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Lindy West in the NYT

Our girl Lindy has an extremely quotable opinion piece on Trump in the NYT. As I sip my coffee this morning, I kept saying, “yes” very softly under my breath.

Some of my favorite lines:

Once you say, “He says what I’m afraid to say,” and point to a man who is essentially a 24/7 fire hose of unequivocal bigotry, you’ve said what you’re afraid to say, so how afraid could you have been in the first place?

Regardless, even if Trump supporters were managing to toe some politically correct line with their words, they speak as clear as day with their votes.

A voter whose preferred immigration policy involves “a wall” and “a list” makes it clear where he stands on the humanity of refugees. A voter who thinks it’s perfectly reasonable not to immediately disavow the support of a white nationalist makes it clear where she stands on the Black Lives Matter movement. A voter who feels well represented by a candidate who has called women “fat pigs” and “dogs” makes it clear he is not to be trusted when it comes to women’s health.

It doesn’t take clairvoyance, or even tremendous mental dexterity, to see what Mr. Trump means by “make America great again.” It just takes a history book. Many of us remember what America used to be like, and don’t care to go back.


::HML furiously debates whether she wants to quote all over Facebook to prove once and for all she’s right about everything and alienate herself from many of her coworkers and eventually loser her job::

::HML hates Facebook. And conservatives and racism and misogyny and Louisiana (well, Louisiana sometimes)::

ETA I posted it to FB, without comment or pulling a quote. Turns out the headline and description that show up say anything I would need to stay for me!

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