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Scott Adams Takes A Stand.

(Image courtesy of Scott Adams.)

(Image courtesy of Scott Adams.)

Many people know Scott Adams as the creative force behind the cartoon “Dilbert,” which depicts life in an office / cubicle environment.

In a blog post on his site, Adams has come out and said what many are thinking and what we have seen here on Raised on Hoecakes:

I’ve been trying to figure out what common trait binds Clinton supporters together. As far as I can tell, the most unifying characteristic is a willingness to bully in all its forms.

If you have a Trump sign in your lawn, they will steal it.

If you have a Trump bumper sticker, they will deface your car.

if you speak of Trump at work you could get fired.

On social media, almost every message I get from a Clinton supporter is a bullying type of message. They insult. They try to shame. They label. And obviously they threaten my livelihood.

We know from Project Veritas that Clinton supporters tried to incite violence at Trump rallies. The media downplays it.

We also know Clinton’s side hired paid trolls to bully online. You don’t hear much about that.

Joe Biden said he wanted to take Trump behind the bleachers and beat him up. No one on Clinton’s side

disavowed that call to violence because, I assume, they consider it justified hyperbole.

Team Clinton has succeeded in perpetuating one of the greatest evils I have seen in my lifetime. Her side has branded Trump supporters (40%+ of voters) as Nazis, sexists, homophobes, racists, and a few other fighting words. Their argument is built on confirmation bias and persuasion. But facts don’t matter because facts never matter in politics. What matters is that Clinton’s framing of Trump provides moral cover for any bullying behavior online or in person. No one can be a bad person for opposing Hitler, right?

Yes, yes, I realize Trump supporters say bad things about Clinton supporters too. I don’t defend the bad apples on either side. I’ll just point out that Trump’s message is about uniting all Americans under one flag. The Clinton message is that some Americans are good people and the other 40% are some form of deplorables, deserving of shame, vandalism, punishing taxation, and violence. She has literally turned Americans on each other. It is hard for me to imagine a worse thing for a presidential candidate to do.

I’ll say that again.

As far as I can tell, the worst thing a presidential candidate can do is turn Americans against each other. Clinton is doing that, intentionally.

Intentionally.

As I often say, I don’t know who has the best policies. I don’t know the best way to fight ISIS and I don’t know how to fix healthcare or trade deals. I don’t know which tax policies are best to lift the economy. I don’t know the best way to handle any of that stuff. (And neither do you.) But I do have a bad reaction to bullies. And I’ve reached my limit.

Dang.

What an epic beat down of the Clinton campaign and supporters.

Even here on RoH we have a commeter who wrote:

If, for instance, you would put Donald Trump there, not only should your intelligence and morals be questioned but also your citizenship, since you would fail that test.

That’s pretty strong stuff when you think about it. “If you vote for Trump, you should lose your citizenship.”

Or stated another way “if you don’t vote for Hillary, you shouldn’t be an American citizen.”

“If you don’t vote for the candidate that is divisive, well, one more division should be ‘citizens who voted for Hillary’ and ‘people who are no longer citizens who voted for Trump.'”

How nice.

We’ve said it before and we will say it again: this election is not about which candidate is the best. It is not about which candidate people like the least. It is about which candidate is despised the least as both are pretty daggone despicable human beings.

Yet in the end, Adams is right: one candidate seeks to divide (which is despicable) and the other seeks to unite in ways that some find despicable.

This is not a good year for candidates.

(h/t Ace of Spades)



12 Responses to “Scott Adams Takes A Stand.”

  1. Lars says:

    Reality can be cruel, but if you consider Donald Trump to be qualified to be POTUS, a lot of things can be questioned about you, which you will own. Obviously some do not like that. Some even want their cake and eat it too. They denounce Trump’s actions and words but they will still vote for him. That reality also includes the support he is getting from racists, bigots, fascists and for the record, those deplorables are only about 20%, not 40% of Americans. You know about the old adage about laying down with dogs.

    The big question now is what they will do after Mr. Trump ends up on the ash heap of history, as Ronald Reagan called it.

  2. Hometown says:

    I do not support racists, bigots, or fascists (i.e. They are deplorable). I would argue that just as many of these so called deplorables support Clinton as support Trump. I’ve been to a Trump rally and did not see any of this bad behavior. There is no data to support the claim that these outliers only support Trump. You have bought into the Hillary/media attempt to define individuals in a certain light if they don’t support their candidate. It is as Scott Adams said, they attack the messengers by calling them names and not the message.

