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Interesting day, but just another day


So we have elected a new President. And yes I was on the losing side. One of the 50% that didn’t vote for Donald. But it’s just another day. Hump day as a matter of fact. A raining one here in the northeast. Still have to go to the job that pays the bills. Still have a brutal commute. Still have a long list of chores for the weekend and some fun scheduled in also. Still have doctors appointments. Still have to think about what to have for dinner. Still must make my football picks against my Son. Still will tell those close to me that I love them.

Photo by Mike Hartley

Photo by Mike Hartley

Trouble is I thought I was in the majority of how this nation thought. I realize now I’m in a minority. Such is life, we all can’t have it our way all the time. Life and politics like marriages have swings of power and effectiveness. When working together, good things can happen. And being there is an alignment of Executive, Senate and House all under control of the same party we are going to see change. Not sure I’ll agree with all of it but the country does have a set of checks and balances that will hopefully work.

But the thing that I’m concerned with is the temperament and ability of the new Prez to cope under pressure and stress and make the right decisions. And as nations challenge him and you can bet he will be tested, how will he and we react. The world see’s how divided this nation is. How the two-party system is in shatters. How we have split into many camps and priorities. They see this among the people, which is far more dangerous than the person in the White House. Because it is seen as a further opportunity to divide us. Maybe a pause that will give them an upper hand in the world. Maybe its how our actions will be perceived that will change our standing in the world.

It is a starting over point in some ways. If the candidates words turn into actions then a world of change is at our doorstep. Not sure I’m going to like a lot of it but only time will tell. I can tell you that I don’t like the attitude and actions and words leading up to his tenure as leader of the United States.

Don’t get me wrong. She was not who the Democrats should have hoisted up the flag either.

So back to life, the daily grind, the pressures of far more important things. How we handle ourselves each day and continue to set the right examples for those around us as best possible.

Author: Mike Hartley

With a lifetime and a half in the Newspaper industry I'm preparing for my retirement career as an Artist, Writer, Photographer and Video content provider. I'm a proud father of two wonderful children and I'm still married to the first girl I fell in love with and probably only one that would have me.

2 thoughts on “Interesting day, but just another day

  1. I was very startled to see how red the Electoral map was at 1:15am today. I think Trump’s victory speech (at least the beginning part, that I heard live…I have not gone in search of the entirety) was good. I thought Clinton’s concession speech was excellent, and I liked President Obama’s speech about smooth transition.

    You have been in the news industry for your entire career. You have witnessed that often Americans vote for change after a party has had the White House for 2 terms. I get that. I just wonder people were so focused on CHANGE that they didn’t listen to the words that were spoken?

  2. Literally, you’re in the majority, per the votes. You just weren’t on the winning side per the electoral votes. But you already know that.

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