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Fragmenting this week...

1] Of course, you know on Tuesday of this week, I voted. When I arrived at the polling place for my precinct, I was #12 in line. After the polls opened within minutes of my arrival, I was in and out before 15 minutes' time.

2] My main purpose was to vote for more local issues. This time around, the pre election was more or less game playing instead of what really needed to be said and done.  Of course, you didn't think I'd go longer than a few days before I posted something political, did you?

3] The outcome of the presidential race was unexpected [addendum: let me clarify my statement...by 'unexpected' I meant the electoral vote....I thought it'd be a lot closer margin- not the outcome].  Oh, and the Senate race was a TOTAL surprise.  Even the home states of the GOP candidates went Democrat.  Which makes me think that the voters really voiced their opinions on how the Congress was so lackadaisical this past term!!!! And by this, I also voice my opinion---No matter which party you're affiliated with, or who you voted for in either party...in the past four years the Republican Congress really messed up their own party by not working FOR the people; instead continually bickering 'cause they didn't like who was in the White House!!! And the people showed that if you don't work for us...you're out!!

4]  The one thing that really stood out for the evening was the live streaming of our 2nd term president and his victory speech [we watched it on the computer - no TV remember?]. Especially poignant. And the last couple of minutes of his speech was most powerful [for ALL parties and ALL Americans!!]....
    "...I believe we can keep the promise of our founding, the idea that if you're willing to work hard, it doesn't matter who you are or where you come from or what you look like or where you love. It doesn't matter whether you're black or white or Hispanic or Asian or Native American or young or old or rich or poor, abled, disabled, gay or straight. You can make it here in America if you're willing to try. I believe we can seize this future together because we are not as divided as our politics suggests. We're not as cynical as the pundits believe. We are greater than the sum of our individual ambitions and we remain more than a collection of red states and blue states. We are, and forever will be, the United States of America. And together, with your help and God's grace, we will continue our journey forward and remind the world just why it is that we live in the greatest nation on earth. Thank you, America. God bless you. God bless these United States."

November 6, 2012
President Barack Obama
Chicago, Illinois
speech in full text HERE
---and this has nothing to do with whom I voted...you'll never know will you.  This last part of the speech could have been spoken by Charlie Brown's DOG for all I care....no matter who recited these words....they  unite us as we should be!!!!

6] Also related to the general election....my former home state...Colorado [and another state I believe] voted to legalize recreational use of marijuana. That's gonna really mess up the Federal Laws!!  On the other hand, if only the entire country would follow suit in my opinion, I would think of the tax revenue America would make on the sales of this!!!

7] Now....if only Congress would work for the PEOPLE the next four years, instead of their bickering and mudslinging and 'one-upmanship' that echoed the halls of Washington about "no....he's Democrat....or no, it's not my view"....it's NOT about the 'me'.  Those in office I have one thing to say: ---it's about US. With the individual congressman's views on who's WHO and the hate mongers...don't you think our elected officials should realize by now, it's about the betterment of America!-not about "me the congressman"?!!!

8]  And the media?!!!  Don't get me started.  It's written and published that this time around, the election polls had a very low turnout.  Well duh!!!  There was Hurricane Sandy, and a two week early voting period before November 6th, not to mention mail in voting now, and absentee voting!!  It just stands to reason [if you use common sense] that the turn out will be low with all that has happened in just recent weeks.  Besides, I don't do the above mentioned for the fact that a lot can happen before Election Day.

9] I'm glad the election is over!!!  All I ask today is....these political yard signs can come down!!!!



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[political cartoon courtesy of Google Images]

46 comments :

  1. I think the Presidential results went as expected. Despite all the blather from the media the arithmetic was that if Romney didn't win Ohio he had to get all the rest of the battleground states. The GOP strategy of sitting on their hands and defeating Obama and taking control of the Senate failed utterly and completely. I posted that on Facebook and I got unfriended by a dozen "friends" Hey, its true, they failed.

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    1. ...that's sad to have FB 'friends' no longer like you 'cause of your votes/opinions!!

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  2. I haven't been following you long enough to have an election season, until now. Some of the people I follow were just awful about this election and I stopped following them. You, however, have hit the nail on the head with this post, and I am proud to be one of your many admirers, Anni. Not to mention you can be very funny. God bless you! :-)

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    1. ...in this day and age, it's GOOD to be funny....right? LOL And yes, some people can be 'awful' about politics, I agree.

      The Liberty Song [by uniting we stand, by dividing we fall]. It's hard to fathom the hatred and division of this great country any more.

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  3. I only see this all from outside. Whole Europe was delighted that Obama was elected again and the statistics said 90 % of the whole world too. In Brussels the 15.000 Americans gathered on the Grand'Place and celebrated together with the Belgians and other Nationalities.
    BTW I haven't been visiting you for the same reason as you, I have to answer first the comments I get and then often have no time to look in my Google Reader. But today I did, because I wanted to know what my American Blogfriends wrote (or not) about the election outcome !

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    1. ...it's amazing. Yep, I rarely take time to read my Google Reader any more. Just not enough time to construct a post for the day, then visit those who leave comments for me...and get outdoors to enjoy the time left in the day.

