Monday, November 03, 2008

Time to Sober Up

If Senator Obama wins the election tomorrow night, I have to sober up. Not sober up from alcohol consumption but sober up from anger and frustration. I have felt anger and frustration so long that I fear I may be hooked on it. Time for a change. Time to get clean. Time for me to take a positive attitude toward my country and my fellow Americans, all of them.

Senator Obama is going to need the help of all of us if we are to chart a different course ahead for our country. He’s going to need all the positive energy our country can muster.

I have to look forward with as much hope as I have felt doom these past eight years. No miracles are coming, I’m positive of that, but at the very least we can envision something a whole lot better than what we have experienced for far too long.


Blogger Matthew Hubbard said...

I know the feeling. For the last eight years, if I haven't been pissed at Bush or one of his cronies, I've been creeped out by Cheney and his minions. Of course, for the last two years I've had occasion to be disgusted with the jellyfish Reid and Pelosi as well.

Just to have the feeling that the executive branch isn't working 24/7 trying to fuck things up, that would be a great relief.

November 03, 2008 3:17 AM  
Blogger fallenmonk said...

I hear you PoP. Time to lose the old habits of negativism and shoot for positive stuff. I am in the same boat and I don't like it one bit. Turning over a new leaf tomorrow.

November 03, 2008 3:41 AM  
Blogger Fran said...

I love this post. One of the hardest things about real change is that we have to participate in it. It will be a task - even for those of us who want it - to do so.

I have had a post brewing in me, as yet unwritten about how we (IMO anyway) can't be real asshats if we win... That just mirrors the other side and how they operate.

One of the many reasons I think Obama will be a better leader is because he will work to bring people together... no small task after all the divisiveness that began so long ago.

We must be part of that change we long for - which will be great.

November 03, 2008 3:47 AM  
Blogger Distributorcap said...

I have felt anger and frustration so long that I fear I may be hooked on it.

oh you are SO right POP - we need to really get down to work and come together somehow

i really fear the right will DO EVERYTHING they can to ensure Obama fails........ they are hooked on power and demonizing - and will not let up. and the MSM will encourage it

plus we sall will have to find something else to write about - and that can be a good thing

we must show we are together

November 03, 2008 3:55 AM  
Blogger Forrest Proper said...

I am sooooo ready to feel good about the government again, but I'm waiting until Wednesday morning and the actuality of a non-stolen election before I put my torches and pitchforks away...

November 03, 2008 5:30 AM  
Blogger Sherry Pasquarello said...

i really really want to smile when i think of our government instead of feeling sad/mad and hopeless, just for a start.

i don't think obama will be allowed to make all of the changes we need so bad but anything that sets us on the road to good again is a great start towards the way we can be.

November 03, 2008 6:35 AM  
Blogger Jim Yeager said...

Even if McCain pulls this one off, I'm just about burned out. Anything I say after that would be more of an epilogue than anything else.

I wish Obama the best of luck. But what a hell of a mess he's poised to inherit...

November 03, 2008 6:36 AM  
Blogger Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Change is hard sometimes but in this case it will be a change for the better.

November 03, 2008 7:12 AM  
Blogger thailandchani said...

You're right! If Obama wins, perhaps there will be some freedom to stop and breathe, to feel some positive change. Maybe it will make things better.

The anger and frustration can be addictive. I know. It happened with me in the 60s.. and oh, Lord, am I ever tired! :)



November 03, 2008 7:48 AM  
Blogger dguzman said...

Well, I'm hoping I'll be able to kick the addiction to anger and frustration. I had a good sign this morning that it might not be so hard: I saw a pic of Obama and his daughter, and I thought about how giddy I get when I see pics of the Obama family. And for the first time in a long time, I'll actually be able to look at the occupant of the White House and say with pride, "That's MY president!"

Makes me all happy and teary-eyed just thinking about that!

November 03, 2008 8:15 AM  
Blogger Forty Paws said...

Yes, it will be so nice to see Bush and his buds out of the White House, and hopefully Obama inside. We are burned out as well and will be so glad to see a positive change come over this country.

Luf, Us

November 03, 2008 11:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Won't it be nice to feel good again about things? I'm looking forward to it. It won't be all rainbows and unicorns, but it will be moving in the right direction. Like taking our country back. Finally.

November 03, 2008 12:47 PM  
Blogger Mauigirl said...

I agree - assuming Obama wins (I can't ever assume because that's jinxing it!)of course! This is the first time in my adult life I've felt this amount of enthusiasm. Certainly not for Gore or Kerry, even though of course I supported them. There's something about Obama...

As Fran says, assuming we win both the presidency and more seats in Congress, we will have to make sure the Dems don't let the power go to their heads and be as big jerks as the Republicans have been. Time to truly "put country first."

November 03, 2008 2:04 PM  
Blogger Doctorboogaloo said...

A Canadian with fingers crossed.

Obama/Biden 2008

Yup. You betcha.

November 03, 2008 6:51 PM  
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