‘Deplorable’ Trump Supporters

Was Hillary Clinton wrong to put half of Trump supporters in “a basket of deplorables“? She later amended her statement that she shouldn’t say “half,” but stood by the general thrust of her remark.

The (UK) Economist, generally even-handed, points out that 58% of Trump supporters score high in racial resentment; 51.8% of Mr Trump’s partisans support a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.  http://www.economist.com/…/graphi…/2016/09/daily-chart-8

Two thirds of Trump supporters believe Obama is a Muslim, 59% say he wasn’t born in the US, 40% of Trump supporters believed that blacks were more “lazy” than whites and nearly 50% believed blacks were more “violent” than whites; one-third of Trump supporters believe the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, was a good idea; one-third of Trump supporters support banning homosexuals from the US; 16 percent of Trump supporters admitted they believed that “whites are a superior race,” while an additional 14 percent said they were “not sure.” Shockingly, 20 percent of Trump supporters disagreed with Lincoln’s signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, which freed southern slaves. https://thinkprogress.org/is-hillary-clinton-right-about…

On Deplorables and the Alt-Right Badge of Honor:

“The same culture warriors who are now calling for their fainting couch over “basket of deplorables” and weeping about how “people are not deplorable, actions are *sob*” were, just a couple of years ago, calling Fr. Beck a moral idiot.” http://www.patheos.com/…/on-deplorables-as-the-new-alt…

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