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And I want to thank Governor Huckabee for inviting me to guest host this week while he's out on to -- -- -- almost a month since the presidential election about half the country remains elated vindicated triumphant.
They voted for President Obama and are walking on cloud nine.
-- -- half well not so much they are confused despondent even sleepless.
They wonder at the whole nation has gone quite mad.
And then want to return to common sense not another four years on Fantasy Island.
Now we're taught -- kids to be good sportsman not to gloat after winning to give the other side a high five and say good game.
Have we seen much of that from the winner since November 6 -- But no matter -- -- a good sports means not just being -- gracious winner and means going being a good spirited loser.
Even when it's hard to feel that way.
After an election the losing party must ask what went wrong why didn't people come out to vote.
But enough self flagellation.
It's time to get up dust ourselves off -- -- midfield given the high fives that they deserve.
And get to work.
For what is the alternative.
Anger sadness depression.
That's no way to live and it's certainly no way to win an argument let alone future elections.
So what now.
It's not time to change principles the values of individual liberty.
Personal responsibility and the ability to move up the latter if you work hard and take a risk.
Those are timeless values.
What's holding people back.
And -- down Americans of every race creed and religion.
Is an insatiable government spending machine whose leaders -- tackling and the leaders aren't tackling -- hard truths that we heard so much about in the campaign.
I believe that political revenge is a terrible way to lead the country.
Good policy is made by dealing in fact setting goals and taking bold actions.
Anyone elected to office has a responsibility to weighty evidence than explain their votes and we must hold them to the standards worthy of their offices.
Every member in 2004 it was that Democrats who are wringing their hands.
Bush had won reelection with a higher popular vote total -- in 2000 and he would increase the Republican majorities in the house and the senate.
The first time a president had done that since FDR.
Hit the Democrats came back to when the house in 2006.
The presidency the house and the senate in 2008.
There have been wild swings from one election to the next and there will be again.
So don't go wobbly now instead go boldly forward to explain why you are right because I believe you are.
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