Posted by: coastcontact | November 6, 2012

Obama Wins in a Divided Nation

“Oh, somewhere in this favored land the sun is shining bright;

The band is playing somewhere, and somewhere hearts are light,

And somewhere men are laughing, and somewhere children shout;

But there is no joy in Mudville — mighty Casey has struck out.”

It appears that Barack Obama has won a second term as president of the United States.  While the final counts have not been recorded the popular vote is very close.  Barack Obama may have won the electoral count by a large majority the POTUS does not have a mandate to do anything.  In the popular vote count he won by a nose in a country of 311 million people.  It tells me how divided our nation is on so many issues.

Even as I write this post Mitt Romney has not agreed to concede defeat.  Perhaps his staff is looking for irregularities in the vote counts that could change the outcome.  Then again he came so close he may be having a difficult time accepting defeat.  It’s got to hurt.

So assuming the networks are correct the question remains; where will the president take this country in the next four years?

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  1. Good posting. I think that its up to ‘we the people’ to keep up the pressure on DC and to not revert to our prior apathy and disconnect. I have been re-reading the story about how the great depression happened and how it got better. Contrary to many ‘popular’ myths, it was the people that got angry and used their vote much like now, and showed up in record numbers to vote. Its interesting to note that the country was similar as to being divided, but as the media and of course the internet didn’t exist, i don’t think the public were as brainwashed as so many in our country now. What we need to take from the 30’s is the dedication the people had to reclaim their government. I have faith (sorely tested by the people that voted gop) in Americans, that when the going gets tough, we have a way of coming together.
    The future needs of our country can only be addressed, if we still keep up with our blogging and researching Also we need to continue to sign petitions, read all the bills, email the senators and reps both in state and federal level, make phone calls when needed, and most important don’t give up. We did it once before and it was worse then than now. I would like to say that our future is in our hands. Peace


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