Wednesday, November 5, 2008

To all the Election Grinches . . .

Give me an effin' break! I'm sick and tired of the nation being divided so bitterly against one another. Can we not focus on how much the candidates had in common? Yes, here in Texas today there are more disappointed (and sometimes pissed off) people than happy people as a result of the election, but come on - we're all people and moreover, we're all Americans. We all have the same fundamental beliefs - freedom, democracy, the pursuit of happiness, all men (and women) are created equal, etc., etc., etc. I understand that we are all passionate about our candidates and the leadership we want for this country (as we should be), but in the end, we all get a vote and the nation's overall vote was for a capable (if less than optimally experienced) man. He has proven his ability to take the heat, to face the consequences of his actions, to lead a people, to achieve success. Are there issues with Obama and Biden? - hell yeah. Would there have been issues with McCain and Palin? - another hell yeah. But the fact of the matter is that we have a new President-Elect, and we, as Americans (republican, democrat, independent, black, white, or red), should support him as he prepares to lead our nation to the best of his ability. To all the pissed off Republicans: Take a day to be pisssed off, and then get over yourselves. You've had eight years of the White House and I think most of us would agree that the country is not the better for it. There is no way to tell whether Obama will rise to the occasion or fail miserably. I, however, intend to reserve judgment until he has been given a chance to prove himself.

Now, by the tone of this blog, you might believe that I am an Obama supporter or that I am a Democrat. I am neither. Nor am I a card-carrying Republican. I do not intend to debate politics with you or anyone else. I simply want to say that this is our country. It is a great country. And we should support our country and our fellow countrymen. (Stepping off of soapbox now).

2 comments:

lisawitt said...

Amen sister! thats what my short and sweet little blog entry really wanted to say. I am so repulsed by the sore losers, for lack of a better word, who are "disgusted", "disappointed in america", "sick with the ignorance", etc etc etc due to the outcome of the election. I am sure, there would have been some similar comments from obama supporters had mccain won but not near to the nastiness I have witnessed many McCain supporters. It infuriates me that people are "ignorant or stupid" because they don't agree with the McCain/Palin camp. I also am not a die-hard dem or rep, simply someone who is ready for some change for the better and hopes that maybe Obama can do it. if not, its only 4 years...then we can give someone else a shot! it can't be any worse than the last 4!

Kelly said...

I concur!!!