As you vote today (or choose not to) are you still waiting for change? All that seems to be reported in the media is how people are dissatisfied with the job that President Obama has done so far because he has not kept his promises.
For these people, I have one question: Exactly what can be changed in the space of one or two years when you are cleaning up the eight-year mess left by the last guy in office? In 2009 Frank Schaeffer blogged about Obama’s true report card, detailing how many of his initial supporters jumped ship the minute popular support waned, despite some successes he has had.
If you really want to see change in our country then it is something that you will have to participate in and actually want. The problem with many people is they claim to want change, but when it actually arrives at their door they bolt all locks and close the shutters and then turn around and complain about it. It is much easier to sit back and let someone else do all the work and then try to jump on the bandwagon once they start succeeding. On the other hand, if they seem to fail you can just say, “I told you so.”
It will be interesting to see how these midterm elections turn out and who will be given the “upper hand” in the political arena. Making an informed choice will require research on these candidates to begin understanding what their goals really are. Television and radio commercials cannot be counted as valid sources, since they only seem to serve the purpose of pointing out the oppositions’ flaws and shortcomings.
Nothing is more certain than the fact that things change, whether we want them to or not. So ask yourself are you willing to do the work needed to influence change or would you prefer to watch the world pass you by as it changes?