Tuesday, January 20, 2009

It's a Good Day - Grab a Shovel!

It’s a good day. I haven’t had much to say lately, so I was planning on jumping on the “what makes me happy” meme bandwagon. And of course, the first thing is pretty obvious and deserves its own post.

I am happy about a New President. And not just a new president, but a better one. A good man. A historic day. It’s a day where those of us who have been embarrassed of our leader and his decisions can stand up a little taller and be proud once again for what we have done. Instead of reminding the world that “No, sorry – we didn’t even elect him!”, we can shout, “Yes! YES, WE DID!”

And there’s always a little humor to go along with these things: http://ithoughtobamawouldgetmelaid.com

It’s both funny and sad, really, because while he is being celebrated today, the harsh scrutiny will be starting very soon. He’s got a hell of a job ahead of him, and things aren’t going to change overnight. It’s going to take a whole lot of work, and a whole lot of heartache, and a whole lot of headaches. And we need to remember that he’s the president and not our Fairy Godfather. He doesn’t have a magic wand. And it will take work and time and sacrifice on our part, too. He can’t do it alone.

Think of it this way: Let’s say some guy moved into your backyard 8 years ago. And let’s say this guy brought a shovel and spent every minute of those last 8 years digging a hole back there. That’s a pretty big hole. And then one day that guy moves out and you hire a new guy to fill in the hole. And all he has is the same shovel. That hole isn’t getting filled overnight.

So be patient with him, he’s got a big job ahead of him.

And maybe grab a shovel and give him a hand.

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Chris said...

Oh I love that!! What a great way to describe what Obama's got ahead of him.

Chris said...

LMAO! I thought Obama would make my cup size bigger...

Lisa said...

I too plan to help shovel, one form or another!

Tanyetta said...

You said it right here:

****So be patient with him, he’s got a big job ahead of him.
And maybe grab a shovel and give him a hand.****

Thank you!!! Thank you!!!! Thank you!!!!!

justmylife said...

First thanks for visiting over at my site. And secondly, you are right, there is a lot of work to be done and it will take a while to do it. Everyone seemed to think he would go right in and fix everything on the first day. I hope everyone is as patient as they have to be.