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Wed Aug 16, 2017, 07:13 PM

Remember When Hillary Caught So Much Flack for Calling Them Deplorable?

She has always been right -- ahead of everybody.

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Reply Remember When Hillary Caught So Much Flack for Calling Them Deplorable? (Original post)
dlk Aug 2017 OP
JI7 Aug 2017 #1
Chasstev365 Aug 2017 #2
m-lekktor Aug 2017 #3
boston bean Aug 2017 #12
StevieM Aug 2017 #25
calimary Aug 2017 #29
bloom Aug 2017 #33
calimary Aug 2017 #36
ffr Aug 2017 #4
dsc Aug 2017 #6
iluvtennis Aug 2017 #15
calimary Aug 2017 #30
mcar Aug 2017 #5
Lotusflower70 Aug 2017 #7
catbyte Aug 2017 #8
Bernardo de La Paz Aug 2017 #9
Denis 11 Aug 2017 #16
Volaris Aug 2017 #24
apkhgp Aug 2017 #10
WhiteTara Aug 2017 #11
Ligyron Aug 2017 #13
WhiteTara Aug 2017 #19
Ligyron Aug 2017 #32
calimary Aug 2017 #31
WhiteTara Aug 2017 #34
Voltaire2 Aug 2017 #14
Sunlei Aug 2017 #17
Paladin Aug 2017 #18
smirkymonkey Aug 2017 #20
benld74 Aug 2017 #21
BainsBane Aug 2017 #22
Nitram Aug 2017 #23
Rhiannon12866 Aug 2017 #26
George II Aug 2017 #27
Hoyt Aug 2017 #28
Orsino Aug 2017 #35
calimary Aug 2017 #37
Gothmog Aug 2017 #38
Name removed Aug 2017 #39
Heartstrings Aug 2017 #41
Heartstrings Aug 2017 #40

Response to dlk (Original post)

Wed Aug 16, 2017, 07:14 PM

1. She still does including on this site

 

Some see it as worse than the bigotry

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Response to dlk (Original post)

Wed Aug 16, 2017, 07:15 PM

2. So True!

 

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Response to dlk (Original post)

Wed Aug 16, 2017, 07:15 PM

3. Nobody disagreed that they were deplorable, some just thought

it might not be good campaign strategy. I could have cared less either way tbh. They are deplorable for sure!

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Response to m-lekktor (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 16, 2017, 08:30 PM

12. It was the right thing to say it.

Period. And no one from our side should have said anything different. Agreed??

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Response to m-lekktor (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 16, 2017, 09:47 PM

25. It wasn't a strategy, it was a gaffe for which she quickly apologized. It happens. Remember when

Obama said "they cling to their guns and religion?"

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Response to m-lekktor (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 16, 2017, 10:20 PM

29. Not everybody likes hearing hard real-world truths.

Particularly when you have a World-Class liar and conman breathing in their ear and promising them all the pie-in-the-sky they can eat. And when the conman senses that they'd rather hear his slick talk and blunt blurts and in-yer-face arrogance and vulgarity (shit, the descriptive nouns and adjectives fight each other to get out onto the page!) than face real, challenging, adult-level issues and problems and challenges. They don't want to have to work that hard.

So these folks who didn't really want to work hard or stop blaming somebody else (especially those to whom you're implicitly told YOU are superior and thus more privileged and entitled). They want and, frankly, need to scapegoat. Because the realities of life, inconvenient truths of all kinds, and nothing being close to perfect in the real world, and that you don't always get it exactly the way you want it, and that sometimes you have to make room for somebody else, too, are just too hard to deal with. And unfair. And they'll get all whiny when they complain about "unfair!" Just like their Disgrace in the Oval Office.

I'm just guessing. I'm no professional psychologist or analyst. But I'm really trying to "get" these people. These Deplorables (yeah, Hillary was right about them, their behavior, their stated opinions, and their world view). Because if you voted for this, what does that say about you? And if you STILL stand with him now, and you approve of what he's doing, what does THAT say about you? Sorry. It come downs to that. And THAT is one hell of an inconvenient truth.

