I am disappointed in the Straight Dope Message Board members, and in human nature in general. I am disappointed and aggrieved that any feel so bitterly that they would moan and complain and bitch about having lost this election, so vociferously and in such a petty way. This is, for better or worse, our system of election. I am ashamed to be a member of a message board where some feel so gleeful in victory that they must do the Happy Dance and verbally abuse anybody in the opposition. Many of your opponents are, for better or worse, your fellow countrymen (and -women).
I think less of many of you for this. The President’s acceptance speech today was about re-uniting the country—something which both parties should have aspired to do fifteen months ago, but never mind—but here we have only vitriol and gloom on the left, and gleeful hate on the right.
The election is over, bar the few who count the last ballots until the final bell. We must now deal with the new term and the new developments that result, good and bad for some; bad and good for others.
Silly me. I had hoped that when the election was done the partisan sniping would end. It seems to have only begun. I think I’ll wander back to the boards around Christmastime to see if anybody has begun to pretend to be polite.