Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Am I a Democrat now?!

It is the firefighter’s courage to storm a stairway filled with smoke, but
also a parent’s willingness to nurture a child, that finally decides our

I tortured Deuce by watching the inauguration instead of his after-lunch Backyardigans today. To say President Obama is well-spoken is like saying I have a little cellulite. He's cool calm and collected on the day he inherits a struggling economy and a war.

The goals he layed out in he inaugural address are going to be challenging, if not damned near impossible. But he struck some notes with me that rang true.

The success of our economy has always depended not just on the size of our Gross
Domestic Product, but on the reach of our prosperity; on our ability to extend
opportunity to every willing heart - not out of charity, but because it is the
surest route to our common good.

The key to this one is the "willing heart." The opportunity to earn a living for those willing to work for it is an issue that has been on the minds of this DeuceFamily since, oh, say October 21, 2008.

If President Obama can really help instill this nation with accountability toward our children and the desire to work hard, then I might just become a believer.

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