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Tony Perkins, the head of the Family Research Council and a man who praised Uganda’s Kill The Gays Bill as a swell way “to uphold moral conduct,” stopped by Fox Business News on Monday to have a chat about how super mean it was of Hillary Clinton to call half of Donald Trump’s supporters “deplorable.”

In his segment, he expressed concern about Hillary Clinton possibly locking up and executing said “deplorables” as they do in other countries with people they deplore. You know, like gay people. In Uganda. Which Tony Perkins thought was a good idea. He also stated that he felt like liberals were very “narrow-minded” regarding those they disagree with. Oh, or in Russia, which Donald Trump thinks is a swell place with a great leader.

Stuart Varney agreed, saying that it hurt his feelings a whole lot when people suggest that Republicans and Trump supporters are racist, because he has a lot of different ethnicities in his family and therefore cannot hold racist views. Just like how men who are related to women cannot hold sexist views.

Let us put this in perspective! Tony Perkins and his ilk say horrible fucking things about people. Regularly! Perhaps one of the more mild ones is how they believe that people who do not have sex the way they would like them to have sex are going to burn in hell for all eternity. That is a pretty bad thing to suggest anyone deserves! They say these things so often and so casually that they do not even realize they are bad and mean things to say about people — they even think God told them they were good things to say. It’s like white noise at this point. Tony Perkins regularly suggests gay people are child molesters, as nonchalantly as someone asking you to pass the salt.

For decades, the right has complained about “welfare queens,” talked about all the evil poor people out there who are just conning the system because they’re too lazy to work, about gay people and feminists causing 9/11 and natural disasters and then in their spare time ruining “the family,” saying every awful thing possible about women who have abortions, calling liberals traitors for opposing stupid-ass wars… And now, Donald Trump is up there saying terrible things about Mexicans and Muslims and making disgusting comments about women, and he’s got all these horrific people standing behind him — white nationalists, misogynists, anti-Semites, the “alt-right,” David Duke, the worst of 4chan, Ted Nugent, and internet trolls who viciously attack women for having been in a goddamned Ghostbusters movie so badly that even Twitter doesn’t want their shit.

Those are all bad things. They are mean things. They are insults. To be disgusted by them, to find them deplorable, is the appropriate response. It’s not “narrow-minded,” it’s sane. It is absurd to expect the Left to listen to this for years and years and years, and to keep saying “Oh, gee, I guess we both have different opinions, but I’m sure you have a beautiful heart and are a good person!,” which is apparently how they think things should go. They wish to live in a world where no one thinks saying a racist thing is mean, but that calling someone a racist for saying that thing is very mean indeed.

The only difference lies in what Varney said at the end of the program. That Clinton supposedly insulted “ordinary, decent Americans.” Apparently, all the people regularly insulted by the Right do not count as “ordinary, decent Americans” and are therefore fair game. That’s what it comes down to.

There’s no such thing as tolerating someone’s intolerance. When you tolerate someone’s intolerance, you are enabling it, and therefore participating in a system that continues to oppress the people they would prefer not to tolerate. If Tony Perkins wishes to not be called “deplorable” (which is a rather mild insult compared to the things that have come out of his mouth), then he should stop saying deplorable things.


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  • SuspectedDemocrat

    Just for the sake of both sides do it balance: Calling people deplorable is the real kill the gays law!

    • Mr. Blobfish

      Teach the controversy.

    • Thiazin Red

      I’d love to know who came up with the “Pointing out my horrible intolerant behavior makes YOU the real intolerant one”.

  • dslindc

    That last paragraph:

  • weejee

    For decades, the right has complained about “welfare queens”

    FWIW, the typical “welfare queen” is white and suburban/rural, not black and urban.

    • anwisok

      I disagree. The typical welfare queen is, in fact, a multi billion dollar company.

      • OddMan

        Those multi-billion dollar companies are more of like welfare czars or welfare emperors.

    • Regret

      Why are they called queens?
      Queens are rich and powerful.
      Welfare is not enough to live on and has a strong social stigma.
      Ergo welfare queen is a double contradictio in terminis.

