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Friday, November 18, 2016

 
I gotcher basket of deplorables for ya right here

by digby
















This piece by Adele Stan in the American Prospect will catch you up on the latest Trump appointments. They are more deplorable that we ever might have imagined. The worst. From Steve Bannon to General Michael "Strangelove" Flynn to Jeff Sessions to Kris Kobach, he is literally picking the worst people in the world to run this country, homophobic, racist, misogynist, xenophobic, white nationalist authoritarian loons all of them.

Click over to read the dossier. You couldn't make this stuff up.

Stan concludes her piece with this:

The FBI just released its annual compendium of hate-crime incidents for the year 2015, finding a marked uptick—a 67 percent increase—in hate crimes against Muslims. While not all are attributable to the environment created by the Republican presidential campaign, Trump and the people around him have been loudly banging the war drums against Muslims and non-white immigrants for years. And just since the election, SPLC has collected anecdotes of some 400 incidents of hate directed against people for some aspect of their identity, be it religion, race, gender, or sexual orientation.

On November 12 in East Windsor, Connecticut, Trump acolytes gathered around a bonfire, joined by a man dressed in the white robes of the KKK, according to police. The next day, at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, anonymously authored flyers titled “Why White Women Shouldn’t Date Black Men” were distributed on campus. Two days later, the university condemned the screed—which said that black men were more likely to abuse women, give them sexually transmitted diseases and produce stupid children—and its appearance on campus. Then there was my own Election Day experience in Manhattan, when a normal-looking young man, accusing me of stepping in front of him as I walked to a cab as directed by a taxi-line dispatcher, called me a c**t and screamed he hoped Trump would win. Looks like he got his wish.

But hey, if the trains run on time we're all good, amirite?

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