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The [Monday] Papers

"Debbie Nelson, a secretary who lives in Orland Park, Ill., and works in downtown Chicago, said in an interview that she never liked Mr. Trump, but ended up voting for him because she was worried jobs like hers were being outsourced. She also didn't trust Mrs. Clinton," the New York Times reports.

"Ms. Nelson reluctantly voted for Mr. Trump - 'because of Hillary's lies' - but grew disillusioned with Mr. Trump's behavior, which she thought would change after the election."

It's painfully obvious to say, but I'll say it again: Hillary Clinton's relationship with the truth can at times be strained - within the bounds of normalcy we've unfortunately set for our politicians and civil discourse, where clever spin and message management are lauded by journalists themselves who praise those who can best manipulate them.

But I wonder what lies exactly Nelson would enumerate?

And then, of course, we could present Nelson with the lifetime list of lies Trump has told and see how they compare. Hey, Debbie, hit me up!

But that's not all: Nelson thought Trump would change his behavior once elected. This indicates Nelson believed his campaign behavior was simply campaign behavior, and not representative of the behavior of a lifetime. This would be wrong.

Now Nelson regrets her vote.

The tipping point for Nelson, according to the Times?

"[S]eeing Mr. Trump dismiss news and negative polls as fake."

That was your tipping point? Not the Access Hollywood tape, the neo-Nazi rhetoric (and support), the fascist rhetoric, the attack on a Muslim Gold Star family, making fun of a disabled reporter, calling John McCain a loser for getting caught in Vietnam and enduring five years of torture, the admiration of Putin, the anti-Semitism, the racism dating back to the early 1970s when he was sued by the federal government for not renting apartments to blacks, not releasing his tax returns, I mean, I could go on and on and on.

Oh, and I've got news for you, Debbie: Dismissing news and negative polls as fake was a standard of his campaign. Every single night. He'd put the press in a pen at his rallies while his supporters would scream "Lugenpresse!" at them.

But "Hillary's lies" and outsourcing. Ok.

The Trump we see now is not a surprise. All of the information was out there - unless your media diet consisted of the real fake news.

"Ms. Nelson is among the voters who approve of his overall policies, especially when it comes to immigration. 'I do want better security and I don't think there is anything wrong with that,' she said."

Aha! Here's the thing I've found: If you scratch a Trump voter, they tend to bleed racist. If you talk to a Trump supporter - and I've talked to many - they seem reasonable for the first 15 minutes, much like, say, Ron Paul does. At the 20-minute mark, it's niggers and kikes all the way down.

I wonder what makes Nelson believe that we need "better security" when it comes to immigrants. The Times doesn't tell us.

"But she was frustrated with the slapdash nature of Mr. Trump's executive order to restrict refugees and people from several primarily Muslim countries. That travel ban has since been bogged down in court, most recently when a federal appeals panel refused to reinstate it last week.

"I understand his concept of rushing in," Ms. Nelson, 59, said, "but when you are the president of the free world like he is, you have to do things procedurally. You just can't go willy-nilly."

But she's not against the travel ban per se. The one that was central to his campaign - only then it was called a Muslim ban. Repeatedly. It was even called that on Trump's campaign website. It was discussed widely. Nelson's problem? The slapdash execution. Do better keeping out the Muslims!

His concepts were good, he's just not doing a good enough job executing them! Like, where did "Lock her up!" go?

The Times wants you to believe the betrayal Nelson feels is reasonable - he keeps acting like a baby. But the betrayal instead seems to be ineptitude in Making America Great Again already - and doing so in a mature way. Ban Muslims in a more presidential way, sir!

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Here's what else the Times didn't tell you: What's on the rest of Nelson's Twitter feed. For example:

The president is the one in a pickle. But good luck on that Muslim ban! Keep us safe!

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I'd say this retweet of hers is an endorsement of this ridiculousness.

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Ditto.

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Um . . .

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And then, the piece de resistance.

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Debbie Nelson, your Twitter feed is full of adorable pandas, and I don't mean to punch down, but you are Today's Worst Person In Chicagoland.

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P.S.: Are secretarial jobs like hers really being outsourced?

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Don't Resist, Oppose.

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Des Plaines Council Turns To Polygraphs In Leak Investigation.

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1979 WGN Bulls Promo With Bob Costas.

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Secret Ways To Save On Rental Cars.

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A sampling.

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How 'bout this year the fans wear the pajamas and crazy suits and go to petting zoos and the players just go about their business . . .

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The Beachwood Tronc Line: Use it or lose it.



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Posted on February 20, 2017


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