Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Angie Harmon deemed "Racist" for hating Obama

Okay, okay - so the story showed up on AOL just 10 hours ago and I got my hot little fingers all over it. It is actually a tagline from a website called Popeater, but the header grabbed my attention which is, of course why I am posting about it. It is filed under "politics, gut reactions and movie news", interestingly enough. Here is the link to the story: http://www.popeater.com/movies/article/angie-harmon-deemed-racist-for-hating/404722?icid=mainmaindl2link6http%3A%2F%2Fwww.popeater.com%2Fmovies%2Farticle%2Fangie-harmon-deemed-racist-for-hating%2F404722

Angie Harmon is an amazing actress and is among a number of Republicans who are disenchanted with our current President. After barely surviving the last 8 years, I know what it feels like to have a voice in the White House espousing policies that are so far from your own ideaology, one wanted to go to bed and wake up when it was all over. Thank God, the American public has spoken and it is all over - we are in a new era of hope and change sweeping the land, indeed the entire globe.

President Obama is faced with some of the most tumultuous times in recent history - two wars, an economic crisis the likes of which we have not seen since the Great Depression, the auto industry in crisis and rising unemployment. He is recently being criticized for taking on too much at once. What on earth is the man supposed to do? Retire to his bed at 9.00 each night and hope and pray that things just get better?

We are in an unprecedented time - good and bad - there is much greatness in the world - we are more unified with our allies than in recent years - we are more aware of being part of a global environment - we are finally addressing global warming, community gardens, taking care of our neighbors on our streets and across the world. There is also much sorrow. Wars, famine, turbulence, political unrest in many parts of the world.

This week, President Obama is meeting with the G-20 in an amazing show of force, not the usual meeting just for the original G-8, but also for the up and coming, developing forces in the world - this is an incredibly brave endeavor - Vice President Biden started out last week to warm the stage for Obama - the two men are an incredible force - formidable, even.

This financial debacle began on our shores - the greed of Americans, specifically COO's, CEO's and other top executives, along with their cohorts on Wall Street - saw a way in which they could earn obscene amounts of monies with toxic mortgages and now we have the fallout - huge foreclosure rates and millions of out of work Americans, not to mention the debacle with our own 401 K accounts.

Yes - Angie Harmon can express her outrage at what she believes to be Obama's inexperience, but in my estimation, he is doing an amazing job with remarkable grace and leadership. It is her right to criticize, but let us not call her racist because our new President just happens to be black.

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