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Response to elocs (Reply #20)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 07:41 PM

52. It's like Hillary said about the deplorables...

There are those who supported Trump because of his faults and those who supported him despite his faults. All have culpability for the results, but there is some hope of redemption for the latter group. I too was raised to vote Republican, but did see the light when 43 vetoed funding expansion for SCHIP. But I can also tell you that had I been subjected to the kind of vitriol in this thread early in my awakening, I would never have become a Democrat. We do ourselves no favors putting everyone who votes the wrong way in the same bucket. Those of us who paid attention to Hillary's full remarks I stead of just the deplorables soundbyte remember that she herself made the point that there are decent people who merely don't yet realize why the way they vote is wrong.

We should also remember that many, especially in the south, thoroughly reject what they recognize as racism, but do not yet realize how much of what they believe politically has been instilled in them to coopt them into supporting the people who really are racist. And again, the damage their choices can inflict are equal, but their respective decency is not. We should be mindful of that difference.

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