After eight years of Bush, how could things possibly
November 10, 2008 | As a liberal in Utah, I have a
unique position and ability to help out those less fortunate
than me, the conservatives. There are plenty to go around
here in Utah, many more than you could ever shake a
stick at, and I hold them in such a special place in
With the newly elected liberal, African-American president,
many Utahns are afraid. I understand that it must be
terrifying for them after such a very long eight years
of Bush. It must be difficult for them to remember the
good times. Many of them have questions, and that is
why I am here. I have heard the cries for help and I
am answering the call. I will address a few of the questions
and fears that the Republicans in Utah are now voicing.
Question: Will Obama appoint known terrorists and
people that hate America in his Cabinet?
Answer: No. Obama is not a terrorist. He is not a
Muslim. He will appoint members to his cabinet that
support his ideas and that will push for his agenda,
but that is not an anti-American agenda.
Question: Will God be taken out of America? Will they
ban churches and any sort of form of worship? Will they
make Christmas illegal?
Answer: No. being liberal does not mean that you are
an atheist that sings, "God is dead," to the tune of
"We Wish You a Merry Christmas." Obama himself is a
Christian that attends church regularly. There are in
fact many liberals who believe in a compassionate God
that cares for all his children, not just the upper
Question: Should I be afraid? Obama is just so dangerous.
Answer: No! I have heard so many people say that they
are afraid now that Obama will be president. This is
not the first time that there has been a liberal president
and when other liberals took office, the country was
doing great! The 1990s with Bill Clinton at the helm
held some of the most prosperous times with an actual
budget surplus. Also, after four years of Bush, how
could it possibly get worse?
Our allies are convinced that we are warmongering
elitists that are too good to work together to tackle
global issues such as terrorism and global warming.
The economy is in shambles. The national debt is climbing
steadily as the dollar drops in value. The polls suggest
that less than 10 percent of Americans are happy about
the way the country is going. The war in Afghanistan
is producing little results and the war in Iraq is costing
billions a day. And you say that you are afraid? How
could he possibly be worse than Bush? What are you afraid
Question: Will abortions and gay marriage be required
Answer: Again, no. There will be little change. Gay
marriage is considered a state option. Abortion has
been legal in this country since the Supreme Court's
landmark 1973 decision, Roe v. Wade. Neither the president
nor Congress can change that.
Ultimately, all I can say to you Republicans out there
is, don't worry, there's nothing to fear. When you hit
rock bottom, there's only one way to go, and that's
up. So next time you start to stress out about Obama
and whether he will end life as we know it, I want you
to stop, relax, remember that it will all be OK, and
the next four years will be much better than the last.