The Bigotry of Liberal America

Erick Erickson
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Posted: Dec 02, 2016 12:01 AM
The Bigotry of Liberal America
Hillary Clinton did win the popular vote on Election Day. But that is not how presidential elections work in the United States. The founders were worried about direct democracy and the ability of candidates to ignore small states if direct democracy was used. The Electoral College serves a very important purpose. It prohibits candidates from just focusing on major metropolitan areas along the nation's coasts.

Candidates must shape policies that appeal to a broad range of people, not just coastal liberals or southern conservatives. Just how badly did Hillary Clinton fail in that regard? In a nation of 3,142 counties, parishes, and boroughs, Hillary Clinton won less than five hundred of them.

The left's interpretation of that loss is to attack Trump voters as bigots, racists and homophobes. But increasingly we are seeing true bigotry on the left. They are, on a near daily basis, affirming so many people's votes for Donald Trump.

Consider first the grief displayed by so many leftwing pundits over Fidel Castro's death. The man was responsible for the deaths of thousands of people. More than one woman a day was murdered in Cuba on Castro's orders since the Cuban revolution according to the Cuba Archive, a non-profit that documents the communist abuses in Cuba.

But because Castro claimed to deliver free healthcare, glorious education, and hated America, the regressive left from Jesse Jackson to that lightweight idiot ministering in Canada praised the monster. Only a leftist would believe Cuba's propaganda about 99 percent literacy rates and glorious healthcare.

In fact, Cuba's large black population is kept in the shadows and out of schools and government. Dissidents are tortured and murdered. But morons like Colin Kaepernick, a spoiled child of American privilege who has never lived under a totalitarian communist regime, willfully turn a blind eye to the human rights abuses in Cuba when, were he Cuban, might have his eyes ripped out for taking a knee during the Cuban national anthem.

The political left is in a constant state of hysteria that Donald Trump will take away freedoms in this country. It is impossible to take people seriously who believe that while praising Castro, but hating America and loving those who hate America is a uniquely religious tenet of the left.

Then consider the online website BuzzFeed. Kate Aurthur of the clickbait site wrote an article attacking Chip and Joanna Gaines. The couple has a highly popular television show called "Fixer Upper" on HGTV. But Kate Aurthur and Buzzfeed felt compelled to try to destroy the Gaines' careers because they are Bible believing Christians.

The headline of Aurthur's piece tells you everything you need to know. "Chip and Joanna Gaines' Church Is Firmly Against Same-Sex Marriage," read the headline. The premise of the article is that the Gaines' pastor is in a video in which he treats homosexuality as a sin. It is something every Bible believing Christian in the entire world believes. But BuzzFeed demanded to know if Chip and Joanna Gaines agree with their pastor.

BuzzFeed's Editor, Ben Smith, defended the article, claiming it really is not about the Gaines family, but about whether HGTV will put gays on television, which is something it already does. The fact that Smith even had to dishonestly mischaracterize the article is an admission against interest that he and BuzzFeed know they are attacking a couple merely for being Christians.

One of the bits of data to come from voters after the election came from the high number of Democrats who voted for Barack Obama and voted against Hillary Clinton. Now characterized as bigots and racists by BuzzFeed-reading regressive leftists, these voters actually did vote for Obama. But they told pollsters they thought Hillary Clinton was more interested in putting men in the daughters' bathrooms than putting people back to work.

From mourning the loss of Fidel Castro to attacking Christians, the American left is not only intent on displaying its bigotry and hatred for the United States, but seems hellbent on reminding voters they were right to vote for Trump.