gratitude-a-thon day 1037: the resistance

 

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Dear Sentate, PLEASE SAVE US. Dear resisters: KEEP RESISTING.

Sweet Jesus, I am hoping the senate can save us from this new acceptable way of being that Trump has popularized, which began during his campaign, when it became clear he was essentially against every group that wasn’t white and male. This was bad enough, to know we had a candidate that lacked character to such a degree that it seemed he might not even be a real person, but a programmed robot created to star in some stereotypical bad boy movie (after all, what human would choose to wear his hair that way). But it continued when his supporters pushed his grotesque behavior and bigotry aside and voted for him to become president. An essential respect for one another was destroyed at that moment. Basic decent humanity was put out to pasture in the middle of a corn field in a remote part of Iowa. Compassion is keeping it company.

Yesterday’s House vote to repeal the ACA is disgusting and outrageous. But most of all, and what really makes me sick (not sure if that’s covered) is that it feels utterly inhuman. It seems we are in a time where our republican politicians just don’t care about people. JUST. DON’T. CARE.

The list of pre-existing conditions that are excluded include things like a c-section. So imagine–your baby is in distress, and you don’t have the money to pay for a c-section to save his life–that’s a good, solid plan, I think.

I am done with anyone who has voted for Trump. Don’t even. Yup, it’s personal now.

I am so grateful to the millions who belong to the resistance. I know you’re tired, but you are keeping me going these days, and so many others.