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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Nov 12, 2016
Meanwhile, next steps. Right?
I’ve been grappling with these results like the rest of us who “lost” on Tuesday.
And trying to figure out where to go from here.
So many articles and blogs are asking for the left to reach out to the right.
Telling us to stop the name-calling and divisive talk.
Which is kind of the opposite of how it’s been going, from both sides, for quite a few years now.
I’ll bite. Call it “going high when others go low” or whatever you want.
The bottom line is that we need to communicate better.
To start from common ground and go from there.
I know Republican guys who 98% probably voted for DJT.
They’re not racist, sexist, hate-filled jerks.
They’re like me, actually.
Suburban husbands and dads, trying to raise our kids and make a living and watch our sports teams suck.
But we clearly have very different visions of how we move forward as a country.
And very different views on which political party and which leader(s) should be in power.
Like you said, we’re all about to “live through it.”
Hopefully, things calm down and actual, real dialogue starts to happen.
For my part, I’ll try to start.
Nov 13, 2016
Right. And I Have an idea. A bake sale. (trust me, i’ll explain later)
Nov 14, 2016
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