Thursday, September 10, 2009

Who’s got Excalibur now?



I’m in love with Americas’ new president. I know, I know. Who isn’t? Many Americans are wearing the t-shirts and ball caps. When I first saw Barack on Oprah years ago. I wondered: who is this guy with the weird name? . . . .  those Americans will never vote for a black President. Then history happened, a miracle. This well spoken, intelligent, African American man became President.

I still reserved my judgement. Once the swearing in celebrations were over and the last of the confetti was swept up I wondered, would this ‘politician’ follow through? While reading my morning paper today I was converted. Obama gave a speech Yesterday that blew me away: John Whitesides writes in ‘The Province’ Newspaper of Obamas speech:

‘Obama said: “The time for bickering is over”. and called for quick action on comprehensive health care overhaul that would dramatically transform the U.S. health system and health market. Obama issued a sharp rebuke to critics of his healthcare drive, accusing them of substituting scare tactics for honest debate. “I will not waste time with those who have made the calculation that it’s better politics to kill this plan than improve it”. ‘

Obama was heckled last night during his speech. Obama has been criticised and called a socialist but he won’t back down. Until a bill that makes healthcare accessible to every American, crosses the finish line, Obama will not give up. If that’s not inspiring I don’t know what is.

It is right and true that healthcare reform happens in America. Obama will not be intimidated my big insurance/big pharma or political conservatives. “The time for bickering IS over”. Wow, o.k. where do I sign up?

“ . . .  Arthur had obtained a magical sword from The Lady Of The Lake. This sword was called 'Excalibur" and with this weapon he vanquished many foes.”


Maybe Camelot hasn’t come to an untimely end after all.

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful post that is. You have a writing talent dear sister that I can only dream about!