Time for moving ahead

The flip side of democracy–the yin to somebody else’s yang–is that you sometimes have to accept defeat. I’m not in that situation today, since President Obama was re-elected by a comfortable margin last night, but I know full well what it feel like. And all I can say at this moment is that I like President Obama’s “American Family” metaphor from last night.

Families aren’t a monolithic group, but they all have something that bonds them together. As Americans, we have the Constitution, and the Stars and Stripes, and possibly the greatest history of any nation on earth.

So whether you like President Obama or not, or the majority party in either house of Congress, or even the narrowly-divided Supreme Court, or any state or local elected officials who have more sway over everyday life than anyone in Washington ever could, it’s time to pick up and move forward. And yes, that was the president’s campaign slogan, but it’s all that we can do, whether your party won last night or not.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s