Thursday, January 12, 2017

Great Meltdown Piece

I'll say one thing for him.  He knows how to craft a sentence. T wit:
 The conservatives of the heartland have lashed back against the coastal elites' condescending, classist prejudices by defiantly confirming them: that they're pathetically dumb and gullible, uncritical consumers of any disinformation that confirms their biases, easy dupes for any demagogue who promises to bring back the factories and keep the brown people down.
That's a great sentence.  Truly, it is.  Nice construction, proper punctuation, it's very well crafted.  It's also illuminating.  That is what they think of us.
Ignorance and bigotry are actually the best possible motives for having voted for Trump — they are at least honest, if not honorable. But I don't believe all Trump voters are ignorant, or bigoted; most of them are just evil 
It's a great rant, really it is.Even if he's wrong about everything.   He admits to knowing exactly two Trump voters; a Texan and a Marine.  The difference between Tim and I is that I know lots of liberals.  Good, honest, gullible liberals.  Kind-hearted liberals.  Their arguments ring hollowly against experience and practice.  We look on them as mentally challenged, or developmentally disabled.

But, they think we're evil.


Javahead said...

Living in a state they dominate (California) I can assure you that although there are many kind hearted well-meaning ones that there are plenty of greedy evil profiteers and would-be brown shirts, too.

It's just that both types don't flourish when they're in the minority or they've a realistic chance of not attaining office. Give them a solid majority and they appear like toadstools after rain.

JayNola said...

I've come to the realization that when they say "you want to kill us all because we are ____!!" It's because they do want to kill us / put us in camps / strip us of our rights, and they assume we have the same goals.

Dave said...

Yet another illustration of Krauthammer's key to understanding American politics: Conservatives think liberals are stupid. Liberals think conservatives are evil.

Although usually they don't come right out and say it.