Thursday, November 6, 2008

Sore losers

The little woman came home yesterday and told me how people were reacting to the election results. Now, here at the school I work for, its no big deal, but she works in an office and they're not as civil.

Apparently, come Monday mornings after LSU games the talk is all about the game. Of course, this is Baton Rouge, and I would wager a good portion of them went to LSU. However, it turns out that after what is arguably the most historically significant event in our lives, you could hear a pin drop.

I don't need to tell you that most of her co-workers were supporters of McCain, but to make matters worse, they seemed be giving those that supported Obama the cold shoulder.

Now, I realize the disappointment, but seriously, there is no reason to take your frustrations out on someone just because they voted differently. McCain lost, that's all there is to it. Nothing can be done about it. Move on.

That's not the on;y bad situation, a fraternity brother of mine that lives in Florida said that his boss tried to keep those voting for Obama at work until the polls closed to keep them from going to the polls, and now he's threatening to fire them. I don't know for sure, but this doesn't sound legal. All I can say to this is, WTF?!?

Both of these situations are ridiculous. I know there are people that are sore that their candidate lost, but they need to get over it. We are the UNITED States of America, so how about we unite under our new president, rather than being all pissed off because your candidate lost. We need unity in order to get this country back on track, and if people are going to be all pissy, that's not going to happen, no matter who is president.


The Natural State Hawg said...

Sure, let's all get along.

Just as soon as the Democrats peel the "Bush isn't MY president" bumper stickers off their cars.

Highly divisive candidates don't exactly inspire unity, you know?

The Natural State Hawg

*lynne* said...

this election season showed the true colors of many people ... perhaps better that the ugly truth is out so that things like racism and stupidity can be properly addressed, rather than everyone turning a blind eye or exercising denial?

but yeah, if it's true about the employer wanting to fire those who voted for "that guy", ummm, I'm pretty sure that's illegal...

Anonymous said...

Hi there! I came over from another blog and wanted to tell you from a McCain supporter - WHOOT! I'm really happy and excited about Obama winning! The main reason is... so many folks were touched SO deeply and I just think it's great. ;)

I am sorry my guy didn't win, but I know that Obama will do just fine. ;)

Hugs and thanks for letting me stop by!