The Story of Us

What do Trump supporters and Brexiteers have in common? The political establishments in both countries think they are deplorable barely-human riff-raff. This is the story of us deplorable types. It was put together by Spiked Online, a “Marxist-Libertarian” publication.

Brexit and Trump were two ballot-box revolts that, though different in many ways, shared one clear thing in common: the fury they provoked from the establishment. Politicians and commentators, in the US and UK, immediately denounced voters as uneducated, racist and deplorable. Democracy itself was called into question.

We travelled from the Rust Belt to the Essex coast, talking to writers, academics and voters, to find out who these so-called Deplorables really are, how we got here, and where these populist revolts might be headed next. This is not a film about Donald Trump or Boris Johnson; it is not about those members of the elite that benefit somewhat from the new populist movements. It is a film about voters – the people who had long been forgotten, but who now cannot be ignored.

My favorite part was the guy in Erie who said before the election he was driving down the street and saw about twenty Trump signs vs. two for Hillary (and one of those said “Hillary for Prison”) but the media was saying that Trump was unpopular.

As of today, the media is still claiming that Trump is unpopular. They just don’t get it. But if the Democrats want to defeat Donald Trump they better do it fair and square. Because if they cheat they will find out what “deplorable” really means.

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124 Responses to The Story of Us

  1. DeniseVB says:

  2. Myiq2xu™ says:

    That scrawny loudmouth punk could use a sandwich.

    A knuckle sandwich. With a side of pepper spray fries.

    • Mothy67 says:

      Which skinny shim. I counted at least two.

      I opened the pup’s door yesterday morning around 11 to make sure she had turned off her air. She will leave it on when she’s out. She was in bed. I used my giving you an order voice. Get up now you are going to school. That voice which is lowered spoken through gritted teeth. I mean now. She obliged.
      Didn’t argue. I was already to have a chat about how I was ready to go on strike for climate. I was goin to begin with limiting her phone by the number of hours she skipped today each day for the 11.5 years we have left.. I had only begun my diatribe when she agreeably said check the school website. A massive water line break in the next town.We had water but almost no pressure. School was cancelled. Little brat played me.😀
      Water break was real
      https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2019/09/20/carrick-water-main-break-residents/

  3. Myiq2xu™ says:

    OMG! TuCa is downright brutal.

  4. Dora says:

    A rally. Well, almost.

  5. DeniseVB says:

    Silly girls.

  6. Woke Lola says:

    Trump is winning in 2020. Joe Biden is the guy and he stinks of Bob Dole.

    In the real wars, tho…

  7. Mothy67 says:

    As a 52 year old gay man raising a now 13 year old girl I have always believed the best place for a child is with a mother and father —- unless it is not.
    I have been banned from gay bars because I do not think same sex couples should make children. You cannot tell me God made this me way and then say but I want to participate artificially in what straight sex results in.
    I think gay people can raise amazing kids. There are millions out there needing a home.
    How can the left call for population control in poor nations and say gay rich men producers can make babies artificially????????????????????? Do they ever hear themselves?

  8. Angie says:

    More like a silver sneakers aerobics class than a campaign rally.

  9. Angie says:

    Scott Pressler is such an impressive young man:

    • Mothy67 says:

      He really is. I so want the #WalkAway guy to cut his hair though. It’s about me, not him. I just think he would look better with a good cut.
      Way back in 2016 he was sitting in Starsux windows with his laptop. I hope he has good tax people, lawyers. He is flying all over the country signing up voters. The libs will go after him if he doesn’t dot an I or cross a T. He needs to set up a non profit and give himself a salary. I read one guy donated dumpsters in Baltimore. The creeps on the left will go after anyone for anything. It’s only a matter of days until they dig up someone from second grade who saw him litter.
      Proof- read Candice’s wiki. They try and paint her as a flake.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Surprised a bunch of GOP candidates didn’t show up for photo ops wearing haz mat suits and holding some trash. This was quite a contrast to the Climate Strike of nothingburgers. People have noticed 🙂

    • Somebody says:

      Wow!

