Wednesday, November 7, 2012

It's finally over!!!

Americans have spoken - and the tune is "four more years".  One of my fears had been that Obama would take the electoral votes, but lose the popular vote. Fortunately, that didn't come to pass.   Romney was gracious in defeat, and Obama was gracious in victory.  The optimist in me says 'democracy in action'.

Four states voted in favor of marriage equality, and one state defeated a DOMA-type proposition.  A couple of men found out their ideas about rape had nasty consequences.

And now we look to Obama to fill in the blanks he himself left - what will a second term look like?  He's said he would address climate change - and it's about time.  He's spoken about immigration; there's a lot of work to be done there.

And Obamacare will be more fully implemented.  One of the major reasons I'm happy is because we will now get to see it at work.  Romney would have gutted it.  This country has need a comprehensive health care act for decades.

I hope to see a couple more Supreme Court appointees.  Let's get rid of the 5-4 cliffhangers!!

I hope a stronger Democratic Senate can tame the House, which is still full of nasty vipers, tho a few less.

I hope Obama's actions can line up with his soaring rhetoric.

1 comment:

  1. Interesting read, Louise. My hope is that through educating both sides of the voters, we will come to see that neither extreme that has been portrayed by either side is actually accurate of what is real about the general party. I believe that both sides care very deeply about getting the country on is the methods that have been different. Working across the aisle will involve understanding the vision of the other and then to see how the visions can fit. Continuing to reinforce that "the other" is the enemy will not bridge any gaps of progress...we must stop, all of us, to perhaps implement a Steven Covey concept: Seek first to understand, then to be understood. The more we each can know about what is real about the other side, the more confident and secure I believe we all will feel.