Political Deplorables

In September of 2016, Hillary Clinton put a nail in her political coffin when she said, “You can put half of Trump supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables, right? Racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic, you name it.” Sure, she apologized for her remark the next day, but by then, the self-inflicted political damage couldn’t be reversed.

The irony is that Clinton did something deplorable by making such a remark. She accused a significantly large percentage of the U.S. voting public of particular vices without providing evidence that her accusation was true.

Such deplorable behavior on Clinton’s part was nothing new for the Democratic Party. By September 2016, it had become commonplace for Democrats to accuse Republicans of being “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic” when Republicans weren’t those things.

Is it xenophobic to want to prevent foreigners from violating the USA’s immigration laws? No, it isn’t, but that is what Democrats say about anyone wanting a wall across the USA’s entire southern border. It would be xenophobic to want to stop all foreigners from entering the USA, but no Republican politician has suggested such a thing. Sure, a few Republican pundits have presented themselves as being anti-brown in regards to immigrants, but those pundits are not election GOP leaders. When it comes to immigration, most of those who voted for Trump simply want an end to the violation of federal law. Thus, it is deplorable to claim that those voters are xenophobic.

Is it Islamophobic to want to temporarily halt immigration from a few nations that are breeding grounds for terrorism? No, it isn’t, but that is Democrats said about President Trump when he enacted a temporary travel ban on travel from a select number of nations. Trump’s ban didn’t affect the vast majority of Muslim nations. Under Trump’s ban, more Muslims than not could still travel to the USA. Again, Trump’s travel ban was a temporary ban against terrorist breeding grounds, not a temporary ban on the Islamic faith. Sure, I can think of Republicans who support depriving peaceful Muslims in the USA of their freedom of religion – with Roy Moore leading that pack. Still, it is deplorable to label people as being Islamophobic for wanting to prevent foreign terrorists from entering the USA.

So, I can say for certain that the Democratic Party isn’t immune from deplorable behavior.

However, the Republican Party also has deplorable behavior coming from within, with the poster child for that deplorable behavior being Alabama senate candidate Roy Moore. His political rise has me asking, “What the hell are Alabama Republicans thinking?” Moore is the Republican who, in 2006, openly declared that congressional leaders should prohibit Keith Ellison from becoming a member of Congress because Ellison is a Muslim. As of 10/31/17, Moore still stands by what he said about Ellison in 2006.

If, on 12/12/17 Alabama voters elect Moore to be their new U.S. Senator, then Alabama’s nickname should be changed to the Deplorable State, because I can’t think of anything more politically deplorable than wanting to deprive a U.S. citizen of his constitutional rights.

Granted, if that were to happen, then Alabama wouldn’t be the first state to be nicknamed after people who supported deplorable behavior. Oklahoma is nicknamed the Sooner State. The historical Sooners were white people who cheated during a federal land run, and what they did was illegal. They immigrated to Oklahoma when they did not yet have permission from the federal government to do so. Thus, they were illegal immigrants. In short, the word Sooner is a synonym for law-breaking cheater.

That is why I sing . . .

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  • Scalia

    Is it xenophobic to want to prevent foreigners from violating the USA’s immigration laws? No, it isn’t, but that is what Democrats say about anyone wanting a wall across the USA’s entire southern border. It would be xenophobic to want to stop all foreigners from entering the USA, but no Republican politician has suggested such a thing.

    And no Republican politician has suggested that we establish a theocracy, but that doesn’t stop David Robertson from making the accusation that some of them do (without, of course, ever bothering to name any of them).

    If David really believes what he says, then he’d stop this “theocracy” nonsense he’s been spouting for a long time. Of course, David doesn’t believe what he says because he isn’t smart enough to realize that he’s committing the very thing he condemns.

  • jim_m

    I can’t think of anything more politically deplorable than wanting to deprive a U.S. citizen of his constitutional rights.

    Says David, while he condemns all conservatives on account of one man running for Senate as an outsider in the GOP.

    Meanwhile he gives a pass to the left on every college campus trying to silence dissent. He gives a pass to the entirety of the dem party for their stand on gun rights. He gives a pass to Schumer, Feinstein, Harris, Franken, Sanders, Warren and other dem senators when they condemn nominees for their Christian faith and attempt to put in place a religious test for office that would deny millions the right to participate in government.

    Shame on you David for you ignorance and hypocrisy. You are a disgusting person. Kevin should be ashamed of allowing you to continue here.

    • Retired military

      Obviously one of those rights, at least according to David, is protesting the removal of war statues without being called a racist.

  • TheyTukRJobz

    No, Roy Moore does not want to deprive a single person of their freedom of religion. He has never said nor intimated any such thing.

    His opinion about Ellison and in Muslims serving in Congress or whatnot is that it has been Islamic doctrine among many sects of that religion that Islam is supreme over any law, and that true Muslims must put Islamic law above all other laws.

    Now, if Islam was a religion that stayed in the realm of spirituality, there would be no problem, but it is an all-encompassing religion – spiritual, legal, and political. It really doesn’t allow for the believer to place another law, such as the Constitution, above Islam.

    That said, one has to question whether any Democrat has any true religious belief, since they all seem to ignore the tenets of whatever religion they claim to be, and vote for things which are affronts to the religions they profess.

    So, it’s likely that Ellison’s Islamic beliefs are more akin to the religious accessory that most Democrats adorn themselves with for show.