Apparently Mr. Hansmann is under the erroneous impression that our political system is only a game of “King of The Hill.” The implication that a Democratic vote from Minnesota is somehow more valuable than a Republican vote from a southern state is childish and obtuse. Both are Americans and both have the same voting rights.
America voted, and President Obama was reelected. I didn’t vote for him because when I asked myself the question, “Are we better off than we were four years ago?” The answer I found was a clear “no.” Having said that, President Obama is now my president. I don’t have to agree with his platform to respect the office of the president. My question will be the same four years from now, and I fear the answer will be an even louder “No.” Time will tell.
In the meantime, I do remember the game of “King of The Hill” from when I was a child. The schoolyard bully always ended on top yelling, “I’m better that you! Na, na, na-na-na!” My response hasn’t changed. I’m done with this conversation.