Hate Didn’t Elect Donald Trump; People Did

Victoria Sanders


Over the summer, my little sister had a soccer tournament at Bloomsburg University, located in central Pennsylvania. The drive there was about three hours and many of the towns we drove through shocked me. The conditions of these towns were terrible. Houses were falling apart. Bars and restaurants were boarded up. Scrap metal was thrown across front lawns. White, plastic lawn chairs were out on the drooping front porches. There were no malls. No outlets. Most of these small towns did not have a Walmart, only a dollar store and a few run down thrift stores. In almost every town, there was an abandoned factory.

My father, who was driving the car, turned to me and pointed out a Trump sign stuck in a front yard, surrounded by weeds and dead grass. “This is Trump country, Tori,” He said. “These people are desperate, trapped for life in these small towns…

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5 Responses to Hate Didn’t Elect Donald Trump; People Did

  1. Pingback: Hate Didn’t Elect Donald Trump; People Did — hocuspocus13 – ronaldwederfoort

  2. Let’s just say: “Millions of pissed-off Americans said NO to more government intervention and interference (hopefully, anyway).” – Donald Trump sold his ideas best, and without resorting to baseless ad-hominem attacks any where near as frequently as “the other side” did.

    And YES,

    My hatred is towards all the corruption, posturing, and downright narcissism the “other side” typified.

    • hocuspocus13 says:

      When I read the post I myself did not realize that the people out in those rural area’s were forgotten about people

      …but they let those who forgot about them hear their voices loud and clear

      • That’s okay.

        It is the same old game, by the same old control-freaks (and some new additions):

        – ” You either agree with us, or you are a racist(tm), hateful, zenophobic (oy vey!) BIGOT! ”


        My own opinions are my own, your opinions are your own, and the same with all others. – NONE of them are total truth, and NONE of them are necessarily wrong either. WE (that is, you and me?) understand that. The paid, professional agitators are the political-weapons against the idea of independent thought, because the “system” is against independent thought.

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