Tim Timmons | Crawfordsville, IN

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June 13, 2021

Election is over; live with it

Blame it on the everybody-deserves-a-trophy crowd.
This isn't a rant about these inane protests over Trump winning the election. It's not even a rant on the equally inane ramblings of leftist-liberals who's heads are stuck so far up their posteriors that they can't even accept a perfectly legal outcome.
No siree, Bob.
Today's ramblings stem from the fact that we have far too many idiots out there who apparently believe they get to pick and choose who they recognize as leaders AFTER THE ELECTION.
Let me be clear - you do get to choose . . . it's called an election. And we have now had too many recent votes where one side or the other stomps their feet and says they refuse to accept the outcome - or in other words, waaah, waaah, waaah!
What? You thought it was just this year? Oh pshaw!
Remember the Democrats after the inventor of the Internet Al Gore lost by a couple of hanging chads? They lost their minds. Don't laugh too hard Republicans. Bush supporters staged the "Brooks Brothers Riot" back during that same recount. And lest we forget, there was violence and vandalism around the U.S. after Obama won the first time.
For the eight or nine of you who follow these ramblings, I said a few weeks ago that one of these clowns was going to win and, for good or bad, they were going to be my president. Why? Because this is my country.
No more. No less.
It's pretty simple.
I am sick to death of the endless attacks that go on during the election. I'm no social scientist, but I truly believe that campaigning in the gutter has opened the door to the kind of crap we are seeing now. And that has turned into my fear that the very future of our country is a little less secure than it used to be because of how divided we have become.
Which brings me back to the "participation trophy" crowd. Do people really believe that just because they want something that they can decide that the legally elected winner is not their president? Are they so entitled that an unfavorable outcome gives them license to destroy other peoples' property, or worse, attack other people?
Have we really reached a point in our society where we have two sides that just can't get along?
There used to be a term in politics called loyal opposition. I believe it originated across the pond, but it certainly bounced around D.C. The idea was that the minority could oppose ideas or proposals from the majority while remaining loyal to the one thing that was supposed to bind us all, the nation.
That's gone. At all levels. Think not? Try disagreeing with some of our local hired hands in government. It's gone in state politics when one group holes up in Illinois because they're mad. And it's certainly gone inside the Beltway.
Just guessing here, but I imagine most of us didn't want either one of these clowns. It's clear that a lot of Americans wanted a change in direction, but we still ended up with one of the two most disliked candidates in history.
OK, so now it's time to salute the flag, respect the office and - if so inclined - work on finding someone better for four years from now.
And if someone wants to leave the country or planet, hey, don't let the door hit you on the way out.

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