I’m in this awkward position where I have dear friends who are in a state of mourning at the presidential transition from Obama to Trump and others who are in a state of ecstasy.
I’m noticing this eerie emotional symmetry: Obama lovers are Trump haters and Trump lovers are Obama haters. I don’t see much middle ground.
The problem for Obama lovers/Trump haters, of course, is that they lost: Obama is gone and Trump has replaced him. This is so maddening and painful that they refuse to entertain the rational possibility that any decent human being may think differently.