    • Thaumaturgist

      The typical welfare King is a card-carrying member of the Trumpenproletariat.

  • Spotts1701

    Aw, is widdle Tony’s fee-fees hurt?

    • dslindc

      Always, Katie!

  • The Deplorable Ms. MLG

    To be called decent requires you act with deceny. Words have meanings. You don’t call a dead person alive. If you want to be called decent, be decent.

  • Beowoof14

    Shouldn’t he be busy rebuilding his house in Louisiana that a flood of biblical proportions wiped out. Probably caused by global warming that isn’t happening.

    • Nounverb911

      Did Jeebus remind him to buy flood insurance?

  • The Deplorable Ms. MLG

    Consensual sex=Deplorable

    How does one function with this much fail in their brain?

    • Welcome to the basket sister MLG.

      • The Deplorable Ms. MLG

        Thanks! Today I’m gonna throw gum on the sidewalk to earn my spot in the basket. ;)

    • Crystalclear12

      That’s why they are so ignorant. They have to hit the reset button every morning just get the system to boot.

      • justifiable

        Is it wrong of me to wish that their BIOS stopped functioning?

        • Crystalclear12

          No, I don’t think so☺

    • willi0000000


    • Deplorable Ron

      Cognitive dissonance. Catch the wave!

  • Beowoof14

    Guys like Tony so believe they’re right about everything in the moral universe, that their interpretation of the Bible is the only one that matters. However, I have read the gospels on numerous occasions as a graduate of Catholic Colleges, and what I read is nowhere close to what intolerant buffoons such as Tony spew.

    • The Wanderer

      It’s their Super Double-Secret Translation.

  • The Wanderer

    “There’s no cure for being a cunt.”
    – Ser Bronn of Blackwater, Game of Thrones

  • Nounverb911
  • MynameisBlarney

    What in the actual fuck is that self-loathing, closeted homosexual flappin’ his jaw about now?

    • The Wanderer

      Closeted homosexual pedophile. FIFY.

      • MynameisBlarney

        Conflating homosexuality and pedophilia is what people like him do.

        • The Wanderer

          I know, but I’m not conflating.

          • MynameisBlarney

            Then what is it?

          • MynameisBlarney

            Snarkometer failure here.

            My bad.

          • The Wanderer

            Specifying. There are more hetero pedophiles.

    • Wild Cat

      Glen Grothman turned down his prom request.

  • Crystalclear12


  • jesuswasablack

    “he has a lot of different ethnicities in his family and therefore cannot hold racist views”

  • Longstreet63

    Worrying about hurting the feelings of such people is akin to negotiating with a cannibal. How much of you will you allow to be eaten in the name of fairness?

  • Nounverb911

    Did Tony announce he was boycotting the NCAA since they are boycotting North Carolina yet?

    • The Wanderer

      Excellent question, seeing that the NC GOP decided to double down on The Stupid.

  • limberrat

    Well being racist and demanding the deaths of LGBT people is pretty damned deplorable.

    • The Wanderer

      I might go so far as to say detestable.

    • Paganish

      Despicable, also too.

    • Good_Trouble_Yall


  • Nounverb911

    “I hate the liberals who hate me just because I hate them and the gheys for hating me.”
    –Tony Perkins

  • jesuswasablack
  • Mavenmaven

    How can we be racist? Pepe the frog, is he white? Huh? Huh?

  • jesuswasablack
    • The Wanderer

      Fucking idiot. A general reading of local news would refute that assertion.

    • elviouslyqueer

      Says someone whose eyes just scream “underage boybutt diddler.”

  • Riggsveda

    Well, since Tony and his “organization” are on SPLC’s list of hate groups, I’d imagine he really DOES know what’s deplorable.

    • HogeyeGrex

      And yet he gets airtime on a major news network.

      That’s deplorable.

  • anwisok

    Matthew 22:35 – 40 tells us what is the most important thing for a Christian to do:

    Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying, Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

    Deuteronomy 28:15-68 tells us what happens to those who fail to follow God’s commandments. Long read, but yeah. Mr. Perkins needs to hope his God doesn’t notice how badly he’s perverting His clearly stated commands.

