Friday, November 9, 2012

Now What - Us vs. Them, Or We?

     Now that the election is over we will no longer be inundated by all those political commercials; instead we will be swamped by holiday commercials. But it is also a good opportunity to forge a consensus of we instead of us vs. them. After all, are we not all Americans?
     In spite of the fact that we have different opinions on many matters, when I looked out on the morning of November 7, the sun had risen, birds were singing, people were going to work (at least many of them), and the world had not ended overnight.
     Later that morning I attended the monthly breakfast of my high school graduating class, what few of us that are still here, and heard statements such as, “There's not much I can do about it,” and “I'm not sure the country can last for the next four years.”
     Come on guys, what the hell do you think is going to happen? Is the country going to slide into the sea? Oh, I forgot, the Mayan calender predicts the end of the earth on December 21.
     Whatever the outcome of Barack Obama's second term, we have probably endured worse. Think of James Buchanan, U.S Grant and Warren Harding.
     Now that the GOP has failed to hold Obama to one term, let's prod our elected representatives, regardless of party, to find a way to work together for the good of the country.
     We do not have to keep electing these morons.
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