Thursday, January 22, 2009

New Era

I did not have the opportunity to watch the inauguration on Tuesday but I was able to listen to parts of it on the radio. I think that Mr. Obama handled the blundering of the swearing in by the Chief Justice very well. He smiled & waited for Mr. Roberts to correct the wording. I do not feel that this was done intentionally, although some may feel otherwise. I think it was just a slip of the tongue which happens to all of us at some time. Just proves we are humans. One thing that did bother me was the last part of the benediction by Rev. Lowery.

“We ask you to help us work for that day when black will not be asked to give back, when brown can stick around, when yellow will be mellow, when the red man can get ahead, man, and when white will embrace what is right, Lowery said.

Maybe I'm a bit overly sensitive but to me that is like a slap in the face. This country just elected a black man as President for the first time in history and he makes a statement like that. How are we as a nation to overcome racial division when you have people like this guy making tasteless comments. I just thought it was tacky to say something off color like that during a historical event. Am I the only one that feels this way?

Aside from the above comments, I think it went really well. I wish President Obama much success and I pray for him & his family. I may disagree with his political views but I do not wish any harm to come to the man or his family and I certainly do not wish for him to fail. I pray that God will guide him in his decisions as POTUS. I pray that he will do what is right for this Country and I pray for the safety of him & his family.


  1. Ok, I looked yet I just can't find how to add the Twitter feed you have on the side of this blog entry. How do I change my settings to show my Twitterings?

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