And I can prove it.
I was with my liberal TrumpHating sister yesterday and it was all I could do to keep myself from decking her. I felt like I was locked in a room I couldn’t escape with Rosie O’Donnell, Alyssa Milano, Madonna, Meryl Streep, Linda Sansour, Barbra Streisand, JK Rowling, Rachael Maddow, Mika Brzezinski, Maxine Waters, Lena Dunham, Oprah, and Hillary Clinton….ALL ROLLED INTO ONE!!
I’d say immigration today is NOTHING like when our grandparents came over. She’d say “WELLLLLLLLL, Melaaaaania came over by chain migration.” Yes, that tone too. Disdain was more than implied!!
She’d say all illegal immigrants should be given a quick path to citizenship, that they are all hard working. I said come up to Mount Kisco sweetie. Spend a few days with me and see the hordes of illegals living free off the system. She said, most just made a mistake by overstaying their visa. Mistaaaake, I said? Mistake??? Hardly.
At lunch, my mom said Did you hear The Roseanne Show is returning?? I said YES YES YES, can’t wait. I love that show. My sister grimaced, shook her head, and said Ugh. Since I was feeling particularly feisty, the conversation went something like this:
Me: Have you ever SEEN the show?
Me: Then why did you say Ugh?
Sis: [Defensively], I never said I don’t like the show
Me: But you shook your head and groaned. What was that for? You do know the show was about Deplorables before the word Deplorable came to our everyday use.
She railed about women scientists fighting in a man’s world because Trump…..
The irony in all this is she lives in rarefied air. All the people around her hate Trump, she only watches MSNBC (she loves Maddow and O’Donnell, saying Lawrence O’Donnell is the smartest man on the planet), the NY Times is her Gospel According to Liberals, and her talking points have no balance to them. She’s UNWILLING to listen to reason and UNWILLING to enter into a conversation because she feels she’s 1000% right and that people like me, and my mom, are fools for falling for the likes of a huckster president. It’s the tone in her voice that’s the hardest to take, the tone of haughtiness, the tone of arrogance that she’s my better. I didn’t want to tell her but it was the elite arrogance that brought about the Trump victory.
Now, if ONLY I could get mom that Trump photo shoot, my work will be done as the better sister!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The tough part is that my sister and I have heretofore gotten along. We haven’t always agreed but there’s never been an ocean between us. Trump is the ocean that is the divider. She’s a very angry person today, so different than the sister I once knew well. I don’t know this person at all and quite frankly, she doesn’t like me at all, just because of my conservative political views.
It’s painful to watch unfold. My mother finds it difficult to deal with but she loves my sister so mom doesn’t talk politics with my sister. It’s all very sad.
So much for my rant and airing family laundry. The real topic is the weather – snow, and lots of it. We’re in the 12+ range, snowing now but ever so slightly. All schools are closed, even the trash company robocalled last night to say don’t put trash out today. I’m ready. The service company came and looked at the generator. It’s running properly again now and if need be, should kick in if we lose power with this storm.
Happy Hump Day. Got snow? Got a political enemy in your family???