Monday, September 26, 2016

Meet Some of Those Trump Deplorables

"In the days since I wrote that Hillary Clinton wasn’t necessarily wrong to say that half of Trump’s supporters are racists and other 'deplorables,' the response has been, well, deplorable. A sampling of the thousands of emails and social media replies:

'Please do not tell me you think we whites are just as violent, nasty, and/or Godless as the other races.'

'You call it racism, I call it concern that in time 'foreign' folks will have the voting power to make the USA another Muslim state.'

Another writer informed me that 'blacks are the most violent population in America,' that 'blacks work the least of any race in America' and that 'black women have the lowest moral standards of all women in America,' concluding: 'The biggest problem for blacks is blacks.'

Many others suggested I perform an impossible sex act on myself and another sex act on male genitals, called me a 'scumbag' and far worse, and suggested I eat feces. Some took the opportunity to inform me that I and my fellow Jews are 'the most racist people on the Earth,' that I worship Satan, and that my children and I will be boiled in oil.

Then this simple note was sent to me: 'I hope you outlive your children.'

I reprint this small sample of the nastygrams not to ruin your next meal but because the half of Trump supporters who aren’t motivated by prejudice, and the few voters who remain genuinely undecided, should be aware of the bigotry that Trump has brought into the open — and that those who vote for Trump are condoning. . .

As this was happening, Trump’s campaign chair in Mahoning County in eastern Ohio resigned after she told the Guardian in a video interview that there wasn’t 'any racism until Obama got elected.'

'If you’re black and you haven’t been successful in the last 50 years, it’s your own fault,' the official, Kathy Miller, said. 'When do they take responsibility for how they live? I think it’s due time, and I think it’s good that Mr. Trump is pointing that out.'

And in Charlotte, Rep. Robert Pittenger (R-N.C.), an enthusiastic Trump backer who claimed he had Trump’s support in his primary, told the BBC that the Charlotte protesters 'hate white people because white people are successful and they’re not.' . .

What’s truly deplorable is that Trump — unlike Romney and others who carried the Republican banner before — is encouraging the sentiment."

Read the Washington Post, More bigotry from the Trump brigade.