says to fear not for he is with us. He will protect and guide us through good times and bad. No promises it will be easy, but still I have a great assurance and peace in that.

    I could go on and on, but will stop my venting.

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  2. metaphase

    I believe his “Yes we can” message comes directly from his friend Deval Patrick of Mass. I watched him win gov. of Mass. while I lived there and his slogan was “Together We Can” and he used the “Yes We Can” message often. Oh, and now, Deval is known as Uhaul Deval b/c everyone is leaving Massachusetts.

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  3. “Rev. Bob the Obama…” Mwaaahahaaahhaa!!!! I must steal that. I’m finding myself unable to form the words *President* and *Obama* together. From this day forward, he shall be called Rev. Bob the Obama.

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  4. Christina

    I couldn’t watch. Still can’t. The big question is, can our nation survive (with our democracy and rights intact) 4 or (God forbid) 8 years of President Obama?

    I agree with Jenn – God is still on his throne, regardless of who is president.

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  5. It’s funny (and I guess probably wonderful) that we can watch the exact same clip and feel such opposing emotions…I feel nothing but proud and inspired as I watch that.

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  6. Dianna

    I’m not horrified, although I’m not screaming in joy either… but Bob the Builder made me snort Diet Coke out of my nose. So thanks for that 🙂

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  7. Bwaaahaaa! Bob the Builder. Darn! Why didn’t I come up with that! You would think with too boys in the house I would have remembered ‘Yes we can!’
    Thanks for the laugh. I needed it this morning.

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  8. I remember the horrified and sad feeling…I had it 8 years ago and, as it turns out, it lasted the full 8 years. I am SO glad to be in the majority this time around, and I, like Melissa, get a totally different sense watching this video.

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  9. Mary

    thanks Elaine for your posts … I can’t believe it either and totally shocked that the American people have elected ‘him’ our next president. I’m worried to see what the future holds and I wonder how all those in the “majority” are going to feel when things don’t get changed for the better.

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  10. I know it’s not what a lot of people wanted, but I think there may have been reasons we don’t know about. I wrote a post about my California perspective on my blog. Maybe it will ease your mind a bit.

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  11. I feel relief at the whole thing being over. Relief it wasn’t another too close to call election. I feel sadness because of Obama’s tragic plans to make abortion easier. That tipped the scales for me. I feel uncertainty about his economic and foreign relations plans. I feel gladness because he will work toward alternative energy solutions.

    And I feel hopeful that children of color in our country will recognize that using their minds and learning discipline can take them places.

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