I don't think Obama will take this country to a better direction, however I don't believe that McCain would of done any better. He will however take us to a "different" direction, and for most of America who is angry with our current disgrace of a president, that is good enough.
To the Republicans who are mad at this situation, the only people you should blame are the people in the republican party that refused to put a stop to Bush and his bull$#1t. They could of stopped him, they didn't. Now the country went the exact opposite direction. The only REAL republican was boycotted by his own party during the presidential election. The GOP, Fox News, and a lot of other Neo-Conservative organizations did all they could to stop someone like Congressman Dr.Ron Paul from getting into power. They can't have someone that believes in constitutional rights, that would put an end to their plan. Fortunately for them, most of America is stupid and listens to what the TV tells them, so when the TV told people not to worry about Dr. Ron Paul since he wasn't a "viable candidate," the brainless mass media zombies of this nation did exactly as they were told (right before watching to see how many kids Angelina Jolie adopted and what Paris Hilton did this week.)
The republican party is nothing of its former self. They have no one to blame but themselves for the results of this election. They let him run free and urinate all over the bill of rights and make our country look bad, and as the old saying goes, "you reap what you sow." Not to say that I think the Dems will do any better, I just have a feeling that they will do worse in a different way.
I have no use for the Neo-Conservative Republicans OR the Bleeding Heart Liberal Democrats. Both want big government, and both parties work on destroying our constitutional rights. The far left Democrats want to get rid of the second amendment, the far right republicans want to get rid of the fourth amendment. Bit by bit of course, not all at once. I got this CRAAAAAAAZY idea:
How about American's keep ALL their constitutional rights? Gee, what an interesting concept.
I believe in limited government, personal choice, freedom, the principals that were laid forth by our founding fathers and THE CONSTITUTION. Therefore I am a Libertarian.
Speaking of the founding fathers, here are a few quotes from my favorite one. Funny how if you read what most of these guys had to say, it sounds pretty much like what the Libertarian party says to this day. Hmmm.....
When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.
The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.
The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive.
Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations; entangling alliances with none.