      I hope POTUS got that tweet

  10. Mothy67 says:

    Were there any Candice Owens, Brandon Stratkas, Scott Presslers, Terrance Williams in 2016 besides Diamond & Silk. These non traditional R voters going social media stars. There was Milo. I adore him and perhaps he paved the way but he is like Ann Coulter to me.

  11. Myiq2xu™ says:

  12. Mothy67 says:

    I would love to watch this

  13. Dora says:

    Happy Batman Day!

    ===

    Bat-Signal shines in Brooklyn as Gotham celebrates Batman Day

    https://nypost.com/2019/09/22/bat-signal-shines-in-brooklyn-as-gotham-celebrates-batman-day/

  14. Dora says:

    After his tough campaign, he thought he’d try something a bit more fun.

  15. Dora says:

    She’s acting up again.

    ====

    AOC slams her own party, saying Democrats’ refusal to impeach Trump is a ‘bigger national scandal’ that ‘the president’s lawbreaking behavior’ over Ukraine

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7490743/AOC-says-Democrats-refusal-impeach-Trump-national-scandal.html

    • DeniseVB says:

      I think AOC has a Dem primary challenger 🙂 I know there’s a GOP or two planning to run against her. The people in her district are still pissed about that Amazon deal falling through.

      • swanspirit says:

        She is such a drama queen. Has to have attention or she wilts. I hope she is voted out of office. I would laugh and laugh. She so thinks who she is. Self important little snot.

      • swanspirit says:

        Here is a video of Martha McCallum interview Badrun Khan. I am thinking, that if she had to go on Fox, she isn’t getting a lot of support from the fake news, because they prefer AOC stirring up shit. We should support this woman , because I don’t think the R candidates stand a chance, but I don’t think I could bring myself to do it. She is still a D.

          • DeniseVB says:

            She lost me at her name. Same as the London mayor and he’s a mess. It just feels so Trojan horsey to me now, say anything to win, then go batshit crazy after you do. AOC was a cute Puerto Rican girl who like to dance, and she’s pretty much full blown commie now and cares nothing about the district she represents. The media made her a national story, almost unheard of for freshman reps. Even Sonny Bono had a lower profile in Congress.

          • swanspirit says:

            If she won, it would probably just be substituting one squad member, for another. She might even be potentially more dangerous than AOC. She might have a brain.

    • Myiq2xu™ says:

      If boobs were brains she’d be a genius. But they’re not.

      She doesn’t seem to realize that most of her fan club lives outside of her district and can’t legally vote for her. People like Mad Maxine can bring the crazy because they have firm seats. AOC is in a solid blue seat but that doesn’t mean it belongs to her – it belongs to the Donkey Party, not Ms. Donqui-Chomperes.

  16. Dora says:

    They don’t want his help, yet they will try to blame him for the problem.

    =====

    Seattle and Philadelphia mayors don’t want President Trump taking the lead on homeless

    https://fellowshipoftheminds.com/seattle-and-philadelphia-mayors-dont-want-president-trump-taking-the-lead-on-homeless

  17. Dora says:

    Uh-Oh. He’s in trouble now.

    • DeniseVB says:

      It’s trending now. They’re forgetting secret service has tightened since Gerald Ford’s attempted assassinations too. I want to learn more about this 100 yr old tradition that led to the construction and maintenance of the fancy hotel by horse and carriage?

      Seems like faux rage, people in the video were waving. Maybe the Detroit media should cover “real” problems like Flint’s water and Detroit’s high crime rates.

    • DeniseVB says:

      I clipped this article from behind a pay wall, there are EXCEPTIONS that the #fakenew fauxrage is not mentioning…..

      No cars allowed: Michigan’s Mackinac is an island of bicycles. Today, vehicles are still verboten on the island, with minor exceptions. Construction vehicles are allowed, for example. And for safety reasons, there are police and emergency vehicles, too.

      Chances are the exception in this case is the security of the Vice President. No effing way are the secret service going to let him ride in a open horsey carriage plodding along. I think Mike would have enjoyed that though 🙂

    • Somebody says:

      That hotel is on my bucket list, it’s gorgeous!

