Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Witnessing History

Today I thought I better take the time to jot a little something down about the events that occurred on Election Day 2008. After all, we all are part of the history of the United States, and for one, I am quite proud.

My family has always been interested in politics, so even if I didn't want to was forced at a young age. I grew up understanding the differences between the parties, but not really having much of a voice because let's face it...I was too young to care beyond what happened to my grandpa's or mom's election results!! As I've gotten older, I have learned more yet remained middle of the road on my choices. Party lines often led me to my choices because I just didn't take the time to research my decisions.

I'll never forget the 2000 Election...I was an FFA State Officer that year. Liza, Justin, and I had heavily debated the entire time! ha We stayed up all night to watch the news unfold. It was a pretty exciting time and yet, I was still not fully involved in the process (but yes, I did vote).

Now here we are the day after the 2008 Election...we voted for a change and we got it! The first African American President, Barack Obama, will take his place in history at the beginning of next year. I think this speaks volumes that as a nation, race and religion are finally not as important as the man himself!

As I stated in an earlier blog, I was not a real fan of either candidate going into the election. When it came right down to it...Obama was the lesser of the evils for me. As a woman, there was no way on God's green Earth that I could have voted to have anything to do with Palin's ticket. Most of my friends agreed on this issue, but still voted for McCain & Palin because she was hot...that absolutely disgusts me!! :p

I stayed up last night to watch all the election coverage...I have been actively involved this year. I choose not to spout off ridiculous trash as so many people do prior to the election. It is not my job to sway people. Everyone has their reason for voting, even if it is way off the mark! I will say that McCain impressed me with his concession speech. I didn't know he had it in him. Furthermore, Obama's acceptance speech was very dynamic! It was amazing to see the masses that came out to celebrate his victory, including Oprah & Steadman as just a few of the celebrities they panned over. As Obama said last night...even if you didn't vote for him, he will still be your President. McCain also encouraged Obama's non-voters to give him a chance to do what is right for our country. Hopefully everyone will take that to heart!

Anyway, it was an exciting night...neutral as I have remained...I had friends messaging me to share their excitment and friends messaging me to share their outrage. To those of you who are blinded by petty differences, I truly feel sorry for you. Be open minded to change!!

On a side note, I'm proud of IN for turning blue last night, but disappointed that Mitch is still the Governor!?! He continues to pull the wool over your eyes!!!!!!!! ARGH! He is doing everything to take the voice away from the little people...he will not be happy until he has ALL the power! He is stripping our local government of its power, it started with the BMV and is now cascading to township trustees and will soon reach to the county courthouses. He does not believe in small town power, he wants to see districts offices with one or two people reporting to him instead of each county having their own offices. What a crock!?! He sold off the toll roads. That money was supposed to last for ten years, we are 2 or 3 years into it and half the money is gone! He is cutting back DOT money, so say hello to potholes and dilipidated roadways! He has already cut next year's jobs (the actual road segments that need work) in half and cut the budget for those projects in half as well. Mitch is NOT my man!!

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