Democrats and Moderate Republicans are responding to a disappointingly close election in at least three different ways.
A) The “Perplexed Yet Respectful Resistance” response.
B) The “Angry, I Don’t Know Anyone Outside of New York City, Mindless Stereotype” response. Note that you can negatively stereotype by race, class, and gender and still be given a Nobel Prize.
C) The “Hopeful Healing” response.
I propose “D“, which is “Hopeful Healing” preceded by a six month-long moratorium on political discussion of any kind. We need a collective time-out. Eventually though, we need to start asking questions, listening to, and learning from people who think and vote differently than us.
Or maybe six years?