  18. DeniseVB says:

    Watching the first Planet of the Apes, and my gawd, Roseanne was right! Helen Bonham Carter’s “ape” is much prettier, ValJar should have taken it as a compliment. 😛

  19. taw46 says:

  20. DeniseVB says:

    Something sweet for a Sunday morning, but stay away from the comments, they’re a real buzzkiller 😀

  21. Dora says:

  22. Dora says:

    They are all so jealous!

    ===

    Gripers brutally attack Melania over dress; which sells out same night

    By most accounts, first lady Melania Trump crushed the Australian state dinner Friday, exuding grace and elegance.

    But haters gonna hate.

    https://www.bizpacreview.com/2019/09/22/gripers-brutally-attack-melania-over-dress-which-sells-out-same-night-828445

    • DeniseVB says:

      To be fair, we did zing MO a lot, but she deserved it 😛 Rarely did MO dress appropriately, more for the red carpet or the Met Gala then honoring a head of state.

      • lateblum says:

        If she hadn’t started out by wearing a spider woman dress followed by a chenille bedspread, and then granny’s curtains, she might not have been so attacked.
        Oh, wait . . There was that Beyoncé wannbe Star Trek thing and the $600+ sneakers, and …

  23. DeniseVB says:

    • Myiq2xu™ says:

      The Democrats should nominate Biden no matter what. Whoever they nominate is gonna be taking one for the team, but Biden doesn’t have the crazy leftist stink. After he loses they can blame his goofiness and not his political views, which until recently were mostly mainstream Left.

      If they nominate Bernie they are wrapping themselves in the Socialist flag. If they nominate Fauxcahontas they are setting up the second defeat of a woman as the head of a major party ticket. Kamala Harris needs to drop out early. If she waits until she loses a few primaries she runs the risk of getting loser stink on her. Once you get loser stink on you it is really hard to scrub off. The rest of the pack aren’t wannabes, they’re neverwillbes.

      • DeniseVB says:

        I agree about Biden and save their *cough* rising stars *cough* for 2024. PTrump will eat him alive in debates and the vile progs won’t get behind an old, white man. Bernie should run as an Independent, which he is, and suck off those Dem votes a la Perot. Bernie will probably take another pay out not to do that though.

        Kamala as Joe’s VP would even out the race and wimmins card. Or EW. Or Booker.

  24. DeniseVB says:

    I can’t get enough of this, Biden playing tough guy with the press. That blondie feller is Steve Doocy’s son …..

    • Dora says:

      I can see improvement in Peter Doocy.

      The first time I saw him on F&F, he was awkward and nervous. But he has really grown into the job.

      He is doing well.

      • DeniseVB says:

        Peter’s grown out of his dorkiness. I remember him when he was in college as a Fox youth reporter covering youth things. Unlike Chelsea who nabbed a 600k job at NBC interviewing geckos. Peter worked in the trenches a few years.

  25. DeniseVB says:

    Good thread and great discussion in the comments, a rarity for Twitter for sure 🙂

  26. Dora says:

    • lateblum says:

      Wait !! I thought this was Climate Week. What’s with all the buses dragging perfectly healthy able-bodied people to protests? Can’t they walk? What about carbon footprints? Or did they get a special dispensation from their mosques?

    • SHV says:

      India has the second largest Muslim population in the world (200+ million, Indonesia 225 million). I suspect that India is, in fact #1, as the Indian gov’t has been accused for years of under counting and reporting the true Muslim numbers.

  27. Dora says:

    I guess Katie Hopkins was right. Here they are.

  28. SHV says:

    “I notice they don’t allow their womynz to protest. ”
    *****
    “I support Islam’s treatment women”….latest shit or go blind SJW poster!

  29. helenk3 says:

    HOLY SHIT

    when the video becomes available you have to see and hear Giuilanni on the Chis Wallace show.
    His outing of Biden is just WOW

  30. Dora says:

    YIKES!

  31. lyn says:

  32. helenk3 says:

    https://www.inquirer.com/business/sports-betting-moves-into-bars-buffalo-wild-wings-mgm-konektv-joe-hand-20190922.html

    I have to laugh at this. long before it was legal there was sports betting and numbers in bars. The state finally wised up and figured a way to tax it by making it legal

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