It was eight years ago when an inexperienced first-term US Senator became President (only 2 years as an Illinois State Senator; then 2 years at the national level). Inexperienced; very liberal, and he was (and is) absolutely adored by the left. Back then did you see conservatives filled with so much hatred as the Trump-haters of today? Of course not.
Way back in 1991 in Los Angeles a black man, Rodney King, was beaten by police. The video was played over and over on the national news. Riots followed in southern California. During the rioting, it was actually Mr. King himself who spoke up with the voice of common sense, "Why Can't We All Just Get Along?," he said.
What is with the death threats to the electors in several states? Excuse me! Death threats? And then the ridiculous vote re-counts in three states: Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania. In Wisconsin, at tremendous cost, Mr. Trump actually gained votes in the full state recount. But the courts wisely blocked the vain efforts in the other two states. What a waste of time and effort.
As a conservative, I will fully admit that there was election tampering in 2016. Yes, there definitely was. Ahem, it was by the DNC and the Hillary Clinton Campaign. Isn't that true? Leaked Emails of Debbie Wasserman Schultz, then DNC Chair, skewed party support towards Hillary and against Sen. Bernie Sanders; she had to resign last Summer. And in the weeks leading up to the election, John Podesta's leaked Emails also showed a pattern lacking professionalism, to say the least.
"The Russians" did it. Would you listen to yourselves. Next thing you know someone will claim that there is a vast right-wing conspiracy or something.
The liberals have had their eight years. Let go. Stop already. "Why Can't We All Just Get Along?"
Mr. Trump brings decades of executive business experience with him to the White House. Look at how Wall Street investors and small business owners are already roaring with confidence as they realize what this means for our country!
Lacking another planet to move to (none nearby that I am aware of), let's try to make the best of what we have here. Yes, we disagree on some core issues, but don't we actually agree on so much more? Wasn't Ronald Reagan (one of those despised Republicans) actually a good President after all? And before him, it was Richard Nixon who opened relations with Mainland (P.R.C.) China. And he worked with then Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev to begin detente between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. These efforts improved our world and brought renewed peace.
On Nov. 9th, the day after the election, President Obama spoke to the country from the White House, in the Rose Garden. Democrats had lost badly across the board. But Mr. Obama reminded us all, "You know, the path that this country has taken has never been a straight line. We zig and zag and sometimes we move in ways that some people think is forward and others think is moving back, and that's OK. ... That's the way politics works sometimes. ... That's how this country has moved forward for 240 years. ... It's how we have come this far."
No one likes a sore loser. In every election there are winners and losers. This is a part of political life. Misinformed people are spreading hatred and bitterness. They're claiming racism and prejudiced. Quit the death threats and death wishes already. I thought that the left likes to claim itself to be caring and inclusive of others. For the sake of the country I hope that the extremists will stop spreading hatred and trying to incite violence against peace-loving people (like the incoming Administration, and the electors in several states), i.e. folks with normal values, but who voted differently than themselves. Is voting non-leftist in an election really a crime punishable by death to these people? Not so loving and not so inclusive, it seems to me.
Paul Abramson, Evansville, Indiana
"Why Can't We All Just Get Along?"
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