By Mike Steffanos
I mentioned in my previous post that I had supported Obama in the election -- without actually mentioning him by name -- and was somewhat surprised to receive several emails from people who read my blog that obviously do not share my political beliefs.
While it didn't really shock or offend me that some of you lean to the right in your politics, I was really surprised at the anger in a couple of the emails. While I'm all for free and open discourse, all I can say to anyone who is really angry with what happened this past Tuesday is to deal with it.
I've spent 8 years watching this country go down a road that I often disagreed with. I've had my patriotism and love for this country questioned by folks who didn't seem to have a clue what the Constitution of the United States actually says. Some of these folks don't even think that the part of the country I live in isn't the "real" America, despite the fact that the terrorists thought it was real enough to attack it 7 years ago.
After 7+ years of living under an administration whose polices have earned it lower approval ratings than Kaz Matsui had in his last season with the Mets, I honestly don't get the anger of folks who are so offended that most of the country chose to give the other team a shot at running things for a while. So while I'm not here to gloat if your candidate was not the winner on Tuesday, I'm not inclined to apologize for it to you, either.
My political beliefs have seeped into this blog from time to time simply because blogs are a very personal form of communication and hence a reflection of the person who writes it. On the other hand, I respect the fact that my readers come here to read about the Mets, not politics.