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 was part of a group that had a yearly holiday party that was centered around a gag gift exchange. This group had the party for 25 or more years. Some of the people in the group I only saw once each year at the party. It was a lot of fun over the years. I looked forward to the event.
In 2016, the mood at the party was remarkable. I can only liken it to attending the funeral of a close friend.
Later in the evening, when the discussion turned to the election, I made the mistake of laughing out loud at the notion of Russian interference in the election.
The party has not happened the last two years. These 20 or so people could not handle the presence of three people that don't hate Trump. Our presence caused so much distress that the party is no longer. They are not even having the party and not inviting us. I know this because one of the three is married to a party planner.
The three of us are not Trump supporters, we just are not active haters. I'll admit to being entertained by Trump's ability to live for free inside the heads of his enemies. Maybe our real sin against the group is that we also don't like Hillary.
I'm sure that anyone reading this comment has seen similar behavior with some of their friends. On the infrequent occasions I log into faceborg I see really strange behavior. I find it all very odd.