Facebook just let the world in on some weirdly endearing news: They have done the calculations and Republicans and Democrats actually agree on something. I know, I know, totally bizarre. Actually, what's more bizarre is when you find out just what or who they unanimously agree over. And, as you may have inferred by the glamorous, over sized picture above, it's Taylor Swift that's bringing all of the Democrats and Republicans to the yard. It obviously wasn't a policy or a bill or anything like that, guys. Come on, don't be ridiculous.
But, I hope you will all support me as I officially petition for the 1989 singer's face to be stitched onto the American flag for this inadvertent accomplishment. Because apparently, she is the ultimate patriot. If she can bring these polar opposites together, maybe we should just let her mediate all types of disagreements. Ranging from a divorcing couple's money gripes or friends arguing over whether it's a sushi night or a pizza night. Swift is always the answer.
On a serious note, Facebook explained the revelation like this, "With the 2014 midterm elections approaching, we decided to take a look at the cultural similarities and differences between people who support Democrats and people who support Republicans. To do this, we looked at everyone who liked the campaign page of any Democrat or Republican running for governor, U.S. Senate or U.S. House of Representatives. We then looked at what other pages those people liked on Facebook and identified the pages that were most differentiating — that is, the pages which were disproportionately liked by the supporters of one party versus the other — and those that were most balanced." And as Us Weekly asserts, "Smack-dab in the middle of the graph is none other than Ms. Swift." Isn't a number one album enough, Tay? You're making the rest of us look real bad.
Jealousy over Swift's domination of everything aside, just think about how many potential BFFs go through life every day as arch enemies because they don't know that despite surface inferences, at their emotional, Swifty core they're the same. Maybe all the Democrats and Republicans need to relate to each other is the sentiment that they're equally as affected by the poeticism of "All Too Well" and "Dear John," and how they feel that both songs are sorely underrated. Because lord knows I feel that way, too.