Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Enough Already

It's the day after the US presidential election and I can't say that I'm surprised by the outcome.  Honestly, I think Romney had a much better showing than most folks expected when he became the republican frontrunner.  If only the republicans could find a nice middle-aged black woman or latina to run for president... even the playing field a bit.  Maybe now people on both sides of the aisle will quit spewing venom and start coming together for the greater good.

It's a sad commentary that radicals think Obama needs to be held down and scrutinized with a looking glass for the numbers 666 on his person.  Or the rise up and secede idea - that's gonna be productive.  I can't imagine anyone wants to relive those four years of hell where families were pitted against each other in the deadliest conflict in American history, the Civil War.  It may be a flawed political system in the United States, but it's the only system we have right now.  With the house, senate and presidency up for grabs every few years, seesawing back and forth with a variety of agendas from several parties, it's no wonder we often make little progress.

After living in Europe for the past two years, I can honestly say that the grass isn't going to be greener in another country.  All over the planet you're gonna be faced with clashing ideologies and good-intentioned politicians who try to do the best they can within a system that doesn't always produce the best possible outcome. Reality - some countries are ruled by political regimes (dare I say criminals, in some instances) that don't even pretend to have the best interests of their population at heart.  Maybe some folks do need to spend time living outside the good ol' US of A to have a better appreciation of the advantages enjoyed in a first world country.  

You may not be living as well as you think you should, or as well as you think the government should be providing on your behalf, but all you have to do is listen to the world news or read the newspapers to know it could all be a hell of a lot worse than having Obama in the White House for another four years.  The Good Lord willin' and the creek don't rise, we're gonna put on our big girl panties, man up, do some praying and work hard to put this great nation back together.  

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