Better East Texas: The election is over, it's time to heal

Better East Texas: The election is over, it's time to heal

EAST TEXAS (KLTV) - It is time to heal as a country. That is easier said than done as individuals and organizations continue to work to tarnish and even reject the Donald Trump presidency. It is akin to a losing football team refusing to leave the stadium even after the lights have been turned off.

First it was the morning after the election protests, followed by the questions about Russia's involvement in swaying the election, then fake news, then the ramp up to contesting the Electoral College, now it is resuscitation of the timing of the FBI case against Hillary Clinton and it appears the next front is the not-so-subtle public criticisms coming from democratic party leaders, including the Clintons and Obamas.

At some point, sooner than later, all sides must accept this. The establishment Republicans were the first to embrace the election results with a few moderate Democrats following soon after but that seems to be where it has stopped. In the meantime, our reputation as an organized democracy, as well as a military super power, has diminished and Russia and China are taking advantage of it and it won't be long before other governments and terror groups start probing for more weaknesses.

Those that continue to reject Trump have got to learn how to lose – it is that simple. We have all been there at some point and if it is not this election cycle, it will happen again. A healed nation will be stronger both internally and externally and that will make for a Better East Texas.

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