    • Longstreet63

      Like Tony cares what that liberal squish thinks.
      He worships Republican Jesus, who is all about smiting and not much else. A Manly, sweaty, white Jesus who carries a gun. He plays by his own rules and probably has a German Shepherd with a spiked collar.

    • Mr. Blobfish

      Perkins is strictly Old Testament.

      • anwisok

        Then he should call himself a Jew, not a Christian.

    • OddMan

      Holy Flying Spaghetti Monster, I had forgot just how long a list of terrible curses that were in Deuteronomy. There are some doozies, 56 and 57 are the stuff of bad horror movies. ‘The most beautiful of the women turn evil and against their husbands, and eat their own children while under siege from terrible enemies from the North.’
      Damn they knew how to throw down a curse in the Old Testament.

      • Objectifer

        terrible enemies from the North.

        • OddMan

          Well it does say they will speak a language we will not understand, eh?

          • Deplorable Ron


        • Deplorable Ron

          We shall smite thee unto the third generation. But politely. If you don’t mind.

    • Logic of Color

      Matthew 9:11-12 might speak to his desire to be a dick to people he considers “sinners” too.

  • elviouslyqueer

    Dear Tony,

    How’s your house renovation coming along? Yea, the one paid for (allegedly) by Donald Trump the same time he dropped off the truckload full of Play-Do in Baton Rouge. And the same renovation proximately caused by flooding that, according to you, was “biblical in nature” but not tied at all to other horrific flooding and hurricanes in Louisiana (like, oh, KATRINA) directly attributed by your smarmy ass to God wanting revenge on blacks and queers in New Orleans.

    Go fuck a rabid nutria, you asshole.


    • Shucky Ducky

      Rabid nutria will fight back. Maybe he should just stick to eating babies.

      • The Wanderer

        Baby-Eating Bishop of Bath and Wells libel.

      • Mr. Blobfish

        Tell me more about these Sin Happy Vacationers overrunning Cape Cod. The seem nice.

        • Arolpin

          Dammit! They’ve found me out! (I’m sure it was actually a reference to Provincetown, though now the issue there seems to be the gay family vs. gay hedonist tension.)

        • Shucky Ducky

          The locals welcome them with despicable fruit baskets.

      • Wes Grogan

        Why are those awful nutria hurting poor, innocent David Bowie??

      • OddMan

        Wow, Syfy channel should be looking at that cover. Weasels Ripped My Flesh

        For a metaphor weasels work as a fine stand in for nutria.

      • That’s my manly go to move: when beset by small furry mammals, I use one as a club to defeat the others. It has the added benefit of demoralizing them! Except for that one that is going for a submariner attack. That’s gonna hurt.

  • OddMan

    Thank you Robyn Pennacchia,
    We are all going to miss you and your skills.

    As to the point of this article, if you have ever watched Fox Business News™ (#Deplorablenews) then you have seen that it is even more right wing, and full of right wing bull shit than Fox News.
    There is no Business like Deplorable Business.

    • OddMan

      I read a site called Memeorandum that has a list of places that are hiring journalists and writers. It might be useful.

  • Wild Cat

    Perkins? O, the guy they call “Gherkin” in the mens’ locker room.

  • Blacktop Cadence

    I bet this dude would be really pissed if he knew I’ve been on HRT for just over a month and I’ve been using medicaid to get them covered. No copay. Also, the blood work was covered despite crossing a state line!

  • Parchment Scroll

    Though I’m sure she meant “basket” in the desktop filing sense (“in” basket, “out” basket, “deplorables” basket), I’m starting to picture a whole other kind of basket for these people.

  • I Only Like Cats
    • Why didn’t Don Don tweet this image instead of the one with Pepe the Frog and Stephan Bannon?

  • Sedagive

    The cognitive dissonance, it burns.

    • Blacktop Cadence

      I’m guessing he didn’t learn a thing when God flooded his house out.

  • Lefty Frizzell

    Varney is more than deplorable – he’s the most loathsome creature I have ever come across, engendering in me such gagging revulsion that I would prefer to contemplate that naked Trump pic than watch his show.

    • The Wanderer

      I’d have Varney deported.

