Sigh Of Relief

‘Tis a day to kick back and catch one’s breath. The most expensive election in history is over and the wealthy have not yet bought themselves a government — though it was very close and don’t think for a moment their efforts will end with this election. People in other countries look at the amounts of money that went into the political toilet in this election and think what immense good could have been done with it and they are sick. I am too. It’s positively obscene.

But the right man won the highest office in the land and the people did the right thing, barely. Let’s hope that now since he need not worry about another election he will have the brass to stand up against the wealthy fat-cats and do the right thing — especially on the environment which can be regarded as job #1 when tied to the economy: clean energy can create millions of jobs and help the economy recover: it’s win/win. Keep your fingers crossed.

Whew!

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13 thoughts on “Sigh Of Relief

  1. Short and sweet. No question the right person won. I am also glad Akin, West and Mourdock were swept aside and Bachmann almost was. I am also proud that we now have a more female Senate than before and happy as a lark about Elizabeth Warren who fights for the consumer and our first openly Lesbian Senator Tammy Baldwin both carried the day. Boy, I am tired. BTG

      • Indeed there are. I have issues with anyone with untold wealth trying to impose his or her will on politicians and effect the outcome of elections. I think it is antithetical to what the founders envisioned. They didn’t trust great wealth — and for good reasons! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Yes, a sigh (and sign) of relief. My doubts of moral and ethic “allowances” given to those who tell half-truths in order to further the gains of a few at the expenses of the many…have dissipated. However, those doubts have not disappeared. As a citizenry we desperately need, and should require, our expectations of performance from those we elect to represent us…to be known…and to be held accountable.

    If we have any hope at all of moving forward and making progress in the many difficult decisions that need to be addressed, not only in the United States but planet-wide…”in this together” is an understatement.

    As President Obama said, “We have much work to do.”

    I would ask, “Are we listening?”

  3. ” People in other countries look at the amounts of money that went into the political toilet in this election and think what immense good could have been done with it and they are sick. I am too. It’s positively obscene.| ”
    i so much enjoy your posts!
    z

      • i have witnessed this for ten years. i am amazed at the comments people have given over the years.

        long ago i heard, ‘anyone can make a mistake once, but if you elect >>>> a second time, we have lost all respect for the intelligence of your voters…’ that was just one example from long ago.

        i see/witness how foreigners see us, and sometimes friends/acquaintances will say, ‘we normally don’t like americans, but we like you.’ unfortunately, it only takes a few to taint the world’s view of our country. we are all ambassadors, though some leave their manners when they leave the usa.

        i could rattle on about this for hours!

        thanks,
        z

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