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Election hangover November 7, 2012

“We” as a general population and electoral college have re-elected President Obama as our nation’s leader.  I couldn’t stay up for the results;  reading the twitter feeds and following along with the votes as they were being tallied was giving me major anxiety, so I went to bed.  This morning I awoke to the news.  News I can do nothing about.  News I am not happy about.  News I will live with and respect because, as a democracy, this is our country’s desire.

The President’s re-election wasn’t the only disappointing (to me and 48% of the country) result, but also some amendments to the constitution and a local referendum, HOWEVER……the people have voted and like it or not, today is Wednesday and life goes on.  I voted my conscience and my faith;  my prayer and hope for our country is that in regards to the  adage, “It’s going to get worse before it gets better” —is that we will have already hit the “worse” and perhaps we are  at a turnaround in our economy.  The “Change” hasn’t been for the better yet, but perhaps these next 4 years will turn it around….we can only hit our knees and pray and remember that God IS in control and Jesus is still King!

Galations 6:9  Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.

Now.  It’s time for a second cup of coffee!

God Bless America!

 

3 Responses to “Election hangover”

  1. pamasaurus Says:

    I may not agree with you politically, but I wanted to say that I’m proud of you for this post. I’ve read so much hate and negativity about the election that I was losing faith in people. The beauty of our country is that we have the right to vote, and majority rules. No one ever really stops to think that almost half the country doesn’t get what they want.

    • tracye1 Says:

      No one can please everyone. It’s a blessing we can agree to disagree, it makes life more interesting. I also am frustrated with the intolerance I’ve seen pre and post election, like 2-year old temper tantrums.

      • pamasaurus Says:

        AGREED! The amount of hate I’ve seen on my facebook page, from both sides, has been unreal. I was taught not to be a sore loser and to be a gracious winner. It seems the majority of people need a refresher in this idea! (Although, if you read my last post, you’d know I’m not a fan of either main candidate and wasted my voted on a third party i truly believed in, so I’m on the losing side as well, but I was prepared from the beginning.)


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