Wednesday, December 17, 2008

We Were Robbed!

So…Time Person of the Year.

Barack Obama

No brainer, right? Obvious. Yawn. Everyone knew it would be him. No one can disagree that it should be him. Right?

Wrong! I disagree! It should not have been Obama.

Two years ago Time gave the award to "You".

Shouldn't this year they give it to "We"?

"We are the ones we've been waiting for"

"We are the change that we seek"

And…of course...who can forget:

For when we have faced down impossible odds, when we've been told we're not ready or that we shouldn't try or that we can't, generations of Americans have responded with a simple creed that sums up the spirit of a people: Yes, we can. Yes, we can. Yes, we can.

It was a creed written into the founding documents that declared the destiny of a nation.

Yes we can.

It was whispered by slaves and abolitionists as they blazed a trail toward freedom.

Yes we can.

It was sung by immigrants as they struck out from distant shores and pioneers who pushed westward against an unforgiving wilderness.

Yes we can.

It was the call of workers who organized; women who reached for the ballots; a President who chose the moon as our new frontier; and a King who took us to the mountaintop and pointed the way to the Promised Land.

Yes we can to justice and equality.

Yes we can to opportunity and prosperity.

Yes we can heal this nation.

Yes we can repair this world.

Yes we can.

Obama as Time's Person of the Year? That's divisive!

We were robbed.

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