The partisan politics are over for the time being. The incessant ads, the Facebook posts, the anger and hate and rhetoric – it’s on a break.
We have a President for the next four years. He’s your President and mine and it’s time to act like it.
He’s not a secret Muslim who is trying to destroy America. He’s not a socialist nigger. He is our President.
If you can’t give him the respect and consideration that the office of The Presidency deserves, leave. You’re not being an American. You are choosing the ideology of a flawed party (Hey, news flash! Every party is deeply flawed) over your own country.
At some point in the last ten years, we’ve lost sight of the fact that we as a people elect our President. You may not agree with all of his policies, but the posturing and hatred needs to stop.
Barack Hussein Obama is YOUR President. He’s mine. He represents and cares about the best interests of every single one of us. The next four years will show what a smart, motivated, visionary leader can do when he has a plan. And ten or twenty or a hundred years from now, he will be remembered as a President over one of the most divided periods in American history who managed to effect change and pave the way for a better world.
So, you can continue to listen to the hate filled fear-mongering of media personalities who make money from your ignorance, or you can have some faith in the process and the American way. You can have some hope in a person who has given you absolutely no legitimate reason to hate the way that you do.
It’s been said that it takes more muscles to frown than it does to smile. I’d like to think that, similarly, it takes much more effort to hate that viciously and uselessly than it does to accept and try to be a reasonable human being.
So now what? Now we support our President and we show the world what it truly means to be an American. It’s not about party affiliation. It’s about pushing forward, supporting democracy, and believing in the future.
Congratulations, President Obama. It’s in your hands now.