November 4, 2008 has passed. So, has November 5th. The election is over, but the bitterness continues. Name calling and derogatory comments can be found everywhere. The prognosticators predict doom for the newly elected that were not their choice for office. Swearing in ceremonies have not even happened yet, but from local to state to national, the newly elected are already being counted on to be failures.
We are Americans, citizens of the United States. I am proud to have had the privilege and the right to cast my votes. Some of "my candidates" won, some did not. But the election is over!
We may have different views of the world and what is fair, but that does not make any of us stupid, dumb, non-thinking, lazy, motivated, brilliant, thoughtful or any other adjective one wants to throw in the discussion. There is no broad brush that paints us like any other person. We are individuals who had our personal reasons for voting as we did.
Thank goodness for elections and term limits!