Yesterday I watched the inauguration and I just did not feel the same way I felt the first time. In 2009 I was a true believer in the Hope and Change mantra that the President championed throughout the campaign, but over this past 4 years those high expectations have been replaced with a reality that is grounded both figuratively and physically. I am still a supporter of the President, but I learned that change can only really happen when people are willing to change. The president tried to reach out to Congress but his efforts were often rebuffed. We also saw that the growth of the Tea party helped tilt the balance in the 2010 election and the House of Representatives and make them even stronger in their resolve to stop the president’s agenda. I was disappointed that the president did not spend his initial political capital on addressing the nation’s unemployment. I believe that you can support the president and still question what he does. Too often people on the right take shots at obama supporters and say that we idolize him and he can do no wrong. On the flip side some people on the left believe that any criticism is almost akin to heresy. We have a duty to question our government officials, and we have a right and a duty to hold all government officials accountable. Remember we pay their salaries.
President Obama’s Second Term
By musesofamom, on January 25, 2013 at 9:07 pm, under Ebony Mom Politics. Tags: African American, African Americans, Barack Obama, black america, black men, Black People, Black women, cbs, CNN, Current Events, Democratic Party, Democrats, Fox News, gop, media, Morning Joe, MSNBC, nbc, News, politics, President Barack Obama, President Obama, Republicans, Tom Joyner, Tom Joyner Morning Show, Women, working women. 2 Comments
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