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Written by: Diana West
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 4:38 AM 

From the editorial page of the Washington Post; from Twitter 

I keep thinking I have come to the ultimate distillation of our political times -- and then there is another.

But surely nothing (?) will exceed this perfect pairing of contempt, this intersection of the Left and the Right in loathing for the 63 million citizens of this country who won 31 states for Donald Trump, making him the 45th President of the United States. 

Here, for all to see, is the pulsing hatred of the "elites" -- coarse and crude though they be  -- not only for The People, but for regular people, who, once upon a time, were varyingly pedestalized as the sacred proletariat, the bearers of history (on the Left), the source of the nation's common sense, its grit, it's can-do know-how (the Right). They were the Greatest Generation, for goodness sake. Now, these same folks have risen up and voted outside the box, and the "elites," having lost control, have turned. We are those worst of epithets: White Men, old poor people, stupid "bubbas." In "elite" minds, this makes Donald Trump our Hitlerian exploiter, dropping boob bait into the toilet at feeding time.

And they call us deplorable.

 

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