Entry: "OK...what now?"
Lord grant all those who have just voted, who are about to vote and even those who have decided not to vote the patience and the maturity to accept the results of this election as they are counted and hopefully not have this whole mess end up being decided by a group of old fogies sitting on a bench at the Big Court, knamean?
Whatever happens this election, whether we're going to have Bush for 4 more or a new beginning with Kerry, folks have to understand that who ever the heck ends up with the big enchilada must be held accountable and that job is OUR responsibility. Why do folk only get passionate about issues only when there is an election? Agitate when ever it aint right, folk...agitate. I just pray who ever our next President is, that God guides him in the extraordinarily difficult days ahead.
9 brothers and sisters helped me to understand.
on Friday, November 5th, 2004 @ 07:57 PM EST
I'm passionate about politics but aside from discusson with family, I've avoided political conversation like the plague lately. You put it best, G- regardless of the man 'in charge', we ALL gotta stop talking about it, and BE about it- whatever cause needs to be agitated, should be! Nothing will ever change if we continue to close eyes and live in bubbles. Well said, G! Enjoy the wknd! sendin' you and the wifey warm fuzzy vibes.. A~
Yeah that was a smart move too! A lot more folk need to get involved at the grass roots level if there is going to be any chance for real change. It's not enough to just show up at the polls, since it obvious the other side can show up in greater numbers also as proven in this election. If we pressured our local and national leaders to answer to what we really wanted and needed all throughout the year instead of every four years, they will listen...Chill out and enjoy the weekend...G
on Friday, November 5th, 2004 @ 02:16 PM EST
Now this is how mature adults should be thinking. Unfortunately, not all of those who are anti-Bush express themselves with such tact. As I have stated on another blog - regardless of who is in office GOD is still in charge.
Unfortunately a lot of folk seem to think that life will end tomorrow since Bush got re-elected...lol. I know a lot of folk deal with it in pretty bizarre ways, but I guess to each his own...As for me, I know we've been through worse Presidents since our country was created, so we'll all survive Bush no doubt. During this election most people got so "Kerried" away with themselves they ended up getting "Bushed" at the end...Have a groovy weekend Tam...G
on Friday, November 5th, 2004 @ 12:09 PM EST
I need some of that patience and maturity to accept the results right about now. But your right, there are still things that can be done, it's our responsibility. Election woes or not, have a great weekend my friend!
I'm all for that having a great weekend, thanks Honey! Yeah, it's time for folk to accept the results, plan for what's surely coming next and adapt, but whether they do or not, life goes on and on....Flow on sister...G
on Friday, November 5th, 2004 @ 10:52 AM EST
the only reason pple r passionate at election time is cos that's when the leaders really want 2 hear pple's opinions! IMO. Bush won, Lawd help us
That may be true ceecee but if that's the ONLY time they really want to listen to us, then that in itself says it all. I really believe that if we just LET him run amok, he will. In which case I'm sure the people will initiate a "recall petition", which can be used to get a politico out of office. So believe it or not, everything is not so cut and dry for him either...G
on Wednesday, November 3rd, 2004 @ 09:57 PM EST
Yep, I’m not happy, but I guess I'll just have to accept the results. I, for one, commend Kerry for bowing out gracefully so as not to add “fire to the fuel.”
But I must say, I don't see any change coming anytime soon (Bush pretty much made that clear). And without change, how can things be turned around. The next several years are going to be longer & even more difficult, but like you said we need to accept it & definitely “hold accountability”.
Actually France, I was quite shocked at the outcome. I really was expecting Bush to get thrown out of office this election. As far as Kerry and crew goes, it just goes to show that it takes more than just being anti-Bush, you have to clearly articulate what you are going to do in his place. Kerry and Co. failed to do that in my opinion, thus a lot of folk were more afraid of the unknown with Kerry than the known BS with Bush. In any event, we have 4 more years of the same ole, same ole....Heres hoping that Bush wakes up this term and realizes that there are more than rich folk driving this country too...G
on Tuesday, November 2nd, 2004 @ 06:40 PM EST
Definitely one of the most passionate and challenging elections in recent history. Regardless of who's in office for the next 4 years, it will be an interesting turn of events to see how the future President turns things around.
You are right, it has been one of the most challenging if not important elections of my lifetime so far...let's just hope we as a nation will rise above it all...Peace...G
on Tuesday, November 2nd, 2004 @ 06:02 PM EST
Lord grant me the power not to kill anyone if George gets in again. Please let that man be looking for new job some damn where else come January. Take it EZ G-man
LMAO....Please don't go and lose your mind if he gets the nod again. As far as the election goes, it's still too close after Halloween for me to get comfy....have a smoove groove though whatever happens my friend...G
on Tuesday, November 2nd, 2004 @ 05:59 PM EST
Ray G. said
Well said Greggy.
Thanks Ray! I'm really looking past the election already, trying to prepare for the troubling times we as a nation are most certain to go through. I hope it's a landslide victory myself, so that it will be a mandate for change....G
on Tuesday, November 2nd, 2004 @ 05:54 PM EST
Now, wait a minute. You know i'm as passionate about politics as they come and will raise issues whenever. I do know if Bush is reelected i'll have to consider moving to France or Canada because he's responsible for these difficult days ahead and in our recent past.
Well, i'm finally back. Did you miss me?
Oh believe me I was not including you in that group for sure! You are certainly THEE most politically passionate person I know for sure! Here's hoping Bush loses, as I wouldn't want you to up and move to France or Canada! :o) Heck yeah I missed you, I kept visiting your site almost daily checking around for ya :o), glad ya back! Happy Election Night!...G