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  4. WoW this was a great post. I agree with you and I hope that those in Congress will learn to play together. You sure did nail this.
    Hugs

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    1. ...and the one with all the toys at the end can go home a winner. I swear, Congress...all of them need to be taken out back to the wood shed and have some sense paddled into them. LOL

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  5. Living in Africa, I didn't really follow the elections before or after. I wasn't surprised to hear who'd won, and most of the locals here were happy! As long as you stay united and work together, I guess it's a good result! Good luck and thank you for always popping in and saying hello! :) I admire you Americans for your loyalty and patriotism - somewhat lacking on our side of the world! Happy Thursday! :)

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    1. ...that's the point more or less....this country has become 'undivided' over the last 3 presidential terms of office.

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    1. ...you're always so optimistic. That, I love about you.

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  7. I think there should be no projection of which way the states are going until all the polls are closed. I always wonder if it stops people from voting. I even think that the preliminary polls could be stopped for the same reasons. I know that sometimes people think the winner is already chosen and there is no reason for them to vote.
    As for working together - I hope they learn to play nice!

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    1. ...yes, yes and yes....in order to be a country of the people, the leaders must be leaders.

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    2. I agree with you that they shouldn't do early projections. You make a good point!

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    3. I agree and disagree on this...thing is, I think in order to appease the voters who WANT the projected outcome from their voting area, show it locally on the district news instead of national news coverage... 'cause when the polls close at 7 Eastern time -- Hawai'i is still midday.

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  8. Very well said and I agree...take down those darn signs, I'm sick of looking at them :)

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    1. ...oh, yep. I too think they're marring the scenes of the city.

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  9. we were watching the whole US election from here and honestly, we just amazed at how fast your election process is. Here is takes weeks (or more) before the winners are proclaimed. I agree with you, in any nation, our leaders should work for the people and not for their personal interests and concerns.

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    1. ...the world would be a better place...at least when it comes to electing GOOD officials if they ALL worked for the people.

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  10. I am not American but I think the GOP candidate was a really hard sell. I enjoyed your fragments Hootin Anni.

    And by the way, I am oceangirl of Live High - you probably still don't know who that was :)

    Happy Sunday Anni.

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    1. ...glad you enjoyed this post fragment today Lisa.

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    2. Thank you Anni for your visit. I will try to be here for the meme. 12 noon Texas is midnight Kuala Lumpur :)

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    3. Lisa: No problem...if you can't make it...don't worry.

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  11. I completely agree with you and I cannot believe you have relatives in Yoder! DB and I had a grand time driving around the town in search of someone Amish so I could marvel at their buggy. What a very small world we live in. Have a great weekend!

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    1. ...sometimes I envy the Amish and their simpler lifestyle.

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  12. I thought the election would be much closer than it was. It was nice not have to go through my voice mail last night deleting 5 political messages!

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    1. ...oh me too, especially the electoral votes. I seriously thought there would have to be a recount ---but that was way prior to Election Day.

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  13. A great set of Frags this week Anni. Well done!

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    1. ...well, Wayne, your first fragment had me rollin' ----only 'cause it was SO TRUE!!!

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  14. I totally agree with all your FF ! Yard signs done Christmas reindeers up! Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. :::shaking my head in agreement::: Bring on Christmas!!!

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  15. The cartoon was funny!!!!!

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  16. I have purposely chosen to keep my political thoughts out of my blog. I don't do Facebook, however my hubby does. He told me about this "unfriending" going on there between long time facebook friends over the election and its results.

    Pitiful.

    Just pitiful.

    I have some dear real life friends here, whom I suspect are on a pretty opposite political thought vein than am I, but I don't argue politics with them nor 'unfriend' them.

    In my humble opinion, debates, arguments, signs, - - - none of that stuff changes people's minds. People usually know deep down what their personal beliefs are and they translate that into their political view and stick to it.

    At least that's my political opinion and I'm stickin' to it!

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    1. ...it's unbelievably pitiful!!! I agree.

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  17. My belief has always been that no matter what religion you are or what political party you vote for, it should never affect friendships but alas that's what I've been seeing happening on Facebook and blogs. It's absolutely ridiculous how some people have been acting...UGH! Here in Canada, we were very glad to see President Obama win a second term. That's all I have to say about it!! lol I do agree with everything you noted on your post, politicians all over the world need to stop bickering amongst themselves and do right by the people that voted them in!! xoxo

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    1. ...in other words, live and let live!!!

      It just boggles my mind about how politicians react to things these days...

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  18. I am glad it's over. I hope that Americans, especially the elected officials, will united and do what is best for the country. Let's hope and pray.

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    1. ...indeed...America needs all the prayers we can get from around the world.

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  19. I dunno...I am personally disappointed with the outcome all around, but the Republicans squandered a perfect example to step in with a strong option.

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    1. A lot of Americans are disappointed...the concept tho, is to WORK with a president no matter what party affiliation.

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  20. Oh Anni, what a wonderful post, I hope you can hear me applauding you.

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    1. ...it's always good to read positive feedback. Thanks Denise

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  21. Interesting to read your outlook on your Presidential election.

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