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It’s Completely Ridiculous To Claim Trump’s Voters Are No Good

Yesterday, I wrote about how the certitude of demographic destiny stunted the minds of Millennial progressives and brought them to a point where Hillary Clinton’s surprise loss reduced them to tears and meandering angry arguments instead of much-needed introspection. I didn’t anticipate having such a clear example of this problem reveal itself by noon yesterday, when Slate published this column by Jamelle Bouie, titled: “There’s no such thing as a good Trump voter: People voted for a racist who promised racist outcomes. They don’t deserve your empathy.”

And yes, he means it:

Whether Trump’s election reveals an ‘inherent malice’ in his voters is irrelevant. What is relevant are the practical outcomes of a Trump presidency. Trump campaigned on state repression of disfavored minorities. He gives every sign that he plans to deliver that repression. This will mean disadvantage, immiseration, and violence for real people, people whose ‘inner pain and fear’ were not reckoned worthy of many-thousand-word magazine feature stories. – READ MORE