January 20th, 2009 a day that will live in infamy, at least for the Democratic party of the USA.
One year ago, the liberal party was bragging and smiling - slapping each others backs and dreaming of a Dem-better world. McCain had been dispatched back to the retirement home, Palin was dealing with teen pregnancy, a displeased boy-friend -in law, and a state government in shambles and control of the US government was a certainty. Now we emerge from that year and have a much different picture. President Obama is being attacked from his own party about many issues. He is being courted by party insiders to move towards the center. He has lost the senate and will probably lose seats and support in the house in the mid term elections. What a strange world. The once upcoming bright face of liberal politics is now a fading politico that may give you warts if you stand to close. He can surely tarnish your image if you let him. After the first year I give the Obama team a D. The only reason they don't get an F is that we still haven't been overrun by a foreign country, yet. We all need to be thankful for the change and we should approach the future with optimistic caution. Maybe the next 3 years wont be the end of the world as we know it!