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This has been shared on my Facebook page several times. It is a letter penned by Guest Contributor, Rob Ellsworth, “A Proud American”

http://samuel-warde.com/...

This paragraph especially rang true since my husband and I have a "true" small business...
"Please. I welcome a challenge to what I've said. If you think because I voted for President Obama that I'm a socialist or that I don't want a better America, I'm happy to take time from running a business I've co-founded and time from money I'm trying to raise for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America to pause and give you a fresh one. At no charge. "

This is my favorite line at the very end of the letter, and oh so true!
 "A country that defeated Hitler, Mussolini, and bin Laden won't crumble because the guy you wanted to be President got beat."

Those were my favorite highlights, but please read the entire letter.

Great read. I don't know who wrote this, but I'm passing it on. If you agree, feel free to share - I'm sure the Proud American who wrote this would not mind.

I'm seeing Americans post photos of our Flag hung upside down because the President won reelection. They're defending this action as a "Naval sign of distress". Let me tell you something: you are not on a battleship, you are a manager at McDonalds in Follansbee, WV, and you are in fact, a lunatic.

I've avoided "spiking the football" over a great night for the President and for common sense in the Senate - Richard Murdock and Todd Akin deserved more than a loss. But I've held off, because I respect, am friends with, and on certain issues agree with, many patriotic Republicans who work hard to make this country a better place and simply disagreed with who should be Commander in Chief. That's fair and healthy.

And, I also didn't spike the football because I've lost elections before and I know how terrible it feels.

It's called maturity and not enough people in either party have it.

Read in it's entirety here... http://samuel-warde.com/...

UPDATE: I have been informed by Gooserock (thank you) that this is a letter by Rob Ellsworth, titled "Cry Babies And Sore Losers". I will give you a taste and link to it, but go read it, definitely worth your time.

Read in it's entirety here... http://samuel-warde.com/...

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  •  Tip Jar (7+ / 0-)

    Republicans piss on you and tell you it's raining, Democrats hand you an umbrella!

    by Nica24 on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 08:02:22 AM PST

  •  "Guest Contributor Rob Ellsworth" (1+ / 0-)
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    at Liberals Unite site is what I found.

    So it's probably copyright and you probably need to hold it to 3-4 paragraphs and a link.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 08:09:56 AM PST

    •  Thank you I will do that now. (1+ / 0-)
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      Republicans piss on you and tell you it's raining, Democrats hand you an umbrella!

      by Nica24 on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 08:12:47 AM PST

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      •  What I Do Is Highlight a 10-15 Word Stretch of (1+ / 0-)
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        some sentence that includes distinctive topical words, paste it into google search box, and stick a double quote on each end so that Google will search only for the exact phrase.

        Seems to work reasonably well since I don't have any higher power search service access.

        We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

        by Gooserock on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 08:15:36 AM PST

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        •  Ha good idea (0+ / 0-)

          I tried for two days to find it on Facebook, I never thought to google. Hysterical since that is usually what I do in every situation. My excitement over the letter blinded me lol!

          Republicans piss on you and tell you it's raining, Democrats hand you an umbrella!

          by Nica24 on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 08:22:48 AM PST

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  •  He raises a good point (2+ / 0-)
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    A lot of pundits on the left have made the argument that this is a win for liberalism. I don't think so, and I agree with the author of this letter. This was a win for pragmatism and common-sense, not an agreement about an ideology. Many voters who voted for Obama would have no idea what progressiveness actually is. And no matter what anybody says, Obama did not run as a liberal, but as a centrist. We may have gotten stronger progressives in the Senate and House, but liberalism still has a long way to go before it permeates the national conscious.

    Great letter in any regard.

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