Executive Expectations

Today is Inauguration Day at our Nation’s Capitol and we are about to receive our 44th President.

I’m hearing tremendous joy and excitement as Barack Obama gets ready to ascend to the Presidency but there are those who are already on the offensive.

I’m not one of them, at least, not yet.

Barack Obama has not yet been sworn into office. He is not yet our President. Don’t get me wrong. I did not vote for Barack Obama but he is this country’s President and he should have everyone’s support especially at times like these.

So my expectations – at the moment – are quite high. My hopes and prayers are that he will do the right thing and that means defending the Constitution, protecting this country, preserving our freedoms, allowing the free market to operate and produce prosperity, strengthening the traditional institution of the family and yes, protecting innocent vulnerable human life.

Thus far, Obama has done nothing to assault nor promote these practices or principles.

Needless to say, he has a clean slate, although I remain extremely skeptical.

Less than 48 hours after Bill Clinton was sworn into office, he signed five extremely damaging Executive Orders which began eight years of a direct assault on the sanctity of human life. Fortunately, President Bush reversed several of these. Will President Barack Obama reverse these same orders again? I don’t know but I will be watching.

And with every minute of an Obama Administration, I will be watching like many conservatives. With every move in the wrong direction, I will be critical. And with every day toward the next election, I will be working to get conservatives elected to office.

Until then, Barack Obama is the President and he is counting on our support.


Comments

  1. GOP Boomer Gal says

    Yup. He’ll get the same support from me that the Libs gave MY President the past 8 years.

  2. I say God Bless our new President and Vice-President. We all live in the greatest nation and can witness greatness. Today we see God moving us all to witness the day. God wants us to experience this; I have faith in HIM. Freedom is a powerful grace; I am humbled.

    I am also sure I will not like things and events- choices that forget freedom and faith. I am sure we are all watching.

    Today I look to the sky and just say thank you. God is taking this man, a man of my generation and age group, and giving him the right to rise above the fray. Can he do it? Today he is The President, and our steward. We must remember the OFFICE is ours. The MAN and his PATH is God’s.

    “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.”
    Proverbs 3:5-6

  3. GOP Boomer Gal says

    Sure…. This evil man who condones the throwing of live babies in the trash was elevated by God to this position.

    More like stupid people educated in government schools with their hands out.

    My rose colored glasses are off. The Evil One is NOT MY president.

  4. GOP Boomer Gal says

    My flag is currently hanging in my window upside down.

    This is a disgrace on our nation that this piece of garbage was elected to our nation’s highest office.

  5. Sherlock Homie says

    What??? Gayle, you must be joking. God did not elect this guy: a nation full of decadence, greed and ignorance did. The same nation that elected Bush, and all the others before.

    Perhaps you’re confusing the idea of the Divine Right of Kings with the American electoral process.

    I have had it with the giddyness and fascination with the novelty of Obama’s election. I just hope that the two other branches of government are just as skeptical of him as I am. Only then will our Constitution be preserved.

  6. Thank you Shane.

    It’s funny how conservatives who screamed “traitor” at people who dared to disagree with the policies of President Bush have now rediscovered the ability to dissent.

    Perhaps GOP Boomer Gal should rethink the hypocrisy of her comments.

  7. GOP Boomer Gal says

    I never screamed “traitor” at anybody. I focused on issues, and I was not always in agreement with President Bush, but he is a man of integrity who has kept our country safe after 9/11.

    I believe that 0 is an evil man with a glib tongue whose political career was launched in the bowels of the corrupt city of Chigago.

    I cannot look at him with anything but scorn.

  8. The way I see it, you GOP Boomer Gal, are in total disrespect of our great nation. Hanging our flag upside down is very offensive to me. With my nephew, nephew-in-law, and future son-in-law all fighting to defend our freedom, your actions are repulsive. But then I suppose they are defending your freedom too, to bad you don’t understand that we are to respect the flag that stands for this country.

  9. It’s amusing. I’ll never accuse someone like GOPBoomerGal of being unpatriotic or un-American for what she’s doing today. I find it the height of this great society that we can do these sort of things without repercussions.

    But I’m sure she felt that walk down the hall and a quick shot to the back of the head would have been too good for people like me for the last eight years.

    While I’m thrilled about today, and feel very connected to my fellow Americans, allow me one bit of schadenfraude: GOPBoomerGal, your bitterness is extremely gratifying.

  10. Sherlock Homie says

    She’s not burning the flag, she’s flying it upside down as a sign of distress.

  11. I’m just glad she’s not trodding on it like Westboro Baptist Church crazies as a sign of her “distress”.

    And who’s she expecting help from to cure her distress?

  12. No all, I said I feel God wants us to experience this. Is he God’s choice? I don’t know if God is a being of sides but a being of truth. I didn’t vote for Obama and abortion movements like the FOCA frighten me. I still say God wants us to endure something and a situation. I have faith in HIM–GOD..

  13. Sherlock Homie says

    Now I see Gayle. God wanted the Jews to experience 40 years in the desert, Christ 40 days in the desert, and now all of us 4 years of Obama. That makes sense.

  14. GOP Boomer Gal says

    I am not in distress, and I need no cure. I’m merely stating facts about the current state of affairs.

