Yesterday was election day in the US.
a choice for change;
a choice for radical change.
However yesterday, they have shown that:
1) They didn't really want that change they voted for 730 days ago; or
2) They are not willing to change anything about their own lives in order to achieve that change that they originally claimed to want.
I watched Obama as he held a press conference today and although he was, as always, a composed and professional speaker, I could see the vast disappointment on his face as he talked about yesterday's results. It was as if he wanted to shout out something like, "SERIOUSLY?? You really thought that in two years I could make this happen ?? And you really thought that changing so many things in need of change would not affect you personally?"
I think about my voting record for the last 22 years and some of the choices I have made.....choices that now, I am embarrassed of. However the choice I made for CHANGE in 2008 is a choice that I still stand by and a choice that I believe America needs.
I now live in a society that takes care of everyone---the sick, the elderly, the unemployed. Of course it could always be better, but as someone who has watched healthcare issues RUIN PEOPLE and their livelihood (including my own in 2001), I have to believe there is something better for America than what people chose yesterday. There HAS to be.
(Note: I am sure, in fact I am QUITE sure, that there are people who will read this and completely disagree with everything I have said and that is ok. I am sorry that we cannot agree, but isn't that the great thing about the First Amendment?)