They’re correct, but not in the way you think.
First of all, does anyone really want a ferocious, damaging, life-altering storm that killed dozens, left millions without power and thousands homeless, to happen? Okay, didn’t think so.
Consider, though, what did happen in the aftermath. Obama, a Democrat, and Chris Christie, New Jersey’s no-nonsense Republican governor, along with many other elected officials and government agencies of all stripes and persuasions, put aside their labels and worked together, doing everything within their power to address people’s needs in the wake of the storm.
That’s exactly what most people in America want out of their leaders. Not rhetoric, not ideological purity, not endless arguments that cause gridlock, division and rancor, but bipartisan solutions, common ground, a sense that in the end, we are all part of the same country, salute the same flag, and want the same good result for ourselves and those who follow.
Barack Obama recognized this, and has four more years in the White House. Now it’s up to Republicans to accept this result and help our president achieve great things for America, or continue to resist, say no to everything and risk even further damage to their brand and to the country they claim to love so much.