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In the Moment with Carol Quaintance


By Carol Quaintance, cmquaintance@gmail.com

Friday, November 9, 2012

My heart sank when they called the race for Obama. Watching Carl Rove at Fox News stunned into denial, arguing it was too soon, “All the votes aren’t in yet in Ohio.” Rove knows the drill well, politics is his life.
All you Republicans out there who were trusting predictions like Dick Morris’, “Romney will win by a landslide. They are not factoring in the new demographics,” discovered that indeed it was the Republicans who had not caught up with the changing landscape of its people. So, after what seemed like the longest political campaign in history, with billions of dollars spent and thousands putting their hearts and money on the line, we ended up just where we started: gridlock in the Congress, the same president and vice president, and a country divided.
President Lincoln also faced a nation divided, leading to a civil war that had to be the most heartbreaking and darkest moment in American history. Blood poured out onto our soil and sank deep into the earth. Lincoln also shed his blood because of the great division in the land. It was blood that paid the price of Liberty.
That is the sadness that one side of America feels. We are not the same country that fought that war. Especially, not we here in the shadow of our fathers’ dreams who fought the Revolutionary War.
Obama too is living out the dreams of his father.
Americans must all pray together that the Spirit of God will cover the land and once again answer as the broken-hearted go to the source that this country was founded on. That source is the best in every man’s soul. It is what is written on our hearts.
This is our moment to reason together for this great country.
George Washington said,
“I now make it my earnest prayer, that God would have you, and the State over which you preside, in his holy protection, that he would incline the hearts of the Citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to Government, to entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another, for their fellow Citizens of the United States at large, and particularly for their brethren who have served in the Field, and finally, that he would most graciously be pleased to dispose us all, to do Justice, to love mercy, and to demean ourselves with that Charity, humility and pacific temper of mind, which were the Characteristics of the Divine Author of our blessed Religion, and without an humble imitation of whose example in these things, we can never hope to be a happy Nation.
GEORGE WASHINGTON, circular to the states, Jun. 8, 1783