7 Rules For The Election Morning-After

Look. I like my guy, you like your guy, is there really a reason we can’t just agree about that and continue to like each other. I really tried hard not to bash your guy because I think it’s better for me to talk about how much and why I like my guy.

Can’t we all get along?* You know what you should do? Vote for the candidate shares your ideals (that is a quote from The West Wing, straight from the beautiful lips of the gorgeous Jimmy Smits) and I’m okay with that.

Whatever you do, JUST VOTE.

So, what happens November 7th when we all wake up from our Election Comas and have to get back to our regular lives? How do we come together across our theoretical isles? Here’s a list of my observations of Red and Blue and how we can come together to create a nice hue of purple.

  1. No name calling! If your guy doesn’t win, don’t call the person who voted for the other guy an asswipe. Not nice!
  2. If you’re in love with a person who votes for the other side (like I am, I know, pass me some chocolate) then agree not to take it to the bedroom. Unless it’s for make-up reasons and that’s your thing. Give peace a chance. French kiss if necessary.
  3. Offer to bring dinner to a friend who voted for the loser, because there is comfort in a casserole. You know I’m right. If you’re really nice bring a beer, too.
  4. Ease the pain of the suffering (losing) party and wear their color on the morning after. Help them overcome their loss slowly by easing the color out of their lives.
  5. Offer the losing team olive oil so they can remove their bumper stickers.
  6. Smile more. Or agree to hug more on Wednesday. Yeah, just hug more.
  7. Be more patient than normal. Don’t flip off anyone while driving. It could be that the driver is distraught as a result of the election.

Again… can’t we all just get along?

Remember, at the end of the day, we’re all just people. At least we have that in common.

*no Republicans or Democrats were harmed in the writing of this post.

About Julia Roberts

Laughing at raising your two kids with special needs is frowned upon in certain circles, you know? Like Grandma and Grandpa find it especially annoying. Blogging since 2005 at Kidneys and Eyes and co-founder of a social networking site, Support for Special Needs, she stays pretty busy working in her business with her husband (yeah, they're crazy) and insurance receipts. A night owl, Diet Coke lover, and vintage photo collector she hopes to raise advocates and activists.


  1. I don’t know about the olive oil that may be rubbing it in their bade just a bit (unintentionally) I get it the whole olive branch thing, but not everyone is going to make that connection.

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  2. I also get that that one was said most likely tongue in cheek

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  3. Vena Jensen says:

    I totally got the olive oil / olive branch connection and thought it was quite clever! Great article, Julia – thanks for posting. I’m adding you to my RSS feed!

  4. But who do I cartwheel and hold a casserole at the same time?

    Love this post! You’re a far better woman that me.


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