The Pardu

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Friday, September 23, 2016

The Daily GOP Ignominious: "Deplorables"

How about a viewing of the most recent Hillary Clinton campaign Trump advertisement. 

Let's meet some "Deplorables" from the GOP.

Image result for Pittenger apologizes Image result for Mahoning County chair Kathy Miller

"Deplorables" Part I

Yesterday, the day after a night of civil unrest in the streets of Charlotte North Carolina, A member of Congress with (over-the-top) racists views of African-Americans spoke openly on national television.  If you want to see the depths of conservative racism and a Donald Trump supporter wrapped in a bundle while wearing a tie (and serving a district with black constituents), give Congressman Pittenger a listen.
"Welfare state?"  " people are angry because they don't have the success of white ;people!

An elected official in one of the nation's two political parties shows why our nation is so wrought with divisiveness. Pittenger is a multi-millionaire who has served in the US Congress since 2011. Is there any redemption in the core of the GOP? Is there a false hope that the election of Donald Trump will bring the nation together. The answer to both questions is rhetorical: of course not.

As stated earlier, the racist congressman appeared, again on CNN after issuing a statement of what he considers an apology and after a few Twitter posts. As you view what follows, watch for tale-tell signs of innate racism and social intolerance.


A few hours later and after issuing a perfunctory apology, the racist from North Carolina spoke even more openly. Of course, he ended his spiel with the ever-present, "I have many African-American friends." 

"Deplorables" Part II

Let's move to another area of the country and another Trump supporter who formerly held an official capacity in the quest to hand the Oval Office over to Trump.

“My personal comments were inappropriate, and I apologize,” Mahoning County chair Kathy Miller said in a statement “I am not a spokesperson for the campaign and was not speaking on its behalf. I have resigned as the volunteer campaign chair in Mahoning County and as an elector to the Electoral College to avoid any unnecessary distractions.”
After a few hours, the statement above accompanied a "resignation" from the Trump campaign. I am seeing and reading reports she was a volunteer official (as if that matters). 

Does the word "Deplorable" fit this case of over-the-top ignorance and penultimate indifference to the reality of life for so a minority group in America? I assert the Trump campaign official is without question a "deplorable" comparable to other white nationalist and Klan groups and Neo-Nazis. Before we revisit the Huffington Post piece, it is important to ask a key question.  

"Is it beyond the realm of decency and expectation that Trump's team vet their officials (paid or unpaid) at a far deeper level?" Or, is the expectation to apply self-control regarding one's comments while harboring an inner core of racism and bigotry well known by others in the local party apparatus?   I truly suspect the latter.

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