January 18, 2009



In the last three days I have felt really good about watching the news. The “Miracle on the Hudson” was an inspiration to everyone, seeing extraordinary leadership and regular people overcoming the overwhelming odds.


The next few days should be uplifting as well, with the highly anticipated inauguration of Barack Obama. Although I’m thrilled with the departure of George W. Bush, I am grateful that he kept us safe since 911 and has done so much for Africa. I believe he is a good man, but delusional. He listened to the wrong people, and didn’t fire them when he should have.


The new President is taking over our country at the most difficult time in American History, but he actually might be able to turn things around. A lot of naysayers are calling his appeal to people who voted for him, “to be patient…and lower your expectations”, a cop-out on not having to make good on his campaign promises. I call it dealing with priorities, and the economy certainly qualifies as that! President Obama certainly has the organizational skills to create a team of the best minds to deal with this crisis, and I’m rooting for him.


I am concerned, however, with the closing of “Gitmo” and the possible release of terrorists back to their countries where they could lead groups who are trying to kill us. Remember what happened on June 13, 2008, when 750 suspected militants escaped from an Afghan prison. Although we were winning the war in Afghanistan, it was only a matter of weeks, before there was a resurgence of the Taliban, which was led by many of the prison escapees!


I believe that President Obama, will do what’s best for all of us. It’s a gift to be able to inspire, but it’s a blessing to be able to deliver. I may be naïve, but I believe he really cares about what the average American thinks. As half-black and half- Jewish, I know what it’s like to be discriminated against. I’ve been a victim of Racism, Sexism, Eliteism, and now ageism, but I never gave up hope.


God, Bless You, Mr. President, even before you take office you’ve shown that you  are a man of inclusion. You make me proud to be an American again!



Copyright 2009 by Artie Wayne 





To read “Please President Obama…Listen To Your Grandmother”





  1. Really excited and emotioinal about this, I pray for him to stay like he is and do the right things , He seems very grounded and good. I believe he can help us out of the mess we have found ourselves in, I will conture to pray for him and our Great Country with more love to go around than ever. I believe this is the Best thing that has happened to our Country in so many years and it will turn around and be the shining examble to the Rest of the World and be able to help the rest of the World also as we always have tried to do. Thank you for this Opportunity Artie. Love, Vikki Sallee-Dillard

  2. Anonymous Says:

    “You make me proud to be an American again!”

    You sound like Michelle Obama when you say things like that. You should always be proud to be an American. The liberty and freedoms granted by our constitution are unrivaled by any other country. There is nowhere better to live, and for these reasons I will always be proud of my country. I voted for McCain, but regardless of Obama’s performance, I will still be proud to be an American. Our country is greater than one man, and those who would have you believe otherwise have deluded themselves with partisan politics.

    “In the last three days I have felt really good about watching the news.”

    This is likely the real reason you “feel” better about America. The liberal media has stopped tearing down the Bush administration and our country with their constant lies, half-truths, and omissions. It’s now okay for the liberal media to be proud of America again. Now that Obama is President, we will here how America has been “renewed” and its image “restored” around the world. It is not America that has changed, but instead it is the view of America that has changed — a view that changes based on politics. I just wish liberals could remember that this country transcends their political bias and that it will continue to be great regardless of who leads it.

  3. Joe Nelson Says:

    I believe it was Sen. Strom Thurmond who vowed that you’d see snow in South Carolina before you’d see a black man run the country… appropriately the white stuff started falling here in Columbia about 4AM yesterday. All told we got about an inch (now gone) and about 3″ upstate from what I’ve heard – but you have to admit God has a vicious sense of humor. God bless former President Bush, God bless President Obama and God bless the USA!

  4. Patti Says:

    I was going to write something, but Anonymous did it for me. Thank you, whomever you are. I am always proud of America. It’s not perfect, because it’s made up of imperfect humans. Still, it’s the best country on Earth.
    I have lived in a socialist country for a year now, and I will be watching to ensure Obama doesn’t take the U.S. to that every spiraling downward road.

  5. any Says:

    Why praise the anti-christ?

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