OK, motherfuckers, listen up.

I did not vote for President-elect Obama, but I am not displeased by the results of the election.

I see lots of people doing little happy dances at the moment.

I also see lots of people doing this dance and shaking it very disrespectfully in the general direction of those who didn’t vote for Mr. Obama.

 
Knock that shit off.

 
Number one, you’re buying into the partisanship that destroyed this country last time around. Why do you think McCain’s supporters were booing him during the concession speech? Because they had bought into the partisanship to such a level that the mere concept of loss is unbearable, game over, the Phillies have won the World Series, the Rays go home. This isn’t a game. There are no winners or losers, just elected officials with work to do.

Number two, to get this nation back on track, you are going to need to work with that person. When someone’s pissed you off, how much do you want to work with them? Yeah, that’s what I thought.

We are Americans. We have a big mess to clean up, and a lot of the mess is our individual fault.

We are Americans. We complain about our government forgetting that in a democracy, we are the government.

We are Americans. We throw a big party every four years to remind ourselves that we can, have, and will again completely overthrow our political structure in a bloodless coup. But every day, we Americans have a responsibility to keep informed on what is going on, to speak out about injustice, to make sure that our elected officials from the city councilperson to the President of the United States of America are doing what we want.

We are Americans. We are tasked to remember our past, to act on the present, and to plan for a brighter future.

We are Americans. Don’t you dare forget that for some silly little line on your voter registration card.

 

 
{cross-posted all over hell and gone}

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3 responses to “OK, motherfuckers, listen up.

  1. Unfortunately, a lot of people are doing the opposite, too. People who supported McCain are really acting immature and conveniently forgetting the host of problems we need to deal with, and would rather rail against Obama and the “inevitable bad decisions/actions” he’s going to destroy us with.

    Everyone needs to check themselves just a bit, eh?

  2. Rex Manson

    Right on I voted McCain too.. am Sad he did not win

    Rex Anthony Manson

  3. Maybe she voted for Ron Paul or someone who wasn’t McCain. She didn’t say. (And has a right not to say, of course.)

    Yes, we are (or have a vision of being) one people. I voted for Obama (and campaigned for him) and I agree with you. Glad to see the McCain-Obama meeting happened and that everyone is being civilized, odd as it is to see people who were so strongly criticizing each other’s positions put that aside. But the nation does need all of us to act like grownups. At least the grownups.