Sunday, January 18, 2009

Hail to the Chief

What can I say. I jumped off the Obama bandwagon after the election. Why not? I mean I supported him as the best man for the job and he won but there are two months between winning the election and becoming POTUS (President of the United States) so why not. Its not like anything was happening in those months really and I'm waiting for results when he finally is President.

Plus I get this feeling that many of the Obama supporters think he's going to click his heels three times (his mother was from Kansas after all) and suddenly recession over and war in Gaza over and we find a cure for Cancer, AIDS and the common cold and the world links hands and sings Kumbaya.

And ya know what! They might actually be right!

Didn't expect that did ya?

I'm being facetious mind you but still, no one can say that Obama and his election victory have not been good for the US economy and he's not even been sworn in yet. Unbelievable!

Think about it. Do you realize how much Obama merchandise has been sold in the last couple of months? From comic books (and since it was the only Obama merchandise I'd probably buy I'm mad I didn't get one last Wednesday) to sex toys, I kid you not on that one, and everything in between the visage of Obama has adorned more product than one would possibly believe. Mugs, t-shirts, key chains, trinkets of all descriptions, Obama has been moving some serious product. I mean Reagan and Clinton and those guys were good for a few t-shirts and Halloween masks but damn Obama's image is on everything. Too bad they didn't copyright that and start up a corporation cause if they had that might be the only stock in the stock market that was going up right now.

I mean its pretty incredible and I'd love to see someone release some figures on how much money the Obama image has created for the US economy in the past few months.

Then you have this inauguration thing. Everybody gong to this thing! People who faid to fly, who don't leave their house to go to the corner store, recluses, people that normally frighten for a lil crowd of two and three people, black people that you don't see at all from October to April and that duz hibernate when the first leaves start falling off the trees and only peep their heads out come spring, all running down to DC for Tuesday and they are coming from everywhere: out of city, out of state, out of country. Its bananas! I mean people flying down and driving down from Toronto, people flying in from the Caribbean. Everyone wants to glimpse the man and get a touch of the hem of his garment. You know how happy the airlines must be with the amount of travellers they getting for this event? And the car people and oil people and the hotel people must be just as thrilled too.

And its pretty amazing that these people are leaving their homes in other countries and going to cold DC to take part in this event and be a part of history given how unbelievably cold it has been in the North East in the past couple of weeks.

Imagine if they had had the swearing in in the summer?

Boy that Obama fella single handedly keeping this economy going! And he ain't even got no real power yet so yea imagine what going happen when he finally sworn in.

Me I'm sarcastic and jdid so I'm just waiting for actual results now. All hail the POTUS.

10 comments:

Campfyah said...

T-21 hrs and counting...yes the countdown has begun and we will ushe in ah new era. Obamania..

so why you ein come down tuh be a part of the activities? Yuh missing out. Ah gine save ah Obama item for yuh.

Jdid said...

camp, he din gine leff he warm house ta come stand up in the cold an watch me so I doan see why i should do dat fa he.

Crankyputz said...

All Im saying is why can't the have it in Cali? I'd go to Cali!

And boy am I glad I got my Obama Tshirt for $2 last year, when he was a measly nobody....

Will said...

i'm watching winona ryder on tv right now... as i read your post her head kept morphing into obama's... creepy...

there was an article in the paper here this week about three people who are going to the inauguration... it made the papers here... weird...

Olivia said...

Today at his inaugural luncheon he actually had to guarantee that he would make mistakes. Just so everyone knows he hasn't got a magic wand, or glittery red shoes!

Stunner said...

Yeah a lot of people have their hopes of a golden age pinned on Obama.

Jacqueline Smith said...

Jdid, you too bad. I glad for the show of support all these little old ladies showing. Anyone of them coulda been Rosa parkes. Hey, das nearly as much people as what we have in Jamaica at the Washington Park you know. This must be the biggest thing to happen this century.

Urban Sista said...

I only wish I was there -- and I'm one of them Black people who does hibernate from November to April. People went because they wanted to be eyewitnessing to history -- being cold isn't as difficult to take when you're seeing history being made.

Abeni said...

All hail. Boy, nuff expectations on him let's hope he can meet 1/3 even

Ruthibelle said...

all hail POTUS... *SMH* only you, Jdid, only you...

I guess you could say I still very much on the bandwagon; know better than to expect miracles, but stupid enough to believe in possibilities.