Thursday, November 10, 2016

Deploring The Deplorables

I have as hard a time getting angry over a diatribe like this as I do getting angry at a 2 year old melting down. The election didn't go their way, so it is time for a tantrum. It's way to long -- he may just as well have listed a long list of noxious names to call the majority that voted for Trump (and it does look like it will be a popular vote majority as well as an electoral one at this point). This paragraph is a sample.
All along, Trump seemed like a twisted caricature of every rotten reflex of the radical right. That he has prevailed, that he has won this election, is a crushing blow to the spirit; it is an event that will likely cast the country into a period of economic, political, and social uncertainty that we cannot yet imagine. That the electorate has, in its plurality, decided to live in Trump’s world of vanity, hate, arrogance, untruth, and recklessness, his disdain for democratic norms, is a fact that will lead, inevitably, to all manner of national decline and suffering.
It is such an echo of Reagan, here was the WaPo in 1980:

“Something of gigantic proportions happened—must have been happening for a long while—and the capital and the political wise men were taken by surprise. . . an ‘anti-Washington,’ ‘anti-establishment’ political storm warning was missed by Washington and the establishment.”
Ya think? Not that the elites were likely to pay any attention then -- or obviously in the intervening years. They live in a blue bubble and they listen to themselves talk about "bitter clingers", "fly-over country", "deplorables", "Bible thumping racist rubes", etc, etc.

They know they want to remove the right of such people to vote -- or just replace them with "undocumented Democrats", but in the 36 years since Reagan, their only lament is that those damned unwashed masses are still out there!

So they have a tantrum -- and riot. Because being two years old forever is all they know.

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