Dear All Republicans,

I do not hate you. Not at all. We need more than “one side” in this country. I am upset that you stood behind a human being like Trump. You elected a man to the highest office of the greatest nation in the history of the planet who spews hate and division. That’s what I’m upset with. So yes, as a Republican who voted for Trump you’re guilty of racism, misogyny, xenophobia, and hate by association. These aren’t sour grapes over here. I didn’t like Hillary either. But you NEVER elect satan to lead you. Ronald Reagan would be ashamed. 

The things Trump promised–he can’t do. They were all said to get you, people who hate Hillary and Democrats, to vote for him. He saw your fire and fanned it with lies. Just. To. Get. Elected. He’s the ultimate politician. Because as you know they’re all full of shit. But he said things you wanted to hear so you looked past all the hate toward a change you thought would make your lives better.

And so here we are, Americans all, waking up to the prospect of everything from accelerated global warming to building more prisons for non-violent drug users to millions of people losing what health insurance they did have to even more stagnant pay for women to a collapse of NATO to anyone who is non-white being shunned from society. All because you didn’t like her and you believed his lies. All because he promised you more money.

And you’ve just told the world that in America, money is our master. Which is the greatest lie of all. (Matthew 6:24)

When in a few months he’s filled his cabinet with DC insiders instead of tearing DC apart as promised, I hope you pile that little bit of tax savings into a throne from which to watch the country burn. Which isn’t so much American as it is Babylonian.

Meanwhile, I’ll continue to try and be a kind person to EVERYONE I meet. I’ll continue to work hard to keep a roof over our heads. I’ll continue to raise children who have a strong moral compass. And I’ll patiently wait this out. And afterward, I won’t say anything to you about your terrible decision. Because you’ll have to live through it too.



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Jim Mitchem

Writer. Father to daughters. Husband. Ad man. Raised by wolves. @jmitchem on twitter. First novel, Minor King, out now.