Sunday, September 18, 2016

Hillary's deplorables

So Hillary considers half of Donald Trump's supporters to be deplorables. So if 44% of Americans support Trump then basically Hillary regards 22% of Americans with contempt.

Very well, she is entitled to her opinion. One one level, at this point what difference does it make? Those 22% weren't going to vote for her, and nor will any of them vote for her in 2020. So whatever. In that sense she loses nothing by discarding them and speaking her true feelings.

Still it's disappointing. Looking across America, a great and beautiful country. And for her to feel that way about 1 in 5 Americans. A president is supposed to lead all the people, including those who voted for someone else. And she just outright discards 1 in 5. The lack of civility, and open disrespect to 22% of the citizens of that nation is not presidential.

We can only speculate who these 22% deplorables are

  • live in flyover country
  • make a living working outside, working with tools, or industrial work
  • your car is a truck
  • gun owner who enjoys hunting and fishing
  • shop at wal-mart

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