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It’s Time to Take Off the Bumper Stickers

In a few minutes, I'm going out to rip the peeling bumper sticker off my battered Ford fender.  It's time.  The contest is over. 

What's important now is to unpolarize, compromise, re-integrate, harmonize, and chill.

Not that it's so easy.  It continues to amaze me that the Clintons can argue so passionately for their former opponent Barack Obama.  It's remarkably large-hearted, principled and civilized, as was Romney's speech last night.

I couldn't do it.  Two candidates were up for election yesterday for different offices, each of whom ran against my brother in earlier years(he wasn't running this time.)  I was able to bring myself to vote for one of them; in the other instance, I simply left the bubble blank, though the guy's philosophy came closer to mine than did his opponent's. 

But I can pull off the bumper sticker.  That far I can go to make peace.

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  • November 7, 2012 at 11:00 am Reply

    I sure hope others follow your lead. I hate bumper stickers and have never had one. I get so tired of seeing the ones that still have McCain/Palin on their cars. You'd think they would be embarrassed to keep that one on for a week afterward, let alone 4 years. Same with Bush and Gore. 

    • November 7, 2012 at 11:47 am Reply

      I kinda like them in-season, kenju. Or if there are so many weird ones on a car that I can’t wait to get a look at who is driving. But when they might be perceived as gloating or dragging on with an argument that’s over, then enough…!

  • November 8, 2012 at 4:28 am Reply

    Thanks for your candor. I have a lot of trouble with doing the politically advantageous thing when there are painful emotional underpinnings. What's helped is to ask myself if I'm still holding a grudge. That word "grudge" is hard-edged in every way. I'm not sure how much it helps, but at least I ask it and try to do a more emotionally intelligent thing than I might have without first checking in with myself. Thanks, Peggy! -Jodi

    • January 5, 2013 at 11:34 am Reply

      Just saw this comment most belatedly, Jodi. I think the grudge idea sounds really good, I can see why it works. When I thought of the word, the image that came to mind was the forked end of a hammer.

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