Some of you have seen me write recently that my father and I do not agree on politics. I am a moderate Democrat and he is a hard-core Republican. In fact, I'd say he's pretty much tea-party.
Well, we've always been able to have debates and then move on. He says I'm the only Dem he knows that is well informed on both sides. He clearly doesn't talk to many Dems.....
Anyway, to make a long story short, he (like many other Republicans) seem to take it as a personal affront that Obama was re-elected. He's so angry. I don't get it. I don't remember Dems being this offensively angry when Gore lost. The whole thing is shocking me.
Anyway, I tried to call him on election night. No answer. Left a message asking him to call me. He didn't.
I called him the next night. No answer. Left him a message asking him to call me. He didn't.
Now, my dad is my best friend. We talk at least three times a week. I can't think of another time that he didn't call me back within a few hours. Now it's been two days.
So I called him last night. He answered.
I'm not going to go into details but he was mean. I mean MEAN. He was condescending and rude and sarcastic. I was taken aback. I was apalled. I eventually told him to call me when he was himself and hung up on him.
What's with this hatred? I couldn't stand Bush but I would never have let it come between me and my father. I would never have spoken to him like he did to me. I am fairly offended that he voted for Romney for multiple personal reasons that we have gone into HUGE discussions about but I would never let that affect our relationship.
It was like he was talking to a stranger.
I'm embarrassed by our country and how people are acting right now. I'm embarrassed that people feel it's okay to talk so badly about our president, of any party.
But mostly I'm sad. I'm sad that there's such an intense hatred of Obama that it is affecting the love my father has for me. I don't even want to speak to him. It's breaking my heart.