Will the Adults on the Left Please Stand Up?

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I am exhausted.  I spent the entirety of yesterday with my mother in  the emergency room until she was admitted to the hospital, had a breakdown when I got home because it’s scary when a parent is in the hospital and you have that moment when you realize your mother isn’t immortal.  She’s going to be ok, but I’m exhausted.  Physically, emotionally, and mentally exhausted.  I just wanted to take a nap when I got a message from a Clinton supporter friend of mine regarding BernieBros.  And I almost lost it.

I made a mistake last week.  I tried to engage someone in civil debate on Facebook.  I know, I know.  I should know better.  I know the internet is horrible.  The comments section tends to be particularly horrible.  In a piece I wrote recently, I was called a “Disgusting supremacist Nazi.”  So there’s that.

So why did I…

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