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Opinions Trump Country, it turns out, is more tolerant than the left
Washington Post ^ | June 25 2018 | By Gary Abernathy.

Posted on 06/26/2018 4:55:12 AM PDT by Hojczyk

Ohio

Since President Trump’s election, journalists, political scientists and others from across the United States and around the world have visited our little southern Ohio town, population 6,600, to study the natives. Naturally, patronizing local eateries at breakfast or lunchtime is usually part of their itinerary.

We contrast this, of course, with the recent episodes involving Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, both of whom were essentially evicted from restaurants — Nielsen heckled away by customers, Sanders asked by the restaurant owner to leave — for the crime of Trump association, similar to a misdemeanor but quickly approaching felony status.

If Obama or Clinton walked into any restaurant in Hillsboro, they would be treated with respect, even though their politics, lies and defense of the indefensible, as perceived locally, are as loathsome to most people here as Nielsen and Sanders supposedly are to those who forced their exits. No one would shout them out the door, no one would ask them to leave. Instead, they would be asked, “Can I start you off with something to drink?” followed later by, “Can I get you anything else?” with a final invitation to “come back soon.”

The growing encouragement from many on the left and some in the media to define Trump supporters as pariahs or Nazis — including his staff, according to Ana Navarro, and even his voters, according to Donny Deutsch — seems designed to justify and even encourage harassment, intimidation and — then what? The rising McCarthyism of the left will soon lead to the money question: Are you now, or have you ever been, a member of the Trump coalition?

Intolerant, angry, increasingly confrontational — it is astounding to watch them become that which they claim to despise about the president.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: civility; left; tolerant; trump; trumpcountry
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1 posted on 06/26/2018 4:55:12 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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They have always been intolerant....but now it for all to see...the silent majority will show up on Election Day and go home...

We have lives to live...the left only hates..


2 posted on 06/26/2018 4:58:40 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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Yup. Conservatives are way more tolerant than leftists.


3 posted on 06/26/2018 4:58:58 AM PDT by EdnaMode
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Of course we are.
Leftists live in a world where there are no consequences for their rudeness. Their victims are disarmed and can’t hurt them, and cops won’t arrest them or the justice system won’t punish them,
We live in a world where everyone is potentially armed.
An armed society is a polite society.
Besides we’re generally just nicer folks.


4 posted on 06/26/2018 5:02:49 AM PDT by Little Ray (Freedom Before Security!)
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To: EdnaMode

That’s true. Conservatives pretty much want to be left alone. It’s the left that loves big government.


5 posted on 06/26/2018 5:04:44 AM PDT by CitizenUSA (Proverbs 14:34 Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people.a)
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Exactly. They want to control people’s lives.


6 posted on 06/26/2018 5:10:49 AM PDT by EdnaMode
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...Conservatives are way more tolerant than leftists...

But, tolerance of vicious attacks by lunatic liberals has it’s own limit.


7 posted on 06/26/2018 5:11:51 AM PDT by Sasparilla ( I'm Not Tired of Winning)
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To: Hojczyk

While the headline and most of the article are true, this jackass just couldn’t resist the urge to drag Joe McCarthy’s desiccated corpse out for another round of lies and slander.


8 posted on 06/26/2018 5:12:08 AM PDT by Hugh the Scot ("The days of being a keyboard commando are over. It's time to get some bloody knuckles." -Drew68)
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We’ve already had republican baseball players shot by an insane Bernie Bot. Rush said last week that the insane radical parasite progressives are going to get someone killed. I agree with him.


9 posted on 06/26/2018 5:17:39 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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“...... tolerance of vicious attacks by lunatic liberals has it’s own limit.”....

Sad but true. I fear the day will come when one of the loonies gets shot (Heaven forbid) by a provoked conservative trying to defend him/her self. Then, “Katie, Bar The Door” as all hell will break loose and as we can expect, it will be Trumps fault.


10 posted on 06/26/2018 5:20:25 AM PDT by DaveA37
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I was with him right up until the point he besmirched the name of American Patriot Joe McCarthy. McCarthy didn't go after people who did nothing wrong.

That being said, yes, we're more civil because our beliefs are based on rationality and facts. When you're over-animated and under informed, you tend to let emotions take control and that seldom produces an moderated response.

11 posted on 06/26/2018 5:24:22 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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12 posted on 06/26/2018 5:26:47 AM PDT by Vlad The Inhaler (the democrat war on women)
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The Left doesn’t want “tolerance”. They want acquiescence.

And they’re willing to kill you to get it.

Plan accordingly.

L


13 posted on 06/26/2018 5:28:00 AM PDT by Lurker (President Trump isn't our last chance. President Trump is THEIR last chance.)
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14 posted on 06/26/2018 5:29:09 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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That prediction was wrong.


15 posted on 06/26/2018 5:31:33 AM PDT by kosciusko51
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Never forget: Dehumanizing and/or objectifying your target makes them easier to attack; a classic Alinsky tactic that has worked against us from the Socialists for a very long time.

Rule #13. Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.

Luckily, we FINALLY have a President who takes no prisoners!


16 posted on 06/26/2018 5:37:44 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set.)
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The intolerance of the Left has always existed.

Like some religions the Left is only tolerant when it thinks it is in charge and its power and control is not in question. But underneath is always an authoritarian just screaming to get out, screaming to unmask the phony politeness that pretends to be tolerant of others. And when the opposition stands up and declares it will not succumb either to the Left’s demand for domination nor it’s intimidation, then the mask is off and that screming authoritarian steps out.


17 posted on 06/26/2018 5:45:29 AM PDT by Wuli
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NAZIs, National Socialists, aren’t known for compassion to people with opposing views. Look at their idol Adolf Hitler. They try to deny him but they repeat all his actions and beliefs.


18 posted on 06/26/2018 5:50:33 AM PDT by Retvet (Retvet)
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This was published in the Washington, hate Trump all the time, Post?
Will wonders never cease?


19 posted on 06/26/2018 5:54:54 AM PDT by mistfree (It's a very uncreative man who can't think of more than one way to spell a word.)
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You’d be hard pressed to find three things I’d agree on with Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton. But I wouldn’t be
rude to them if I met them, and I certainly wouldn’t
accost them while they’re eating dinner.

Leftists have no basic civility.


20 posted on 06/26/2018 5:55:16 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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