Tuesday, November 04, 2008

By Their Fruits, We Shall Know Them

The election is over and Obama is the new president. I voted for McCain and I have serious reservations as to what the next four years will bring to our country. Obama has presented some plans that I don't agree with. I hope Congress vetoes many of them.

However, now is not the time to bellyache and squawk about the loss to the Republican party. Yes, we're disappointed. But we did everything we could and we lost. What we do now may prove to be even more important than what we did before. How are we going to react to this election?

For those of us who were behind the McCain/Palin ticket, I feel we need to step back and analyze how this Obama/Biden presidency will affect us. How are we going to ride the waves of change as they come? Are we mentally prepared to deal with the new laws, the new ways of doing things, as they come about? In short, are we strong enough to be flexible, or will we shatter in the face of change?

I'm apprehensive, I won't lie to you. Obama made a nice acceptance speech. But we won't know how much of that is truth until we see him in action. We've also heard him make some pretty unusual statements about his goals for this country. We'll see how those pan out as well. By his fruits, we'll know what kind of man the nation just elected. Perhaps my apprehensions are unfounded. I won't know for a while yet. But my goal now is to batten down my hatches and prepare myself for the winds of change as they blow.

10 comments:

Keith Fisher said...

May God Bless the USA.

I hope we all find it in our hearts to remember to respect the office and give the man in the office the respect he deserves. I too have reservations, but I plan to do a lot of praying.

Candace E. Salima said...

I'm with you there. I'm terrified of an Obama presidency. Mostly, I'm saddened a communist was voted into office by just 3 million people.

By the way, I gave you an award on my blog today. Drop by.

Candace

Holly said...

Well said Tristi. The next little while will certainly prove interesting. We didn't watch any election coverage last night and I'm glad. I think I would have gone to bed angry. As it is, I'm very apprehensive too. I don't think a lot of people truly understand where Obama's loyalties and thoughts lie. You nailed it when you said we need to prepare for the winds of change.

Tristi Pinkston said...

Keith, thanks for your comment. I guess we'll see how it all pans out. There will definitely be prayers in the Pinkston household as well.

Candace, it will be an interesting time, that's for sure. I'm really curious to see just how much he's able to get past Congress.

Holly, I wish I hadn't watched TV last night. :)

A Month of Thanksgiving said...

Clinton made a very nice acceptance speech too. I am adopting a wait and see and stay informed attitude. And I think bloggers have a call to arms as the honest news media.

The one good thing that has come of this is that all children now have proof they can grow up to be whatever they want to be in America. I want to see a Polynesian in the White House someday. Seriously, I have some fantastic nephews.

ali said...

I wanted to blog today, but I couldn't bring myself to do it. I'm not sure what I'd say. That I'm sad, that I'm scared, that I see prophecy being fulfilled that I had hoped never to see in my life time. I didn't know how to say those things.

But I like how you put your feelings into perspective Tristi. Good for you.

And Keith, ITA with what you said. I just had that discussion with my young boys today. They are frustrated that Obama got elected--primarily they are concerned about taxes (they have a very good understanding of socialism now because of the election process and our teaching) and the war in Iraq. (BTW, did you guys see the plea from Iraz NOT to pull out right away??!!) Anyway, I had to point out to the boys that as long as Obama is doing good for our country, we will support him and pray for him and respect him and his office. We won't go around saying bad things about him or knocking those that voted for him. The rule of deomocracy was met by the vote yesterday - He IS our president and we owe him our respect.

For now.

Rukia said...

i think the thing that has really bothered me since the election, is how much everyone is speaking about the man only as a "historic event" to our nation. Yes, it's true, and it's awesome, but it makes me feel that those 3-million voters that Candace spoke of elected him for that sole reason alone--because it would be historic, and ignored the question of whether he would be the right man to make History or not. I've been following Candace's blog, and there's things she's posted on that freeze me to the bone. It definately makes me nervous... i wish i could be more happier for this "historic event", because i also see how much the event itself represents for our country.

either way, thank you for your post. Now's a time to prepare and not regret.

violetlady said...

Tristi, ditto.

Framed said...

Very well said, Tristi. It is what it is. I've been doing a lot of praying for this country in the past. I'm certainly not stopping now.

Haley Hatch Freeman said...

I voted McCain/Palin ticket also and was disappointed but not surprised by the results. I'm apprehensive as well but hope the whole "check and balance" of people in government can prevent anything too crazy from coming to pass. Time will only tell.

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