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Time to Temper the Political Discourse

momham33 Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 8:36 AM
I agree that it's time to move past the vitriol of the elections. I think that white people have now been given a pass on racism. We have elected and re-elected a black president and it's time to put the past to bed. Any disagreements I have with this president are based solely on what path I feel this country should take. It has nothing to do with color. My youngest child is a strawberry blonde with light green eyes. As a baby he had little hair and a porcelain complexion. One comment his 5 year old sister made at the time was that he and Devon (an African American child in her K class) could be twins. She had never made that comment about her two brothers, so I asked why.

Someone should take a poll asking Americans how they feel about polling. I’m pretty sure our shared distaste for it is one thing about which nearly all of us would agree.

Of all the polling data released in the week leading up to Tuesday’s election, the one that struck me as most revealing came from pollster Scott Rassmussen. Not because it conveyed anything new about voters’ opinions about the candidates, but because it portrayed the seriousness of our political divide.

Mr. Rasmussen asked Americans this crucial question: “Has the upcoming election negatively affected any relationship with a friend or family member?”