Letter: Election was disappointing, but there is something left to salvage
The election's over. No more robo-calls. No more ads. Are you happy with the outcome? Depressed? I was disappointed in my fellow Americans last week. But on reflection, I can honestly say that some our most basic human lessons, learned from babyhood, is what we learn by experience. (Usually through painful lessons.) "Don't touch that stove — it will burn you! Don't play with that, you'll hurt yourself!"
Now it seems that half the country's voters must learn through painful personal experiences for the next four years. Get ready for higher fuel costs, food costs, unemployment and government gridlock.
This administration has failed on so many levels, and yet you followers have said: "Give him four more years to fix this." I, for one, hope he succeeds and tries to bring the country together. I also hope he stops blaming Republicans and George W. Bush for all our problems. At some point, the problems have to sit squarely on the shoulders of those put there by us to "fix" things. (If you look closely at our state, Democrats have held the reins in both legislative and executive branches.) Look at the problems we have in California, and we just keep electing Democratic majorities! There's even a full proof majority of Democrats now, who can raise more taxes without one Republican!
The rest of us, who know what's coming, can only keep our heads down and pray that there is something left of our great country to salvage in four years.
Loretta Ann Torres