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December 14th, 2017

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Post-election thoughts from a 'deplorable'

Alicia Colon

By Alicia Colon

Published Nov. 14, 2016

Post-election thoughts from a 'deplorable'

Although the media and liberal pundits in both parties express shock that Donald Trump was elected president, we, who belong to the 'deplorables,' as Hillary dubbed us, had seen the signs that augured this historic victory. If these Clinton diehards had opened their eyes and shed their biases, they would have seen the writing on the wall. 

The rallies

The 'yuge' numbers at Trump rallies and the enthusiasm missing from the comparable sparse attendees at Clinton rallies. The only large crowds at Hillary events were due to celebrity guests and entertainment not the candidate. Trump supporters came by the thousands just to see and hear what he had to say.

Clinton's flaws

Hillary was a very flawed candidate with her gender being her sole qualification. The Wikileaks proved again and again that her so-called experience in the State Department benefited her and the Clinton Foundation not the country. It's really pathetic to hear her apologists blame sexism for the reason she lost to Trump. Most of those on the right would have voted in a heartbeat for a woman like Condoleezza Rice, one of the most highly qualified individuals in public service. It wasn't Hillary the woman who lost. It was Hillary the undeserving and corrupt who did.

Faulty polls

Wikileaks also exposed the collusion with the Clinton campaign and pollsters and the MSM; thus the public refused to believe those polls showing Hillary winning. Trump also cited a warning of this deceit. We no longer believed anything reported in the mainstream press which had abdicated all journalistic ethics by their blatant bias for Clinton.

Trump supporters are no dummies

We are not stupid. Although we have been labeled as uneducated, sexist, racist and simply deplorable, we are none of the above. The membership in the deplorables includes physicians, academics, lawyers and many with advanced degrees. A friend I hadn't spoken to in a long while expressed her opinion of Trump supporters that came straight from the New York Times and other MSM pundits; that we are basically uneducated and Trump is a sexist racist who mocked the disabled. I told her that didn't happen but when I listed all the pertinent facts of that misinformation, she ended the conversation with, "I don't want to talk about it."


The prospect of four more years of Obama's policies

For the past eight years, America has been subject to the monarchy of Barack Obama who by fiat and endless executive orders has managed to sink this nation into weakness and economic stagnation. In her speeches, Hillary Clinton proved that she would continue the president's policies and we simply could not afford this. 

The left never really looked at us or our movement. If they had just bothered to look us in the eyes rather then looking down on us, Trump's election would not be a surprise at all. We are religious. We are pro-life and mourn the daily deaths of thousands of unborn children. We believe in God and He is definitely not in the Democrat platform. In fact we remember when He was booed at the 2012 Democrat Convention. The Evangelicals, practicing Catholics and their clergy, the pro-lifers, all joined together on social media to voice their right to religious freedom and the fear that the Supreme Court would take this away and our right to defend ourselves. The next president would be naming at least two justices and we wanted those to respect the Constitution.  On November 8th, we broke out our bibles, rosaries, prayer beads and shawls and prayed for our country and Donald Trump.

We were heard.

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