Wow. America celebrates. You might have thought that the Messiah has arrived.
"Happy days are here again". Or are they? I have a feeling that after the party everybody is going to wake up with a hangover. A cup of coffee won't cure the hangover and hollow promises of "change" won't cure America's problems. The reality check is in the mail.
From this side of the Atlantic the elections looked more like a popularity contest than an attempt to deal with the issues and make an intelligent choice regarding who is the best man for the job. An election of gimmicks: A man with African ancestry got the black vote out. A female vice presidential candidate on the opposing ticket also garnered a lot of publicity and generated enthusiasm among many. What will they think of to fire the average American's imagination four years from now?
A little bit of unsolicited advice from Cosmic X in Jerusalem for Barack Obama: Don't try to mess around with us Jews! Remember what is written in the book of Genesis (12:1-3), in the Torah portion that Jews from all over the world will read this Sabbath:
"Now the LORD said unto Abram: 'Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto the land that I will show thee. And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and be thou a blessing. And I will bless them that bless thee, and him that curseth thee will I curse; and in thee shall all the families of the earth be blessed.'"Again, don't mess around with the Jewish People. Don't listen to the Arabists in the State Department, Dhimmi Carter, or to Zbignew what's his name.
One more thing: Be sure to read Soccer Dad every morning.