I am so afraid of the outcome of Election Day

In yesterday’s Washington Post, the columnist Gene Weingarten said some things that I have been feeling:

( on Donald Trump):

“Mostly, I cannot forgive him for what he has taken from me, personally. … What h has taken from me are two things: First, my genuine lifelong feeling that the United States, for all its weaknesses and failures, deserves, and has always deserved, the benefit of the doubt.  Second:  I find myself profoundly disliking and disrespecting almost half of my countrymen and women – that is, the group of Americans that support Trump.  I have never felt such antipathy before, even in other sharply polarizing times, and it feels absolutely terrible. 

…What is hard to understand – almost impossible to understand – is the way the Trump presidency has divided seemingly like-minded people of goodwill: friends, relatives, neighbors, professional colleagues – people of similar backgrounds and who theoretically should align politically, but don’t. And who have a hard time feeling anything but contempt for the other. “

Published by ahiggins2013

poet, birder, senior citizen, cancer survivor, Catholic sister. Eight books of poetry published: At the Year’s Elbow, Mellen Poetry Press 2000; Scattered Showers in a Clear Sky, Plain View Press 2007; chapbooks: Pick It Up and Read, Finishing Line Press 2008, How the Hand Behaves, Finishing Line Press 2009, Digging for God, Wipf and Stock 2010, Vexed Questions, Aldrich Press 2013, Reconnaissance, Texture Press 2014, and Life List, Finishing Line Press, 2015.

One thought on “I am so afraid of the outcome of Election Day

  1. It makes the heart sickest of all to see offspring championing such a rotten apple, and dragging young children into it.

    Well, if nothing else, this is one way we’ve gotten readier to die. Still, there is hope and light, and our others will need both.

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