Friday, January 22, 2010

Is the Sky Really Falling?

Now let me get this straight--a man I never heard of (until lately) named Scott Brown has completely destroyed singlehandedly the one year tenure of our president. Huh? This man whose claim to fame is that he appeared in Cosmo years ago and drives a great big green truck has pushed the democratic party off the cliff. Huh? This one man in knocking off the 60th Democratic Senator in the Kennedy neighborhood has totally dismantled the one-year work of all those who have struggled so hard for health care? Huh? I think not. Let's at least try to put a little perspective on this Chicken-Little-the sky-is-falling brouhaha.

I know Obama should have probably given more attention to those long lines of the unemployed and all those home foreclosures. But let us remember in all fairness President Obama he inherited a colossal mess. Understatement.The economy was in the tank--we were tettering on the brink of a depession as deep and wide as the last. Torture and Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo has made all the rest of the world really wonder if we really do believe what we say American truly is. He inherited a war or wars--Afghanistan and Iraq--and trying to figure out how in the world to end this mess was left on his doorstep.

Despite the cruel and racist attacks on his birthplace--and the treasonous whisperings if he really, really is a Muslim --or if he really is black enough--not to mentiom the former Vice President's daily rants about his incompetency, his inability to just about anything.  Not to speak of all these wild and wooly rumors of how he will set up these death panels and clear out the population of all or almost all the wood. Huh? Seems like to me we need to give our President a medal for just still standing.

Zogi Berra used to say: It ain't over until it's over. Pundits and columnists please get off your bandwagons. The sky is not falling.One man's surprise election is not the end of any era. After all somebody ought to remind us that Mr. Brown just got elected to the Senate--not the Presidency.

I do hope the President has gotten the message.We must do something about the unemployed. We must give serious attention to all those who do not have enough money to stay in their homes. This man whom many have called one of the most brilliant men ever to grace the White House--surely will serious attention to some of the crying needs that have yet to be addressed.

So--let us stop wringing our hands. Let's get back to work. Let's give our President three more years. And let's look carefully at Mr. Brown and see who he really is and what he is made of. Hopefully he will surprise some of us who wonder. For God's sake let's turn down the temperature--and remember the sky really is not falling.


  1. Thanks for this perspective. For a few days I thought the sky really was falling.

  2. AMEN! I pray for Obama everyday. He has the hardest job in the world.

  3. you didn't say about the picture. is it gayle?