Re: Thanks for nothing....
In my experience, it really doesn't pay to stay silent when people are walking all over you or putting your needs second to theirs. The birth of your child is a once in a lifetime event that's hardly worth missing, and if it's that important to you, than it's your duty to speak up.
People will walk all over you for as long as you allow them, especially in laws. So the best thing is to put an end to it sooner rather than later.
As another election draws near; the G.O.P. are yet again filled with a stupid confidence that the they will win the White House. What they don't realize about people like Trump, Carson, and Cruz is that their rhetoric only resonates within an echo chamber, but not the American people. They live in an illusion of falsehood and distorted truth and only seek information and opinions that confirm these beliefs and instantly reject anything that contradicts them because only their opinions matter. Their notion of freedom is freedom for themselves and those alike to them, but not the rest of the country which has changed.
These are the reasons why the G.O.P is set to lose in 2016. And when that happens, rest assured that they will have myriad of conspiracy theories blaming everyone and everything from the liberal media, to Oprah, to welfare moms, and pretty much everyone but their own disgusting selves.