Gather them all together in a room, a big room: Thomas Friedman, Paul Krugman, E.J. Dionne, Charles Blow, Ruth Marcus and any others from the Washington Post and New York Times newsrooms who want to come along. Invite the folks from MSNBC, perhaps Chris Matthews, Joe and Mika, Rachel Maddow and some from CNN too, probably led by Wolf Blitzer and Anderson Cooper. David Brooks and Kathleen Parker, hearing about the gathering, will show up bringing some of their associates with them, too. By now the fire marshal will have closed off the place since the crowd will have reached the legal capacity. (“Occupancy by more than 1000 people is illegal” the sign by the door reads.)
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Well, on this past Thursday, Jennifer Rubin who writes the conservative "Right Turn" blog for the Washington Post attempted to define precisely who these "deplorables" were. Clinton implied, perhaps in jest, that about half of Trump's supporters fit into this category. Rubin makes it very clear who they are. And some people may wonder how many people in America, not just Trump's supporters, fit her definition.
Although support for the President is eroding among Republican elected officials, polls continue to indicate that his supporters out there across the country are still sticking with him. In view of this, could it be that Clinton's 50% number is close to accurate for America today?
I have heard Jeffrey Toobin, who writes for the New Yorker and is often seen on CNN, questioning whether or not many, many Americans not living in the Northeast nor on the Pacific Coast are actually comfortable with the kind of bigotry which Trump (coached by the now departed Steve Bannon) used to reach the White House and continues to apologize for, and enable, even today. That is a frightening unknown.
But getting back to Rubin's blog, here it is in its entirety. Usually I do not include copyrighted material, but since this is from a blog, I will chance it. It is important that you read it. Particularly if you were
or that staying in the administration prevents damage to the country (as Gary Cohn, John F. Kelly and others apparently do) or that the 2016 voters’ verdict cannot be upset with no regard for subsequent events (as Republican lawmakers insist). Let’s be blunt, these are rationalizations for continued support for an unfit, racist president. It does in fact make one deplorable.