      • mackafritz

        Where? Nobody would take him.

        • The Wanderer

          That’s his problem.

        • Lark_in_the_AM

          I hear there are openings on that launch to an asteroid that NASA has decided not to send our astronauts on.

  • scubaix

    Arguing right and wrong with these people is like kicking the shit out of stalled lawn mower. It feels good to be right for about 3 seconds.

  • crunchyknee

    So fragile. I never read about Jesus needing a fainting couch in the new testament. Perkins, eat shit.

    • Blacktop Cadence

      They really are desperate to be persecuted, aren’t they?

      • Señor Skwerl

        This way they can be self-righteous and avoid any self-reflection and responsibility for the evil things they have done.

  • Nounverb911

    Tony was excellent in Psycho, shame he’s gone so far down lately.

  • Lance Thrustwell

    I see that smug face, so dead certain he’s right, so filled with condescending disgust toward people who haven’t seen the Revealed Will of God for America, and I am filled with rage and despair when I realize that there are hundreds of thousands of people just. like. him.

    All I can hope is, if there are any liberal equivalents of this type, that they are exceedingly rare. I know we can sometimes sound a little smug, a little certain of ourselves, here in the Wonkette liberal chatcave – but I hope that *none* of us ever become like him. FSM, hear my prayer, with basil.

    • elviouslyqueer

      All in good thyme, Lance.

      • Lance Thrustwell

        Sage advice, Elvious.

    • Paganish


    • proudgrampa

      May you be touched by his Noodly Appendage.

    • Gayer Than Thou

      One of us needs to take one for the team and bang him on camera in an airport bathroom. Won’t be me, because of my advanced age, but one of you young hot ones should do it.

  • TJ Barke

    Nothing says decent ordinary american like a neo nazi infowars junkie.

  • Scooby

    What’s the part they are objecting too, being called deplorables or being placed in a basket?

    • Lark_in_the_AM


    • revenant

      it must be tough to be denounced in terms you can’t even understand

      reminds me of yelling at a dog for peeing on the floor hours ago– the dog knows s/he’s in trouble, but can’t quite comprehend the problem. Dogs, however, lack the self-righteousness to resent the criticism.

      • Shan

        Yeah, but…dogs can eventually be taught not to pee on the floor, right?

        • revenant

          there you go- dogs are smarter than bigots
          as well as much more fun to be around

  • Good_Trouble_Yall

    So let me get this straight: the thrust of Tony’s passionate argument is that he’s just incredibly butthurt over someone’s suggesting he sucks?

  • Mr. Blobfish

    Fuck that guy. The other one, too. This has what to do with business?

    • proudgrampa

      Monkey business.

    • Nockular cavity

      Keeping FoxNews in business.

  • Oblios_Cap

    When, oh when, will the FEMA camps open? Thanks, Obama!

    • Villago Delenda Est

      He’s been on his thin black ass for YEARS now.

      Thanks, Obama!

  • proudgrampa

    FUCK these people with a big stick…

    • OF VOTES. Remember The Rules

      • proudgrampa

        Oh, all right. ;-)

        • We’re trying to be nice and welcome the lurkers, not scare them off with our collective homicidal tendancies

          • Parchment Scroll

            The Homicide Collective would be an awesome band name.

          • If only any of us had the musical talent/willingness to expend effort required of being in a band

  • Lark_in_the_AM

    Perfect. I’m printing this out, carrying it with me and handing it out to people who are so freaking butthurt about being called out as deplorable when they are. If you don’t want to thought of as a terrible excuse for a human being, then stop saying terrible things! Why is that such a hard concept to understand?

    • chortlingdingo

      These kind of people are often so lacking in self-awareness that they don’t even realize how terrible the things they say are. Being confronted with the awfulness prompts a knee-jerk defensiveness that they would never say something so horrible because they see themselves as decent people.

      • revenant

        “I did it, therefore it must have been the right thing to do”
        “Criticizing me, a good person, makes you a bad person, q.e.d.”

  • btwbfdimho
  • Bub the Leftwing Zombie

    Hey Varney? Choke on this, you sycophantic piece of mule shit:

    I have no doubt that Stuart still considers Ailes an “ordinary, decent American.”

