Therefore, I offer this analysis: Many are posting very demeaning communications regarding President Obama, which is most unfortunate (since he is still our President for a number of days, and then will be a former President, which should be honored by us all, regardless of our disagreement with his politics.)
Also, Meryl Streep is entitled to her opinions regarding the President-elect (as we all are), though it seemed like the wrong forum to voice them (though her thoughts should not surprise anyone, nor should we expect such statements to go away in the future.) What was most unfortunate, from my perspective, was the tweet from Donald Trump, in which he wrote that Streep was "overrated." The following day, she received another award, which was interesting. I hoped that our President-to-be would have taken the high road and simply stated that she is an excellent actress and deserving of the awards (which she is), but that they disagreed politically. My hopes and prayers are that he will not worry about, nor react to, what people say, but seek to govern well (for which he was elected.)
To my fellow brothers and sisters: Do not follow that example and seek to get even or one-up. Instead, return a curse with a blessing. As has been said by many (actual original source unknown): "America is great because America is good; and if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great." It is time for us to cease from the proud and bombastic language, and time for us to learn how to communicate with grace.
To all who cannot live without the latest political bloodbath: I suggest you seek to appreciate what we all agree on, and with character and civility engage the political landscape, even in the entangled fray and fights. In my opinion: Your love for our country is never in question, even if it appears that you hate others of your nation. Perhaps a change in tone can change that appearance. Perhaps we, a constitutional-democratic-republic, can indeed be one nation, under God, indivisible.