My parents raised me right, so I have compassion for people of all walks of life. So it's ironic that having the candidate they think is "no worse" than any politician win is what has enabled me -- at age 49! -- to abandon empathy for nearly half the country. (It would seem like it's a relief, only my concern for the other half has quadrupled.) My brothers, sister-in-law, boyfriend and I have been keeping a HA HA HA File for the various times people were horrified to find out that Donald Trump was going to do something that went precisely against their own interests and desires -- all of which was merely stuff he promised to do yet they voted for him anyway. While people voting against their own interests has been going on since the Republican Party brilliantly brainwashed half the country, there's something particularly satisfying about some of these examples, as this time they were duped by someone who pandered to their racist and xenophobic tendencies but were too stupid to realize where they would get them! Send examples to me HERE.
"I don't understand why the minimum wage here can't be raised. I don't get that," she says, wiping her eyes.