  3. Lars says:

    I would suggest that those who support Donald Trump be concerned about their own reputations. You have to ignore a lot of character flaws, intemperate rhetoric and accept empty political slogans to offer such support. You may not like this, but it is reality. He has already done a lot of damage to the GOP and to conservatism in general. If you fail to see this, you are not really looking with open eyes. Whining about it will not change it.

    • AAfterwit says:

      Lars,

      You have to ignore a lot of character flaws, intemperate rhetoric and accept empty political slogans as well as criminal activities to offer such support to Hillary.

      Oh, and in case you missed it, the FBI is reopening the email case based upon previously unknown emails from her. Yet Hillary in her interview with the FBI and in her testimoney to Congress said that all of the emails were turned over to the FBI and State Department.

      That’s several more lies and crimes from Hillary.

      If you want to talk about ignoring all the things you say, first you need to look in the mirror and see what you are ignoring. Trump may be a lot of things, but Hillary is worse.

      A. Afterwit.

  4. Hometown says:

    Character flaws, rhetoric, and empty political slogans are exactly why I cannot support Hillary. She’s been saying the same things for 30 years and not once delivered on her empty promises but somehow she’s able to convince folks it is different this time. I do agree that whining won’t accomplish anything so I choose to use my vote for Trump as an attempt to get rid of these career politicians who say whatever they need to get elected and then just ignore the citizens. Trump has stated he will appoint justices that will uphold the constitution of our country while Hillary would appoint justices who legislate from the bench and undermine our constitution.

  5. Lars says:

    Trump has stated a lot of things, most that have been found to be less than realistic. I wish every one of his potential voter take a look at what the editors at Atlantic Monthly wrote about this election, as they only endorsed a candidate for the 3rd time. The first was for Abe Lincoln, due to his stand on slavery. The second was Lyndon Johnson, because of Goldwater and now Hillary Clinton because of Donald Trump.

    You will soon find that your vote defines you more than it even defines him. Obviously you have ingested everything to be found in the far right media bubble. Unfortunately for you and some others, it has very little to do with reality.

    The good news is that very soon Donald Trump will no longer be a threat to the country, just to the GOP, which will have a very hard time cleaning up that mess.

    It will be poetic justice that mainly women will sink his campaign and that he will lose to a woman.

    • AAfterwit says:

      Hillary has said and done things that are criminal. For you to not only defend her but hold her up as some paragon of virtue says more about you than anything.

      In some ways you are correct that your vote does define you. When you vote for a liar and a criminal, as well as a supporter of a criminal and hater of women, that too will define you.

      The sad thing is that you just keep spouting off the same disproven talking points, and aren’t willing to engage in facts.

      Then again, that is what we have come to expect from those on the left who support a lying criminal.

      PS – I am not surprised that you glossed over the FBI reopening the email investigation as it proves that Hillary lied to Congress and lied to the FBI, both of which are crimes. Admit it Lars, you wouldn’t hire a person with Hillary’s record yet you think she should be president.

  6. Lars says:

    So, explain why Hillary Clinton has not been charged criminally ever? Please don’t try to tell me it is a conspiracy. Reality is that she has been investigated more and for longer than anyone else in public service.

    To me, it is a binary choice and no matter what, she is more qualified than Trump, who is demonstratively unfit for office. Any office.

    You may dismiss the fallout from being a Trump supporter now. It may not be as easy later and no matter what excuses you use, you will own it.

    I know many are fond of false equivalencies, but in this case there are none.

  7. Hometown says:

    I agree with your comment that Hillary has been investigated more and for longer than anyone, and these investigations continue today. Hmmm.

  8. Lars says:

    The facts remain that none of them have resulted in charges and that fact seems to elude many. They also seem to forget that much of it is politically motivated.

    Let me remind you of the old adage that if something sounds too good to be true, it seldom is.

    In the meantime, a lot of facts about Donald Trump are ignored and excused. Many of those facts are supported by video evidence.

    • AAfterwit says:

      Lars,

      The facts remain that none of them have resulted in charges and that fact seems to elude many. They also seem to forget that much of it is politically motivated.

      We agree.

      The lack of charges is politically motivated.

      We appreciate your new position.

  9. Hometown says:

    As trump did not authorize that recording that was illegal activity too, but you choose to ignore the law and buy into the media biased hype. It seems you are willing to buy into 4 more years of Obama styled politics and the socialist agenda. Oh well, as a citizen that is your choice and I’ll respect that, however I will choose to support trump as necessary to get our republic back on the right track. I think Margaret thatcher said the problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money to spend and that’s what is happening to our country as we continue to provide hand outs and not hand ups. I think people are smart enough to see thru the Hillary smokescreen machine and understand that if you value your Liberty you will elect trump.

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