Hillary Clinton has declared that half of Trump supporters belong to a basket of racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, and Islamophobic "Deplorables".
Thanks, Hillary, for this asinine assignation! (Democrats must be so proud of you.)
Let's see now ... half of Trump supporters covers approximately 1/4 of all Americans. Isn't it nice to know what the Democrats' chosen POTUS candidate thinks of so many millions of Americans? What a great starting point for a new American president!
Of course, what Hillary really means to say is that conservatives are deplorable.
So ... using Hillary's cleverly chosen pejorative new term, I infer she is advising us that:
- You may be a Deplorable if you believe in limited government, low taxes, balanced budgets, and minimal debt as opposed to Left's belief in exactly the opposite on every front.
- You may be a Deplorable if you believe in a Judeo-Christian-derived moral code and Western civilization rather than the Left's globalism, multi-culturalism, and non-judgmentalism.
- You may be a Deplorable if you believe that America is a indeed a great nation, that it is exceptional, and that America-First is a legitimate guiding principle rather than the Left's ever-ready Blame-America-First principle.
- You may be a Deplorable if you believe that Big Government is, by its very nature, inefficient, incompetent, wasteful, power hungry, and ever seeking to expand, as opposed to the Left's view that Big Government is the savior and solution to every problem.
- You may be a Deplorable if you believe in pursuing policies that actually work rather than policies that sound and feel good.
- You may be a Deplorable if you believe in confronting and defeating enemies of the United States before they can harm American citizens, as opposed to the Left's view that terrorism is simply a law-enforcement problem that can be solved with appeasement and a jobs-for-terrorists initiative.
- You may be a Deplorable if you believe that we should live in a color-blind society with equality of opportunity rather than government-mandated equality of results.
- You may be a Deplorable if you believe in competitive capitalism (vs crony capitalism) in opposition to the Left's view that legitimately earned wealth is there for them to confiscate and redistribute (after they take their cut).
- You may be a Deplorable if you believe individual Americans have a right to defend themselves with firearms if necessary and, as our Framers believed, to provide a last line of defense against an out-of-control central government.
- You may be a Deplorable if you believe that our founding documents, the Declaration and Constitution, need protection from Leftist politicians, presidents, and a judiciary that violate both documents as they see fit.
Are there other ways for conservatives to qualify as one of Hillary's Deplorables? No doubt. As Deplorables we are surely guilty of many more related "sins."
Deplorables T-shirts and hashtags (#BasketOfDeplorables) are already sprouting up, joining those for Barack Obama's Bitter Clingers.