I’m Deplorable and I’m Proud

Friday night, Hillary Clinton said out loud what our progressive friends have long been thinking. It may cost her the election. Half of Donald Trump’s supporters, claimed Hillary, were merely anxious about the future. The other half belonged in a "basket of deplorables." What made them deplorable, said Hillary, was that they were "racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic, you name it." Having been called all of these things, I can assure you that to be so defamed one need only express a common sense opinion on, say, affirmative action, gender differences, traditional marriage, immigration or terrorism -- an opinion that the defamer may have held as recently as yesterday. In my 2015 book, Scarlet Letters, I explored the desperate urge felt by Hillary and her fellow travelers to demonize their fellow citizens. My inspiration came in watching an HBO documentary called Fall to Grace and directed by Alexandra Pelosi -- yes, Nancy’s...(Read Full Article)