My Simple Thoughts On The Election

I rarely talk politics on my blog, and I will never tell anyone how I voted in this election.  In fact one of my friends actually accused me of being a communist simply because I don’t vote based on a given party.  I vote for the lesser of the two possible evil’s I have as a choice.  That’s pretty much all you can do these days.  However agree or disagree I am not upset at others who are public about who they voted for.  It was your choice and I expect people to not be upset with me if I ever told you.  Frankly I think both parties need their heads bonked together.

No matter what, this morning there is literally half the country upset and half the country happy. Think about is …..even if it went the other way the result would still be the same! Half of you would still be happy and the other half of you would still be upset.  Sadly, there is no “winning team” when the entire country is split down the middle like that because last time I checked…..we are all Americans and on the SAME team for our country.

Had it gone the other way we’d still be split just your friend, neighbor, or relative would be happy instead of you. It is time to just accept it and do what we all can to better this country and economy as individual contributors. I don’t care who you voted for, but let’s be realistic, no one man regardless of who it is can change YOUR life. We all need to take some level on control and responsibility for ourselves, our debt, and our lives.

If you really think any one man is going to lower your gas prices, find you a job, or fix your personal debt…I just think you are dreaming. We must at least agree on the fact we all need to do our part instead of complaining about the outcome. I personally don’t blame anyone for much these days except myself, but that’s just me. It’s too easy to blame one man or women for my woes. Take a look in the mirror and ask what you can do instead of all the complaining.

I am quite sure I will get flack for being so impartial here, but that’s the great thing about this country and this blog.  I can say what I want and others can also voice their opinion and I am okay with that.  As long as you did exercise your right to vote I’m cool with that.  But let’s just move on with the result and all figure out what we can each do,  to better this country we all love to live in.

About Chris Colotti

Chris is active on the VMUG and event speaking circuit and is available for many events if you want to reach out and ask. Previously to this he spent close to a decade working for VMware as a Principal Architect. Previous to his nine plus years at VMware, Chris was a System Administrator that evolved his career into a data center architect. Chris spends a lot of time mentoring co-workers and friends on the benefits of personal growth and professional development. Chris is also amongst the first VMware Certified Design Experts (VCDX#37), and author of multiple white papers. In his spare time he helps his wife Julie run her promotional products as the accountant, book keeper, and IT Support. Chris also believes in both a healthy body and healthy mind, and has become heavily involved with fitness as a Diamond Team Beachbody Coach using P90X and other Beachbody Programs. Although Technology is his day job, Chris is passionate about fitness after losing 60 pounds himself in the last few years.


  1. Thanks Chris for the level headed political post. 🙂

  2. For such a touchy topic, very nicely put. Thanks Chris.

    I can’t help but share I was thinking about JFK’s famous words:

    Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country

    as I read your take on the election and the state of our union.

    Could be because I was just in Dallas TX this past weekend, standing there at Dealey Plaza, taking this somber picture:

  3. Fun post. I love something off topic every now and again from tech blogs.

    Now – who did you vote for?

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