Friday, October 09, 2009

Obama Wins Nobel, World Still In One Piece

Our country is weird. We seem to cheer when our president fails and jeer when our president succeeds. It never used to be this way. Bush screwed it all up for us. He and his ilk has drawn a line that is becoming more and more difficult to erase. President Obama has won the Nobel Peace Prize and I am, yet again, seeing that line being broadened instead of narrowing. Shouldn't we feel at least a little excited? I don't quite understand how or why he won it either but I'm still proud of him and feel like now he should be forced to get stuff done. Winning shows him (and us) that not only are we (America) hoping for the better good but that the world is hoping too.

I agree there is still a lot of work to be done. Gitmo is still open, we're still fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, we lost the 2016 Olympics (so?) and health care that is affordable and available to all is still just a pipe dream. But again I feel that giving Obama the award is to push him into ignoring anyone and anything who says what he's doing is wrong and bad for our country. When Bush and Cheney did something that was incredibly unpopular with the public (wiretaps, anyone?), they ignored it and claimed it was for the good of the country. Nothing they did was for the good of the country, it was for the good of obtaining a second term and avenging daddy. If they were really acting in the best interest of our country then they would've told news outlets and the military that Bin Laden was determined to strike in the U.S. I'm pretty sure if everyone would've been on alert, 9/11 never would've happened.

But explaining why Bush is bad to someone who constantly screams and thumps on a Bible is like talking to a brick wall. You will never change their mind even if everything Obama promised comes to fruition and America becomes the number one country in the world in health care, education, jobs and economy. Obama will still be the devil. It must be nice to be perched on your golden Holy Book in your world where you are right because Fox News told you so.