I had a post written a week ago that I edited and rewrote at least four times. The post covered the egregious misstatements made and circulated widely about President Obama for the last four years, including,
- He’s a Communist/Socialist
- He’s not an American Citizen
- He’s a Muslim
And, today, I deleted it. I’m too mentally exhausted to go there. How are you feeling? Mentally and emotionally fatigued?
Granted, I was awake on and off all night long listening to the outcome on my radio. So, that’s where the physical exhaustion comes from. The mental and emotional fatigue has much to do with trying to gird myself against the ridiculous and hateful accusations and insults thrown at our President since he was elected. It’s also weariness that stems from watching a Congress fight with each other for four years and accomplish so very little.
I’m sick of the platitudes, aren’t you? Yes, we all want our elected representatives to “reach across the aisle” and work together. Will they reach across the aisle to discuss a compromise, or will they reach across and pinch the delicate, very sensitive, fleshy underside of their opponent’s upper arm?
That remains to be seen. But compromise won’t happen unless we citizens demand that both sides agree to disagree on some issues, but still move forward and make decisions that allow both sides to feel a win is applauding in the room. We have to write the people we elected and demand they stop making governing more about their chances of returning to office and more about what they can do that moves us even a few inches closer to a solution.
I hope to get a better night’s sleep this night. And I’m sure my dogs do, as well. I was a bit vocal while lying there in bed listening to the radio.