Team Clinton has succeeded in perpetuating one of the greatest evils I have seen in my lifetime. Her side has branded Trump supporters (40%+ of voters) as Nazis, sexists, homophobes, racists, and a few other fighting words. Their argument is built on confirmation bias and persuasion. But facts don’t matter because facts never matter in politics. What matters is that Clinton’s framing of Trump provides moral cover for any bullying behavior online or in person. No one can be a bad person for opposing Hitler, right?
But I do have a bad reaction to bullies. And I’ve reached my limit.
I hope you have too. Therefore…
I endorse Donald Trump for President of the United States because I oppose bullying in all its forms.
Emphasis in original.
He then proceeds to blame Clinton supporters for his one-star reviews on Amazon.
ETA: A cursory investigation of his one-star reviews using Ctrl+F reveals precisely one that mentions his views on Trump as the proximal cause of disapproval of the book. The rest of the three pages of one-star reviews only mention his views on Trump once more, in passing.
It doesn’t help that the strip has been in tired land for years. I do notice the occasional funny one but then I used to work in a cube farm so it does hit home for me sometimes. I can’t get myself to go out of my way to read it these days though.
What is this world coming to when a Presidential candidate can’t build a political coalition comprised of Nazis, sexists, homophobes and racists without being branded as the kind of candidate who attracts Nazis, sexists, homophobes and racists?