Who’s Deplorable Now?

Hillary Clinton infamously called Trump supporters a “basket of deplorables” during the campaign. She added that we’re irredeemable too – a possibly inadvertent dog-whistle that rubbed Christians the wrong way. We were assured time and time again of the Left’s tolerance and supreme moral rectitude and of Donald Trump’s hatefulness and his supporters’ violence. None of this was proven of course, just asserted by a self-possessed Leftist media serenely confident in Clinton’s ultimate victory. They did not need to stoop because they already knew they would conquer.

Or so they thought. The deplorables went out and voted. Donald Trump was elected. And now self-declared arbiters of morality are rioting in the streets. So my question is, who’s deplorable now?

Here’s Hillary opining about what turned out to be about half the electorate. Take note of her smug, dismissive expression.

As it turns out, people didn’t like being called deplorable or irredeemable. But, Hillary wasn’t breaking new ground. Here is President Obama talking about “bitter” people “clinging to their guns and religion:”

He presciently notes that many of these people – he talks about them like they are aliens – reside in Pennsylvania and the Midwest. Guess what? Those people vote and their votes made Donald Trump president.

And now that Donald Trump has swept all before him, turning persistently blue states like Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan red, the Left has come undone.

Blood in the Streets

And now they’re fighting each other. Jacobin ethics.

And an actual dumpster fire…

Now they’re smashing store windows – presumably to promote tolerance and inclusivity.

Red Diaper Babies

trump protests

Good parenting. Local police are investigating. I’m sure this is FBI Director James Comey’s fault too.


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About Chris Buskirk

Chris is publisher and editor of American Greatness and the host of The Chris Buskirk Show. He was a Publius Fellow at the Claremont Institute and received a fellowship from the Earhart Foundation. Chris is a serial entrepreneur who has built and sold businesses in financial services and digital marketing. He is a frequent guest on NPR's "Morning Edition." His writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, The Hill, and elsewhere. Follow him on Twitter at @TheChrisBuskirk

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4 responses to “Who’s Deplorable Now?”

  1. How sweet it is to wake up each morning in a Donald Trump America.

    • The ironies and hypocrisy unfolding daily are stunning to watch—the greatest being the “horror” that Trump may not concede the election… and then the Democrats rioting. It’s really quite breathtaking. I am not gloating—I think the gloating before the election by the Left, and gloating by the Right after—are terribly divisive. But to see the Democrats exposing to the world what really lies behind the facade of “tolerance” is incredible to watch.

  2. “Whoever exalts himself will be humbled; but whoever humbles himself will be exalted.” (Mat 23:12)