President Obama wins second term and I congratulate him. Some people will be greatly upset over the election results today and others ecstatic. I have no doubt that those who voted against Obama truly believe that Mitt Romney was the better candidate and leader for our country. I am just as sure that Obama supporters feel just as strongly about him. We have all voted and had our say. But now what?
I wonder if there is going to be another four years of disrespect and disdain for our President? Will our citizens pray for him to fail when his failure means the country’s failure? I wonder if anyone stopped to think that maybe things would have progressed more smoothly and more rapidly in the last four years if our President had had the respect and support of all 100% of our citizens? I think that it may have made a big difference if everyone pulled together instead of some only looking for 2012 to make things “right.” The election may not have gone your way, but shouldn’t we honor the wishes of the majority of the country this time? Shouldn’t we show some regard for President Obama, which he deserves as the leader of our country, and pray for his success?
It seems to me that all of us working together, with a positive attitude, would be a much more effective and productive use of our time and energy. When has a negative attitude and complaining ever gotten us anywhere? We can blame previous administrations for what they have done, hindsight is 20/20. We can say that President Obama should have been able to make more progress than he has, but even Mitt Romney said it would take eight to ten years. We can expect more from the President and we should expect more of ourselves and our representatives. The houses of Congress are not in a competition, the democrats are not enemies of the republicans. Get rid of the labels and put our country first.
I would hope that we would urge our congressmen and senators to work with the President in accomplishing the goals he has set. If they don’t agree with parts of the legislation, they should voice their opinions and make a concerted effort to suggest workable alternatives that everyone can live with. There is more than one way to accomplish our goals and there is room for everyone’s educated opinion and ideas. That’s how things get done, and done well.
For me, I am going to do my part today. I could gloat and praise the heavens for President Obama’s victory. It would irritate a lot of people. But I won’t. I’m happy he won, that’s enough for me. I don’t need to make others feel worse than they do today, even though I’m not sure, if things were reversed, that they wouldn’t do it to me. I am going to pray for President Obama to succeed, for republicans to make an effort to support him, and for the well being and better life for all those in our country who are suffering from a multitude of problems through no fault of their own.
Hopefully this time around we will see a more united country working towards the same goals, hopes and dreams. May God Bless us all.