You have to love how after Hillary Clinton came out with her “basket of deplorables” comment, right-wing nutjobs perfectly fitting the description began embracing it. Twitter handles began changing to things like “Deplorable Joe.” Pictures of supporters at Trump rallies wearing “I’m deplorable” hats, shirts and buttons started popping up everywhere. It’s almost as if they just don’t care about being grouped together as a basketful of assholes intent on making America white again.
Proving they’re deplorable has never really been an issue. While we do appreciate the badges they’ve decided to wear so we know whose children to keep ours away from, it’s always been easy to spot deplorables on Facebook. They call themselves “patriots,” hate just about everything, and feel the need to tell you eleventy times a day that they aren’t racist, they just wish those people would stop resisting arrest so they don’t have to be executed so often for non-compliance with the law.
Pictures of guns, memes about Muslims and Mexicans and lazy people on welfare all intertwined with depictions of lovely sunsets adorned with bible verses teaching peace on earth and good will toward men. White men. White Christian men. With guns. These are all the things that make the American wingnut who he is.
Here is what white Christian men with guns like to post, as they try to convince the country that Hillary’s “deplorable” moniker is something they laugh at but don’t actually qualify for:
How is that funny? It’s not. It’s the ultimate in disrespect. It’s sexist trash. It shows exactly the mentality of the people Hillary Clinton was referring to.
The picture appears on the page “American Militia,” in case you decide you’d like to report it to Facebook as vulgar. You have to love how these people call themselves things like “militia,” as if they were actually in a class with the real patriots who formed them at the battles of Lexington and Concord to fight actual tyranny. These idiots have formed a collective of ignorance to battle the skin color of the president and the gender of the Democratic nominee. It’s quite sad.
Here’s how the members of the American Keyboard Militia responded:
That’s just an example, and those aren’t cut up to eliminate the respectable people telling them they’re childish like you’d find on a site with “Liberal” in the title. Those are real comments, in order, with zero resistance from anyone with a shred of decency.
But hey, they have every right to be upset for being called “deplorable,” right?