The majority of American voters made their decision, and it’s time to move on. President Obama has been re-elected and he’s going to be in the White House for the next four years.
Obviously, some people in this country — and particularly in our area — are not ready to face those facts. They somehow think the world will end sometime during the next four years as a result of Obama’s re-election. I’m not sure how the world survived his first four years as president, but I’ve never claimed to be real smart.
These naysayers think the election results will change or there will be a do-over election if they continue complaining and projecting hatred toward the president and everything he does.
They’re wrong, but it won’t stop some people from wasting their energy.
To Democrats’ credit, they were not ready to crucify President Bush during his final term even though most had a serious dislike for the way he was leading the country. Instead, many Democrats blamed themselves for not having a more electable nominee than John Kerry.
The ultra right in this country are crazed about the thought of Obama having another term. In most cases, it goes beyond Obamacare or foreign policy.
Here is a sampling of themes and comments people have sent me via email or called in within the past week or so:
Obama is taking us further and further away from God. This woman’s thinking is that the president is a Muslim. OK, that’s not a new one.
Obama is a communist.
Obama wants your 401(k).
Let’s join together before it’s too late. We need to secede now.
I could add dozens more to this list, but you get the point.
The seceding one is popular these days, with many local residents apparently feeling the same sentiment. You would think there would be a compelling reason before such drastic measures are taken. Either way, it didn’t work out very well the first time.
My father taught me a long time ago that if you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem. We’re not going to change who will be our president during the next four years, but if you have ideas about how to make things better, try passing it on to people who can carry the message.