Man I didn’t want to get into politics but I have got to get something off my chest.
This year history was made. Both tickets pushed the norm and we were all part of something that has never happened before. I did not vote for Obama. Big surpise – I know. I keep seeing so many people talking about how “in the south” we’re so backwards and just won’t vote for a black man. That has nothing to do with it. I am not racist. Not in the slightest. I grew up in the military community and you just don’t categorize people by their race. I just don’t agree with his views for our country. I don’t believe in socialized medicine, I don’t support abortion rights and I don’t agree with his tax policy. To be quite honest - I wasn't too excited about McCain either.
That being said, I will not degrade our new president the way people have President Bush over the past 8 years. That poor man has been made fun of and disrespected in every way imaginable and while those who disagree with his actions or policy feel justified in their attacks I can’t help but wonder: What if that was your father or husband that was being treated that way? I know what you’re thinking – My husband would have never done what Bush has done. But as we all know, you can never please everyone and SOMEONE would have something to say. Would you want your children to hear those things being said? See those bumper stickers? President Bush is still a man...a person...a human being and it must have been difficult to hear all of those horrible things said about you over the years. And for those of you who are both Christians and anti-Bush, did you ever pray for him? For his family? Did you know that President Bush set up teams to ease the transition into the White House up for both Obama and McCain in the event that they won? He didn’t have to do that. He just did. I really encourage you to read this article: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,447625,00.html This isn't an I love President Bush blog but I hear so many people talking about respect and class and tact in reference to Obama, which I totally agree with, and I just wonder why they never felt like extending any of that to our current President.
The Bible commands us to pray for our leaders and I will do just that. I do not agree with Obama on many issues but I will never, ever disrespect him or his family with my comments. I will pray for him. I will pray for his family. Most importantly, I will pray that God will guide him as he leads our country and MY hope will rest in that.