The people who chose Trump.

 

My brother voted for Trump. He owns his own business. He is a mechanic, he opened up his own shop in August 2009. He works hard, at least 65 hours a week. He is an Iraq War veteran. He owns his home. He owns several rental properties. He has a wonderful wife and a 3.5 year old daughter. He works hard to provide for them and to prepare for their future. He is a success. He has no college education, for that reason elites would think that he is a failure.

My father voted for Trump. He is a widower. He is retired, he worked for 25 years in a state penitentiary. He has three good kids (if I can brag). He also has cerebral palsy, it affects the way he walks — he has a limp, yet refuses to use a cane or a wheelchair because he doesn’t want people to see him as disabled. He refused to have a handicapped parking tag for years, only got one when he turned 55. He has worked hard his whole life. He goes to church every week. He is a success. He has no college education, again elites would think that he is a failure.

My uncle supported Trump from the beginning. He is retired. He was a logger. He worked hard his whole life. He eventually owned his own logging company. He employed several dozen blue-collar men. His logging came to an end when a tree fell on him one day during a run. He was told he would never be able to walk again. He took that as a challenge and proved his doctors wrong. He could no longer do the logging himself, but he kept running the company and switched to the buying and selling of standing timber. He has been a success. Again, no college degree.

There are countless other people with similar backgrounds that chose Trump.

I too voted for Trump. I am a millennial. I have a bachelor’s degree and will soon have a master’s degree. I am just starting out with my working life. I do feel a little more optimistic about my own future.

Most of the people that voted Trump are good, hard-working people that wanted a change. They read a local newspaper. They don’t listen to the talking heads, they think for themselves. They have close real life ties in their community. Will we see change? I don’t know, but we knew that change would have been impossible with Her.

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  1. Henry V Member
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    @HenryV

    Well said.  Good folks.  I was never-Trump all along.  But I was perhaps condescending in some ways with the Trump camp.  I have no problem with a tough business man draining the swamp – I just wasn’t convinced that Trump was that guy.  But more than that, I didn’t want to become a reflection of the ‘enemy’ and bear out all the bad things they say we are.   All that said, I pray only the best for him and our country.  They say power corrupts.  Trump just might turn out to be the exception to the rule.

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  2. drlorentz Member
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    @drlorentz

    I like your people. Good people.

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  3. Franco Member
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    @Franco

    Hillary calling these people  “deplorables” was the flashing neon sign that she should NEVER be President. More than any other transgression, IMO

    Trump understands and appreciates these men (and women) as we do.

    This is a great start for any President.

     

     

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  4. JustmeinAZ Member
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    My two brothers voted for Trump, one who spent 10 yrs in prison and has since worked for state park grounds and maintenance for 25 years and not eligible for promotion because he was on parole; the other is low to moderate income, no college.

    My parents voted for Trump. My Dad was career navy and rose from enlisted to Lt Cmdr. No college.

    My husband voted for Trump. No HS diploma but knows more about history and politics than I do.

    I voted for Trump. BS in Accounting.

    My two sisters voted for HRC. No college for either. Well, what can I say – they live in California.

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  5. Johnnie Alum 13 Inactive
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    Franco:Hillary calling these people “deplorables” was the flashing neon sign that she should NEVER be President. More than any other transgression, IMO

    Trump understands and appreciates these men (and women) as we do.

    This is a great start for any President.

    After she said that, I felt that it was over for her.

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  6. Johnnie Alum 13 Inactive
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    @JohnnieAlum13

    drlorentz:I like your people. Good people.

    Thank you.

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  7. Wolverine Inactive
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    Your family sounds remarkably similar to mine. My 87 year-old Dad is a retired Manhatten cop, widower, served in Korean War. On his apartment door is a wreath with the American flag and a cross,  and in his apartment are pictures of his grandchildren everywhere you look. No college degree, just family, faith and country. One of the deplorables who voted for Trump.

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  8. The King Prawn Inactive
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    Well that’s certainly not what the left thinks. I’m seeing lots of stuff about hate, sexism, misogyny, etc. I offered one friend the advice to let me (even though I didn’t vote for Trump) stand in as an avatar of the right in her thinking. If she gets started down a path of negativity, just ask herself if those things are true of me, a person she knows who is on the right. We’ll see if this helps.

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  9. Miffed White Male Member
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    Franco:Hillary calling these people “deplorables” was the flashing neon sign that she should NEVER be President. More than any other transgression, IMO

     

    That and when she said in a  debate that the enemy she was most proud of was “Republicans”.

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  10. Sleepywhiner Inactive
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    Franco:Hillary calling these people “deplorables” was the flashing neon sign that she should NEVER be President. More than any other transgression, IMO

     

    This was my moment I forgave trump all his prior and future transgressions and decided I would do whatever little I could in my power to stop her.  It would have been fine to call Trump “deplorable” or even say the alt-right are deplorable, but she made it about these people.

    I’d rather stand with them and accept whatever stain Trump leaves than stand with her and give credibility to her hatred of everyday Americans.

    I was shocked, and elated last night when the tide turned.

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  11. Trinity Waters Inactive
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    Johnnie Alum 13:

    Franco:Hillary calling these people “deplorables” was the flashing neon sign that she should NEVER be President. More than any other transgression, IMO

    Trump understands and appreciates these men (and women) as we do.

    This is a great start for any President.

    After she said that, I felt that it was over for her.

    Indeed.  This may have been her most tone-deaf utterance, but she made many, and each time the actual effect was to stiffen the spine of us deplorables.

