Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Coronation Day

Today's the day the whole world has been waiting for! It is time for the advent of America's new Messiah. Er... President. It's the day that Barack Hussein Obama, elected by a shameless, sycophantic media, steps out of the fictional "Office of the President-Elect" into history, into a day, according to said media, of epic importance, more significant apparently, than any other presidential inauguration. Ever.

This same media is absolutely mesmerized by America's first "black" president. It is infatuated with him, far beyond the hand-holding stage. Twitterpated, as Bambi would say. Boot-licking, fawning, and swooning to a point past embarrassment, as evidenced by some of the commentary today:

  • I lost count of how many times I heard the phrase "history being made." Newsflash: History is made every Inauguration Day.
  • According to Katie Couric, the darling of CBS News, "It's impossible to be too hyperbolic about the importance of this inauguration."
  • And Bob Schieffer's comments on the festivities: "Washington has never seen anything like this before." What? Washington has never seen a president inaugurated?!
  • "This president is so inspiring, young children all over the country have stars in their eyes?" Fascinating. I myself have never known any young child to have such definite political leanings.
  • "At last, a president that represents all the people." Huh? I don't recall voting for him, and he and I have such severely opposing views on so many basic issues, he can't possibly represent me.
Why is it that Mr. Obama was courted and interviewed and treated to press conferences long before he was ever inaugurated? And how is it that for the last several weeks, the media took to calling then-President Bush "Mr. Bush," while referring to then-Mr. Obama as "President Obama"?

All I know for sure is that for better or for worse, or for indifferent, we're on. Don't worry, we'll have the press and the media to keep us up to date on the events of the day, but if we want to know the truth, I'm quite certain it would behoove us to stay awake and pay attention.


jlbo1981 said...

I want to know why if this President is for ALL the people, why was every singing group black, the reverend that gave the invocation was black (and while on that topic, what was with the comment: "white get it right", excuse me!!!!) While I noted some gracious moments during the day. I still want to know why if we are all equal why did this day warrant so much more attention than past inaugural days?

50s Housewife said...

I don't get into politics on my blog, but I'll tell you here in your comments that I'm right there with ya. :)

Marytoo said...

LOL for real! Thank you, 50's Housewife! I know what you mean... I wanted a one-size-fits-all sort of a blog, but I'm thinking maybe I should, uh, diversify. Different blogs for different topics....