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A letter to the editor appeared in our paper, The Baton Rouge Advocate, this morning which contained the above words describing all of us “deplorables” down here in South Flyover Country (and from sea to shining sea!)and it just called so loudly for an answer I simply could not resist answering, as it were, “the call […]
Eight years ago, we were an amorphous blob, a nondescript and motley collection of malcontents who, “…get bitter, they cling to guns, or religion, or antipathy toward people who aren’t like them.” However, this description of those who would later comprise at least part of the Tea Party by then-Senator Obama was hopelessly out of focus as it could apply in equal measure to the KKK, Islamic radicals, Black Lives Matter, Bill Ayers and his Weather Underground bombers, or the Beverly Hillbillies. But now, thanks to that rollicking fun couple, Bill and Hillary Clinton, who discombobulated the word “is,” who popularized speculation on what sort of underwear the president prefers, who compromised America’s national security, and who made it fashionable to use an intern as a humidor, we now have some clarification.
Actually, they were referring to everyday Americans, a term which we recently learned sets Mrs. Clinton’s teeth on edge, but which describes those who who don’t wield a great deal of power, and yet they go to work every day, obey the law, pull their own weight in society and expect others to do the same, and aren’t terribly well disposed to being ordered about by power-hungry utopians whose little schemes deprive them of their earnings, their liberty, and their dignity. But as the old saying goes, “You’ve come a long way, baby,” because not only have the Clintons brought we bitter-clingers into sharper focus but, to employ the latest in trendy vernacular, we’ve become “more inclusive,” pushing back the boundaries of our ostensible narrow-mindedness and philistine respect for the Constitution to become more “diverse.” Because we now have it on the authority of the Clintons that our ranks have grown to include Rednecks, Deplorables, and Catholics, all of whom are evidently to be treated as cultural lepers.
It’s one thing to be mocked and disparaged by the au courant trendsetters of the left, who speak with that rudderless certitude which makes their disdain worth coveting (besides, it’s fun to hear their heads rattle). But when the Bonnie and Clyde of American politics, one of whom lost his law license for committing perjury even as he lost the respect of his countrymen for treating the Oval Office like a porn video’s casting couch, while the other achieved a level of professional buffoonery equalled only by her comprehensive and supernatural corruption, presume to look down their collective nose at those of us who play by the rules, who haven’t destroyed evidence or haven’t lied under oath, or violated the Espionage Act, I feel slighted. Can’t liberals find snobs with a modicum of class?
Does Hillary Clinton Respect the Faith of Catholic and Evangelical Americans? MADISON, WI — The latest Wikileaks emails to go public reveal a series of communications involving Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Chairman John Podesta and the campaign’s Director of Communications Jennifer Palmieri in which Catholics are described as “severely backwards” and guilty of the “bastardization” of […]
Colin Powell has long presented himself to the world as a figure of singular probity, too morally unimpeachable for the grimy world of elective politics. His fawning admirers in the chattering class have fostered this fiction for years. Before this week’s story over his hacked -mails, they politely averted their gaze from a similar hack […]
Donald Trump has really handled the “Basket of Deplorables” attack beautifully. The Democrat-Media Collaboration on this line of attack was supposed to work like this: Hillary denounces Trump supporters as “a basket of deplorables.” Media runs with the phrase “Basket of Deplorables” and challenges Republicans to denounce their deplorable “racist, sexist, homophobic, Islamophobic” followers. Republicans […]