America's voters didn't only choose a new president Tuesday. They also gave notice that neither money nor intimidation can turn American politics back to either the last century or old power relationships.
President Obama has nothing to lose in his second term. Rather than put his faith in a gridlocked Congress, he should look out to the people who applauded when he spoke out about climate change.
Short of suggesting a lot of patience and even more heavy drinking, I really don't have much advice to offer for you there. But I do have eight ideas for how you can win over the business community during your next term.
Tuesday's election will certainly benefit millions and millions of people -- both in the United States and around the world. But beyond the many important short and mid-term consequences, it will likely be remembered as an inflection point in American political history.
We are all Americans and the time has come for both parties to start working together the way the American people deserve. Now's the time to show some unity and pass the laws that will put Americans back to work.
For progressives who care about peace, prosperity, civil liberties, and the future of our country, Obama's reelection last night was no victory. It was the rock we chose over the hard place. I have little hope because there has been less change.
The elections are finally over, and either you're elated, frustrated or somewhere in between. Whatever the case, nearly half of Americans voted for the "wrong" guy. But who cares? It's time to make things work for everyone, not just the victors.
With President Obama's reelection and the Democratic majority under Harry Reid in the Senate, there is no doubt that the Affordable Care Act will be fully implemented in 2014. And a new era in health care will finally have begun.
From every corner of this nation, a majority sent a resounding message that we will not tolerate a rollback of our liberties, nor will we sit by idly as the rights so many fought and died for were under attack.
It wasn't about a mistake-filled Romney campaign, although mistakes there were. It wasn't about the hard-right tilt of the Republican primaries, although they trapped Romney into positions that sold in Oklahoma almost nowhere else. It was about ideas.
Congratulations everyone!! This country has truly changed, and I believe there will be no going back. Hate lost yesterday. That is amazing in and of itself. And all the women who were elected last night! A total rebuke of Neanderthal attitudes.
Our nation is changing -- for the better. Our multiplicity of cultures and religions is a strength, not a deficit. We didn't see Sikhs, Muslims, gays, African-Americans or tattooed people in Leave It to Beaver but we do in Milwaukee and Minneapolis and middle America.
Sure, the numerical line-up didn't change much: a Democratic president, a narrowly Democratic Senate and a Republican-led House. But under the circumstances, the results made an extraordinary statement about commitment to change.
Dear People of the Battleground States, as a phone banker for the Obama for America Grassroots Campaign, I just wanted to say 'thank you' for your kindness, patience and humorous interactions after being called incessantly for months now.
Wherever you fall on the political spectrum, if you're an artist, filmmaker, pastor, writer, teacher, business person, leader -- whatever, I would encourage you to keep moving forward. Create. Spark visions. Inspire people. Speak the truth.