Monday, January 19, 2009

Impossible? Not in America

There is a lot of stuff in the media right now about how historic Barack Obama's election is and the lead-up to election day has been like nothing we've ever seen. Let me be clear, it is historic, and I realize there are some people who genuinely believed a black man (or woman) would never be President. However, I may be naive, but I can't believe all these "masses" really believed that.

I'm not suprised that a black man was elected President because that never seemed impossible to me. I've always believed that America is a place where if you work hard you can achieve anything. That's why I have a hard time feeling sorry for people who sit on their butts and don't try to improve their lives. Obama is a very smart guy, he's personable, and he's great at persuasion. Of course, he could be elected President. His election is significant, but placing too much emphasis on his race serves only to perpetuate division. I think it says more about someone's feelings on racism if they were "shocked" that a black man was elected President. Can't anyone be President? Our response as American's should be "of course - this is America - anything is possible."

Monday, December 1, 2008

Smart Girls


I'm just curious. How is it "change" when you only surround yourself with a bunch of other Washington-politicians (mostly senators) who have served in previous administrations?

Where are the new ideas, the fresh thinking we all heard so much about?

More later.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Guess who's coming to Georgia?

It's official. Sarah Palin is coming to town to campaign for Saxby Chambliss. We've had Clinton, Gore, McCain, and Huckabee. Now Palin is coming. reports that she will have stops in Augusta, Savannah, Perry, and Atlanta on Monday, December 1. The big question now is whether Mr. President-Elect will make time for a stop in Georgia before Tuesday. I'm guessing it is a real possibility. Here's why:

My doorbell rang Sunday afternoon. My husband answered and was asked by two very nice ladies whether he planned to vote for Jim Martin on Tuesday. He politely told them no, he would like a bit more balance in government and since the Democrats have the House and the Presidency, he didn't want them to have the Senate too. They were very polite and went on their way leaving a bit of campaign literature behind. I share this with you for one reason. I've gotten 6 robo-calls asking me to come vote for Saxby, but not one personal phone call and I certainly haven't seen anyone going door to door for him just yet. Now, no one needs to convince me who to vote for, but the Democrats are taking this pretty seriously, which means the rest of us need to as well. The Senate count is up to 58, Minnesota is still counting and it is CLOSE, which leaves Georgia. Need I say more?

Don't forget to vote December 2!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

An Introduction & Vote!

Welcome! Is anyone out there?

I am new to the world of blogging. However, I've certainly been an avid blog reader over the past few years. So, this is my opportunity to share my thoughts, opinions, and let's face it - when I feel like it - crazy rantings.

A couple of important things: We are not done here in Georgia. We still have 2 rather important elections to decide. #1 Senate - Saxby Chambliss v. Jim Martin and #2 Georgia Court of Appeals run off between Sara Doyle and Mike Sheffield. I have had the opportunity to meet both Sara and Mike and think that either one would be a good addition to our current Court of Appeals. However, I have somewhat stronger feelings about the Senate race.

You've heard about the "magic 60." That's the number that would give the Democrats the ability to break a filibuster in the Senate and push through whatever legislation they desired without need for any bi-partisan support. That wouldn't worry me so much if they didn't have the House. And the Presidency. To have some form of check and balances it is critical that one party not control both the Executive and the Legislative branches. I wouldn't want Republicans to have this sort of control either to be honest.

Right now, the Dems have 55 seats plus 2 independents who caucus with them. That equals 57. Currently, races are undecided in Alaska, Georgia, and Minnesota. Recounts are underway in both Alaska and Minnesota, but we don't know what will happen in either of those races. So, to be sure that the "magic 60" is not reached, we must re-elect Saxby Chambliss.

So, remember to vote on December 2! Continue to make your voice heard.