Despite Republican promises that the world as we know it would end if he were re-elected, Barack Obama is President of the United States for four more years. Now, the “no” bodies in Congress may see the Republican Party disappear completely if they continue their negativism and partisan BS. Or, they can begin to compromise as the framers intended. As we intended!
A vast majority of other nations hoped Obama would continue to lead us, while almost 50 percent of American voters hoped for less. Now, we have to soften the conversation, and try to solve hard problems both here and over seas.
You people who were just elected—make it happen! Get off your partisan behind parts and start representing all Americans, not just one percent of us. If that means you get only two or four more years to do it, have the courage to do the right thing—not the Republican thing or the Democrat thing—the people’s thing. We didn’t elect you to become millionaires!
Make it your job to keep us out of war, to help the poor and rebuild the middle class, to re-ignite the American dream of owning a home and creating a better future for our children. Ignore the extremists in both parties and find ways to create jobs; renew our crumbling infrastructure; continue to reform healthcare so that everyone has affordable coverage, like the rest of the civilized world; help our kids get a decent education; give women their legal “birth” rights; and do what you can to help us become racially “color-blind.” Then you can argue about the small stuff.
That’s what most of us really want. The few who don’t can crawl back into their caves and think their dark thoughts until they see the light. We had better get ourselves together; we have people depending on us. All around the world.