By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
One of my Facebook friends posted a photo of a tombstone this morning. Posted on the tombstone was “United States of America, born July 4, 1776, died on November 6th, 2012.” Yes, November 6, 2012 was a bad day for many of us; but it was not December 7, 1945 (Pearl Harbor). I did wakeup this morning. I look out my window and the land is still here. I am still here, the land is still here, no one died last night because of the election (I hope anyway). Let’s have some perspective here. The USA is alive and well, even if not being well administered.
I just spent four years of my limited time on this earth, living in the worst economic circumstances to face this country since the Great Depression of the 1930s, under the rule of probably the worst President since Herbert Hoover….and I never missed a single meal (none of them provided by the government). I do not intend for President Barack H. Obama to influence my life in a negative way if I can at all avoid it. If taxes go up, I will pay them. If regulations increase I will follow them. There are opportunities to make money in any economy. You simply have to have to have an open mind to recognize the opportunities that exist around you. I will adapt to the circumstances of the times whatever they are.
Republicans managed to convince 48.5% of the electorate that they were better qualified to lead the nation than a popular incumbent President of the United States. A few more voters in Florida, Virginia, and Ohio could have turned yesterday’s election. Republicans need to do a better job of convincing minorities, single women, and young people that their ideals are better for America than the Democrats.
Maintain a positive outlook. The sun will come up tomorrow. You still have taxes to pay and this will not be the last election.