Honestly, I'm not.
This political Obama drama has worn thin.
I'll admit I am not a fan. I don't like the debt we are in. I didn't like Cash for Clunkers. And, although I believe we need healthcare reform, I don't like what is on the table and don't think it should be pushed through as quickly as they approved the stimulus I didn't agree with. I am leery of the many Czars and their power unhindered by accountability to the American People. I think my kids should watch political speeches with their parents instead of at school with peer pressure and unfiltered messages from their teachers. Oh, and I think if you really believe we are killing the planet with greenhouse gases you should stop eating meat because the livestock we eat does more to contribute to "climate change" than the car you drive.
These views may not make me popular but they don't make me a racist as I have been called recently. Nor does it make me an "heir of Bin Laden," part of an "angry mob," or a "domestic terrorist." I'd rather like to think of myself as a woman who cries during the National Anthem, sacrificed years with my deployed husband, and loves America and the freedoms she affords us. A Patriot who never really cared too much about politics until I became concerned about losing some of what I think makes America great.
I'll concede our President inherited a lot of problems and a tough job. Bush takes a lot of heat these days for the mess he left behind. But he was not alone on the hill and there were many right along with him that are still there pointing fingers at policies they wrote off on. I can not tolerate the blame game any longer. Play the hand you've been dealt and take responsibility for what you now control.
It's okay with me if you like President Obama, the job he is doing, and the goals he has for this administration. Its not okay to call me names, think I am a racist, ignorant, unenlightened, or an elitist. Debating is fine as long as we are both open-minded enough to listen. I'll admit I may not have all the answers and there is a good chance I am wrong - there is a lot of disinformation out there today. That's okay. Let's both be humble enough to acknowledge we may be wrong. And finally, please grant me the courtesy and respect I deserve although we disagree. I'll try to afford you the same.
Can we just agree to disagree?