Now it is time for people to lash out. Many people who supported Mitt Romney accepted the decision of the American people. Others did not.
That was the wake up call my daughter Celine got this morning when she was going through the Internet. She discovered some anti Barack Obama posts that bothered her and left her a bit confused. You see, she is 13 years old and is sheltered from the harsh reality of the public and politics.
“Dad people are so mean,” she said. “I can’t believe it.”
Here is what she read in the matter of five minutes.
“This is the worst thing to happen to America.”
“I guess I am moving to Canada now.”
“Well maybe he will get shot.”
The last one was a strike down the middle of the plate and took away some of her innocence. Here is my explanation. We no longer have political debates. We no longer listen to the other side. Now its more like if you don’t agree with me you have a screw loose. There is something wrong with you.
I was on twitter last night and there were a few dandies thrown my way. One guy did not like my criticism of Fox News and said I should get my election coverage from BET. Another said the only people that voted for Obama were lazy bums looking for a handout. Yeah that is exactly what I am looking for. I want my family to be on welfare.
I explained that people wanted jobs. He said “those people” are slime. To me the term “those people” is code word for blacks and Hispanics.
So much for the political debate.
Here is what is happening in this country. Blacks, Hispanics, women and young people have a larger say in politics. George Bush got 62 percent of the white vote and won going away. Romney got 62 percent of the white vote and got blown away.
The world has changed. Instead of lashing out we need to embrace it and try to come together.