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Response to calimary (Reply #29)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 10:05 AM

33. yes - exactly that. n/t

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Response to bloom (Reply #33)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 12:46 PM

36. There's the added factor of the very human tendency to want to avoid admitting mistakes.

NOBODY wants to admit they were wrong. Worse yet - to admit they've been HAD. At the end of a freakin' FORK. To admit they've been fooled, rolled, scammed, suckered, snookered, taken, all of that. They'll go down with the ship before facing up and admitting to it. Whatever you call it, the people who stood with and still stand with trump - they're nothing but marks. FOOLS. Naive and gullible FOOLS. Like you are when you get suckered in by the Three-Card Monty gamers on the sidewalks of Manhattan. "Wait. Let's do it again. (Puts down the 20-dollar bill.) I've figured it out." WRONG. "No, wait - try it one more time (here's another $20)." WRONG. "No, wait-wait-wait - I KNOW what's going on now. I've got this (puts down ANOTHER $20). One more time!" WRONG. AGAIN. I know this. I was strolling up midtown Manhattan one summer day, with a new friend who was also from out-of-town and just hired at the same network, and watched this very transaction go down. EVERY SINGLE TIME, my friend got suckered. And I started trying to pull him away. "No WAIT! I've GOT this! I've been watching. You'll see! You've just gotta watch (puts down ANOTHER $20). It's cool! You'll see! I got this!" And guess what happens yet again, for the umpteenth time? WRONG! WRONG. AGAIN.

I'm sure it happens elsewhere than just in midtown Manhattan. My friend wound up out at least $100. NEVER got a win, NOT ONCE.

AND, the scammer usually has a buddy who acts like another tourist and gets pulled out of the cluster of people watching the scam. The lead scammer says "hey you - come here, you try it. It's EASY! Try it!" And the scammer's pal tries it and "AHA! There it is! Yeah! Shit, that's easy! You just gotta watch closely! Gimme my $20! Thanks!" And it's nothing but a set-up. NOTHING but a SET-UP. The scammer and the accomplice. And you get suckered in, watching how the dude you don't realize is an accomplice win the game. Maybe a couple of times. So you're in. You're the mark. And they SUCKER you. And THEY keep whatever 20-dollar bills you naively and gullibly keep throwing down, so sure you're watching close enough that you're gonna win this time.

You're a mark. And that's all those jerks with their stupid red Made-in-China "MAGA" caps are. Just more marks. Who've let the scammer into the White House with a whole legion of accomplices. And he tells them how easy it is to score, and win, and get what you want, and about all those nice jobs with the good pay and the health insurance that's fast and cheap and easy and all the rest of the shit those poor pathetic naive gullible desperate marks want to hear - YEARN to hear. "Yeah. He's tellin' it like it IS!"

donald trump is a CON MAN. A World-Class CON ARTIST. He's very slick and very smooth, and he shows off all his trappings of wealth and makes you think and makes you BELIEVE what the basic hook line of the republi-CON party is: That you just keep on voting republi-CON, and YOU TOO will be RICH someday! Just like he is.

It's a CON. And you just watch: when it's all over, donald trump will be the only one with money in his pocket. Whether or not he winds up in prison or slips out of the country in the dark of night with his fancy-ass family accomplices to exile-in-luxury (maybe the Crimea?). And that's just the money you can see. He's already cashing in, NOW, skimming off the American taxpayer. He's already jacking up his prices in his golf courses from which he didn't divest himself. He's already riding free to cushy weekends at his resorts that YOU and I pay for with our tax money. With the best security and coterie of assistants in the world that he no longer has to hire or pay for - because YOU and I do, now. And he'll move Heaven and Earth to avoid having to cough up his tax returns, where the real truth is - the truth that he'll never admit to and will always lie and distract to cover up.

He could well be the most despicable individual who ever walked the earth or sucked air off our planet. Worse than "Pharma-Bro." Worse than Bernie Madoff. Worse than bush/cheney. Worse than Nixon. Worse than Stalin. Worse than Pol Pot. Worse than those "Bobbsey Twins from Hell," Hitler and Mussolini.

Ol' dubya must secretly be gleeful. The rise of donald trump means george w. bush will no longer hold the title of Worst President Ever. He's been replaced, forever. By someone far worse than even HE could imagine.

donald trump is NOTHING BUT a CON MAN.

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Response to dlk (Original post)

Wed Aug 16, 2017, 07:16 PM

4. It wouldn't matter if Jesus was a democrat

RW media would have called him a slut for having sex with a prostitute. Jesus wouldn't stand a chance against the simpleton mind of a republican.

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Response to ffr (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 16, 2017, 07:19 PM

6. and he would have been called gay as well

hung out with 12 men, few women and never married.

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Response to dsc (Reply #6)

Wed Aug 16, 2017, 08:40 PM

15. Agree with both of these posts about Jesus vis-a-vis GOPers

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Response to iluvtennis (Reply #15)

Wed Aug 16, 2017, 10:21 PM

30. Hey! You guys stop taking the name of Prosperity Jesus in vain!

Cuz God wants yew to be RICH!










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Response to dlk (Original post)

Wed Aug 16, 2017, 07:17 PM

5. Yes

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Response to dlk (Original post)

Wed Aug 16, 2017, 07:19 PM

7. I remember that

But unfortunately the GOP did too. They used that to rile their base. It worked too well.

