On Wednesday afternoon, the phrase “civil war” was trending on Twitter.
I’m not surprised.
I work hard to understand the right and to engage seriously with conservative ideas, some of which I agree with. But I’m a liberal by upbringing and sensibility, and I live in the deep-blue Philadelphia suburbs. Let me tell you that following the news since the election has felt more than a little like going about my life handcuffed to a madman.
Yes, Red America, I’m talking about you.
This doesn’t mean Democrats are blameless for where we’ve ended up. Go ahead and quote the late John Lewis calling President Trump illegitimate.