Tomorrow is Inauguration Day for incoming President Barack Obama. If you are alive and breathing in the US, I’m sure you know this already. I’m not going to carry on about how he’s this or that. I don’t trust him, personally; his agenda is far too liberal for me to accept from a man who proclaims to be Christian. I know, I know, there are lots and lots–oodles & gobbs, scads & scads, even– of good Christian people who call themselves Democrat. I just struggle with how the two can be side-by-side.
That’s not what I want to get at. I’m going to speak my mind, and risk sounding like some sort of hater bigot. Call me that if you think you must, but I’ll disagree, and reserve the right to delete comments. Comment if you like, but keep it clean: no vulgarity, no swearing, no playground-esque name calling. Here goes…
I’m worried that some of my more liberal friends are going to become self-righteous smug caricatures of themselves in their bubbling rapture at Mr. Obama’s swearing in. I’m not sure if the root of their joy is a deep despisal of President Bush, their giddy joy in a non-Anglo President or a combination of the two. I just don’t want to see a bunch of ‘sore winners’ dancing around the Washington Mall over the next two days.
President Clinton had the same Svengali hold on his party, and with some across the aisle. There just wasn’t a throng of people a million strong crushing on Washington DC for his inauguration– either of them– and he came into office after 12 years of Republican presidencies, war, economic recession and terror attacks.
I am celebrating with our country over breaking the racial barrier for our highest elected office. I can not celebrate having a Democrat move into that same office. So I hope we can revel in this moment as an historic achievement, but please, no “Booyah! We win, you guys suck!” attitude.