We haven’t really talked about politics with our kids, other than the basics of how an election and democracy works. But after telling DaughterGeeding who won the election first thing yesterday morning, she immediately wanted to was call her grandmother and ask her to stock up on Oreos. If you recall, she was in the room when I was watching the news and Trump was leading a chant of “no more Oreos.” Also, OtherDogGeeding’s real name is Oreo.
All the Trump voters deserve their time in the sun and to gloat to a certain extent. They simply exercised their right to vote and they showed up – the way a democracy should work. It was a long election, an emotional one, and they expressed themselves in the most patriotic way, voting. As for those that decided to protest the election (and I have no idea exactly what they were protesting) let them get that second stage of grief out of their system, and let them move on. Most were young and didn’t know how else to express themselves.
Funny thing, it’s hard to realize both sides of the political divide love their country and want the best for it, they just want to go about it differently.
I really never really believed in the silent majority argument, but I do now.
As a liberal, of course, I’m not exactly comfortable with a Trump presidency, but I’m more comfortable with him leading the country than Ted Cruz. For eight years, my political views were represented in the branch of the presidency, “we” had our “turn”. But I do feel a bit bummed that neither the House or Senate has the majority power to represent my political leanings. No matter who’s in control of the other two branches, I’ve always preferred the other party to be in charge of the other branch, if anything, to keep the other “in check”. I know the Democrats controlled the Senate, House, at the start of Obama’s presidency, but he had those Blue Dog Democrats that kept him from going too far left.
After a stock market beating, you’ll often hear analysts stating the market is correcting itself. I wonder if that can be true for our country. I mean that in the sense that of how people vote and how government needs to be shaken up.