I fully expected Barak Obama to be reelected. I voted my conscience and am in full communion with the magisterium, but I am not stupid. I knew that I was voting a losing side. Maybe that's why I am not more upset.
Maybe I am not upset because I can honestly say I did not participate in the mudslinging, nasty, character revealing behavior demonstrated by some of the people I know. I was not a push over by any means and I stood up to many a bully (mostly male - those little boys do not like girls challenging their opinons, an attitude that is especially true of men who are defending the liberal agenda of total inclusivity) these past two years and I have no problem voicing my beliefs, my opinions and researching facts in order to learn. I will not, however, post those insipid, one sentence, badly drawn or poorly worded political cartoons. In fact, at the risk of sounding snotty, I believe the people who post that kind of stuff on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or any other odd little social media platform out there do so because they cannot think more than one sentence at a time and cannot 'see' more than one photo at a time.
The bottom line is nothing has changed. The same people are in charge. Perhaps God is protecting us from something. Perhaps we have reached that stage in our culture that high school history teachers will some day describe as the 'beginning of the end'.
Maybe...or maybe not.
All I know is the Niners are on top of the NFC West, I have a job (though my taxes jumped 200 bucks, thanks a lot) and my Lord loves me.
No matter what, we can rejoice in the fact that we live in a country where people can vote without worrying about a gunman coming onto their bus and shooting them point blank in the head in the name of religion.
God bless America ... and GO NINERS!