Barack Obama Is My President
I am a life-long Republican and I did not vote for Obama. However, last night he was elected the 44th President of the United States by a majority of the electorate. For that, he has earned my respect. I disagree vehemently with him on just about every major issue, and will fight to elect those who are more in line with my beliefs, but I cannot find it within myself to hate this man the way so many hated George W. Bush. I will not do to this man what the far left has done to George W. Bush, John and Cindy McCain and Sarah Palin, nor will I ever support any candidate that does. There will never be a “He’s not my President” bumper sticker on my car, nor will I ever attack his wife or children. As I have seen elsewhere in the blog-o-sphere today, demonization is not essential to dissent.
I will spend the next four years as I’ve spent the last; being a father to my children and a reluctant tax payer. Come January I will watch the historic inauguration of our first black President with much pride. Pride because I live in a country where equal opportunity applies to all. A country where everyone, without regard to race, creed, color or gender, has the opportunity to build a better life for themselves and their children.
Today I celebrate the wonder that is the United States of America.
God bless us all.