Oh, wow. Your wittle feefees are hurt because someone called you a wingnut? Need a crying room? A safe space? A comfort animal?
After all, people like you are doing similar mocking of victims who have suffered far worse.
Now, let’s examine Hillary Clinton’s “deplorable” comments. Here’s exactly what she said:
“You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Right? The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic — you name it. And unfortunately there are people like that. And he has lifted them up. He has given voice to their websites that used to only have 11,000 people — now 11 million. He tweets and retweets their offensive hateful mean-spirited rhetoric. Now, some of those folks — they are irredeemable, but thankfully they are not America.”
“But the other basket — and I know this because I see friends from all over America here — I see friends from Florida and Georgia and South Carolina and Texas — as well as, you know, New York and California — but that other basket of people are people who feel that the government has let them down, the economy has let them down, nobody cares about them, nobody worries about what happens to their lives and their futures, and they’re just desperate for change. It doesn’t really even matter where it comes from. They don’t buy everything he says, but he seems to hold out some hope that their lives will be different. They won’t wake up and see their jobs disappear, lose a kid to heroin, feel like they’re in a dead-end. Those are people we have to understand and empathize with as well.”
OK, look at what it is she really said. She’s dividing Trump supporters into two groups. Yes, she uses the word “half”, but it doesn’t appear that she means a literal mathematical half, but she’s using the term in a general sense to mean that there are two significant groups. The first group are what she calls “deplorables”. Many of the rest would call them “bigots”. She even defines what she says — racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic. Are you any of those things? No? Then she wasn’t talking about you. If you are any of those things, do you think these characteristics are OK, and to be admired? Seriously? What other word than “deplorable” would you consider appropriate?
Now move along to the second paragraph. The one where she describes the second “basket” and was pretty much the point she was trying to make. This is what went completely over the heads of people like you because you were so busy with your jerking knees over “deplorables”.
Now, let’s talk about the economic recovery. Would you rather be living in 2008, when jobs were low, unemployment was high, and the economy was in the crapper? Do you truly believe the economy is worse now? On average, people are better off now, but admittedly there are a lot of people out there still struggling. Part of this is because the economy has not recovered fully (mostly thanks to obstructionist Republicans who have shot down every jobs proposal offered), but another part of this is there are some jobs that have gone away and are not coming back, no matter what Trump says. Do you really believe that coal is going to return to being a major industry in this country? Coal’s days are almost over. And that has nothing to do with who’s President. It’s because there are almost no markets left for coal. Do you really believe that Trump is going to bring back industries that have moved overseas? All high tariffs are going to do is raise the price of goods here, which will make the cost of living shoot up. Do you really believe that McCain or Romney would have done a better job? Make your case for that.
We are already living with the Republicans in control at all three levels of federal government, and at the state level in a majority of states. Therefore, I fully expect that all of our country’s problems will be solved in a short amount of time. Everybody will have a well-paying job, everybody will have full comprehensive health care that they can easily afford, terrorism will end, crime will go way way way down. and all other problems in our country will be “fixed”, because Trump said that “only I can fix it”. So I’m looking forward to seeing everything fixed. And nobody will be able to blame the Democrats when this doesn’t happen, because they’re no longer players in the game.
Of course, you will be here to admit you were wrong when this doesn’t happen, won’t you?