I have mixed feelings today. This video and the realistic tone of Obama's speech, gives me optimism:
This video gives me much inspiration:
This photo of pure delight in the faces of these two little boys gives me hope:
But unlike many today, I've never been taken in by any politician. Because I've never forgotten that every politician is, well, a politician. Let's see if President Barack Obama now does what is best for Americans or instead does what is best for the extreme left-wing elements of the Democrat Party. We'll know within a few months where things are heading.
This is not a good sign:
“In the days ahead I will propose removing the roadblocks that have slowed our economy and reduced productivity. Steps will be taken aimed at restoring the balance between the various levels of government. Progress may be slow, measured in inches and feet, not miles, but we will progress. It is time to reawaken this industrial giant, to get government back within its means, and to lighten our punitive tax burden. And these will be our first priorities, and on these principles there will be no compromise.”
-- Ronald Reagan, January 20, 1981 Inaugural Address
“At this particular moment, only government can provide the short-term boost necessary to lift us from a recession this deep and severe.”