Tuesday, November 8, 2016

It Ain't Over Til It's Over, But Hopefully It Will Be Over When It's Over



Well, we're finally here folks, the day we've been eagerly waiting for for the last 18 months, haha.  Maybe that is a true truism.  We've been eagerly waiting to get it over with.  After tonight we can put away all our hostility, outrage, irritation, resentment, exasperation, angst, anger, acrimony, animosity, antagonism and every other nasty A word Roget's can throw out.

We're smart enough to know that the issues aren't going to be gone on November 9.  Remember the Bush-haters?  After Florida 2000, they didn't let up for the whole eight years he was in office.  It was despicable and divisive.  Please, please, please, let's not do that again.  Rodney King's famous thought has never been so needed:  Why can't we all just get along?

We're Americans, and we can do it!

BTW, I voted for McMullin, a write-in in Oregon.   We may not like the winner of this contest, but  we suck it up and work for good and right until the next campaign starts in about 12 months . . .

For your amusement:


6 comments:

  1. My cousin in South Carolina voted for McMullin last week (I think he was actually on the ballot there), and a friend in Massachusetts posted that she wrote his name in this morning. I thought about voting for him today. NC is a battleground state this year so my vote for HRC or Trump might matter more than if I were in a decidedly red state (like my cousin's), but, truthfully, I just don't like either Trump or Clinton very much. I'm still not sure what I'll do, but I'm planning to vote soon. I'm praying to do the right thing... :)

    I enjoyed your post. Cute pictures!

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  2. Well, Susanne. What do you think now? It's late Tuesday night and I'm feeling mixed up.

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  3. I am not surprised that my state ended up going for Trump. Many of them voted for the platform of the Republican party. Not really liking Trump, they hoped he'd at least honor the pro-life stance. (The abortion issue was mentioned a lot by conservatives on my Facebook news feed. Many said they were not voting for Trump, but voting pro-life. What can I say? We grew up in a strong pro-life culture and think unborn babies are worth protecting. Not many gray areas...)

    Also, many were concerned about Supreme Court nominations, Obamacare which has made premiums sky-rocket, and so forth.

    I'm not surprised at all that Trump won here. African Americans didn't find her as appealing as Obama so they didn't show up for her in strong enough numbers.

    BUT, I was shocked by the returns showing PA, WI, and MI were in play for Trump. They had pinked those in on the maps I was following so I went to bed around 1 my time. Nothing had been officially called, but it was stunningly, shockingly, and surprisingly (can I find any more "s---ngly" words to use?) going Trump's way.

    Before I got into bed, my Syrian friend texted me from Germany (where he lives now).

    Samer

    I cannot believe Trump will be your next president

    Susanne

    I am stunned!!!!!! He won traditionally blue states. Unreal. I had NO idea.

    1:07am
    Samer Al-Hakim

    4 more years of Trump in TV. This is torture

    Samer

    1 year already was enough


    So, it will be interesting to see what happens especially, too, since the Senate did not flip as many had predicted.


    Thanks for allowing me to discuss politics on your blog. :)

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  4. Oh, I went with you on my vote.

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    1. Wow, isn't voting a great thing? We're all equal in that we each possess one vote and we can use it how we see fit. Some folks thought that any vote not used for one of the 2 major candidates was wasted. A vote is never wasted. It's an expression of your opinion at a given time; everyone has a right to their own opinion. I wish the write-ins were all tallied across the country so that we could see the impact of our vote. I hope you got satisfaction out of casting your vote for a write-in.

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  5. I appreciate the explanation about North Carolina. I live in a very liberal state which makes it hard for conservatives like me; good for states like NC to keep the balance.

    You were one of millions of Americans who could hardly believe what they were seeing. Even when a Trump victory was apparent it didn't seem possible. Now that we have Congress and the president on the same page, there's no excuse for not taking care of some of our serious issues.

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