All the action is in Washington, D.C., this week with the inauguration of Barack Obama. Here in the Lower Hudson Valley, residents are talking about the inaugural festivities, the election, and their thoughts on what an Obama administration will mean for the county — and the economy.
While there are many who are still hotly debating the election and its outcome, many others, who voted on both sides of the aisle, are advocating that people need to put the election to rest and move on to tackle the bigger issues in the economy.
Here’s what you have to say:
Let’s wish the new president well and start working together to help make this country what it ought to be.
Now that Obama is in, let’s get to business and start making good on all of those promises that he blurted out. What we don’t need to hear is 4 years of “Bush did it.” We need to hear “We did it,” and hopefully it was done right. I dislike bi-partisan (politics) … all of you are a bunch of crybabies. … You wanted it and now you got it, so get to work and fix it or get out! Good luck!
There is a messianic aspect to this that really distrubs me. Obama is a man, he is not the second coming.
Can we focus over the next few days on what is good about America? Once again, we will be showing the world how the most powerful nation on earth will peacefully and smoothly transition from one leader to the next, and in this case with vastly different ideologies. I cheer this and I am proud of this! I also am proud of the next president of the United States, not because of his color, although I understand and see that this is something very powerful for other Americans, especially those in the African-American community. … I am proud because … he takes on the office of the presidency, and with that comes the respect and honor that is deserved of that office. I pray for President Obama to be a success because if he succeeds we all succeed. It is time to pull together.
Yet another gooey article gushing over Barack Obama. The media just cannot contain themselves. … Unfortunately, for the next four years we will all be subject to a fawning media who would rather serve as a doormat to the president as opposed to holding him accountable.