Trump voters have been described as illiterate, ill-bred, poorly read, moronic, white trash, trailer trash ne’er-do-wells who hang out in the country drinking beer shooting big guns and burping. According to the Democratic contender, “You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Right? The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic — you name it. And unfortunately there are people like that. And he has lifted them up. He has given voice to their websites that used to only have 11,000 people — now 11 million. He tweets and retweets their offensive, hateful, mean-spirited rhetoric. Now some of those folks — they are irredeemable, but thankfully they are not America.”
That remark could have well cost her the election because the basket of deplorables, being the heathens they are, have widescreen televisions and heard the remark verbatim as spoken at a New York City fundraiser in a rather strange introduction of Barbara Streisand. What that idle remark really represented was her utter contempt and disdain for middle class America who she apparently believes to be inferior to her genetic composition, and middle class America understood the message in its entirety disproving her contention that they were idiots incapable of understanding an insult when they heard one.
The thing is in that basket of so-called deplorables are found teachers, lawyers, police officers, firemen, hospital personnel including doctors, truck drivers, farmers, retired federal employees, civil servants, postal workers, aviation workers and pilots, professional sports figures, civil engineers, and so many other professions that comprise the working class. We live in cities, suburbs, rural America, and the larger share is educated, speak several languages, have traveled extensively, are well read, enjoy a good glass of wine, attend the theatre and ballet. Actually, we do just about everything the elitists do only better because in our world there are no deplorables but only people from all walks of life, religions, races, educational levels and professions, and now we are all Republicans, if only in spirit.
Success is a sweet tasting morsel, and you will not see us on the News protesting, rioting, walking around holding our heads, crying and moaning and unable to attend our jobs and classes, swearing to leave the country, or yelling to the rafters about politics and how we didn’t get what we wanted. Life is good in the ‘Land of Deplorable’, and we got exactly what we wanted. Such is life, and to correct the messenger, we most certainly are Americans.