The New York Times today sent me spiraling. Today’s headline makes it clear to me (I mean, really pounds it into my skull) that we live in a time of disparity, fear and uncertainty. Yet what really rubs the salt in the wound and gets my blood boiling, is the fact that my candidate, the person who initially spoke of change, the one who says “Yes we can”, the fantastic speaker and motivator and persuader and uplifter — yes, Barack Obama voted FOR the bill.
Oh you poor poor long ignored Bill of Rights. What happened to you? When was the first time your only view was the sight of our retreating backs? How much abuse can you continue to take before we just declare we are no longer empowered and protected by you?
Of course I’m still voting for Obama, but I’m watching him. Watching him with a heavier heart now. Political posturing is one thing, but voting is another.