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Pat McMahon

Instead of seceding, why not try improving?

Now really! How bad can living in America be, no matter who the president is?

After every election, a whole bunch of people are celebrating and another bunch are disappointed -- just like after the Super Bowl and the World Series -- and then life goes on.

Except for a few.

I remember when President Bush was re-elected, I actually heard some Democrats contemplating moving to another country. Some overreaction, huh?

But that's nothing compared to the response of some to last week's presidential results. Sure, there was a lot of texting and tweeting about Armageddon, the end of America as we know it and the forth-coming socialist state, but those were the amateur doomsayers.

A Mesa woman ran over and seriously injured her husband because he didn't vote, Obama won and her family's future was ruined. This week, thousands of the disgruntled signed petitions on the Internet expressing a desire to secede and start a new country.

Sorry, but as a member of the gruntled, I think I'll just stay here in the U.S.A. and try to make things better.

I'm Pat McMahon.

About the Author

He's done it all -- and keeps doing it. His career in local Arizona radio and television dates back the late 60s. Pat always stimulates with his thought provoking, opinionated, and entertaining commentaries on the Arizona Morning News while hosting award-winning talkshows like "The McMahon Group" and "The God Show."

"The McMahon Group" features an unpredictable all-star panel where three people from the community get together and give their thoughts on the news of the week. He also hosts "The God Show" on Sunday's where he talks about all aspects of spirituality.

Pat is also well known outside of radio because of his multifaceted career as an actor, producer, recording artist, writer, broadcaster, and one-third of the legendary comedy team that was on TV for 35 years in Arizona, "The Wallace and Ladmo Show."

Through the many experiences of his professional life, Pat has been richly rewarded with 7 Emmys, major national and international radio awards as well as numerous civic, educational, religious and humanitarian awards. Pat was also a recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from Ottawa University, the Arizona Broadcasters Lifetime achievement Award, and has his bronze likeness hanging in the rotunda of the Herberger Theater in recognition of his contributions to Communications & The Arts.


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