Everything sublime is as difficult as it is rare. Baruch Spinoza

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


There is not a black America and a white America and a Latino America and an Asian America - there is a United States of America.
Barack Obama

I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts.
Abraham Lincoln

What we want him to be......

What he is........

What we need him to be.



Ganeida said...

I am watching this play out with a minimum of interest, mostly because until his foreign policy affects my country this doesn't directly affect me.Having read those who think he's wonder man & those who think he's a disaster begging to happen I shall be curious to see how history judges his efforts.

Christy Fritz said...

those are smart visuals that speak volumes!!! thanks for sharing.
i am also looking forward to see how this year goes, as many move along together with renewed hope!
christy :)

Sandra said...

Ganeida, no matter how you spin it, the US still impacts the world and who is our president means something. Having broken the color barrier has changed this nation forever. And how wonderful to listen to someone who can string words together and make a sentence!

Thanks Christy, I thought the images worked too. : ) I'm glad someone agrees with me!

What a day, I've been elated and I've been reflective and I've had tears brought to my eyes. Tomorrow is another day, but today was magic.

EveryoneThinksThey'reGoodDrivers said...

I'm going to an inaugural bash tonight...I think I will need to bring kleenex.

Rest assured Ganeida, who your President is directly affects you.

Sandra said...

Ganeida lives in Australia, so he's not her president, which means Bush wasn't, either. : ) Our reach is far, though, so we affect other countries in some way. Oz is so far away, they probably don't see it as much. And then Ganeida lives on an island!

EveryoneThinksThey'reGoodDrivers said...

Ah, well that makes sense then. I was interpreting her differently.

I apologize for that Ganeida.

"What the cynics fail to understand is that the ground has shifted beneath them--that the stale political arguments that have consumed us for so long no longer apply."

This has been a good portion of my adult life.

Woohoo, back from the party! What a wonderful day!

Ganeida said...

lol, we're all good. How far America impacts us depends very much on how far our Prime Minister is prepared to follow the U.S lead. Our present one is more independently minded, thank heavens!

Sandra said...

Your whole life has been in a society formed by conservative philosophy. Time to put it to rest. The party must have been a great time and celebration!

Britwife said...

You know, I am a bit weepy today. I think my cynicism is melting. I am so impressed by this man. But maybe I'd be impressed by Kermit the Frog after the past eight years, who knows?

Sandra said...

I became a supporter after John Edwards left the race, but I wasn't a 'believer' in Obama. I am changing my mind, as I think he is exactly what we need. My 85 yr. old father, who suffers from some of the problems of his generation regarding race, told me Tuesday evening that he thought there probably wasn't a better person for the job at this time. I knew my parents voted for him, but for my father to make that statement is HUGE. I think the country got it right and I guess it took the massive disaster of the past eight years to get us here. Maybe, in the end, it will be worth it.