With election behind us, can America bridge the political divide?
During President Barack Obama's victory speech Tuesday night, he acknowledged the political divide in America.
"Democracy in a nation of 300 million can be noisy and messy and complicated," Obama said. "We have our own opinions."
And most of us noticed Tuesday night and Wednesday morning that political opinions were trending on the social networking sites.
But, now that the election is over, can our leaders finally get past the bickering and get things done in Washington?
Rep. John Fleming (R - La.) was elected to his third term in Washington Tuesday. Fleming said there are immediate issues that congress will have to come together and address. But Fleming admits that bridging the political divide over the next four years is no easy task.
"We've been trying to work with him for four years," Fleming said of President Obama. "And we're ready to work with him today. But there are some basic economic principals, not least of which is the fact that we've got to stop putting debt on our grand children's back."
KTBS 3 political analyst Trey Gibson says the bitter political atmosphere will likely hang around for some time.
"I think you are going to have the same old gridlock in Washington DC," Gibson said. "The problem is that Dr. Fleming and our representatives from Louisiana are going to face a lot of the same problems where bills get passed in the House and nothing gets done in the Senate."
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