I wore my great grandmothers beads and my grandmother's LOVE pin. It felt significant, special even. And when I think about it now, it still feels good. I voiced my opinion by ballot as an American, as a mother, a daughter, a sister, a person.
I don't ask you to share my viewpoint.
My candidate lost. Your candidate won. I accept that.
But let me be clear - I am exhausted by the calls to fall in line, to put our differences aside. Don't complain they say. Come together, they say. Get over it.
So I'm curious:
- How does one get on board for a president-elect that gloats about assaulting women and calls his daughter a piece of ass?
- How does one get on board with a "leader" that garners the endorsement of the KKK newspaper the Crusader?
- How does one get on board with a movement flanked by grown men you actually know showing their fervent Trump support by posting C-word memes, saying Trump that Bitch, or that they would rather sleep with her than vote for her?
- How does one get on board with a leader who talks about the size of penis in relation to his hands on a national debate stage?
- How does one get on board with a "leader" that said to two 14-year-old girls, "Wow Just think in a couple years I will be dating you."'
- How does one get on board with a leader's proposed database system to track Muslims?
- How does one get on board with a leader that is a plaintiff in 1,900 lawsuits and a defendant in 1,450 more?
I'm an American just like you. I'm not onboard with any of the above and I won't over look it. We have to do better for each other. The opportunity to unite is there for the new-president elect. I hope for you and for me that he makes the overture.