    • Logic of Color

      Why was his name there in the first place?

      • revenant

        because he gave them half a million dollars to put it there.

        note that the money was returned when the name came down

    • Me not sure

      So the English employee of the Australian Murdoch thinks he knows a decent American from a Kenyan Muslim, does he?

    • Celtic_GnomePlorable

      Way to wimp out, OU. I’d remove his name and keep the money.

  • Señor Skwerl

    If only there was some spiritual teacher these guys could look to and take as their role model. Maybe someone who was compassionate and hung out with poors and prostitutes.

    • chortlingdingo

      It sounds like you’re talking about brown Jewish Jesus, when we all know that these people much prefer white Christian American Jesus.

    • I’ve been called a lot of things, but spiritual teacher and role model are new ones. I do like to think of myself as compassionate and hung, though. So, um… thanks.

  • revenant

    poor li’l bigots. ain’t it a damn shame, when their victims stop accepting their status as victims and start fighting back, and so much worse when the crowd stops being all on the bullies’ side.
    -tell you what, though, Tony- get back to us when people like you start getting beaten up or raped or murdered for being smug “Christians”, and in this country. Until then, your cries of pain at being hit back deserve nothing but derision from all decent people.

    • Angela Ruzzo

      Good point. At this stage, they are only being called smug Christians, nobody is actually beating them up yet, yet the words are giving them a conniption fit. I guess they never learned that “Sticks and stones. . . ” saying when they were kids.

      • revenant

        don’t you, too, grow weary of being patient with these slow learners?

        • Angela Ruzzo

          I lost patience years ago. April 1, 1980, if you want the exact day. The BEST thing about retiring was not having to put up with these people every day at work, just so I could get paid.

  • Nockular cavity

    I can’t take it no more! BASKET CASE LIBEL!

    • Bub the Leftwing Zombie

      The people in this basket are very small, very twisted and very mad…and there are far too goddamn many of them.

  • Villago Delenda Est

    Tony Perkins is deplorable.

    There. I said it.

    This is the mild version of what I’d like to say about this twat, but Commenting Rules for Radicals and all…

    • Parchment Scroll

      I’m pretty sure it’s not against the rules to call a gibbering shitweasel a foaming hatemonger.

      • The Wanderer

        Nor is it against the rules to call him a hoofwanking bunglecunt.

      • Nope. And we know Tony’s not cool enougb to deserve to be a hoofwanking bunglecunt

  • Good day ahead- i have managed to schedule myself some time to get food! 20 minutes off from the start of my first flick of the day!

  • I keep wanting to ask these shitbags exactly what they think “real” bigotry would look like. Do they think that unless they’re actually swinging a tire iron at someone’s face, it doesn’t count?

    • Spotts1701

      Probably they follow the same rules as rugby – “No autopsy, no foul”

    • Latverian Diplomat

      George Zimmerman stopped by to say, nope, overt, unprovoked violence is not evidence of bigotry either.

    • revenant

      “real” bigotry would be directed towards them, everybody else is fair game

    • Berkeleybear94

      Saying “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry made up birth of Jesus Christ fetish appropriating the winter solstice”, of course.

  • Wuulf

    Even if we were narrow minded, it’s still better than being closed minded.

    • revenant

      in Tony’s case, closeted-minded

    • Angela Ruzzo

      But it’s like drugs. You know, smoking pot leads to shooting heroin. Narrow minded leads to closed minded. Except the first statement isn’t true.

  • say wha

    Why does Tony just assume Hillary was talking about him?

    • The Wanderer

      Guilty mind.

    • SullivanSt

      Because he’s perceptive?

    • DainBramage

      He knows it’s true.

  • btwbfdimho

    At Fox News, the Basket of Deplorables (BoD) is overcrowded and leaks.

  • Astraea
  • chortlingdingo

    OT, but xkcd was really good today. Like chillingly good.

    • Logic of Color

      Very nice.

    • HanBarbara

      It is good. They included domestication of dogs and horses on their timeline, but they forgot to include when cats domesticated people.
      Large granaries, and thus big cities, would have been more difficult without them.

