We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I know what he means by that but it's not a sure thing. I live with a major Trump hater, and have more than a few in the family. The hatred is very much based on the feelz but it colors their entire perception of how the world is functioning.
I'm not sure that Trump-hatred is not part of the progression of the evolution of leftest thought. Reagan was an amiable dunce, Bush I was incompetent, Bush II was Hitler, and now Trump is the devil incarnate.
I am reminded of a Prager U video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcCuHGnlWWQ) where in man-on-the-street interviews Republicans and conservatives have no problem with being friends with Democrats but the Democrats would hardly consider the possibility. I blame a lot of this on the sorry state of the schools and their use of Howard Zins' history books. And in part on the way we, as a generation, have raised our kids - smooth out every wrinkle, pay every bill, and attempt to make sure that life is stress-free for our kids. Kids are taught the leftist ideology and to expect things to be given to them. When Trump was elected, they didn't get what they wanted and had no idea how to handle it.
"I left feeling free, like in high school when your parents are out of town…" So, in other words, like a child who chafes under the unfair restrictions of people who pay her room and board.
I read a lot of generic thrillers. The authors love to juice up the plot with heavy political backdrops. I notice that the new crop often features either a thinly veiled Bill-and-Hillary couple or a thinly veiled Donald Trump. In either case, it's quite likely that the explanation for the otherwise mysterious terrorist plot is that someone is stoking ignorant popular fears about brown-skinned terrorists for the purpose of acquiring ever more power and money. The anti-Hillary version plays on the hypocrisy of a liberal who really hates everyone. The anti-Trump version plays on the hypocrisy of a law-and-order country-club type who maintains a secret seedy sybaritic life. If the book is worth reading at all, there will be a POV character who cares about people who are being victimized in his immediate reach and who is willing to put his own comfort and safety on the line to address the problem, knowing that the powerful distant people ostensibly in charge of fixing the world's problems aren't doing any such thing.