Reflect and focus

by Nancy Colasurdo on November 7, 2012

On Election Day, well before any returns were in, I decided to write a piece that would apply no matter who won or lost. As we ring in another four years with President Obama and Vice President Biden, I encourage my fellow Americans to take a moment to remember what really matters.

Today’s Game Plan: Acceptance vs. Pouting

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Robert Brownwell Sr November 7, 2012 at 3:50 pm

Someone like you who thinks like this must not have an core values worth fighting or being mineful of it’s value being attacked. I for one have nothing in common with Obama nor him as a person. For one I could never be around someone who constantly lies or has a thick air or arrogance. If nothing this man and his cronies did effect me or my family I would say “yea get over it” but he does and will have and even more effect now he has nothing to lose. From what you write you sit on top of some elitie pile where what you believe will be supported. From almost 48% of the people we now see a debt that will burden our kids and their’s for generations. With that said why don’t you try getting oveer that, because my children’s future REALLY MATTER. I dont’ see that as pouting and as far as accepting more socialism well, can Seig Heil be far behind?

Nancy Colasurdo November 7, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Robert, I appreciate you taking the time to write. Listen, I’m not trying to make light of your concerns. I say that in the column. But the point of the piece is this — I wrote it yesterday, Election Day, in the afternoon. We had no idea who would be President when I wrote it. I would not have changed a word if Mitt Romney had won. And it would then be Barack Obama supporters who would be angry. Either way, the idea was to bring perspective of life and death and love.

As for your Nazi salute reference, I don’t know what I can possibly say to that.

Thank you for the feedback.


Mark November 7, 2012 at 4:19 pm

I just read your article on FoxBusiness News titled “Acceptance vs. Pouting”. I have been struggling with acceptance for most of the day as I’m not an Obama supporter and voted for Romney yesterday. So, safe to say, I’ve been pouting a bit. But as I watch the snow blow outside the window on this cold and raw afternoon, so recently after the disaster of Sandy hitting our state, I think this article and your Obama supporting friend are right on point.

Nancy Colasurdo November 7, 2012 at 4:23 pm

Mark, I so appreciate your frankness. And I’m happy to read that the point hit home. I, too, am watching this out the window and already seeing photos on Facebook of water rising at the Jersey Shore. It’s making me catch my breath once again.

Thanks for writing.


Dawn November 8, 2012 at 2:49 am

I agree, it would be so much easier if everyone would just fall in line and drink the kool-aid.

Nancy Colasurdo November 8, 2012 at 10:54 am

Dawn, when you live life believing millions of people who don’t agree with you are brainwashed, I’m pretty much at a loss to respond intelligently.


Len November 8, 2012 at 12:06 pm


I do agree life changing events (death, destruction, births, new beginnings, etc) can definitely put things into perspective and my thoughts and prayers are with all who were impacted by Sandy. One also needs to keep mind that elections can also be a life changing event. 2008 was a life changing event for some as was 2012. Personally, I’m not looking forward to seeing America saddled with $20+ Trillion in debt and more govt. regulations (over the next (4) years) than one can shake a stick at. Our country is being financially destroyed (as is Europe) and our kids and grandkids are screwed – their ‘way of life’ will be so much different from ours (and I don’t foresee it being better). That’s tough to accept and assume the attitude of ‘just get over it’.

Nancy Colasurdo November 8, 2012 at 12:17 pm

Len, I understand that elections affect us deeply. I don’t mean to make light of your concern. But as I say in the column, perhaps it is a call of some kind for those who feel passionately about their causes. There are people equally as passionate, though, that their lives will be markedly better because of this outcome. In fact, the majority of the country feels that way. I suggested acceptance whatever the outcome and I still feel that’s best.

I really appreciate your thoughts and that you took the time to write.


Terry November 9, 2012 at 10:36 am

First, I commend you for your Zen response. (I would have gone rogue) Second, thank you for your continuous enlightening articles. Your commentary is divine.

Acceptance is going to be a hard sell for a some. Learning to accept things you can’t change is always a difficult lesson. Learn to accept and move on now that’s a challenge.

Nancy Colasurdo November 9, 2012 at 10:47 am

Thanks, Terry. Not sure how Zen I am, but I’ll take the compliment!


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