      • HogeyeGrex

        Yes, cats would have had a tough time building granaries, or cities, as they don’t have opposable thumbs.

        • HanBarbara

          If they figure out how to open a can of cat food, they won’t need us any more. We will be doomed.

      • cat cafe

        Don’t forget, also, what happened when people TRIED to “domesticate” and get rid of cats in the Middle Ages…. rats running rampant… Black Plague, anyone?

  • Jenny, Manocidal Vagendiac

    They’re just continuing the same old tropes of real America. Unfortunately the media machine is way louder than the campaign. This is going to stick until the debates. I hope Hillz blows it wide open until then more complaints from the fox news demographics.

  • Well, when he was name calling, advocating discrimination, and rounding up the undesirables, he was talking about Them. Now he’s afraid that the worst kind of discrimination is on the horizon: the kind that affects him.

    • cat cafe

      That is exactly true. I read a quote somewhere, from a white Southern lady, to the effect that she used to be able to just walk into a room without question, now she has to worry what “they” think of her. It was so revealing, that she always took for granted, or even enjoyed, that before, “THEY” had to worry about HER, but now SHE has to worry about what THEY think. Pure white privilege, weeping that other people might now be considered equal to her.

  • Rick Hill

    And it’s about damn time it started to become an issue.

  • chascates

    There’s no such thing as tolerating
    someone’s intolerance. When you tolerate someone’s intolerance, you are
    enabling it, and therefore participating in a system that continues to
    oppress the people they would prefer not to tolerate.

    Well fucking said!!!

    Folks, send in money so maybe Robyn can hang around, PLEASE!!
    I’m in for $5 a month but will double it to $10!

    • FWIW, I’ve sent my money. It should arrive Thursday!

    • Parchment Scroll

      Thanks to Mrs. Parchy forgetting which paycheck is for rent and which is for bills, we just had a short-term financial crisis, so I get to be a typical lower class taker and rely on the rest of you guys to do all the heavy lifting.


    • cat cafe

      I sent in $25 yesterday. Please, everyone, send in your big bucks!!!

  • BadKitty904

    Fuck this hypocrite.

    • mrpuma2u

      Too good for him. Force him to work in a homeless shelter kitchen.

  • TheGrandWaz00

    “…I’ve got two religions in my family…” ~Stuart Varney

    Pandering Asshole is not a religion, Stu.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      God and Mammon?

      • The Wanderer

        Moloch and Juno Moneta.

        • MynameisBlarney

          Sonny & Cher?

      • Angela Ruzzo

        Well said.

      • Rufus T. Firefly

        Dumb and Dumber?

      • HogeyeGrex

        Nah. Fox Business News. It’s Mammon all the way down.

    • HogeyeGrex
  • Joshua Norton

    Dumb and Dumber look like Einstein and Tesla up against to these two!

  • SullivanSt

    Dammit Robyn, I’m gonna miss you.

  • Hairstrike Alpha

    Fuck Tony Perkins with a rusty chainsaw and Stuart Varney gets sloppy seconds. Tired of these motherfuckers…

  • The fundamental bedrock belief betrayed by all of this mishigas over beideplorabel which is how

    • tomamitai


    • House0fTheBlueLights

      They don’t understand the question. They don’t think their views are exceptional.

  • TeeRaak

    What’s so wrong with murdering people? It’s in the Bible…

  • Callyson

    Damn, Robyn, this has to be one of your very best. I’ll miss you, but I just clicked to follow you on Twitter so I can keep up, and I’m still hoping ‘Trix can pull off a miracle and keep you!

  • GlobalBeagle

    People with actual hearts, as opposed to rocks, in their chest are so unwelcoming to bigots, haters and racists.
    Deplorable is the most PC thing we could call these scuzbuckets.

  • House0fTheBlueLights

    Best analysis of this anywhere, and trust me I’ve read them all. This was one of things where my generational cohort (privileged white Boomer) got in the way of my hearing what was said. Robyn should be on the talk shows, and fuck whatever pundit is out there doing both sides do it. Robyn I’m in Chicago too. Would love to lift a glass with you sometime.

