Monday, December 19, 2016
Donald Trump and the Basket of Deplorables
I'm sure you all remember the day Hillary Clinton called some of Donald Trump's supporters a "basket of deplorables"
And I'm sure you remember how Trump howled with outrage, and managed to turn Clinton's comment into a rallying cry.
So I'm glad to see that Trump now admits that Clinton was right, and that some of his followers did behave in a deplorable manner.
But what isn't such an early Christmas present, is to see that at a time when many Democrats are frantically trying to convince members of the electoral college not to vote for Trump.
On Monday, members of the Electoral College will cast their historic votes for the next president of the United States. In the meantime, they are under siege.
The nation’s 538 presidential electors have been thrust into the political foreground like never before in American history. In the aftermath of a uniquely polarizing presidential contest, the once-anonymous electors are squarely in the spotlight, targeted by death threats, harassing phone calls and reams of hate mail.
Trump is blaming the Democrats for the bad behaviour of many of his own supporters.
And no doubt hoping that Americans have forgotten what some of those same supporters had warned or threatened might happen, if Hillary Clinton had won the election
“People are going to march on the capitols,” said Mr. Halbrook, who works at a call center. “They’re going to do whatever needs to be done to get her out of office, because she does not belong there.”
“If push comes to shove,” he added, and Mrs. Clinton “has to go by any means necessary, it will be done.”
When the truth is nothing progressives have ever done can even remotely be compared to the ugly behaviour of Trump's ghastly deplorables, neo-nazis, and army of Twitter trolls.
Or even come close to the depths of their depravity
Nobody ever acted more like a swaggering bully than that monstrous predator.
Or poisoned his country and its democracy more than he has...
So if that toxic oaf thinks that progressives should just forgive and forget what he did ,and unite behind him, he must be even more deluded, or crazier than we feared.
For he will never stop waging war on his own people
Since his election, Donald Trump has done three peculiar things. He has refused the daily intelligence briefings traditionally given to the president-elect. He has dismissed intelligence suggesting that Russian hackers played a role in the election. And he has delivered angry speeches against Americans who opposed him. These three behaviors are related. In Trump’s eyes, the enemy isn’t Russia. It’s the part of America that opposes him.
He simply can't help himself.
So instead of forgiveness he can expect RESISTANCE.
Until the day he is defeated and driven from office.
And America is safe and clean again...