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Re: [teacherartexchange] The election


Date: Fri Nov 07 2008 - 12:44:29 PST

Thank you, Tina, for a very rational view from the other side. I wholeheartedly agree that we
have extremely high expectations for Obama, after the train wreck of the last administration.
He's inheriting a terrible mess: two unpopular wars that aren't going well, a domestic economy
in the tank, a world wide financial crisis. I'm trying hard to remember that he will not be
able to fix it all, IF at all, in just four years.

On another forum I read, some wag noted that once again, a black man is saddled with a job
nobody else wants to do. "As part of his duties, the black man will have to spend four to
eight years cleaning up the messes other people left behind." ; D


> The election didn't go the way I personally wanted it to go, but I will
> however support my new president to the best of my ability.
> Obama has the whole world watching him to see how he does. The expectations
> that have been placed on him are tremendous. His supporters have high hopes
> that he will be the one who fixes everything. His critics are just waiting
> for him to make the least little mistake. I'm worried the first time
> something goes wrong that people who jumped on the "hope and change"
> bandwagon will be disappointed and Obama's critics will make him the
> scapegoat.
> I hope that Americans will remember that Obama is just a man. He has to work
> within the system that has been built. It's a crooked, cesspool of greed, no
> matter which party you're in. Things won't change overnight and chances are
> that things are going to get worse before they get better.
> Obama has a lot to live up to. I certainly don't envy him right now.
> TinaV
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