There were good ideas on my Facebook page. Audits of defense, EPA, cost benefit analysis of regulations. Folks were adamant about developing fossil fuels, for the fuel and the jobs. Let me add that we should develop green energy in a responsible, market-driven way. We can’t afford to expand the welfare state, but we can’t expect to take it apart either. We should find a balance—a compromise between protecting the environment, health and worker safety and regulating jobs out of existence.
The popular vote is not the decider of presidential races, and it should not be. It was, however, close enough to warn us about how divided we are. It would be beyond foolish to deny the president a chance to govern. It would be equally ill advised for him to assume a mandate without working with Republicans.
I worked hard for my guy. Today, I am a member of the loyal opposition. Both sides are guilty of trying to enforce their own versions of ideological purity. We can’t afford that anymore. It’s time to work together. Really, long past time.