Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign theme was “Believe in America.” I enthusiatically took that to heart on October 3rd and held onto it until late on November 6th. I had already gotten more involved in politics than ever before, running for Precinct Delegate in my little Township and winning with a whopping 54 votes!
The responsibilities of a PD were taken seriously. I worked hard for the Republicans. I also made hundreds of phone calls for a pro-family group. I even walked 2 inner-city minority neighborhoods just days before the election, making the argument to, “consider voting for Mitt Romney…for the sake of our nation!”
I was treated politely by most, but told by two angry African American citizens to, “get out of the area or be shot.” A few blocks later an Hispanic man felt the need to inform me of all of the people and groups that he personally hated…Republicans, Christians, Jesus, and the Jews!” I knew then that I’d better leave because I am associated with all of those!
I arrived before dawn on voting day at Cesar Chavez Elementary School’s gymnasium prepared to be a Poll Challenger…aka “Vote Suppressor!” My responsibilities included verifying that every person who received a ballot was registered to do so in that precinct, ensuring that the atmosphere was politically neutral, and deterring any vote-influencing by Poll workers or outside groups.
I returned home late in the evening. My husband and children were already asleep. I made a hot cup of green tea and curled up on the sofa to watch my Party WIN! My plan had been to switch over to MSNBC after the win was sure and enjoy the meltdown of Chris Matthews, Ed Schultz, Rachel Maddow, and the rest of the media liars.
“Deeply disappointed” is an understatement when describing the current state of “hope” for our nation’s future. For many of us the stress of losing the election is not dissipating with time. Daily we are reminded of the depth of our loss.
This wasn’t like a sporting event where we chose a Team that didn’t win. We knew this re-election would negatively affect our way of life.
“Believing in America” is no longer one of my arguments. I will not make that mistake again. My hope is only “in the Lord,” for He will not disappoint! (Psalm 25)
“We can rejoice when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they are good for us- they help us learn to endure. And endurance develops strength of character in us, and character strengthens our confident expectation of salvation. And this expectation will not disappoint us…” (Romans 5:3-5/NLT)
The goal of this blog is to encourage Christ-followers to see God’s Big Picture and be a part of it!