Some unpleasant truths via SNL, the Rude Pundit, Digby and the Constitution

First, Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock offer another perspective on last week’s election:

And the Rude Pundit goes for the jugular;

It hasn’t stopped yet, this constant thrum of voices telling us that we need to “understand” the “pain” and the “fear” of Trump voters. “We,” in this case, are the ones who look at those Americans and see the most loathsome versions of ourselves, the ill-informed, the overly credulous, the willing patsies, the greedy marks, the covetous fools, and the racist shits. In order to move ahead, we must reach out to this group, we’re told, that we, who supported the auto industry bailout and health care and food stamps and job retraining and addiction services, we whose liberal policies kept them from flat out dying, we are the ones who didn’t get it. What a goddamned joke to tell us that we don’t understand and those who tried to cut or prevent or get rid of all of those things do understand.

If a group of rabid dogs corners me in an alley in the middle of a city, the animals may take me out, but they are still dogs and I am still human. They won’t let me survive because I try to pet them.

And just to make it worse:

This is the second time in 16 years that the Democrat has lost the White House while winning the popular vote. This time the margin is truly astonishing.

Those of us in California and New York and the like, people in cities with large populations of people of color — well, our votes just don’t count as much do they?

With the rabid yam and the Pump Truppets in power, they’re going to do something to make our votes count three fifths as much. Because they’re constitutional originalists.

Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other Persons.


The shock is never going to subside.


One thought on “Some unpleasant truths via SNL, the Rude Pundit, Digby and the Constitution

  1. Great reason to spend the next 4 years campaigning for Proportional Representation (Dems routinely win popular vote for legislative seats yet end up with a minority). and Ranked Choice Voting – that way 3rd party votes by people (such as me) who thought Clinton wasn’t at all appealing but still better than Trump would’ve at least not resulted in electing him.

    Oh and about all those uneducated racist shits…. Since by that guy’s reckoning, there’s enough of them to win an election in the existing rules/structure, some basic salesmanship might be in order. There’s a big difference between approaching potential right-populist voters and saying “What Trump is saying is wrong because of ___ ___ ___” and saying “the whole lot of you are racist shits”. Rhetoric 101. Just sayin.

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