Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The Bully Party

Scott Adams (aka Dilbert comic) writes:
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. ...

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.

I agree with this, but I note a contrary view. There are people who spend all them time badmouthing Trump, such as calling him a Nazi, but who then complain that they are being bullied by readers who send them nasty emails.

One of those bullies, David French complains in National Review that the Trump supporters are the bullies.

Update: David French was on NPR Radio Fresh Air, explaining how he has spent the last year doing everything he can to undermine the Trump campaign, and carrying on his hatred of the Alt Right. But people on Twitter keep saying nasty things about him, and he cannot get them all banned.

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