Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Thanks to Republicans the Handshake heard around the world continues to reverberate!
Obama is put down by Republicans as you know for absolutely 100% of everything he says and does. Now he is being dissed for greeting Chavez so warmly. He is being put down for smiling and shaking hands with Chavez. I am not ashamed to say it but I thought it was great and agreed with Chavez when he called Bush the Devil. Now Obama is being criticized by Republicans for shaking hands with Chavez because he was honest about the nightmare we all know Bush was.
The handshake heard around the world strengthens not weakens us as Republicans want you to believe. At this point you know if they say it is wrong it is right. If they say one thing if you do the exact opposite you will be right on! Thanks to Obama the entire world realizes we have a chance for a new beginning. We are our only limit now not Bush the Divider. Chavez as Castro agreed said yes there is a chance.
It is a two way street as you know! Under Bush the my way or the highway instagatory Bush Venezuela had withdrawn their Ambassador from the US. Now under Obama Chavez professed an interest in reinstituting mutual Ambassadors. This is a good thing. I do not understand how uniting the America's at such a critical time can be misconstrued as a bad thing. We are not weakened by extending a hand we are strengthened with unity. It is time for us to rekindle our relationship with our back yard Latin America. It is for our own Redemption. Our own future, all the America's!
What Obama did in this instance was right. Republican's say it will be a world of trouble for us but I do not believe it. As we said, if Republican's say it is wrong then it is right. I have watched Obama's actions for 3 days now and can't for the life of me see how one could construe Obama's actions of inclusion, reciprocation, and a new start as weakening us. I don't get it! I see unity if it happens as a major strengthening.
One thing Obama did I did disagree with. I did not like to see Obama sit there with a smile on his face while listening to Ortega's 50 minute rant about America. This is Obama not Bush or any other subversive President of the past. What happened, happened. We can't change that but we can have a new beginning. Obama should at the very least have directly addressed Ortega. He should have pointed out that what Chavez said and did was conciliatory and helpful for all our successful productive future.
However what Ortega ranted about is why we as a community of the America's are in this position. Granted I have to say we the US created this problem too. That aside we absolutely must kill this angry divisive rhetoric of the past right now if we are to succeed together into the future successfully. We all saw what trying to dominate and impress our will on Latin America and the world did. We must unite as equals and we will be okay, Those who do not will be left behind.
* In closing They must be made to realize this and the time for forgiveness and unity is now. We must focus on the US economy first now. All Latin American economies and the rest of the world to one degree or the other are dependent on US recovery. Like it or not we are now interdependent. We are a one world economy. We must reach out if we are to succeed. Get along! Drop the old games. Time for games is over for now!