Families And Friends Divided On Election Day….Here’s How You Bridge The Divide

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If you have a Trump supporter or Republican in your family or group of friends, try to give them a little love today….they’re about to have a very bad night.


We all know Trump voters. And we all know someone who is otherwise sane who’s decided to vote for him. But no matter how misguided or wrong they are….and by the way, I’m not talking about the deplorables, they can piss off…..we are all Americans first. And we’re going to have to find a way to come together after this election is over.

My own mother is one of those misguided and otherwise sane people. She actually doesn’t like Trump at all….but unfortunately she did vote for him because she believed he would be more likely to uphold her conservative values. (She’s wrong of course, but like I said….misguided.)

I have to start by saying that I am very close with my mom and I love her with all of my heart. We just disagree about politics.

My mom is a life-long Republican, and she’s been engaged in politics all my life. My family was always watching and paying close attention to elections and debates and political news. I credit my mom for my love of politics, even though she was a righty and even though I became a very lefty Liberal. I also credit her with my ability to intelligently debate.

That’s the real beauty of our democracy, isn’t it?

So this morning my mom voted and then she wrote this…..

“I have done my civic duty and cast my vote, which was based on a LOT of prayer and research; it wasn’t an “emotional” vote. Now we wait to see what our fellow Americans who also voted have to say.

No matter WHAT the outcome, we must remember that we are ALL Americans. If you disagree with me, neither you nor I are idiots . . . we are different. But we all have to agree, we are more ALIKE than different and we have much more in common than not. We should celebrate our differences not berate each other. We all have walked different paths and have had different experiences that have influenced our behavior and beliefs. Those differences enrich society as a whole . . . if we all believed the same thing, we’d be robots.

God Bless You and God Bless America . . . end of rant. :)”

I fully agree. It really is possible for both sides to find common ground. And this kind of attitude is a great start.

If you have a Trump supporter or Republican in your family or group of friends, try to give them a little love today….they’re about to have a very bad night.