Talk shows are continually pounding on Barack Obama’s lack of judgement because of his previous associations with Bill Ayers, Jeremiah Wright and a host of others who have terroristic or sketchy backgrounds. Ayers was brought on Good Morning America this past week and questioned about his associations with Obama and about his feelings toward the past acts of the Weather Underground. This past Friday, The “Ladies of the Factor” were substituting for Bill O’Reilly on his “Radio Factor” show and they spend a full hour discussing Bill Ayres’ and Barack O’Bama’s relationship. Callers to other radio talk shows won’t give it up either — insisting that Barack Obama lacks the judgement to be President of the United States, may not even be a citizen of the United States and will run this country into the ground.
Why can’t these idiots understand that not only is it too late for these kind of accusations and this kind of examination of Barack Obama’s qualifications but its counter productive. Barack Hussein Obama, for all intents and purposes, IS the 44th President of the United States. What we should be concentrating on now, is what he is saying now and what he is doing now.
No matter who you voted for or wished for or voted against, its time to get together and actually root for Obama, hope he makes the right decisions, hope that he picks a cabinet that will help him make those decisions, make positive suggestions about the directions that our country should move in and maintain optimism that we, as a nation, will will not only survive our economic, social, political and international problems but be made stronger because of them.
As little as I care about what foreign governments think of us, it only makes sense not to give them ammunition to use against us. If China, Russia, Iran and all the other countries with failed or failing political systems see us uniting around our new president and, yes, “rooting him on” they are less likely throw those “tests” at us — those tests that VP-elect Biden correctly warned us about. On that subject let me say that, by giving the American public those warnings, Joe Biden stood up and did a very brave thing — the right thing — and he was probably privately scolded for doing it. That one act makes it a lot easier for me to accept Joe Biden as the next Vice President of the United States.
After January 20th, Barack Obama will no doubt do things and say things that we will not like! Every president has opposition to every move he makes and we should not hesitate to oppose him if we feel he is wrong — but we must constitute a loyal opposition not a destructive one. Oppose him yes but don’t demonize him. If we attempt to destroy the President of the United States we make our country weaker and take a chance on destroying the United States itself.
CBC News (Canada): Nice job, Mr. Obama. What now?
Baltimore Sun: Words to the wise
The Quakers’ Colonel: The Obama Optimism