That t-shirt there on the right is available from the Michigan Republican Party website. It’s a clear admission that being deplorable – “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic” – is part and parcel of what at least half of Republicans supporting Donald Trump are. They are so proud of their racism, sexism, homophobia, xenophobia, and Islamaphobia that they are willing to wear it on a shirt. In public.
This despite all their whining about being called by that name.
This is what Trump has unleashed. What was once kept under the surface in polite company due to the wrongfully-maligned “political correctness” – what I like to call “not being an unmitigated asshole” – is now bubbling up, spilling over, and staining our beautiful country and defiling it with its vile, putrid stench.
The Clinton campaign has a two new ads out right now reminding us of what the deplorable behavior really means. The first is a must-see for anyone with a daughter or a young woman at all in their lives. It’s called “Mirrors” and it is a punch in the gut:
The second is equally powerful, a message from Nyle DiMarco to every voter in the country on behalf of the 50 million Americans living with disabilities:
Go ahead and embrace being deplorable all you want, Republicans. The rest of us – along with half of your fellow Republicans – have evolved and we aim to shove your disgusting, deplorable words and attitudes back into the trash can where they belong. We will never stop fighting to prevent your un-American worldview from having any role in how our country is run or how it is seen by the rest of the world.