  • DainBramage

    As I said yesterday, she should’ve called it Trumpster’s Dumpster of Deplorables.

  • Angela Ruzzo

    “Apparently, all the people regularly insulted by the Right do not count
    as “ordinary, decent Americans” and are therefore fair game.”

    Great line, Robyn. I will steal it.

    • JMP

      Are they straight white Christian men, or women who “know their place”? Because that’s what you need to be to count as an ordinary, decent American in their world.

      • Angela Ruzzo

        Whatever they are, you just have to be exactly like them.

  • Angela Ruzzo

    Deplorables. . . Sounds like a brand of adult diaper.

    • SeeTrain65

      “Get back into your alt-right life … with Deplorables!”

  • Deplorable Ron

    The Liar Tony Perkins (h/t Slacktivist) is not just deplorable, he is probably irredeemable.

  • Angela Ruzzo

    Not tolerating intolerance is not always that easy. There I was, a white woman sitting in a tow truck with an ignorant, dirty, tobacco-chewing white guy who was towing my broken down car off of I-55 to a repair shop in Canton, Mississippi. There were NRA stickers on the dashboard and he weighed 100 lbs more than me. He then called some black people we passed the N word. I had never heard anyone except Richard Pryor use that word in public. I was so shocked I didn’t know what to say, so I said nothing, but I was furious. If that happens again, what should I do? Personally, I think one answer is to stay out of Mississippi.

    • chicken thief

      Sadly those goober fucks live everywhere.

    • HanBarbara

      My car mechanics are like that, although the don’t use the N Word. They love T-Rump, and hate Democrats. If I have to hang around the shop to wait for an oil change, I bring my headphones and plug them right away.
      They are good at fixing cars and charge reasonable prices.
      I’d recommend that you carry a little set of headphones wherever you go. Even if you just read, people will leave you alone.

      • Angela Ruzzo

        Good advice, but I do not normally hang around such places. This was a unique situation – I was a prisoner in the guy’s tow truck, far from home, and forced to make conversation. If one is alone in a car with someone, I think it is rude to use headphones. In fact, I figured conversation would be less unpleasant than listening to the awful Country Music radio station he was tuned into. I was wrong.

        • HanBarbara

          I’m a frequent traveler, so I’ve learned that they can be a godsend for crying babies, etc. I try to avoid rudeness by saying- “oh sorry I have voicemail messages to catch up on”
          I still believe in the little white lie.

    • cat cafe

      You don’t have to jeopardize your own safety in order to speak up in the moment, especially if you’re alone, and essentially at the mercy of a guy who’s probably armed. It’s better to stay safe, and to contribute to things like schools, or state elections, or even to go back with a group and help make changes. Create springboards to effect change gradually. You don’t have to risk your life. The only thing I would think you could do would be to have a conversation with him, pleasantly, and let him see that a middle aged woman can be a person he can have a conversation with. That alone is a change for him, probably.

    • nightmoth

      I don’t know, Angela. I’ve lived in the South most of my life and I’ve been in that sort of dilemma plenty. Sometimes I go schoolmarm and say, “We don’t use that word” and sometimes I give the freeze-face and sometimes I’m just too fucking tired to even bother. If it’s somebody you’ll never see again, you could ignore it, or maybe open up a discourse by saying, “Have you had bad experiences with black people?” If its somebody you see a lot, you need to let them know you don’t share their opinion, or otherwise you’ll keep hearing it.

      • Angela Ruzzo

        What bothers me is the assumption that, because I am white, I must automatically share their opinion. I find this deeply insulting. It’s almost a kind of racism. But in the end I thought “I will never see this moron again, and nothing I could say would change his opinion anyway.”

        • nightmoth

          They’re not necessarily assuming you share their views, but they’re definitely checking to see. wink, wink, nudge, nudge. When I moved to the little country town in which I reside almost every one of my neighbors used the n-word on me. They found out I don’t belong to that club. I have neighbors, but no friends here, except for my hubby.

  • Panika MCD

    dear deplorables,

    just like your overreaction to HRC’s pneumonia because you special snowflakes are bedridden if you get a hangnail, this is another circumstance where what you would do with people you find to be deplorable is not what liberals would do–so quit it with the hysterics.

