Today while waiting for my daughter after school I listened to three concerned young girls discussing how horrible it was that Obama was reelected. The reason they discussed was how “sad it is that now that he is back in he will cut military pay, starting with the navy. My brother is in the navy. He is going to get a pay cut. That is why we should have elected an American.”
I don’t, I can’t, blame these girls. I am sure they exported that idea wholesale from what they heard at home. But this is why I can’t sit back and listen to the concern trolls. Several people on Facebook have posted the “I am saddened by people I thought were friends who are bashing on my candidate. It is over. Just accept that two good men ran and one lost.”
This makes me want to slap the shit out of these concern trolls.
Two good men didn’t run. One person who I disagree with on many topics ran against one collection of lies, half truths, bullshit, ignorance, race baiting and ass-hattery. You don’t get to lie about literally every aspect of your opponent and then say “well, no offense, good race” after it is over. That is the real reason we have divided nation. Because one side spent the last four years saying their opponent was a Kenyan Muslim atheist socialist. Just because the election is over, it isn’t suddenly ok now.
And acting like it is only sends the message that they can get away with it the next time.
Enough. The GOP needs to learn that this is not a winning strategy. Nor is it alright even if it did win. You can’t demonize the other side for holding a position you hold, and then claim they are un-American. You can’t lie cheat and steal and then expect everything to be alright afterwords. You can’t keep acting like spoiled kids and expect to get a seat at the grownup table.
…BTW the pay cuts? Obama set a freeze so the budget crisis couldn’t cut service members pay. Romney wanted to cut it in one of his budget drafts.
Yeah. Guess we should have voted “American.”