    I have faith that America will wake up when they see what a phony POS they have put in office.

  15. Then why is your flag hanging upside down? The only permissible reason to hang the American flag upside down is to indicate that you are in distress and need help.

    Now that you’ve said you require neither, you’re simply disrespecting America.

    In the eight years Bush was president, I never disrespected this country. I never burned, spat on, stepped on, or hung the flag upside down. In the first hour of the Obama administration, GOPBoomerGal has defined herself as no better than the people she hated for the last eight years.

    Bravo, Gayle, bravo. They say adversity brings out people’s true nature.

  16. No liberal was ever called traitor. That is one of the many big lies Democrats continue to repeat over and over.

  17. Annie Hoyle says

    Klute,
    Really?!!!

  18. GOP Boomer Gal says

    Klute, get a grip. It is not I who is in distress; it is the country, due to the empty suit who has just been inaugurated.

    And I haven’t hated anyone the last 8 years; there is a difference between hate and disagreement.

    You, sir, are a putz.

  19. AZGOP,

    I’m curious – do you ever read outside your bubble? I mean, much of what I do here is sport, but I also try to keep up on what the right is doing and determine who the good guys are vs. the bad guys on the right.

    So, after a quick Google search…

    “Whether they are defending the Soviet Union or bleating for Saddam Hussein, liberals are always against America. They are either traitors or idiots, and on the matter of America’s self-preservation, the difference is irrelevant.”

    – Ann Coulter

    “Dissent, fine; undermining, you’re a traitor. Got it? So, all those clowns over at the liberal radio network, we could incarcerate them immediately.”

    – Bill O’Reilly

    “To fight only the al-Qaida scum is to miss the terrorist network operating within our own borders … Who are these traitors? Every rotten radical left-winger in this country, that’s who.”

    – Michael Savage

    I hate to break it to you, but reality is hip these days.

  20. GOP Boomer Gal,

    C’mon. Be proud of your words. Don’t try to backpedal on them once they’re deemed inconvienient. In this thread alone you’ve called the president a “POS”, “an evil man”, a “piece of garbage”… I “disagree” with many people, but I don’t call them that.

    Embrace who you are. Don’t deny your feelings just because they make you look unbalanced and bitter.

    Annie,

    I have always loved America, and that’s why these last eight years were so hard. It was like watching an episode of “Cops” where the woman won’t leave her husband no matter how much he slaps her around. I had no respect for Bush, and I won’t deny that or take back anything I said, but at least I acknowledge that and didn’t try to backpedal on them like GOP Boomer Gal.

    Heck, I dedicated my last book to America.

  21. I was at the inauguration 4 years ago and marveled at the respect our nation received from those who came from outside our shores to witness that amazing event. They were not Republicans, Democrats, or Libertarians. They were citizens of this planet who looked to that Shining City for the example of what is good and right and can be for all.

    Today, it is neither my party nor my candidate, but he is my President. He is the Commander-in Chief under whom my son will serve and he was elected by a majority of Americans. I wish this country well, and that includes this President. No matter how much I disagree with him, I will not discredit the office or this country.

    Let us not blemish this day with the short-sighted anger of our defeat but use it to energize us to do those things that will ensure our victory in the future. Now is when real courage will be the most important and the hard work begins.

  22. Why worry. The messiah is now in charge.

    The stock market will rise.

    Terrorists will bomb us with hugs and kisses.

    Its all good!

  23. AZGOP,

    I don’t know about that, but you just let me know if you need me to clear up any more confusion about the last eight years for you.

  24. Sherlock Homie says

    Speaking of blemishes, did you watch him flub the oath? I almost think the Chief Justice messed him up on purpose, especially when he said “Hussein.”

  25. GOP Boomer Gal says

    Sorry, Kim. The day was already blemished by the thugs at the inaugural who jeered at President Bush when he arrived; and who held signs asking for jailing of Bush and Cheney.

    This is the caliber of this “president” who can’t even take the oath of office in a proper manner.

  26. Let that behavior be theirs to own. It will prove who is truly acting out of selfish motives or for the greater good.

    But, I am disgusted at such disregard for the office yet the demand for the same on behalf of their candidate.

    Which brings us right back to where we started.

  27. Sherlock Homie – I believe it was Chief Justice Roberts who flubbed the oath. The whole issue is insignificant but I do find it interesting that people have jumped on this even though it is wrong.

  28. Habit4ming says

    GOP Boomer Girl: You are creeping me out.

    So Obama slipped up on his oath. We had 8 yrs. of a president who is King of the Flubs and unable to put a sentence together. Give it up.

  29. nightcrawler says

    GOP Boomer Gal,

    Your posts above are beyond creepy, they spoil an otherwise well intentioned thread. On this day, you had to spew that vile venom. Shame on you.

  30. Annie Hoyle says

    Klute,
    You remind me so much of my son! He’s 5!

    He says things like this, “your bitterness is extremely gratifying”… he just uses different words.

  31. Annie,

    *I’m* the one that riles you up, and not the person who’s hanging the flag upside down and called your new president a piece of ****.

    I suppose I might find that amusing, but what do I know, I’m 5.

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