Tuesday, November 11, 2008

A gracious concession by an Obama spokesperson

Obama's spokesperson, Valerie Jarrett, conceded to America that George W. Bush is still the President. That's gracious.

But, she notes, Obama will be ready to "take power and begin to rule" on Day 1.

I thought this was America, where we have an Executive Branch, where the President is there to execute the will of the people as determined by their elected Congress. But in Obamerica, the President takes power and rules.

When Craig Ferguson was waiting for his US citizenship, he showed us his British passport -- something he couldn't wait to get rid of. And why? Because it said he was a "subject". And he wanted to be not a subject but a citizen.

It's tragic that this man, who only just got his passport changed to a US passport recognizing him a citizen, not a subject, should see the first election in which he was qualified to vote go to a man who evidently intends to turn Craig Ferguson back into the subject of a ruler.

Tragic irony as well that I'm hearing this on Veterans' Day. Men and women died so we could be citizens, not subjects, so that we could have a leader, not a ruler.

And so it ends, not with a bang but with a whimper.


Anonymous said...

Oh dear.

Tonal Bliss said...

I know, it is quite scary to be using that kind of language. It is especially troubling that it was said so nonchalantly...