There has now been the make-up cuddling with both pets, so it seems all is forgiven. Stoopikitty's head is still a little damp, but they were both on the bed cuddling at the same time, and there was no fighting. I think they recognize that something is wrong.
I tried doing some cleaning and felt the frustration and rage bubbling up again, so I am in the mood for just bed.
I will be SO INCREDIBLY HAPPY to not see any more political ads.