I was wondering what form the trashy gloating was going to take. Alissa is right.
Or, in the words of Jon Stewart:
1. Um, yeah, we know. Lots of us are cool with that. Gross generalization that Repubs are scared of differences.
2. Illegal nonsense. Right, 'cause we ALL love illegal nonsense and certainly the other party would not go there!
3. Don't actually know anyone who thinks that. And, if the "electorate" fell off the turnip truck, I guess that would include both sides, no?
4. Pandering to the base - the author knows that went both ways, right?
And so on, and so forth. It's just crap. Why do people think it's okay to act as if the "other" side is stupid? ARGH! There are lots of really good people on both sides, who just want the best for their country and for their families.
And, why can't we let people have a day or two to deal with disappointment instead of launching into opinions about how they need to get a grip, etc? Voting on the person who is in charge of your country, who sets the tone for what is accepted and "right" for millions of people, is a big deal...
I'm fine with anger, disappointment, sadness. I'm not okay with getting FB messages about how "f'ing dumb people in America are" a and "I know you voted for X.....so stupid"
That's when you need to get a grip.
Saying, I'm upset with how the US voted last night and angry that my candidate lost is completely different.
I would like to propose that we put an (unofficial) moratorium on political debates to let everybody cool down. I know there are a lot of disappointed people right now, and I would like to respect that and give them a little room before we plunge right back into it.
I'm not saying this as a mod, it's not like I'll lock any political threads that get started in the next several days, I'm just saying it as a fellow member of the board. I think we should take a break from the politics for a couple of days.
-Alissa, mom to Tristan (5) and Reid (the baby!)
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As to the clams about abortion - I do not think Romney would have banned abortion, but I hope he would not ask tax payers to pay for it like Obama wants to.