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January 20th, 2009

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02:00 pm - B*********d Obamies (cookies if you can guess the first word)
I don't understand this hype about America's newest idol; Mr. Obama.  I even had a prof urging us to tune in to his speech tonight, and our university's apparently holding some screening of the inauguration ceremony or something.  I open hotmail, it's got Obama's face on it, livejournal's prompt is related to Obama, I open any page that has any remote report on news and Obama's face stares back at me like I'm suppose to jump for joy and kiss my monitor. 

Guys, he hasn't even DONE anything yet.  He's made a few good speeches, wow.  That's amazing, and if the work qualifications for a president was the photocopy of the work requirements for a speech writer then I'd say go for it, hype away, but it's not.  Empty words can be said by most people (I'd say everyone, but Bush Jr. proved that assumption wrong), but a GOOD politician that deserves worshipping needs to deliver RESULTS and thus far I haven`t SEEN anything solid from Obama yet.  Is the USA (and a lot of the world) THAT desperate for hope that they`ll grasp for blind faith these days?  Actually, that's one of the biggest issues I have with this whole elections thing, it's based on empty words and speeches, not concrete actions so whether those that get elected are any good at DOING things remains a mystery until AFTER they're elected, in which case, you're stuck with them either way.

I can't wait until January 2010 and look back and see how Mr. Obama lived up to the expectations.  Has he lived up to them?  Have the expectations been lowered?  (Watch for it, I can almost guarantee that now the election's over Washington`s going to start lowering expectations now so it doesn`t seem like he`s failed to keep his promises).  Has he delivered on the expectations?  How much?  How effectively?  At what cost?  To be honest even a year's a bit short to make solid judgements but heck the US president's term's only 4 years so what can you do.

 I finally figured out the key to controlling the masses.  Desperation leads to blind faith, keep the masses desperate and they'll believe without proof.  Good stuff.

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Date:January 20th, 2009 07:17 pm (UTC)
I think everyone's mostly excited about c-c-c-c-combo breaker! lmao XDDD He did give a good speech though.
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Date:January 20th, 2009 07:25 pm (UTC)
I guess I should add that a) given the choice of candidates Americans went with the better one (in my opinion) and b) certain expectations of the guy are going to have to be lowered/go unmet because it's not something he can change being just one person, it's things that are wrong with the entire system. Of course during elections time no one can point that out though.

*Sigh* It's just getting a bit annoying, like I'll meet some random Obama supporter and I'll ask why and all they can give me is "he's not Bush!" or "he stands for CHANGE!" and I'm like "......ok...well that's a sure-fire way to save the world isn't it?" -_____-
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Date:January 20th, 2009 07:50 pm (UTC)
I get what you mean unfortunately, though your pessimism to my country still bothers me. It reminds me of how people were like, "Sarah Palin's cool because she's a woman!" that I saw on the News when they interviewed random people on the street. >_> Yeah, but what has she done for Alaska? What can she do for America? Don't just say 'change', give some solutions.

I really don't think he's going to be all that spectacular in regards to change, but we'll see what happens I guess. Expectations are high after the past 8 years of disappointment. But hey even McCain would've been better than that~.
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Date:January 20th, 2009 08:12 pm (UTC)
The whole "Sarah Palin's cool because she's a woman!" argument was even worse than the current worshipping of Obama. Women can be b*tches too, and being a women doesn't automatically qualify one as a good politician, I can't believe there were actually people that supported just for her gender x___X She's quite funny to watch in interviews though, I mean I guess Obama at least has that qualification over Palin.

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