MY NOTE: an intelligent explanation to answer shocked Republicans

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‘We do not see things as they are; we see things as we are.” – Anais Nin

If there’s one word that seemed to characterize Romney supporters’ immediate reaction to Obama’s victory, it’s “shock.”

A conservative Facebook friend posted this status: “For the first time in my life I am at a loss for words…absolutely baffled by the electorate and the election results, especially considering the current state the country is in.”

A radio reporter interviewed a woman at the Romney campaign party in Denver shortly after the election was called. Her response simmered with anger as she pondered the reality of how more than half the nation had voted: “What don’t they see?? It’s mind-boggling!”

What they don’t see are people like me.

I’m a 50-year-old white woman who lives in the swing state of Colorado. I’m married, I’m a mom, I have a PhD, and I’m a Christian…

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  1. Very interesting. Of course, I don’t agree with all of her general views, but she points out what the Republicans are just refusing to see, and I appreciate how she uses her faith to offer care, concern, empathy, and understanding, not judgement and hatred veiled in religion. Question: Is she calling me a “far-left ideologue who is simultaneously blind, immoral and lacking in patriotism”? That is an insulting, inaccurate, and selfish label. I am presuming she is referring to something she heard from a pundit, with whom I would never share ratings, so I’m happily ignorant to their rantings.


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