a reply to: ColdWisdom
It looks like what you primarily took issue with was the part about hate crimes being on the rise? There have in fact been some hoaxes, that's true.
And a number of those made the news. Hoaxes happen. Shame on hoaxers. Seriously, f those people. To a degree, some of this falls on the shoulders of
media outlets so eager to sensationalize and fear monger (which sells) that in their haste, they've lowered their standards to posting crap from
social media. That's more than unfortunate.
That doesn't mean that hate crimes haven't been on the rise though, does it? (anymore than reporting of hate crimes that did happen prove that hate
crimes are on the rise) Also consider that for everyone one of those hoaxes, those involved in creating and reporting them did legitimate victims of
crime a great disservice because it makes it easier to delegitimize every allegation. (as you just did)
Personally, I think they should have left that part out of the video. It's hard to quantify without good data. The perception by many Trump supporters
is that there is no rise in hate crimes or if there is, it's crimes against... Trump supporters. It's not really necessary to explain the impetus for
the message. Everyone who isn't deluded, stupid or not paying attention is on at least some level aware of the identity politics of Trump's campaign.
(Remember Kate!) Denying that would be like denying that the Democrats tailor their messaging to appeal to minority groups.
The VPEOTUS has a long anti-LGBT record. There are SCOTUS appointments to be made, including a spot that the douche bag Republicans held open.
112 Supreme Court Justices have served on the High Court.
All 112 were confirmed to their position within 125 days of their nomination.
Until President Barack Obama's nominee, Chief Judge Merrick Garland.
The Senate GOP refused to consider Garland's nomination for 293 days causing it to expire.
We've got Republican controlled state legislatures in states with Republican governors who have already started passing laws that are likely going to
result in cases that will be heard by the SCOTUS.
There's plenty of reason for people to be concerned that has absolutely nothing to do with hate crimes.
Beyond that, it seems that you and others have some laughable things to say about how celebrity opinions don't matter. Laughable because we just
frickin elected a celebrity.
Beyond the line about hate crimes and the dubious argument about celebrity, what's got ya triggered?
We demand that you block nominees who threaten the rights of women, the LGBT community, people of color, immigrants and the poor. And we want you
know to we are with you as long as you do that stuff. We won't remain silent. We'll work harder to mobilize our votes and our communities but we need
you. We expect you to have our backs, to protect our civil liberties and to use your congressional powers to obstruct (x4), defeat, anything (x3) that
violates our core values as diverse Americans.
Do you have a problem with people petititioning Congress to block the appointments of people who would threaten the rights of women, the LGBT
community, people of color, immigrants or the poor?
Maybe it's that they claimed that the majority of people, including those who voted for Trump, did not vote for racism, sexism or xenophobia? Are you
saying that a majority of people voted for racism, sexism or xenophobia? Good grief HILLARY CLINTON, are you calling American voters deplorables now