Tuesday, November 4, 2008

This Fat Lady Ain't Singing

I was thinking of posting on Monday, trying to be optimistic, that It Ain't Over 'Til The Fat Lady Sings. I was hoping that last night you would hear my anthem clear across the border.

But this fat lady ain't singing.

I spent last night reading opinions and must admit to being convicted because so many Christians were trying to be positive, saying that they would "pray for their president".

After you-tubing both John McCain's concession speech and Barack Obama's acceptance speech, I was moved to tears. John McCain was one classy guy in defeat, calling Mr. Obama "his president". Wow. It was hard to see this man, trying not to let emotion overtake him, knowing that he will never again get this chance to run for president. He had the unfortunate task of running at a time when the Republican party had a very low approval rating, and was unable to shake the chains of George Bush's unpopularity off of him. Personally, I don't think Sarah Palin's VP nomination hurt or helped him because the love and the hate for her balanced out. I think everyone can agree that very few have served their country like John McCain.

The one positive about Barack Obama's presidency is the fact that he is bi-racial. I truly am very, very happy about that. Hopefully this will heal old scars within America and strengthen relationships with other non-terrorist countries.

I realize ultimately God is in control,. However, I believe that hard times are ahead for the country of America, possibly the hardest since WWII, and that its effects will flow over the border to the country of Canada. America is just too big and powerful, and whether we like it or not, we have hidden under her protection for a long time. It will effect us.

We can now expect to be neighbours with a country whose president will appoint new liberal judges during his term, ultimately leaning to the left like we have never seen before. Kiss goodbye any chance of saving the unborn; kiss goodbye any chance of keeping the sanctity of marriage between one man and one woman; kiss goodbye freedoms of parents to be the ultimate authority of our children (look at Massachussetts if you don't believe me); expect a new look at legalizing euthanasia. We now have the most liberal senator of 2007 (over Hillary Clinton and Ted Kennedy) in charge of the most powerful country in the world.

I tell you, Hillary Clinton never looked so good.

I'm done with posting on this subject. Done. Done. (Unless Mr. Obama proves me wrong). Maybe then this fat lady will still sing.

I won't be holding my breath.


Laura said...
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Rachel and Aaron Roberts said...

Very well written post, Darla.. I enjoyed it. I did want to point out one thing though in regards to the comment: "kiss goodbye any chance of keeping the sanctity of marriage between one man and one woman". This has actually been left in the hands of each state to decide, not a presidential decision. And as for California, the majority voted Yes on Prop 8, banning the legalization of same-sex marriage. Thanks be to God!

Darla said...

Rachel: I do realize that and probably should have made it clear in my post. The reason I mentioned it is because I was of the understanding that the power to change it FEDERALLY could still be in the hands of the president. I remember reading that John McCain and Sarah Palin were in agreement about the sanctity of marriage issue, but that Sarah Palin wanted to make it law across the country and John McCain wanted the states to have control. That is why I came to the conclusion that the president can have the choice to change a law federally. If not, then certainly I stand corrected.

I am ecstatic that California's residents voted Yes on Prop 8. I really pray that the president can't/won't overturn that decision.

Thanks very much for commenting.

Rachel and Aaron Roberts said...

Changing a law from state to federal requires much more than just the president saying so. (Which is probably a good thing, actually) It's kind of complicated... It takes forever to make something a law in government here because of all the loops it has to go through.

I was very shocked actually that the majority in California voted yes on Prop 8 (54% to 46%). California is a strong democratic state, so it was pretty surprising to me! But I'm definitely glad!

Darla said...

I'm still a bit confused Rachel (but not by your comment), just trying to understand how this works. Just today I read an article that Obama promised Planned Parenthood in 2007 that the "first thing he would do as president is sign the bill to ensure abortion remains legal". As well, with new liberal judges appointed, the Democrats running the senate and the house, would this not make it quite easy to overturn laws? Perhaps I still misunderstand, but I thought this was one of the biggest concerns of Christians and Obama's appointment of liberal judges, tipping the scale in favor of liberal laws.

I don't mean to go on an on about this, I'm just hoping someone will help me understand.

Thanks for continuing to "work with me"...hee, hee.... on this.