Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Historic Election Thoughts

Here are a few of my thoughts after a long and historical election season.

:: Change is never something most humans embrace. Not sure what changes will take place with new Presidential administration but I do expect and will not be surprised by them.

:: "When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves." ~Victor Frankl

:: Sarah Palin is good for politics...I expect her to get a lot of experience over the next four years.

:: Barack Obama gave a great acceptance speech. Equally, John McCain's was gracious and sincere. I wanted them to remember this day, so I asked my boys to watch McCain's speech with us - They were asleep when Obama spoke.

:: Although Obama's ideology may be hard to embrace for some conservatives, booing and hissing (whining) via Facebook/Twitter about those points of difference is tactless [ht: Scott Harris]. If one feels passionate about a matter ... be an agent of change for that matter. Don't complain.

:: I understand taxes will probably raise. Not thrilled. I understand that there will be Democratic control of the big three (Executive, Judicial, and Legislative branches) ... not thrilled - no party should have that much control.

:: I think conservatives should give the same support that they would want democrats to give, especially if the election turned out differently. Just thinking out loud here.

:: "Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment." - Ben Franklin

:: 2 Chronicles 7:14 - election or no election. If you are a Christ-follower, here is a good post to read.

What ONE thing will you remember most about this election?


Melissa said...

Good post, lovey.

Anonymous said...

I have worked in many administrative offices. The one consistent observation I have is this.

Most CEO's are very ideological. They have great ideological expectations. I haven't met one that doesn't have a great strategic plan. The part that always falls apart is that they don’t have the experience to implement the changes that they expect.

They don't understand why their Managers have such a hard time implementing the plan's simple goals and concepts.

The results are always negative. I pray that this doesn't happen here. Great plans without a well thought out budget or plan of action = chaos.

Then it trickles down to every staff member...

Corrie said...

I agree with the part about the booing and hissing. I was dismayed when, during McCain's very gracious speech, people booed every time Obama's name was mentioned. Very poor taste.