Wednesday, November 07, 2012


My sincere congratulations to President Obama on his win for a second term for the Presidency. It's a great thing to live in a great democracy such as ours, where no tanks have to roam the streets before, during and after an election. As I do every year no matter who wins, I now hope that we can put aside our political differences and stand behind all of our elected officials to have them work together in spite of the clear cut division shown by this election.

I was shocked in this election by the incredible amount of divisive rhetoric from both sides, the astounding Facebookian vitriol and personal hatred coupled with dogmatic approach to political slogans of many of my Facebook friends and how Facebook and social media became an extended arm of the vast right wing  conspiracy and the even vaster left wing nuthouse.

And in the spirit of the hyphening of America, I'd like to be one of the first DMVers to welcome to our area some new faces, including my peeps Texas Senator Ted Cruz, who becomes the third Cuban-American currently in the US Senate (joining Marco Rubio and Bob Menendez) and the fifth Cuban-American Senator ever (others were Mel Martinez and John E. Sununu).

I'd also like to welcome new Mass. Senator Elizabeth Warren, the first female Native American Senator and Hawaii's Mazie Hirono, the first Asian-American woman elected to the Senate.

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