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America moving forward into the 21st Century...

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Tonight you voted for action…you elected us to focus on your jobs, not ours… to meet the challenges we can only solve together…
But that doesn’t mean your work is done. The role of citizen in our democracy does not end with your vote. America’s never been about what can be done for us, it is about what can be done by us, together.
Self-government – that’s the principal we were founded on.

This country has more wealth than any nation, but that’s not what makes us rich.
We have the most powerful military in history, but that’s not what makes us strong.
What makes America exceptional are the bonds that hold together the most diverse nation on earth. The belief that our destiny is shared.
So that the freedom which so many Americans have fought for and died for comes with responsibilities as well as rights and among those are love and charity and duty and patriotism – THAT is what makes America great!

- President Barack Obama, 2012 Reelection speech excerpts

Your grandmother and mother would be so proud!
Congratulations, Mr. President!

Now let's get to work!

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CATIATM 11/27/2012 10:28PM

    I'm glad half of the country is pleased and sorry that the other half is not. ... Now comes the hard work of finding common ground and moving forward!

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SKEPCHICK 11/8/2012 12:45PM

  I am so relieved that he won. So. Relieved. Yay Obama!

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SPARKFRAN514 11/8/2012 1:03AM

    he is not the one i wanted in office i am taking thumper rabbit line from Bambi
If you can't say nothing nice don't say nothing at all and that is how i feel about this issue. and thats all i have to say

Comment edited on: 11/8/2012 1:09:00 AM

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STRINGI719 11/7/2012 9:45PM

    I don't agree with him politically, but I will pray for him and his beautiful family throughout these next 4 years.

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LAURIE5658 11/7/2012 9:06PM

    I am sorry but I do not agree at all. I feel like our country is moving towards European socialism and I am frightened by what Mr. Obama can do in the next 4 years. I hope by the grace of God our country will survive. Make you angry? I am sorry.

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ONEKIDSMOM 11/7/2012 7:09PM

    Absolutely agree about keeping our leaders in prayer... for wisdom and guidance. We can do SOOO much better in terms of civility than we have the past election season. I marvel that after all the name-calling anyone can work with one another!

"Jane you ignorant S***!" was intended as a joke on SNL, not what you say to your neighbor or relative whose political views differ from yours. If we cannot manage to accept that there can be men and women of good will on the other side, how can we possible make progress in the nation, much less the world?

Here's to healing, no matter WHO you or I supported with our votes or our voices.

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LJCANNON 11/7/2012 5:55PM

    emoticon emoticon Besides Voting, one of our Biggest Responsibilities -- In My Opinion -- is to keep our Leaders in Prayer EVERY Day. No matter which Party or which Candidate you support, Please Be Praying for them as they lead us in to Our Future. Stop spending time and energy criticising and finding fault with them!!

1 Timothy 2:1-3

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BARBARASDIET 11/7/2012 2:48PM

    Concession speeches are always gracious. Let's see if ROmney and his ilk work with the President instead of against him as they have for the last 4 years.

I was so happy to wake up this morning and find that the middle class will survive for at least 4 more years--which would not have been the case if the vote had gone the other way....

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    For me.... it is what it is and I'd say that for either candidate. Thankful God is in control.

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MYREALANA 11/7/2012 12:10PM

    Beautiful blog!

I'm just so glad I didn't wake up this morning in 1950.

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BYEFATNANNY 11/7/2012 11:12AM

    LibbyG7- I have no natural hatered nor am I a sore loser and take offense. I'm really a very nice and caring person and very liberal in my social views. I just very much disagree with Obama's vision of the economy.

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LIBBYG7 11/7/2012 10:15AM

    I try to keep my personal political feelings out of my blogs.....because of the sore loser comment the previous poster.......

Having said that however, Go, Obama!!

He'll have to work very hard to overcome the natural hatred coming from certain segments of the more extreme right wing members of Congress. If we can't work together now - then all is lost!!! I think Mr. Romney set the tone for reconciliation in his graceful concession speech...

We have a brand new opportunity to put aside petty personal differences, and to put the good of the WHOLE American people first. It will be hard - but do-able.

I know this President is up to the other side????


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KITT52 11/7/2012 7:35AM

    we have heard all that BS before.....I'll let the record speak for it's self

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-LINDA_S 11/7/2012 6:36AM

    I'm so glad it didn't drag on into the middle of the night or for weeks of controversy. I so hope he will be allowed to implement helpful changes and is not thwarted at every step. It's so hard to accomplish much when the opposition is fighting you every step of the way.

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