Tuesday’s surprise victory of Scott Brown for the Massachusetts Senate seat vacated by the late Ted Kennedy is the most undeniable evidence of such change.

Today is the one year anniversary of Barack Obama’s inauguration as President of the United States. Even as a staunch opponent of candidate Obama, as an American patriot I smiled with pride on January 20, 2009 at our nation’s ability to elect a black president for the first time. I conceded to do my duty as a citizen to honor the new president, now my president (my opinion that he was wildly unqualified for the job aside).

I cringed as he supported legislation for late term abortions on his first week in office. No surprise there, other than his startling efficiency to advocate for the destruction of human life, just as he promised.

As the weeks went by, the meat behind his substance-less campaign slogans of “Hope” and “Change” began to emerge.

In helpless horror I watched as the Obama Administration continued the rotten bailout trend started by Bush in stimulus after stimulus. I screamed in anger when reading details of how countless billions of stimulus money in the “Economic Recovery Act” went to utterly useless pork projects that were a shameful waste of taxpayer dollars. Don’t even get me started on the government’s takeover of GM, a move that brought admiration from Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez, who openly commented that he and fellow dictator Fidel Castro were on the edge of being to the right of Obama.

As millions of jobs were lost, Obama continued to blame Bush, shouting to be heard over the deafening sound of more currency printing to support costly, unnecessary programs that served to do nothing but shore up useless bureaucracy and devalue the dollar further while plunging this country deeper into unsustainable debt.

I wondered if the millions of youth and war-weary adults who had cast their vote for Obama simply as the “anti-Bush” candidate even knew what this country had gotten into, or if they even cared. I questioned if anyone was paying attention to the destructive path this country was heading down. The first half of the year I felt no one was. I’ve begun to realize that is far from the truth. Many, like me, are beyond disgusted at what’s going on in this country and are fighting back. Tuesday’s election results are no small indication of that.

To be continued…

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