I remember when Bush beat gore, I was one of those people that were furious because I thought it was a complete injustice to the people that voted and the electoral college made it seem completely pointless. I went through the Bush bashing phase, through the I hate religious war phase, and all that Jazz. I was told I was anti-american and anti-patriotic. Then, the same thing happened this year, except it was on the opposite side of the spectrum. I realized what a douche bag I probably sounded like. I understand all the people that complained, and how a lot of people like me(back when it was Bush), complained and complained about it all. This year I realized it's ok to be pissed off, but before I go pointing fingers(and bashing) at every person with the opposite viewpoint, I should remember how I felt back then. When it seemed like the world was falling apart. I can say now, that I'm no longer a liberal, but also no longer a conservative. I'm comfortably a middle man, I can understand all sides of the spectrum.
I think we are divided even more now than we were back when this all happened to Bush. Between guns, religions, freedoms, we've all got something to say, and we don't have to go along with everything, but I think tolerance is the answer. I'm not saying we have to agree with the politicians in office now, but I do think we need to stand up and fight for new ones. The problem I had with the last election was that I didn't like any of the options(except Ron Paul).
The government has gotten too big, and they forget we are more powerful than they are.