Frank Bruni in defense of the “deplorables”

 

Other factors conspired in the party’s debacle. One in particular haunts me. From the presidential race on down, Democrats adopted a strategy of inclusiveness that excluded a hefty share of Americans and consigned many to a “basket of deplorables” who aren’t all deplorable. …

Liberals miss this by being illiberal. They shame not just the racists and sexists who deserve it but all who disagree. …

Political correctness has morphed into a moral purity that may feel exhilarating but isn’t remotely tactical. It’s a handmaiden to smugness and sanctimony, undermining its own goals.

“The Democrats Screwed Up” by Frank Bruni, The New York Times  November 11, 2016

 

 

 

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Three cheers for Frank Bruni. Finally, someone has actually spoken out against the views of the fanatical politically correct crowd: the new orthodoxy. (Well, that’s not quite right. Others have.)

And, defended the “deplorables.”

I’ve recently been called a “deplorable” myself!

 

—  Roger W. Smith
  
       November 14, 2016

 

 

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See also:

 

“Will the Left Survive the Millennials?” by Lionel Shriver, op ed, The New York Times, September 23, 2016

 

 

Ms. Shriver, a noted American author, brilliantly and incisively makes points along the same lines – to the effect that a new “totalitarian orthodoxy” is setting in — already has: the orthodoxy of the politically correct left.

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