Oh good grief, enough with the political rants already.....ha! Gotcha. Me? Not rant about politics? Who are you kidding? Side note: I will be running a special this month. It's for those of you who think I get too riled up. Which, by the way, I really don't. Anyway, back to the special. I will spend some time over the next few weeks writing about things I am thankful for, and how blessed I am. But if you wanted to read about that now, sorry. This isn't your night. Check back later. Snarky is all over this house tonight.
Yes, yes, yes. I know I was the one who wrote that I would not be a sore loser. I'm actually not a sore loser. I'm just not ready to hold hands and sing Kumbaya (or more likely "All Hail Obama"). In fact, today I am embracing my snarkiness. I have written previously that I am no hard core supporter of President Bush; however, I do respect the office of United States President. I have often wished that people could express their opinions and the issues they have with President Bush sans the rude nastiness. I hold no one to any standard that I myself can not uphold; therefore, I will not be rude and nasty with regards to Barack Obama...come January 20, 2009. Until then, we have one President, and Obama isn't the guy. Did I mention I'm not ready to make nice? (And no, I did not steal that line from the Dixie Chicks. If you grew up in the South, you often heard the phrases make nice, or don't make nice, or something along those lines.)
Valerie Jarrett is a senior advisor to Barack Obama, as well as co-chair of his transition team. Did she really say that Obama would be prepared to "take power and begin to rule on day one"? Oh yes she did. I heard it with my own two ears. Never before had I heard someone use that tone when referring to the office of the President. Lead, yes. Serve his country, yes. Rule? Not so much. Did I fall asleep and wake up outside the USA? Apparently. Because if I am not mistaken, we are not ruled. Some may say that the words rule and govern are used interchangeably. (Go ahead, stoke your campfire. Do you have your marshmallows ready? Wow, drinking Kool-Aid instead of hot chocolate, interesting. Now join hands and get to singing your Kumbaya. Me? No thanks, I'll pass this time.)
While the concrete definitions of rule and govern may not vary greatly, their symbolic meanings are strikingly different. The word rule brings with it the whisperings of controlling, domineering dictators. Not to mention she said "take power", as if Obama is preparing to dominate the world.
Leadership, administration, and guidance come to mind when I hear the word govern. Our forefathers came to this great land to escape rulers. It is not surprising that the very reasons they came here are being forgotten. Most everything about our forefathers has been disrespected and trivialized in recent months.
Do I think Valerie Jarrett had a slip of the tongue, poor choice of words kind of moment? Sure. Everybody has those moments. But then, Valerie Jarrett isn't everybody. Her poor choice of words was simply a reflection of the arrogance and ego that seeps from Obama and his followers.
You say I'm playing word games? I'm reading too much into this? Well, I learned the semantics game-playing from the very best. Who you ask? The Democrats, the leftist/liberal media and a few wicked campaign staffers looking to score a spot in 2012.
John McCain refers to Obama as "that one".....oh my, what is the hidden meaning there?
Sarah Palin mistakenly uses the word country for continent....she's an illiterate airhead. Twist those words spin doctors.
January 20, 2009:
I will still refuse to sing "All Hail Obama".
I will continue to have concerns over where this nation is headed.
I will always be respectful of the office of the President, regardless of who holds that office.
I will teach my children to respect that office as well.
Until then, I am nowhere near ready to make nice.