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Meditations of a christizen (christian-citizen)upon today's topics.
#998026 added November 10, 2020 at 6:44am
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Lessons From The Election: Who Matters
Who matters. That’s not a question. It’s a statement. And, a statement of fact at that. We instinctively know that who is chosen to do anything of consequence is important. We understand this fact of life early on.

Youth at the local parks’ basketball courts get this. They choose teams among themselves based upon who can play best. When unfamiliar with other hoopsters’ abilities they select based upon who they expect to play the best. Once the games begin, they soon learn who helps them win (succeed) and who doesn’t.

As the young grow older the choice as to who grows in importance. For adults who is chosen for what can have life altering outcomes. Last week’s election demonstrated what kids in sandlots playgrounds and other play settings have already learned. Who matters.

Party People

The incumbent Republican , Donald Trump led a wearying spectacle of bizarre antics during his chaotic reign as P.O.T.U.S. (President of the United States) The most recent disaster was/is his mishandling  of the Covid-19 virus pandemic. Voters turned out in record numbers to change course.

The congressional races fared better for the Republican party. Though still a minority, they actually gained seats in the House of Representatives. This implies that Donald Trump did not lose because of his republicaness for lack of a better word but rather due to his Trumpness. This was personnel. Voters rejected him not his party.

Opponents

The Trump bluster succeeded in 2016 against Hillary Clinton. The same bravado failed versus Sen. Joe Biden. She stood on facts whereas “sleepy Joe” expressed his faith. Hillary crunched numbers whereas slow Joe communicated values. And most important, Hillary Clinton projected clever whereas Joe Biden promised contrast.

America’s national Democratic party is oft slow to apply the lesson that they should’ve learned as children. Winning elections is like winning on the playground. Who is selected for your team matters.

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