Roll Up Your Sleeves, Deplorables, by Aaron Wolf.
The media are buffoons who so obviously got everything wrong. How could anyone trust them ever again?
All of the Network Gurus (save FOX’s) staved off the Trumpocalypse for as long as they could on Tuesday evening, keeping those delegate counts artificially inflated on the side of Hillary Clinton. But their long faces told the tale, which was being whispered into their earpieces. Now those same Gurus are temporarily owning the fact that yes, they failed to see this coming, and today they are reaching for explanations. …
Even Megyn Kelly joined the pity party: After the euphoria of a shocking Trump win started to fade, she began tittering over the millions of women and Muslims who would wake up terrified on Wednesday. “And Latinos,” added a mournful Juan Williams.
What the media will do next:
The 24-hour news cycle continues to turn, and so do the machinations of Washington. Right now, the machine is scrambling to frame what just happened in such a way that its power will be preserved if not increased. This means we’re just moments away from a reboot of the relentless assault on Trump that attempts to connect every one of his personal peccadillos to the conservative policies he advocated during his campaign, and cast everyone who cares about those policies as a Grade-A Deplorable.
Hollywood will soon join in … The neocons have already recovered from their Hillary hangover and are plying their useful GOP idiots who have gained reelection. …
The other side is already at work. Their calls for magnanimity today barely mask their finger-wagging shame, shame on you for voting for that man, and their contempt for the unsophisticated flyover losers who refused to make history — or rather, made the wrong kind. Kristallnacht is already trending on Facebook. NeverTrumpers whose categories are framed by the media are preparing to say “I told you so”; the left will declare that these brave NeverTrump conservatives are taking the moral high ground, then turn on them like rabid dogs for not being Democrats. Paul Ryan has already demonstrated the method. …
What the deplorables need to do:
This is where America’s deplorables come in. … “We’re tired of being called names.”
They can argue all day long that they are not racists or sexists or bigots or homophobes or xenophobes or hermaphrophobes. The facts will not matter, same as it ever was.
We deplorables must determine right now to refuse to believe lies, and further to refuse to allow the left to frame every political and moral question in terms of their religion of liberalism. And we must demand that President Trump and the bullet-proof Congress do what they were elected to do.
hat-tip Stephen Neil