Thoughts…

Thoughts of our recent (and volatile) election still occupy many of my thoughts and I think Clinton had it right when she made her theme “Stronger Together”. Yet now, instead of looking for points that we agree on, many are lashing out. I don’t think that’s what Clinton meant and it certainly isn’t how she is behaving. th.jpg

Think about the  the 3rd debate. At the time, the media was proclaiming that Clinton was ahead in polls, but there were also a lot of rumors and arrests for election rigging. Regardless, at that point, I believe both Wallace and Hillary were expecting Trump to lose. Wallace asked, “I want to ask you here on the stage tonight: Do you make the same commitment that you will absolutely — sir, that you will absolutely accept the result of this election?”  

The thing is, that Trump, who saw the overflowing turn-out for his events, probably assumed that he had a good chance of winning, but he was well aware of potential rigging, so he said,  ” I will look at it at the time. I’m not looking at anything now. I’ll look at it at the time….” Trump never said he wouldn’t accept the results, he said he would look at it at the time, which makes sense. If there had been massive fraud revealed that could overturn the outcome, I can’t image any candidate accepting the results.

Clinton then said, “That is not the way our democracy works. We’ve been around for 240 years. We’ve had free and fair elections. We’ve accepted the outcomes when we may not have liked them….” As it turned out, rally turnout was apparently a better indicator than the polls, so Hillary had to concede and accept the results of the election and she did it with dignity instead of lash out with violence.

Unfortunately, her followers, have not followed her example. They have become destructive and violent, which is not the appropriate response to a democratic election. and is fracturing our unity.puzzle-1152795__180

Meanwhile, Clinton and Obama are handling the situation well, despite the fact that they are more affected by it, than the average citizen.

You can read a transcript of that debate, you can do so here.

We vote, again, in 4 years. It will either be a rejection of those in office or a vote of approval. Time will tell and I, for one, am patiently waiting to see what actually happens. That is how our democracy is supposed to work.

 

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Author: foguth

Though Jeanne began her career technical writing, her love of romantic-suspense, whether it be present, future or in an unknown galaxy inspired her to write the novels she wanted to find in bookstores. Since marrying, Jeanne and her husband have lived from the arctic to the tropics, as well as from yacht to off-grid mountain home. She loves using vivid colors and flowing shapes in her oil paintings as well as creating edible landscapes. At present, she is finishing writing the Chatterre Trilogy and working on a new episode for The Sea Purrtector Files. You can always find out what she is working on and/or contact her at: www.jeannefoguth.com.

6 thoughts on “Thoughts…”

  1. Yes, we hope a lot of changes occur in da next 4 years. Changes fur da better. Americans fur sure said they were tired of da way things were goin’. And those dat are bringin’ violence and tryin’ to divide this country are da result of peeps like obama and clinton who hate true American ideals. Purrayin’ fur our Country.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Raena

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  2. Well said, Jeanne! No one knows what the future holds and only time will show what is to come. On that note, I must add, though, that HRC and her supporters were so intent on destroying Trump that there may be problems in trying to reel in her fanatics supporters. Just sayin’.

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    1. You have a valid point. Worse, if rumors are true, George Soros, Rev. Al Sharpton, and Michael Moore could be organizing the anti-trump protest rallies. Another rumor is that there are ads on Craigslist for protestors — I have not confirmed this.
      Can you imagine public reaction IF Trump and/or his supporters had behaved in this childish way?

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      1. I’ve heard them for years, too… Until recently, I thought conspiracy theories were utter nonsense. However, after weeks of researching topics that popped up about that election, and ending up on research tangents, I now think conspiracies are far too possible.

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