Is there Hope for America? as Ellen DeGeneres and “W” Bush America’s Odd Couple
Written by Peter Boykin on October 9, 2019
Ellen Dared to sit next to former President George W. Bush while watching a Dallas Cowboys football game of course the critics on the internet decided it was a great reason to be up in arms, to complain that Ellen and “W” were having fun and smiling, Somehow, the sight of two people who share different political values yet chose to spend time together was a reason for online outrage.
Honestly, what is wrong with getting back to debating with others instead of tearing down each other? Just because someone else might disagree with you on some ideas and stances does not make the other person a demon. This is what the political scene needs to understand. America could be greater if we all had this in mind.
DeGeneres responded to the social media outrage on Twitter and reminded people that if you don’t share someone’s ideas it doesn’t mean you can’t consider them a friend.
“Here’s the thing: I’m friends with George Bush. In fact, I’m friends with a lot of people who don’t share the same beliefs that I have.”
“Mr. Rogers extolled the virtues of being an individual and caring about others, offering everyone, regardless of their background and based on their humanity, an invitation to be his neighbor.”
Let’s just hope that this will be one of many moments in the future where this message of kindness is repeated!