Sunday, January 27, 2013
Monday, January 21, 2013
|President Obama officially sworn-in|
for second term on January 20, 2013.
(Photo: White House)
I sincerely hope and pray that all of our elected officials in Washington will keep in mind that they are in DC to work—not for themselves—but, for us.
I sincerely hope and pray that the President and his team at the White House; Speaker John Boehner, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and their teams in the House of Representatives; and Majority Leader Harry Reid, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and their teams in the Senate will keep in mind that none of them will get everything they want, nor should they.
Compromise is not a dirty word. It is—in fact—necessary and expected. The petty partisanship of politics-as-usual is not acceptable.
The name of the game is moving America forward. Democrats, alone, don’t have all of the answers. Republicans, alone, don’t have all of the answers. But, between them and various independent voices, America can flourish under the leadership of men and women who know and understand that we rise, we fall; we sink, we swim; we, as Americans, meet our fate together.
Godspeed to the Obama Administration and the 113th Congress as they work together to meet America’s challenges in 2013 and beyond.