In my lifetime, there have been Presidents that were not selected on my ballot--Presidents who had some political leanings that could not be reconciled with my own. But once in office they were my President and I supported and respected that. I was not always in agreement, but I did respect their office and prayed they were successful in leading our country--never for their failure in doing so. This by the way was what my grandparents and parents taught me; this is what my military service demanded.
Since the election,I have read about discourse regarding the electoral college and popular vote (as if anthing other than he won matters), calls for impeachment, CEOs threatening to not do their part in the recovery, the N.... word being used, even banter regarding assasination. It is very, very disconcerting...although perhaps not unheard of.
I am interested in where you stand as a part of our American way.
This country has been in a very closely contested election and President Obama has been selected as the leader of our country for the next four years. But there are wounds and some are very deep. Some voted for President Obama, are pleased with the outcome and we expect they consider him their President. Others have come to terms with their differences and respect the majority vote; they will provide feedback and support our President during the next four years. Some who were less than supportive during the last four years understand that the country must go forward or risk the possibility of progress; they will provide feedback and support, and sincerely wish the President well in his efforts. And, then there are others who would secede from the union if they could—President Obama will never be their President. Where do you fall?