    *you* are the ones in favor of rounding up people for nefarious purposes based on their differences from you.

    *your preferred candidate* is the only one on the presidential ballot talking about rounding up 11 million people and kicking them out, making people sign up for a registry based on their religion and turning away refugees from war zones because of the people causing the conflicts they intend to escape.

    we are not saying these things. we believe in your right to say deplorable things, but the same right covers our ability to call it deplorable. for example: Alex Jones has the right to make grunting noises and we have the equal right to say, “hey, the bathroom is over there. could you please make those noises in private before I lose my lunch? no? okay, well, you’re disgusting.”


    • cat cafe

      Perfectly put!

  • Darkest Timeline Zach Morris

    It’s like they don’t understand that the people that Hillary called “Deplorable” are racist shitbags. If you claim Hillary insulted you, or that she insulted a group of people, you’re painting them (and yourself) with a racist brush.

    • Serai 1

      They don’t have the brains to realize that she didn’t say ALL of his supporters are deplorable. So by yelling HOW DARE YOU INSULT ME, they’re saying they are IN the half she’s talking about. If they weren’t, there’d be no reason to get upset.

      • zerosumgame0005

        fractions have confused them since 3rd grade…

    • h4rr4r

      They understand that fine. They don’t like being called deplorable.

      I think Hillary is wrong, all Trump supporters are a basket of deplorables, either they are literally Nazis or they are ok with voting for the candidate of literal Nazis.

  • artem1s

    rude pundit didn’t say it as eloquently, but he did a pretty good job too

  • jmk

    *Stands up and cheers at top of lungs*

    That was awesome, Robyn.

  • Rufus T. Firefly

    I don’t know anything about her policies, but I really like Hillary. She says what’s on her mind, a real straight shooter who doesn’t care about political correctness or offending people.

  • Courser

    Holy everlovin’ fuck, I cannot stomach that… disgusting meatsack. He basically turned most of Colorado Spring and the Air Force Academy into his disciples. Colorado Springs used to be an okay place to hang out. (It wasn’t ever great IMHO. It’s always been full of uptight military folks) but now I avoid it whenever possible. I have a friend who moved down there and I’ve visited her only once.

    UGH!! I can’t say more or I’ll get banhammered!

    • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

      I got hambannered once. It wasn’t bad and the grocery store apologized.

      • zerosumgame0005

        oh, that sounds tasty!

  • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

    Deplorabus Unum….Hateful One.

    • cat cafe


  • cat cafe

    Thank you Robyn. This is brilliant. I’m going to share it on my FB thingie and even on my tweeties. Beautifully said.

  • whitroth

    Dammit, where are Obama’s damn stormtroopers, already? I thought he was going to shut down Faux News, the psychotic talk show hosts, and scum of the earth like this, but noooooo, he’s got to turn the other cheek….

  • nightmoth

    How can anyone look at that picture of Tony Perkins and still not believe in evolution?
    The term “monkey-man” comes to mind, as well as “hairless ape.” His vocalizations are no better.

  • Stulexington

    Well those FEMA detention centers under Walmart won’t fill themselves.


    You better shut your ass, Perkins, or I’m gonna upgrade you to execrable.

  • Be Gin

    I read that Ms. Robyn Pennacchia been laid off.


    That sux more than Tony Perkins existing. I get gloomy when I see Tony Perkins existing in this universe with me. That guy REALLY sux!

    Stay beautiful Ms. Robyn! There is so little beauty in this world and you cannot let the people like Tony Perkins (who really sux) have the last laugh!

  • I’m surprised he hasn’t run for public office in my home state of Oklahoma……

    He’d win in an absolute landslide with his way of thinking.

    • Brendan_M

      His political history actually is pretty interesting and, to use the word of the week, deplorable. Tony Perkins was a Louisiana Republican politician who bought David Duke’s supporter list from him for his own campaign in the state. They apparently share a base.

  • Biel_ze_Bubba

    I’m loving Hillz’s approach to this little shitstorm, which when translated into plain English is: “You are, in fact, deplorable, so fuck you.”

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