I would love to believe it’s possible to build a bridge across this nation’s political chasm, but it has to be on my own terms. I’m not letting just anyone on my bridge! I see no middle ground with racists, misogynists and such others.

I pledge to be open-minded, to make an earnest attempt to understand those on the other side of the bridge, with the hope that I can coax some of the more reasonable ones over. As to the truly deplorables – whatever percentage they are – maybe we can expose them for what they are and the rest of us can start rebuilding the optimistic, progressive, hopeful society we all deserve.