On Father’s Day, I noticed one guy posted a father’s day message for all his friends. It wasn’t the typical holiday message as it came with two options. There was one father’s day wish for conservative dads and another message for liberal dads.
I was shocked, which is pretty hard to do these days on social media. It doesn’t matter what the specifics of the message were; the fact that there were different messages had me hovering over the unfriend button on someone I’ve known for decades.
Is it any wonder such conflicting messages show up in a country so divided?
Is it any wonder this happens when presidential tweets, full of name-calling and bullying, lead the news most days?
Is it any wonder that newsrooms come under gunfire when people are repeatedly told that the news media are the enemy of the American people?
Is it any wonder that the political lines get sharper when calls for respect aren’t even followed by the leaders who call for it?
Is it any wonder that we get the leaders we deserve?
Is it any wonder people are confused when a man with no sense of humor claims to be joking?
Is it any wonder nobody is waiting for the “presidential pivot” any longer?
Is it any wonder allies feel shunned when they are treated like enemies?
Is it any wonder that some people can’t buy cakes and others can’t be served dinner?
Is it any wonder there are “some very fine people on both sides” unless we are talking about Democrats or reporters?
Is it any wonder that this uncivil war is going to get worse before it gets better?
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