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Would the overthrow of America more likely be the aim of hard-working Middle Class Americans (deplorables) or an alliance between Marxist Intellectuals (socialists) and State Monopoly Capitalists (globalists)?
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Would the overthrow of America more likely be the aim of hard-working Middle Class Americans (deplorables)?

The deplorables are hard at work attempting to steal this election for Trump, so the answer to the above question is “yes”.
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hard-working Middle Class Americans (deplorables)

You, sir or madam, are openly denigrating hard working middle class Americans by calling them deplorables. You should be ashamed of yourself.

And before you blame Hillary Clinton, perhaps you should review what she actually said back in 2016:

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, Islamaphobic—you name it. And unfortunately there are people like that. And he has lifted them up.

As quoted in Time magazine here:
https://time.com/4486502/hillary-clinton-basket-of-deplorabl...

She did NOT call middle class Americans deplorable. She called racists, sexists, homophobics, xenophobics, and Islamaphobics deplorable.

So get your facts straight before you start slinging mud all over the place.

And it's instructive to listen to what else she said during that speech.
She said the other half of Trump’s supporters “feel that the government has let them down” and are “desperate for change.”

“Those are people we have to understand and empathize with as well,”


(again, from the Time article linked above)

For the record, I agree with her statement. These hate groups are deplorable. And the other half of Trump supporters, the hard-working middle class Americans you denigrate, do feel left behind, let down by their government.

Trump has accepted support from all of these hate groups during his 2016 campaign, while he was president, and during his 2020 campaign. He accepts support from all of these hate groups because his entire governing philosophy is based on hatred. He uses hatred to get people to vote for him.

His embrace of hatred is why he lost the 2020 election. Conservatives who actually want to govern instead of hate jettisoned him and his failed philosophy. (See, for example, Republican Voters Against Trump and the Lincoln Project.) These people who simply want good government are the hard-working middle class Americans you (and Jason Miller, a Trump campaign advisor at the time who started this malicious lie) denigrate by lumping them in with these deplorable hate groups. You denigrate them by lying about them and by lying TO them.

I pray the GOP will put forward a much better candidate in 2024 - one who wants to govern rather than wallow in hatred of others. If they again try the hatred route, I have no doubt they will lose again.

--Peter
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