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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 11:01 pm (UTC)
After decades (it didn't start with Bush) of poor management, a Congress that is incompetent, and a political style that is poisonous, disenfranchising and petty, there's someone who looks like he will be different. Come on, it's the closest America has had to a good President for a long time, don't take this away from them.
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Date:January 20th, 2009 11:19 pm (UTC)
Lol, ok, ok. I'll let up on the Americans, and I'll even lighten up on the Kenyans since Obama's half Kenyan so they have their reasons, but what about the rest of the Obama-wagon-jumpers then? Excitement I can understand, I mean he's new, it's exciting, he's promising change (however broad that is), he's the first black president, yes all very exciting, but it's going a bit overboard. People are acting as if by simply electing the guy America's problems have already all been solved and it's going to be smooth sailing from now.

Actually I kind of feel bad for the guy, so much pressure and such grand expectations.

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