Insist that Obama make sense

I hope all this enthusiasm in this election translates to people staying involved. Write letters to congresspeople  for example.

Don’t be satisfied with ‘yes we can’ and ‘ some people want to divide us’. 

How about insisting that the ‘changes’ make sense, and take into account how many of these things may play themselves out. Beware unintended consequences.

Obama was an early critic of the war. We should have listened to him.

We would be wise to listen to Obama’s early critics too. Sometimes they say things that his supporters turn a blind eye to.

He won. Now the real work begins, for all of us.


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8 Responses to “Insist that Obama make sense”

  1. Reena Says:

    Happy Obama Day!

    It seems the whole world is hopeful!


    Imagine there’s no heaven
    It’s easy if you try
    No hell below us
    Above us only sky
    Imagine all the people
    Living for today…
    Imagine there’s no countries
    It isn’t hard to do
    Nothing to kill or die for
    And no religion too
    Imagine all the people
    Living life in peace…
    You may say I’m a dreamer
    But I’m not the only one
    I hope someday you’ll join us
    And the world will be as one
    Imagine no possessions
    I wonder if you can
    No need for greed or hunger
    A brotherhood of man
    Imagine all the people
    Sharing all the world…
    You may say I’m a dreamer
    But I’m not the only one
    I hope someday you’ll join us
    And the world will live as one

    John Lennon


  2. JVHCP Says:

    I’m with you in this blog, Diddley!
    I’m curious if your reply, Reena, was written tongue-in-cheek or not, or somewhere in between? hhmmmmmmm


  3. Becky Says:

    I am cautiously optimistic and very relieved as we move on to dissect what Obama and his appointed peeps do over the coming months. I’m sure there will be mistakes but I really do think he is a smart man with some vision that truly believes in this country and the potential of it’s people.
    I was very impressed and moved by McCain’s speech last night and he brought a tear to my eye before the sight of Grant (is that right?) Park in Chicago did. I am glad that I am a little bit of a dreamer and not 100% cynical. It sure is easy to be cynical with all the BS that goes on in our government on a national, state, and town level. For every jerk there’s got to be a person who wants to do the right thing and be responsible. I hope this new administration can harness the power of the latter, it’s the only way they’ll really make any change.


  4. Reena Says:

    I’m the only one posting to this blog who has actually had to Live With Didley the past couple months.

    My reply post is in between.

    We both have contacted our congress people for different reasons that were of concern to us. I don’t see that changing any time soon.

    I am very encouraged by the voter turn out for this election. Perhaps if a portion of these people now start to believe they do have a voice in government– they will start to use that voice- – –



  5. William Says:

    The decision has been made. We have to learn to work with our new President, and being hysterically angry, like people have been with Bush, will not work.

    John Lennon is describing communism with this song. It is a Utopian vision that has historically lead to tyranny the more rigorously it has been pursued.

    As far as Obama’s acceptance speech, it would have been nice if he had smiled. It was a little weird. You won dude! I think I was happier than him just that it was over.

    He is picking a interesting guy for Chief of Staff, Rep. Rahm Emmanuel – a real hot head from what I’ve read.


  6. Reena Says:

    I haven’t had a chance to view Obama’s acceptance speach. I liked the parts that I have heard and it sounds as though he will try to be bipartisan— time will tell.

    Everyone is different though, some folks laugh and smile when they are angry. Maybe he didn’t want to put off folks who didn’t vote for him.

    I’ve heard the same thing about his choice for Chief of Staff, but that this person also know Washington and policies very well and that he and Obama have a good relationship– we’ll see.


  7. Mike Says:

    I too am cautiosly optimistic. I will say this, having worked the polls for many years, I have never seen so much excitement, ever. It was nice to see the faces of the older black women, who voted religiously and who were genuinely brought to tears of joy….. That being said, Obama has a tremendous amount of worldwide pressure fully upon his shoulders. He does not need the Republicans to make his “plan” work but he should reach out to them for long term success for his administration.


  8. JVHCP Says:

    I guess I’m with Becky, in that I’m a bit of a dreamer and have hope that what seems like a re-engaged, energized electorate will knuckle down and do their part(s). I often think of my mother’s depression-era ways of moving through the world and realize that many of the things that drove me crazy about her when I was a teen, I respect and concur with now.

    By the way, cheers to William and Reena!


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