No more campaigning

United States
November 5, 2008 11:46am CST
Now that the campaigns have come to an end, what will those ultra-right-wing fearmongers who've spent so much of their time on myLot spreading propaganda and spewing vitriol do? They've been shown that hope and unity and caring for others can be very attractive to the majority of voters in America. Grouse about it as they may, we're off on a wholely new track. We might even be able to smile now and then and be glad to be Americans. Nice matters.
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@twallace (2675)
• United States
7 Nov 08
They will still find something wrong with Obama. Even once he is in office they will be flooding the discussions with anything that he does wrong in there eyes. Sometime no matter what you do or say; you still can't make people happy. Yet I do know for sure that this election made plenty of people happy. Even folks that were not US citizens. It was all over the world that Obama is the new president and that was fine with them. He did something that McCain didn't do. He took the time to leave the US and go out to other places. People all over the world where he may have went excepted him with open arms. That is how they are going to deal with him the same way. If it was not ment for him to be president he would not have been. So that tells me alot that citizens wanted something different and someone different. Obama fits that mold. Have a nice day.
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• United States
8 Nov 08
What struck me most about him from the start was something rare in politics. He and his family seem to be just plain nice people. We need nice! Nobody will ever make everyone happy but I think, given a chance, Obama could help us regain the joy that once came from being in America. It wouldn't hurt if the rest of the world stopped thinking of us as dupes, either.
@nengs10 (3188)
• Philippines
6 Nov 08
This recent campaigning was one of the most extravagant or most spent campaigns of all time. Now that it's already finished. I think it's about time for people and the politicians to do what they have to do. They now have to finalize their plans and propaganda so as to start building a better nation and world.
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• United States
6 Nov 08
You're so right! There's so much that needs attention, not a minute or a dollar can be wasted!
@savypat (20246)
• United States
5 Nov 08
After the last 8 years it would be very nice to have something to be proud of in our government. I know he can't solve much, but maybe he can get us going in the right direction.
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• United States
6 Nov 08
That's the prayer of all of us, including those who are loathe to admit it. We all want America to be a Wonderland again, and if Obama can point us toward it, he's what we need right now! Both the foggy dark glasses and the rose-colored ones be put away, and we need to rebuild our faith in each other and our countrymen clear vision! Maybe we could even give peace a chance!
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@ZephyrSun (7385)
• United States
5 Nov 08
I've noticed that the propaganda ones are not here today. The ones that were supporting the Republican side are here and trying to play nice. I'm sure it's hard to be completely nice because their candidate did not win and I'm always disappointed when my candidate loses. So maybe next week everyone will be back to normal? lol
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• United States
6 Nov 08
Wouldn't it be great?! All of us make such nice discusons when we get out of the traps of prejudices and "causes".
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@Chevee (5915)
• United States
5 Nov 08
I agree with you completely.
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• United States
5 Nov 08
Why is it that if someone did not vote for Obama that they are "fearmongers" or even "ultra right wing". I did not vote for Obama and I do not fit into either of those little boxes with labels on them. People voted for different reason. Mine had nothing to do with "fear" or the "right wing". Mine had to do with not agree with a lot of Obamas stances on the issues or his plans for this country. Neither candidate excited me to be honest.
• United States
5 Nov 08
Again, I'm sorry I mentioned the right wing without mentioning the left-wing zealots as well. Fear and hatred were everywhere throughout the campaigns. Now I just want all of us to settle into coexistence without animosity. Discussions needn't become verbal fights.
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• United States
5 Nov 08
..say what? (just a little chuckle here, dear Cobrateacher) after this discussion posted and some of your responses above? And all the enlightened stereotyping going on? I agree with your sentiment however.. but for a party that is so sure they can/will attain world peace, they sure do seem to hate the holders of other opinions and philosophy. Where do they think war comes from? (As opposed to world peace?) The United Nations is all for unity, peace, and joy too.. but they have seated despots and dictators in seats of the Human Rights Council! And ignore genocides. Just because a party says "peace, peace!" doesn't automatically mean they are any more well intentioned than another party. Demonizing the other party is how the parties get votes. We don't promote peace and togetherness by falling for it, whether from one side or the other. I daresay both political parties mean well. It's simply a matter of which philosophy (big bro? or rugged individualism/independence and balance and checking of powers?) one thinks will actually have a chance of working better for longer..
