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The moment when it was clear a sea change had occurred

23 Nov

Back in August:

That’s right; at the Hillary rally in which she decided to name and shame the ‘alt-right’, someone in her audience yelled, ‘Pepe!‘ when she did so. 🙂

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11 responses to “The moment when it was clear a sea change had occurred

  1. Will S.

    November 23, 2016 at 4:34 am

     
  2. Cecil Henry

    November 23, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    For me, two events define the election. The Pepe incident, and this one:

    http://pukeko.net.nz/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Cu1SQASWgAApAZe.jpglarge.jpe

     
  3. thedeti

    December 1, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    It wasn’t so much calling out the alt right as it was the “basket of deplorables” comment.

    Everyone, on the left and the right, knew exactly what — and who — she was talking about. It was both a dog whistle and red meat for her base; and a giant “Fuck you” to the “deplorables” she was talking about.

    Then the deplorables said “fuck you” right back.

    I think a huge part of this election was (1) the Obama coalition of urban blacks not turning out in ’16 in the numbers they did in ’12 and ’08 for Obama (because Hillary is not black); and (2) a whole lot of white people, workers, and disgruntled working class Democrats getting tired of being shit on, disrespected, called names, and being called racist/sexist/homophobic/bigoted at every turn.

    The salty language – you can clean up if you want; but I felt was necessary to make the point.

     
    • Will S.

      December 2, 2016 at 2:15 am

      Hey, I use such language here, too; I’d be a hypocrite to not be fine with commenters doing so, too. 🙂

      True, the basket of deplorables comment ruined her. I think this moment though was telling, though, in that a member of her audience turned out to be one of those deplorables, and he trolled her beautifully by invoking Pepe. 🙂

       
  4. Socially Extinct

    December 11, 2016 at 7:54 am

    This political season is beyond amusing.

    Who could have possibly envisioned, ever, that a mythological frog would be the centerpiece of Presidential conversation one day 🙂

     
    • Will S.

      December 11, 2016 at 5:28 pm

      I know, eh?

      It’s been great! 🙂

       

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