Friday, January 16, 2009

His Show Now


In a few days, it'll be his show. He won't be the candidate, the president elect, the heir apparent, or any of those things. He'll be the president of the United States. It will no longer be his dream or the dream of many who are basking in the afterglow of the events of last year. It will be for real, for all the marbles and everything that happens in the next four years will be on him.

Mr. Bush will be back on his ranch in Crawford, TX, a faint and distant memory. If things go right and progress is made, the new president will get all of the credit and adulation. If things go bad (and they will) he'll get all of the blame. It's on him now. This is after all what he wanted. He's made history... he'll never be forgotten. The thing is, how will he be remembered? I digress...

This is a rotten time to be elected as president of the United States. I don't have to list the litany of things that are wrong with this country right now. It seems everything went south so fast. This is the worst time to be the newly elected leader of the free world but, if you're going to do a job, you might as well take the biggest challenge right? If you're a doctor, do you want to remove a kid's tonsils or do you want to transplant a heart?

I think he's up to the challenge. I think he has an idea of what he'd like to do. Furthermore, it looks like he has lined up some people who have a clue as to how to make his life a lot easier. Time will tell. Right now, the country he has inherited is a strange one. If he can straighten half of this mess out, he'll look good and guarantee himself re-election for another four years to try and finish what he started.

I often wonder if Franklin D. Roosevelt felt the same way on the eve of his first inauguration. He inherited a country that was in the same mess that this one is in now. People were losing their jobs, their farms, their homes, and all hope. It took him four terms but, he turned America around and brought it new prosperity. I wonder if he knew... if he had a clue... as to whether or not he could do that on the eve of his first innauguration?

People are expecting our new president to be Jesus Christ and Superman all rolled up in one. Newsflash... he's neither! He's going to do the best he can to striaghten out a mess that he didn't start and that really wasn't completely the fault of the last president. No, the seeds of this mess started back in the 1980's. It just spread, festered, and got swept under the rug until there was no more room to hide it. It just burst out and spread all over our living rooms like so much dust.

So here we are... here he is... on the last weekend he has to be innocent and free from blame. After Tuesday, the buck stops with him. It's all on him. It's his show. I, for one, will be watching and rooting for him to pull it off. In my minds eye, I see him turning to America and saying cooly and with much swagger, "America, don't fret baby... I got this."

25 comments:

Darius T. Williams said...

Yup - good times are about to start right now. I'm loving where we are right now as a people. Such possibility!

James Perkins said...

Thanks for always telling it like you feel it Keith.

Simon Bastion said...

Well Written good brother.

Tate2 said...

Word!

Grover Tha Playboy said...

"America,Don't Fret baby,I got this." Lololol- You playa you.

Jazzy said...

Well Written Brother,I second that.
Love the end quote-lolol.

Swaggie said...

Bravo Keith!

Captain Jack said...

I hope people don't expect everything to turn around right away...Like you said..it won't..Hopefully we all give the man a chance before we start criticizing him.

Anonymous said...

You Obamaholics, you're all basking in his glory..you're going to be sooo disapointed.lolol

Toni said...

Amen!

Angie B. said...

Loved that last quote- "I got this"-lololol-You're crazy Keith.

Lisa said...

I'm rooting for him too Keith,but at the same time, I don't expect him to be a miracle worker.

Vanessa said...

I love what we did as Americans in
getting over the racial hump..now as Americans of all races we have to work with our President to get out of this state that we are in. Good insight Keith.

Halo said...

I see you still have an anonymous hater still playing on your blog
huh Keith?

Well you know what to do about haters,just brush their dirt off your shoulders.

I'm rootin for the O man too so that we can shut haters like 'anonymous" up once and for all.

Sunflower said...

Good post Keith..We are all praying for our new President's
sucess.

Thoughts of a Southern gal said...

He does have swagger!

Shorty said...

What a great pic of our new President! He looks like he's a modern day fella from an old fashioned time, which in many ways he is. I can't wait to see him in action, and yes I have great expectations of President Obama....I think he'll be wonderful.

SLC said...

Well written as always and balanced as always.I pray he stays No Drama Obama, and that the unity his clean campaign fostered will continue and have a unifying effect on congress.

Have a great weekend.

By the way, If I ever disagree with you I'll do so respectfully and not anonymously.

Be Blessed.
SLC

truth said...

Keith,
Great post! I hope Barrack does a great job and leads this country to a promising future. Lord willing, he'll pull it off.

Mizrepresent said...

Like the black men that i know, and the one's who command the stage...this is his stage, his spotlight, his time to shine...and he will do his damnest...and that's enough for me...haters can hate all day...and it won't change my mind!

ShellyShell said...

I'm so thrilled that he was elected! But I think that he's is going to be judged so harshly for this mess that these dumb azzes got us in. He has a incredible cabinet but it is definitely going to be an uphill battle for PRESIDENT OBAMA!

The F$%K it List said...

Ahh I can't wait for tuesday to get here! The good President Obama is already doing gives me hope

karrie b. said...

People are expecting our new president to be Jesus Christ and Superman all rolled up in one. Newsflash... he's neither! He's going to do the best he can to striaghten out a mess that he didn't start and that really wasn't completely the fault of the last president.

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YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS! this is what im saying. he's just an extraordinary man who's here to clean up the mess the ones before him made.

Rich Fitzgerald said...

Great closing line.

I can honestly say, he's the first President that I pray for with sincerity.

Kofi Bofah said...

Well written - but I think that Reagan may also be another comparison - even though Reagan is a Republican, of course. (Interestingly, staunch Republicans have become some of Barack's strongest supporters.)

I was born in 80 and I don't think that many of our memories go back to FDR outside of books.

International Strife: Iraq-Iran (Cold War-Soviets)
Housing Bust
Recession
Inflation: (Inflation has piped down recently though)
Inspirational, untested leader promoting hope.

Obama is the right man for the job.




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