I was listening to Herman Cain on the radio in the car last night, while out getting something for dinner. He was in the middle of talking to someone and sounded rather frustrated. Now, especially for those of you who have never heard Herman Cain's show, he is THE most patient man I have ever heard. He rarely raises his voice and always tries to reason with people. I've heard him talk to people that make me want to tear my hair out, but he is just patient and calm with them.
So when I heard him starting to raise his voice on the radio last night, it caught my attention. Just what type of creature has turned calm, cool and collected Mr Cain into the man I hear yelling on the radio right now?
The creature was named Steve and the first words I heard fly out of Steve's mouth were:
"What don't you people get? I voted democratic in this last election and we won. Our guy is in the White House, so you have no room to complain. Sit down, shut up and let us take care of this because we won."
You could have picked me up off of the floor. To hear President Obama's (paraphrased) words coming out of someone else's mouth just shocked me. It shocked me to hear Obama say it in the first place, but it was like another slap in the face to hear it parroted from one of his supporters. (Besides, I don't recall them "sitting down and shutting up" when Bush was in office... nor would I have wanted them too... just sayin'...)
I really wish people would think for themselves, but like it or not, whomever holds the title of "President of the United States" is a role model. And they have the power to influence millions of people, all around the world, for better or worse. AND HE'S TEACHING PEOPLE THAT IT'S OK TO TELL PEOPLE TO "SIT DOWN AND SHUT UP!!! Unbelievable... just unbelievable. Mind you, he's not totally to blame... I'd hope people would have more of a head on their shoulders... but still... What else is he going to teach people that it's okay to do with that kind of influence? It scares me to think about it.