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Wednesday, November 09, 2016

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Jody Thompson

Hi Amy. I read your blog but I don't usually comment.

This essay is amazing. You have perfectly expressed how I am feeling. I live in a very red state and I am having a hard time looking men AND WOMEN in the eye these days. The feelings of anger, grief, and disappointment in my friends and neighbors is overwhelming. Thank you for writing this and putting it out there.

Cindy deRosier

Perfectly said.

Holly in Washington

Thank you for this. The question in my mind is why did women vote for him???

Cindy Thomas

I agree wholeheartedly! And I also have the question, why did any woman vote for him??

CarrieH

So well said. I've always believed that our country is the best and now I am flabbergasted and disheartened and so, so very sad.

Laura

John Scalzi (a very good sci-fi writer) wrote an amazing piece comparing the people who voted for Trump but want to also decry his racism/sexism/other hate-filled rhetoric to people who buy a cable package because they want one thing (say, HBO), but they can only get it if they also subscribe to Cinemax. They say, Oh, no, we don't like Cinemax, we'll never watch it, blah, blah, blah. No, but by subscribing (or voting), **you are supporting the other thing**. The thing you say you are not for. It's a package deal.

Susan B

Well said.

Margot

Thanks for your powerful, beautifully expressed essay here - I take heart from it and the comments others have made. We struggle to make sense of what has happened in the US from our small country; we worry that there is nothing we can do from our small corner. But know this: we will stand with those who protest against what will come. I am sure there are people all over the world who will stand with you too.

Feisty Harriet

I'm with you. I'm with her. I'm STILL with her.

xox

Sarah M.

This. A million times this. You have so perfectly described the way I am feeling and the reasons why.

Carla

Thank you Amy! My heart is with you and all of us.

Ray

Well said. I've been trying in vain to get people to understand that when they voted for Trump, they voted not to save just the Supreme Court, or unborn babies; they voted for the racism, the sexism, the misogyny, the loony foreign policy -
the whole package. They can say, as in the cable TV example, "I didn't vote for the racism" or "I'm not responsible for that" but it's a package deal and they voted for it all. Carried to its logical extreme, anyone who lives in a red state and voted for Trump is (and will be) partially responsible for all the damage that he and his followers inflict upon the nation. It makes a lot of voters uncomfortable when one tells them that.

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