• United States
6 Nov 08
You're right. Somebody must take the helm, and we must hope we've sent the message strongly that there must be an end to the backroom deals that have hurt our world so deeply. We'd be hypocrites, at the least, if we made the UN into some sort of high school fraternity, failing to recognize that others may think they're on the right track. Terrorists even see themselves as warriors for what is right!
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@flowerchilde (12518)
• United States
5 Nov 08
Glad to be Americans? How ironic after the past eight years of nonstop battering of America to the world and nation by the (all that matters is votes) media, oh, I forgot, that was the vilifying of only half of America.. Now we are on the path to world peace, ushered in by the party of peace/deep hatred and disregard of everything conservative. That said party of peace, has attained power over two highly influential information sources (media and education) seems a bit coercive for many to fully trust their intents..
• United States
6 Nov 08
How did you get such a warped view of America? We're not some sort of club, allowing only those who agree with one point of view to join in the fun. While those who hate are very loud about it, few Americans harbor hatred t other Americans. There are jealousies and disagreements, cliques and family feuds, but we Americans are strong folks who join together in times of need to come to one another's aid. We only need to clarify our purposes and get back on track.
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
6 Nov 08
oh,they will find something or someone else to gossip about.lol.
• United States
6 Nov 08
Of course they will. That's the nature of us humans. Wouldn't it be nice if it were a lot less mean and ugly, though!
@wujinbo (340)
• China
6 Nov 08
the campaigning will be end. good to know the man.he is gracious in defeat.you are right,who can have the ability to make the country improved and let the people live happy life,and he is a good president. whoever he is ,and his background ,his skin color,he will do this ,he will be in our mind .obama can do it well,and mccain should appriciate his friend.so it is good to know he is the man.
• United States
6 Nov 08
We need such unity. All of us have to support it.
@katran (590)
• United States
5 Nov 08
I do not think you are really being fair at all. First of all, this election showed that people are fed up with the Bush brand of Republicanism. I think the majority of people were voting AGAINST the current administration and FOR someone they were enamored with because of the symbolic change he represents because of his race. It remains to be seen whether things like hope and unity and caring for others will really be fulfilled. He has not taken over yet. Secondly, if you expect people to take you seriously about hope and unity, why are you singling out one side of the coin here? Isn't that just as partisan as the people you are pointing fingers at? Haven't the Democrats done their share of fear-mongering, telling us we are in for four more years of Bush politics if we elected McCain? Telling us that we are going to go into the worst depression ever and that the whole world will hate us? Republicans are not the only people who "spread propaganda and spew vitriol." AND, Democrats "groused" for 8 years of Bush! Not only that, they were ungracious losers. Compare Kerry's concession speech from 2004 to McCain's from last night. Please, please...if you really want us to believe you are looking forward to a more unified America, don't point fingers like that. It is very close-minded and insulting. I personally did not vote for Obama, but I am praying for a good four years and hoping that he will keep his promises of uniting the parties and keeping everyone's best interests in mind. You are right. We should all smile and be glad to be Americans. Not glad to be Democrats poking fun at the losers.
• United States
5 Nov 08
Oddly, I don't recall mentioning Democrats or Republicans. There's been plenty of ugliness spread by all sides. I'm not a Democrat, either. Your assumptions are a bit weird. I just want the hating to stop and the people to open themselves to the possiblity that we can once again live in the greatest country in the world. Whether people are aligned with one party or another doesn't have anything to do with what I wrote. Nor does race. I simply want all of us to participate in unity and harmony as much as possible, and to coexist in freedom. Senator McCain's speech last night was lovely, and I suspect he'd have done much better if he'd shown that side of himself during the campaign so people knew he wasn't just short-tempered and hawkish. I hope he, too, will work for unity. I'm sorry if you thought I was pointing a finger at anyone in particular. I shouldn't have named right-wingers alone, as left-wing zealots are equally hateful to others. The only losers in this election were hate and fear!
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