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News Opinion Spencer on November 7, 2012 07:42 am

My Post-Election Thoughts

I know it has been a really long time since I’ve posted, and I’m not certain that I will start back up on a regular basis, but I have to get this out there and then just will be done with it.

I am numb after the election.  Our county has slipped past the brink where we now have more people believing they are entitled things from the government than believe that a person has the right and responsibility to make his own choices and outcomes.  I’m not sure if we can come back from that.  Other countries in history haven’t and eventually collapse or look to be on their way to collapsing.  The United States isn’t to that point, but it will take a long time to turn things around if it ever will.

Personally I am a little surprised and very disappointed.  I am surprised that it really wasn’t that close.  As I watched the returns, I knew as soon as PA and WI were called quickly for Obama and NC was still counting and not called.  At that point, I knew all of the swing states (and more) that Obama needed he wasn’t going to have any trouble getting.  I’m disappointed from so many on the right especially showing that things were closer.  I tend not to believe Democrat pollsters when they argue the methodology of polls showing a close race, but in this case they were correct.  It wasn’t a landslide by any means, but certainly a more comfortable win than even most of the media was projecting.

So, where do I go from here?  At this point, as I mentioned, I’m a bit numb.  I’m going to do my best to avoid all political discussion for the foreseeable future.  I’m turning off talk radio for a while; I’ve closed my political news feeds on my home page, and certainly taking a few days off from Facebook as the winners and losers will most certainly be taking their shots and I don’t want to see it, so I am posting here instead as the amount of people that will read this is vastly a smaller portion of the population and will primarily be my family whom I love dearly.

From there, I’m just going to live my life and to do the best I can to provide for my family as best as I can.  I’ll continue to vote for sure, but I don’t plan to pay attention to the ebbs and flows of politics over the next 4 years as I have nearly my whole life; even before I could vote.  I’m not giving up my beliefs or my hopes for the country, and the small part of me that has entertained the idea of ever running for office (very small but the nugget has been there) won’t go away completely, just on hold for sure.

There, I’ve said what I want to say about this election and my thoughts going forward.  I needed to get it out there, but really don’t feel like engaging in long discussions over it at this time.  Take care all!

2 Responses to “My Post-Election Thoughts”

  1. on November 8, 2012 at 9:47 pm 1. Mom said …

    Well said…………..good for you.

  2. on November 12, 2012 at 6:35 pm 2. Dad said …

    I am so much in sync with your sentiments. I felt quite disillusioned and misled Wednesday morning after the election. The one link I spent any time on was the exit poll result posted by Fox News (http://www.foxnews.com/politics/elections/2012-exit-poll?intcmp=related). As I digested it, I had to accept the reality that my political position is not in the majority, not by any means. It also became clearer to me the demographics the Democrats have won. Like you, this has caused me step back from the day to day droning of the talking heads. Our pundits were not only wrong, they were very wrong. We can talk more about this next week.

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