How Many Damn Defenses of That Basket of Deplorables Do We Need?
Last November, a majority of white people in America voted for a bigot for president. If you voted for a man who campaigned on xenophobia, racism, sexism and other strains of bigotry, you either share his prejudices or you are complicit in them. The former makes you an audacious racist; the latter, a bystander, which in and of itself is a racist act. Nothing about that reality has changed since Habanero Hitler was declared the winner of the 2016 presidential election or officially sworn in to office.
But in senseless fashion, some continue to advocate on behalf of the big basket of deplorables responsible for the ongoing mess that is the 45th president of the United States. Only a week ago, I asked how many more of these disingenuous and intellectually dishonest diatribes will we collectively be subjected to? The New York Times swiftly flew in with an answer: to infinity and fucking beyond.
In the news analysis “Are Liberals Helping Trump?” Sabrina Tavernise, a national correspondent for the Times, echoes all of the greatest hits associated with any defense of 45’s supporters.
First, there is the introduction of the 45 voter, who in this case is Jeffrey Medford, “a small-business owner in South Carolina” who apparently “voted reluctantly for Donald Trump.” Next we get his rationale for helping to elect a monster who is presently trying to reintroduce a travel ban aimed at people from primarily Muslim countries while stripping protection of transgender children in public schools. For Medford, it was the sentiment that “as a conservative, he felt the need to choose the Republican.”
Then comes the bullshit: the idea that assigning culpability is cruel and unjust, not to mention the cries of victimhood.
I am with this article.
I don’t want to hear it.
I don’t care.
And, the MSM needs to stop writing about these people, like we’re supposed to ‘ understand’ them.
They are so used to our side of aisle, ‘ understanding’ things.
They continue to refuse that the paradigm has changed.
I’ll say it again.
This is NOT 2000.
This isn’t even 2004, After Dubya lied us into two wars.
This is ‘electing’ that man, after 8 years of obstruction, and disrespect of probably the best President we will see in several generations.
We don’t care why they voted for him.
The fact is..they voted for him.
He never hid behind dogwhistles.
His hatred of Mexicans. Blacks. Muslims. His disrespect of women. His ignorance, and fanning of the flames of racist hatred.
They were all obvious and there to see.
IF you voted for him..that condemns YOUR LACK OF CHARACTER.
And, NO, I don’t have to forgive or understand it. I can condemn you for it. And, never get past it.
ALL that’s at stake now? All that’s at risk, in terms of what we believe our country should be, and the American Safety Net that should never be in jeopardy, but IS because your vote?
Why should I understand, or have sympathy for you, when you CHOSE to vote for those that would harm me and mine?
No. Go somewhere and sit down. Nobody wants to hear from you. No explanation necessary. You showed who you were on November 8th.
Don’t whine if there is an appropriate response.