This man is a pig.
So is everyone at this rally. https://t.co/OxyP4A0uyq
— Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) October 3, 2018
An’ Ah’m proud to be a Deplorable / Cuz at least Ah know Ah’m free / Of the social norms that a wider world / Tried so hard to force on me…
Donald Trump is a pig.
People at that rally laughing as he mocks a woman who calmly, deliberately recounted being sexually attacked? All pigs.
The trolls who are about to reply to this message by smearing her further? Pigs.
None are worth the good profanity. Just pigs in shit..
— David Simon (@AoDespair) October 3, 2018
“None are worth the good profanity” — I like that.
The president is an awful man and an affront to democracy AND ALSO one reason redhats go to his rallies is to see him traduce common decency. Trump saying something offensive is basically “Anyway here’s Wonderwall”.
— Paul Musgrave ?????? (@profmusgrave) October 3, 2018
Adam Serwer, at the Atlantic, “The Cruelty Is the Point”:
… Taking joy in that suffering is more human than most would like to admit. Somewhere on the wide spectrum between adolescent teasing and the smiling white men in the lynching photographs are the Trump supporters whose community is built by rejoicing in the anguish of those they see as unlike them, who have found in their shared cruelty an answer to the loneliness and atomization of modern life.
The laughter undergirds the daily spectacle of insincerity, as the president and his aides pledge fealty to bedrock democratic principles they have no intention of respecting…
This isn’t incoherent. It reflects a clear principle: Only the president and his allies, his supporters, and their anointed are entitled to the rights and protections of the law, and if necessary, immunity from it. The rest of us are entitled only to cruelty, by their whim. This is how the powerful have ever kept the powerless divided and in their place, and enriched themselves in the process…
Trump’s only true skill is the con, his only fundamental belief is that the United States is the birthright of straight, white, Christian men, and his only real, authentic pleasure is in cruelty. It is that cruelty, and the delight it brings them, that binds his most ardent supporters to him, in shared scorn for those they hate and fear: immigrants, black voters, feminists, and treasonous white men who empathize with any of those who would steal their birthright. The president’s ability to execute that cruelty through word and deed makes them euphoric. It makes them feel good, it makes them feel proud, it makes them feel happy, it makes them feel united. And as long as he makes them feel that way, they will let him get away with anything, no matter what it costs them.
But the Oxycontin doesn’t make their clothes reek, so they can go back to their gated communities and their contracting businesses without getting busted…
My god, there are Trump dead-heads. https://t.co/JXvhYlc4Sk
— Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet) October 3, 2018
It is the (R)age of the Deplorables, and this man is their god-king!
As in an object with no agency that Trump wouldn't be able to keep his paws off of if he thought no one was looking? https://t.co/ncT1zzZQny
— zeddy (@Zeddary) October 3, 2018
I really don’t know how Sarah Sanders does it sometimes, the bargain one has to make with yourself. https://t.co/3p8vyJl9w9
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) October 3, 2018
Like, you could be falsely accused of rape in Central Park, and then a racist, brain-damaged businessman could take out full-page ads in the NY Times demanding your execution. Scary times, indeed. https://t.co/8BP8H9L3TU
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) October 2, 2018