Remember Hillary Clinton’s little speech about a “basket of deplorables”. Of course, you do. So I won’t bore you, but here is a link to the speech, Read Hillary Clinton’s ‘Basket of Deplorables’ Remarks About Donald Trump Supporters (time.com).
What was the problem with H. Clinton’s speech? The problem is that Liberal Democrats obviously believe it. H. Clinton was preaching to people who wanted to hear that message.
Consider Doug‘s, post, Voter Gullibility Or Human Diversity? Don’t get angry or upset. Don’t even roll your eyes when proclaims how reasonable he is. Just read his post and wonder how a seemingly intelligent person could think that.
Historians, human behavioralists, political theorists, are going to be researching the Trump phenomenon for decades to come.. long after our current divisiveness chaos is gone. But we really don’t have to wait until our grandkids learn about all this in some future history book. If we withdraw our claws, retract our teeth, and unclench our fists long enough.. we might explore a little of what I am talking about here; and this just isn’t about America, but about humans in general.
When people express their individualism and even a collective diversity toward a single ideal or opinion there tends to be an awful lot of posturing and… to use a common word these days.. hyperbole, toward people who do not agree with their views. For example.. conservatives accuse liberals of wanting to destroy the Constitution, open all borders, take away all the guns, and in general not abide by the Constitution as it was written. Liberals, on the other hand, presume to think conservatives are racist, white priviledged, gun-toting right wing neo-whatevers, who favor political nationalism, protectionism, and everything in the stores needing to being made in America. (continued here)
Here is the comment I left on ‘s post.
Citizen tom on August 15, 2018 at 4:20 am
Sad, as The Donald would say. First you start off seeming to suggest that all the talk about extremism in this country is exaggerated. Then it starts to become clear that you only desire to clear certain groups of the charge of extremism. Your objective, as usual, is an attack on Trump and anyone who dares to support him. Sad.
Don’t much listen to CNN or Fox anymore. Mostly see cable TV at the gym when I am using a workout machine.
Racist? When that charge comes from CNN and Democrats, it is meaningless. When CNN attacks Fox, it is less credible than Burger King appraising McDonald’s hamburgers. Burger King can still be believed.
What do I think you are missing? Do some people uphold a higher morality than others? I suppose so, but government just exists to punish those who break the law, not judge our souls. Unfortunately, some want to use government to play God, and none of us have the wisdom — the moral purity — to judge another. As Jesus said, only God is good.
Look at the judges Trump is appointing. What did Conservatives elect Trump to do? We want judges who will interpret the Constitution as it was ratified, and Democrats (like CNN) consider that a huge crisis. And so you lump us in with NAZIS? Sad.
The difference between a philosophical Conservative and a Liberal Democrat is really simple. We are all “extremists”; we are all sinners. We are all subject to temptation. Liberal Democrats just won’t admit it. That’s why we argue over the Constitution. When we abide by it the Constitution, it restrains those who would abuse the power of government.
What is the solution for this problem? What can Conservatives do about Liberal Democrats? Well, there is no easy answer. However, if you are a Christian, you can try to convince Liberal Democrats that they too are sinners, that they too are deplorable. Before we can accept Jesus Christ as Lord, we each need to understand just how much we need Him.
We have an election coming up on the first Tuesday of November. If you want a government that respects the restraints put upon it by the Constitution, then please vote.