president obama’s speech has been seen and heard around the world and picked over and disected by everyone. what struck me was the american people. for one brief moment, americans around the nation were truly united. for one brief moment, millions set their egos aside and joined as one.
but there are still are those fringe bigots and obstructionists who listen to hate radio and walk the halls of congress. my mom heard on limbaugh that several schools in the midwest- green bay in particular- piped limbaugh instead of obama’s inaugural address. i didn’t link to limbaugh’s site but google it if you want. these folks aren’t interested in moving forward, they are interested in holding power. they are regressive. they are desperate. they are cornered rats.
i think that keith olbermann hit the nail on the head when he called for prosecution of bushco:
we still have all of the same problems facing us. the new administration may have ushered in change, but that didn’t erase the reality confronting us. what i see is that our perceptions of how to tackle these heavy issues has changed. the hopeless despair of ever seeing the light at the end of the tunnel has been replaced by an optimistic, albeit somewhat grim, determination to roll up our sleeves and get down to business. make no mistake, the 20 percenters and the ultra rich corporates and old monied elites- are not interested in change. they have never cared about the greater good. and as we work to fix our ailing country and planet, we still have to do battle with the same people we have been fighting for over 8 years.
these folks don’t go away- they just go underground. we must be vigilant.