Losing an election can be a very bitter pill to swallow. Some Republicans are refusing to accept their loss and instead have begun beating the war drums of vengeance, promising to fight against not only the election results, but against democracy itself and the will of the People.
Donald Trump is a good example, he tweeted a few incendiary comments after the election results gave Obama a clear win. Here is a list of those tweets Yahoo! News provided for us:
"We can't let this happen. We should march on Washington and stop this travesty. Our nation is totally divided!"
This kind of rhetoric we do not need if we are to move forward as a nation. Possibly, if former governor Mitt Romney had won and Obama had lost, someone from the left may have spouted off too and it would have had the same results, which is to continue to divide us.
Instead of rhetoric, we need compromise. Instead of distrustful and prideful comments about this election being a sham, we need humility and a willingness to reach a hand out in faith.
Much of this kind of rhetoric comes from the fact that President Obama is black. We have just been through four long years watching some of those from the right try to demonize this man. Surely, Obama is not a perfect man and he has made mistakes, but he certainly has done nothing to deserve such hateful attacks upon his character.
Questions about Obama's birthplace have never come to fruition but instead have shown the level of hatred toward him and a sort of latent racism that seems to seethe just beneath the surface. False claims that he was working to take guns away from law-abiding citizens and delusions about his religion have fueled much of this hate and have presented an obstacle for the nation and kept us from moving forward in so many needed areas.
If we are to overcome the beast of divisiveness within this great democracy, we will need to shut out the voices of unreason and turn toward the better side of us, the side that good people from both sides of the aisle possess if they can just understand that we are all Americans with a common goal. That goal is to prosper as a country and grow our economy, pay off our debts and set a bright future for our young. How we get there is the only obstacle we need to work out and it will take reasonable people in Washington to get there.
What I say to my Republican fellow Americans is this: Get past your feelings toward this president and realize he was reelected for a reason, that reason being that more Americans felt he was the man to lead our nation forward than they did Mitt Romney.
Compromise is not a dirty word. Let us drop the hateful and bitter rhetoric and instead look for ways we can move forward to a better nation and a better tomorrow for all Americans.
This is a republish from my website: Fidlerten Place