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Response to dlk (Original post)

Wed Aug 16, 2017, 08:08 PM

8. And I wonder if Chuckie Todd still thinks she was "going negative" when she warned us

about Twitler's white supremacist sympathies.

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Response to dlk (Original post)

Wed Aug 16, 2017, 08:11 PM

9. I'm often a contrarian in various ways, but part of me thinks she should run in 2020


... partly just to stick it in the craw of the Republicon hard core base and Jill Stein's pseudo-Greens.

It would be sweet justice to have Hillary Clinton rightfully elected as the first woman President in 2020.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #9)

Wed Aug 16, 2017, 08:43 PM

16. I am with you!

My in-laws would have a fit, I would love to see it.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #9)

Wed Aug 16, 2017, 09:45 PM

24. I'd vote for a Clinton-Warren ticket for damn sure.

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Response to dlk (Original post)

Wed Aug 16, 2017, 08:11 PM

10. Ahead of everybody

I heard her initial reaction. Does she think we can get out of this and how?

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Response to dlk (Original post)

Wed Aug 16, 2017, 08:29 PM

11. In my latest column, I called them

his adoring basket of deplorables.
http://eureka.news/free-parking-5/

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Response to WhiteTara (Reply #11)

Wed Aug 16, 2017, 08:39 PM

13. You wrote that?

Good for you!

I forgot about the mosque bombing.

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Response to Ligyron (Reply #13)

Wed Aug 16, 2017, 09:01 PM

19. Yes. Thanks

I write because that's what I do. But I write this column because it is cathartic and I can't stop the screaming in my head.

I'm trying to syndicate. Do you have a small paper in your area? Let me know and I'll contact them.

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Response to WhiteTara (Reply #19)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 09:37 AM

32. Most of the papers here are kinda on on the large scale but lemme look closer.

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Response to WhiteTara (Reply #11)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 12:30 AM

31. Holy Cow, WhiteTara!

THIS:

At the “Unite the Right” in Charlottesville, Va., 6000 angry 20-to-30-something white men converged to fuel each other’s rage because somehow they weren’t the only people in the world who mattered.

You just explained these Deplorables in a single artful sentence.

(I knew you were good!)

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Response to calimary (Reply #31)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 11:19 AM

34. Thank you for your encouragement!

You are one of the reasons I had the courage to ask for the column space. Now, I'm trying for paper number 2...let me know if there is a local paper in your area that might like my column!

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Response to dlk (Original post)

Wed Aug 16, 2017, 08:40 PM

14. The problem was walking it back.

I likedit when she did that. Then all the "grown ups" in the party started undoing the "damage", and then it looked stupid.

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Response to dlk (Original post)

Wed Aug 16, 2017, 08:48 PM

17. She was to kind to them. We Ds should have spammed those republican nazis right off the internet.

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Response to dlk (Original post)

Wed Aug 16, 2017, 08:50 PM

18. "Deplorable" is way too charitable a description of these scumbags.

We're being provided with sick daily evidence of that.

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Response to dlk (Original post)

Wed Aug 16, 2017, 09:25 PM

20. They are just pissed because she had their number.

She was absolutely right about them.

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Response to dlk (Original post)

Wed Aug 16, 2017, 09:34 PM

21. She was being nice

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Response to dlk (Original post)

Wed Aug 16, 2017, 09:44 PM

22. about EVERYTHING

and I'm done taking lectures from people who have been proven wrong about everything.

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Response to dlk (Original post)

Wed Aug 16, 2017, 09:45 PM

23. I always thought her choice of words was perfect. They are totally deplorable.

But then Obama was right about the fact that they are "clutching their guns and they Bibles."

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Response to dlk (Original post)

Wed Aug 16, 2017, 10:07 PM

26. She sure did coin a phrase and it's become part of the American lexicon

I use it all the time in everyday speech - and everyone knows what I'm talking about.

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Response to dlk (Original post)

Wed Aug 16, 2017, 10:07 PM

27. They just ordered a bigger basket.

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Response to dlk (Original post)

Wed Aug 16, 2017, 10:10 PM

28. I liked it then. Like it now.

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Response to dlk (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 11:22 AM

35. That doesn't put her ahead of everybody.

Just ahead of the media and political elite who pull their punches. The deplorables were always obvious.

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Response to dlk (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 12:46 PM

37. It kills me to think of what we could have had.

Instead of THIS.

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Response to dlk (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 02:47 PM

38. Hillary was right about these idiots-they are deplorable

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Thu Aug 17, 2017, 03:04 PM

41. Say what? You're being sarcastic right?

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Response to dlk (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 03:01 PM

40. Way ahead of the game! nt

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