It makes such a difference in my life when I'm able to follow my children's example and forgive as quickly as they do.
All I can say is please don't let silly things like politics ruin your friendships. A woman who was like a second mother to me growing up has estranged herself completely from my family because of politics. She and my mom were best friends for over 20 years and she destroyed that friendship because of politics. It breaks my heart to know that one of the people I thought would always love me can't stand the sight of my family because of the hatred festering inside her.
It's not worth it to foster such anger and hate. I'm so grateful for my kids, and for their ability to teach me such a crucial life lesson!