THE BLOG
06/06/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Come Here, Republicans, I Think You Need a Hug

It's deeply apparent how distraught many people have become during the past year. And while I can't say that I even remotely agree with their reasons, it's disheartening to see such pain in others. We all understand pain.

I can't eliminate that hurt. But I can express a sympathy that perhaps shows a unity that makes one feel, perhaps, not as alone.

Sometimes, all people want to know is that their voices are being heard. That others care, even if it's only for acknowledging the hurt they feel.

I care. I wish you could disagree without having all that pain inside. As much as I differ, I'm sorry for you having all the reasons you hurt so God-blasted freaking much.

I'm sorry that Barack Obama is the president.

I'm sorry that Barack Obama is liberal.

I'm sorry that so many Americans are liberal.

I'm sorry that so few Americans are far-right wing conservative.

I'm sorry that John McCain lost.

I'm sorry that George Bush couldn't stay in office for a third term.

I'm sorry you've had to give up power and don't get your way on everything anymore.

I'm sorry that all Americans aren't conservative.

I'm sorry you think Barack Obama is a socialist, a terrorist and a Muslim.

I'm sorry you think Barack Obama is like Hitler.

I'm sorry that you don't know who Hitler is.

I'm sorry that Barack Obama is black

I'm sorry that Nancy Pelosi is a woman.

I'm sorry that it's still not 1956.

I'm sorry that Leave It to Beaver isn't still on primetime TV.

I'm sorry that so few Americans are Real Americans.

I'm sorry that life is confusing.

I'm sorry it's considered derogatory today to use the "N" word.

I'm sorry that you're scared.

I'm sorry it bothers you when Hillary Clinton does anything.

I'm sorry that the United States can't have a big fence around it.

I sorry that when people disagree with you think they aren't listening.

I'm sorry the mainstream media only reports news you don't like.

I'm sorry you're unhappy that health care reform passed.

I'm sorry you're unhappy that Social Security and Medicare passed.

I'm sorry that Civil Rights complicated things.

I'm sorry you're unhappy about the gays.

I'm sorry it's considered derogatory today to call the gays the "F" word.

I'm sorry that you have to pay taxes.

I'm sorry that American voters made Democrats the majority in the Senate.

I'm sorry that American voters made Democrats the majority in the House.

I'm sorry that American voters made a Democrat the President of the United States.

I'm sorry that you don't like activist judges.

I'm sorry that you don't like defense attorneys.

I'm sorry you don't like runaway juries.

I'm sorry you don't seem to like the judicial system.

I'm sorry you don't like Congress.

I'm sorry you don't like the White House when there's a Democrat in it.

I'm sorry you don't like that majority rules.

I'm sorry you don't like Big Government.

I'm sorry you don't seem to like most of any government.

I'm sorry that you don't like that abortion is legal.

I'm sorry that we're not supposed to torture.

I'm sorry we bailed out Wall Street before it collapsed.

I'm sorry we bailed out Detroit before it collapsed.

I'm sorry the economy collapsed when George Bush was president.

I'm sorry that they didn't find any WMD's in Iraq.

I'm sorry about global warming.

I'm sorry Al Gore won the Nobel Peace Prize.

I'm sorry Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize.

I'm sorry that change frightens you so much.

I'm sorry there are atheists.

I'm sorry that Jews, Buddhists, Hispanics, Muslims and Japanese are so different.

I'm sorry that Barack Obama uses a teleprompter when making a speech.

I'm sorry that Barack Obama's father was born in Kenya.

I'm sorry that Barack Obama was a community organizer.

I'm sorry that Barack Obama likes basketball.

I'm sorry that Barack Obama is left-handed.

I'm sorry that Barack Obama is skinny.

I'm sorry that Barack Obama has teeth.

I'm sorry that Barack Obama is Barack Obama.

I'm sorry that Barack Obama is still black.

I'm sorry you don't know what happened to Your America.

I'm sorry there are other opinions than yours.

I'm sorry you're sad.

I'm sorry you're angry.

I'm sorry you're bewildered.

I'm sorry you're sick and tired.

I'm sorry that it must be hell being you.