Let's take a moment to compare what some people would post on Facebook during election-fever and during normal times:
Excellent. I'm sure that any female Republicans on your friends list enjoy knowing how harshly you judge them for their political beliefs. Quilting Club is going to be a bit awkward now that they know you want them to die in a fire, though.
IT'S A KITTY! IN A BOWL!
WHAT'S HE DOIN IN THAT BOWL?!?!?!!?
WHAT A SILLY KITTY!!!
Hmmm, I wasn't aware that people were expected to justify their political beliefs to anyone other than themselves. Ain't democracy a bitch?!
LOOK AT THAT DOG WATCHING FOOTBALL!
HE JUST LOVES IT!!!!!
WHAT A SILLY DOG!
OH EMM GEE LOOK HOW ADORABLE THAT SMALL CHILD IS! I BET SHE'S GOIN TRICK-OR-TREATING!
Looking at this picture is way better than being called an asshole.
Ah, the old "I'm leaving the country if so-and-so wins the election" guy. I gotta say, buddy, that if a vibrant democracy -- where people with wildly differing opinions can live and work together in harmony -- offends you so very much, I hear North Korea's lovely this time of year.
Nothing will turn your friends against you (and each other) faster than expressing apathy. NOTHING.
Next time around, try to avoid this. I mean the posting about it, not the apathy. You have every right to be apathetic -- it's a free country!
... and yet, once the election fever abates, they go back to being normal, supportive friends. FUNNY HOW THAT WORKS.
So, in conclusion, dear readers: The election is over. Obama for four more years. Marijuana in Washington and Colorado. Gay marriage in more states.
NOW STOP BEING SHITTY ASSHOLES TO YOUR BELOVED FRIENDS AND FAMILY.
GO BACK TO POSTING PICTURES OF WATERSKIING SQUIRRELS.
See you all in four years, when we can have this conversation again.