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Trump supporters are not the caricatures journalists depict – and native Kansan Sarah Smarsh sets out to correct what newsrooms get wrong.
"If you would stereotype a group of people by presuming to guess their politics or deeming them inferior to yourself – say, the ones who worked third shift on a Boeing floor while others flew to Mexico during spring break; the ones who mopped a McDonald’s bathroom while others argued about the minimum wage on Twitter; the ones who cleaned out their lockers at a defunct Pabst factory while others drank craft beer at trendy bars; the ones who came back from the Middle East in caskets while others wrote op-eds about foreign policy – then consider that you might have more in common with Trump than you would like to admit."
And that is the danger, he never had to do any of those things like many have, and he is connecting to those desperados.
"If you would stereotype a group of people by presuming to guess their politics or deeming them inferior to yourself"
You did it quite unnicely.
Fair enough, they are not desperados. They are us.
Don't make it worse, pal
I was being presumptuous, my apologies.
If the need arise to apologize for stating your belief(s), you should rather apologize for having them.
I was not apologizing for any belief, I was, perhaps misplaced, apologizing for having presumed I knew yours.
Words are the direct expression/reflection(s) of any/all beliefs
You've expressed yours, I've mine
Nothing more to be gained here.
By the way, I think you would make a great lawyer!
Only as we can know them, yes of course.
I'll take that as a compliment, but I'm a lousy liar, so no I would not.
Take it as a compliment and you are not a lousy liar....you are a bad liar!
After all that, now you've gone and hurt my feelin's. :-(
I sympathize with a lot of this, but she lost my respect here:
"In another, by YouGov, 45% of polled Democrats reported holding an unfavorable view of Islam, with almost no fluctuation based on household income. Those who won’t vote for Trump are not necessarily paragons of virtue, while the rest are easily scapegoated as the country’s moral scourge."
So holding an unfavorable view of Islam makes you part of the country's moral scourge? Does this mean that I have to believe or respect the fairy tales of desert nomads from 15 centuries ago or else I'm immoral?
Sorry, but being an atheist doesn't make you immoral. This is the same sort of generalization that the article is supposed to criticize. Look in the mirror, Sarah.
Edit: Hit "post" early by accident.