    I’m so happy today I can barely type.  God blessed America yet one more time…

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  12. Front Seat Cat Member
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    I started getting texts last night from a property owner in Dallas – I look after her home – she asked if I voted – she was Trump from the beginning – everyone I spoke to today from a termite inspector, to a cleaning team, to people in the grocery store are over the moon happy – not just a little, but jubilant. I feel the same way – like it’s Christmas morning.  Both my and my husband’s family voted Trump – all different backgrounds.  This is the clearest message of all – there was no mold, no poll, no script. This is just Americans who want America back. I don’t remember ever feeling so out of line with our country since the last 8 years, being verbally attacked for disagreeing, or feeling like major decisions were being forced without being voted on.  It’s been disturbing – apparently, after last night, I was not alone.  Very good post – thanks!

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  13. Heehaw Inactive
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    Franco:Hillary calling these people “deplorables” was the flashing neon sign that she should NEVER be President. More than any other transgression, IMO

     

     

    It was Hillary’s “47%” comment, but just dripping with far more disdain. Both comments amounted to creating the image of “This person could never be my president.” (granted Trump had more than a few comments that could have been interpreted as the same…)

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  14. jzdro Member
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    Our roofer has been remarkably smiling and jaunty ever since Deplorables Day.  He is a good roofer, has a wide acquaintance,  and is a brilliant election prognosticator.

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  15. TKC1101 Inactive
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    I find it interesting that people who work and live with working folk seemed to ‘get’ this election with more ease than those whose view of ‘the deplorables’ is strictly theoretical.

    Great post.

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  16. JimGoneWild Coolidge
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    There is a lot of happy men at work today. Almost no women in my department, so I won’t speak for them. But most of the guys have a little spring in there step. One technician manager I know is happy as hell, and knows I am happy too. He has no college but knows Italian, plays a bunch of instruments, likes guns, worked his way up to management in casinos.

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  17. DocJay Inactive
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    Well done.

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  18. Western Chauvinist Member
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    One brother who works with the Amish, two brothers who own a printing business (no college) employing <50 people (because Obamacare), two retired docs (one sister, one brother-in-law) and a housewife with a largely unused EE degree (me) and all our spouses — all Trump voters. Housekeepers, bankers, teachers, pharma salesmen, truck drivers, astrophysicists — all these people help make America great — and they voted for Trump.

    I’m glad President-elect Trump and his opposition are calling for unity. But, for today, do you mind if we Deplorables take a moment to tell the disdainful elites, “Stuff it!”?

    Tomorrow we can start playing the expectations game. Lots of bad things can happen, even before Trump takes the oath (bursting bubbles, Yellen raising interest rates…). These Americans are risk takers — pioneers, if you will — and they’ve placed a bet, knowing there’s a good chance the returns may be small. No one should interpret this victory as overconfidence in Trump’s ability to pull us away from the precipice. We’re just ecstatic to have the Left’s boot off our necks.

     

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  19. Mike LaRoche Inactive
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    Great post!

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  20. Doug Watt Moderator
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    Johnnie Alum they are the backbone of this country, @justmeinaz good for your brother that worked to turn his life around. It’s a difficult path and I respect him for his effort to stay on the path.

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  21. JustmeinAZ Member
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    Doug Watt: good for your brother that worked to turn his life around. It’s a difficult path and I respect him for his effort to stay on the path.

    He has worked like a dog. Married a beautiful girl, joined a church  and now has a 10 yr old daughter. The day his parole was up he was promoted to manager.

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  22. Kate Braestrup Member
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    TKC1101:I find it interesting that people who work and live with working folk seemed to ‘get’ this election with more ease than those whose view of ‘the deplorables’ is strictly theoretical.

    Great post.

    I think it’s more than simply working and living with working folk; it’s living and working in what I think of as a genuinely socially diverse environment, with all sorts of people doing all sorts of things. When you are lucky enough to live this way, you find out that human intelligence can arranges itself in manifold, wondrous ways, allowing mastery of any number of complex, challenging tasks;  that one can have a degree or two from prestigious universities and yet be an idiot (something I discover about myself fifteen times a day) and that an education is a fine thing but isn’t synonymous with smarts, and is definitely not wisdom.

    Let alone goodness, or courage, or decency.

    People can be so pathetically narrow, and not know it. I’d feel sorry for them if they weren’t so irritating.

     

     

     

     

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  23. Kate Braestrup Member
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    @GrannyDude

    JustmeinAZ:

    Doug Watt: good for your brother that worked to turn his life around. It’s a difficult path and I respect him for his effort to stay on the path.

    He has worked like a dog. Married a beautiful girl, joined a church and now has a 10 yr old daughter. The day his parole was up he was promoted to manager.

    Yay! What a great thing!

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  24. Kate Braestrup Member
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    Western Chauvinist: . But, for today, do you mind if we Deplorables take a moment to tell the disdainful elites, “Stuff it!”?

    Oh, definitely! At least for today, and maybe tomorrow too.

     

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  25. Manny Member
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    @Manny

    Excellent.  I’m for Conservatives being less elitist and more blue collar.  That’s where the soul of America has always been.  That’s where the greatest generation came from.

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  26. Trink Coolidge
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    @Trink

    Western Chauvinist:One brother who works with the Amish, two brothers who own a printing business (no college) employing <50 people (because Obamacare), two retired docs (one sister, one brother-in-law) and a housewife with a largely unused EE degree (me) and all our spouses — all Trump voters. Housekeepers, bankers, teachers, pharma salesmen, truck drivers, astrophysicists — all these people help make America great — and they voted for Trump.

    I’m glad President-elect Trump and his opposition are calling for unity. But, for today, do you mind if we Deplorables take a moment to tell the disdainful elites, “Stuff it!”?

    Oh Sis . . .  makes me doggone proud. P.S.  My friend Jenn read your comment from another country where she’s feeling a little isolated and it really moved and comforted her.

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