George D. Montgomery laments “What the 2016 Election Has Done to My Family” (American Thinker, July 17, 2018):
… Trump Derangement Syndrome and the resulting “Resistance” are bad enough, with hundreds of administration posts unfilled and Democrats in Congress, the Department of Justice, and other agencies providing true obstruction of the president’s agenda.
What’s worse is that my own family has been torn apart. I’m sure this has played out in many other families across the country.
The first indication of how bad it could get was when my sister declined to attend the Thanksgiving dinner I had prepared following the election in November 2016….
Alas, she held me personally responsible for getting Trump elected….
We have since managed to keep a cordial and mostly respectful relationship….
The situation with my other sister is worse. Here you have an intelligent, educated (master’s degree), and otherwise rational individual who has been completely unhinged by Trump’s election. She too blames me personally and has sent me harassing and disparaging emails and texts in spite of my repeated requests that she stop.
Apparently, she is unable to logically accept the reality that Trump will be president for another two years (at least). And like many progressives, she feels compelled to share the misery she must be experiencing in her own life, so she is directing her outrage at me, impugning my character, intellect, and morals.
The final straw came when her latest text “congratulated” me since “we now kidnap children and put them in cages,” among other accusations. I had already stopped responding to her provocations; now I have blocked any future calls, texts, and emails.
Sounds like a personal problem to me. The election didn’t cause his sisters to lose their minds. Persistent rage signifies an underlying psychological disorder.
Not everyone is lucky enough to be born with a sunny, conservative disposition.
Jeffrey Lord, “Unmasked: America’s Real Fascists“, The American Spectator, June 26, 2018
Gabrielle Okun, “Study: Conservatives Are Happier Than Liberals“, The Daily Signal, July 13, 2018