We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Clinton made the comments before introducing Barbra Streisand at an LGBT fundraiser in downtown New York. According to average ticket prices and attendance figures provided by the campaign, Clinton raised around $6 million at the fundraiser, at which some attendees paid $50,00
She must have been trying to tell the attendees that they were the good people in contrast to the great unwashed who think trannies are strange. How is Trump a racist? He has integrated everything he touched, including his fancy golf clubs. He has no problem with gays or anybody else unless they attack him. Those smears will not stick. Many regular folks like the guy's style although I do not. Even Bill Clinton likes him.
Trump is actually improving, learns on his feet. Took guts to go to a black church, turned out great. He wants to see people improve their lives, think Hill gives a sh..? amazing that she can sink lower, probably no bottom here.
"Basket of deplorables:" makes my day. Shows the essence of a Merit Finalist, Wellesley grad & Yale Law grad. But then Obama did much the same when he dismissed rural folk as "bitter, clinging to guns and religion." Hillary's "basket of deplorables" statement echoed a longstanding Democrat narrative: that Pubs are ignorant, bigoted troglodytes. Hillary was merely blunter than the top dog is traditionally supposed to be-Harry Truman excepted. Such statements are traditionally reserved for underlings and operatives in the press.
Interesting how the party that is informing us 24/7 that it is for "inclusion" and is "against bigotry and racism" has top dogs who make wholesale dismissals of large segments of the electorate. Apparently you are eligible for inclusion only if you vote Democrat.
Not for the first time, I am reminded of Bob Dylan's verses on a politician in I Shall Be Free.
Now, the man on the stand he wants my vote
He's a-runnin' for office on the ballot note
He's out there preachin' in front of the steeple
Tellin' me he loves all kinds-a people
(He's eatin' bagels
He's eatin' pizza
He's eatin' chitlins).
In some versions, the final line is "He's eatin' bullshit."
The politician in the Dylan song was probably a bit of a hypocrite, feigning love for "all kinds-a people" in order to get their vote. Perhaps that hypocrisy was better than the wholesale dismissal of large groups of people. How can Hillary, if she is elected, pretend to be President for all Americans when she has dismissed a quarter of the electorate? If one is to be President for all Americans, would not some hypocrisy be in order?
It is also of note that Hillary made her "deplorable" statement during a fundraiser among wealthy urbanites. Just like Obama and his "bitter clinging" statement. Apparently they tend to be more candid in such situations.
Trump seems to be very impulsively hot under the collar against illegal Mexicans and unscreened Muslims. Prejudiced, even. That may bleed some into Mexicans in general and Muslims in general. Fair enough, though the extent of that is oversold.
But when I was a lad, Ricky Ricardo and Omar Sharif were considered (gulp) white people. Exotic ones, sure, but where does this idea come out that Trump is against people of other races? He seems fine with black Americans, Asian Americans, Native Americans. He is not a racist, he is a citizenist. I'm no Trump supporter, but I'm a citizenist too, and I resent any suggestion I am a racist thereby.
Note: I brought in two foreign adoptees, now citizens - one of them went USMC - and have a green-card Filipina daughter-in-law. You'd have an awfully hard time convincing a jury I don't like immigrants. When the accusations come that people who don't support certain policies are racist, I kinda take it personally. Funny that way.
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I think that even if you showed lefties a Venn diagram, they would still conflate being anti open boarders with being anti immigration.
I don't know if they can't discern the difference or if it just too convenient not to.
I donated to Trump- we don't get votes for POTUS out here, nor do we pay federal income tax (fair enough both ways). However, the President will impact our lives, Having impact, now matter how small, on who gets the job is important. So some money was sent, not much since I don't work for an investment firm, am not a Wall Street banker, a Hollywood celebrity, don't have an EBT card, nor am I a hedge fund manager.
Trump sent me a card recognizing me as a charter member of the "Trump Make America Great Again" campaign. Every time someone irritates me with an anti Trump or worse, an anti Trump supporter post, the scan of the card will be posted. Yes, I'll play my "Trump card." They can all FOAD as Kim Du Toit used to say.