ONE of the things that our Democratic friends are learning to do beautifully is to provide folks on the "far right" with wonderful memes.
First there was President Obama and his "bitter clingers." He was speaking to some educated, evolved folks in San Francisco.
Then there was Hillary Clinton and her "basket of deplorables." She was speaking to a group of gay activists. Remember that glorious moment? The next day some wag put up a meme with "Les Deplorables" playing off a poster for Les Miserables, the musical.
And now Our Nance has come out and branded President Trump as "villainous."
Nancy, I love it. I don't know if I've been so jazzed since... Oh, I can't remember when.
It made me think about who really is villainous. Not Hitler or Stalin or Mao. They were just evil.
Because when you are talking "villainous" you are talking about some cartoon villain twisting his mustache with a villainous grin on his face. Villain is the other side of Hero, and you gotta have both in a good story.
And anyway, I thought you lefties only dealt in "hate." Either you are a woke lefty that believes in Activism and in Peaceful Protest -- not forgetting the occasional situation where the rage for social justice creates a situation where the peaceful protest is Mostly Peaceful Protest -- or you are a "hater." Period, full stop.
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