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HATRED OF LIBERALS: PART II

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Conservatism turned toxic: Donald Trump’s fanbase has no actual ideology, just a nihilistic hatred of liberals
Trump's victory was the result of decades of right-wing hate rhetoric, curdling into a totally negative worldview.
SALON AMANDA MARCOTTE DEC 24, 2016
The horror show that was the 2016 election will be examined and reexamined for years, and depending on how bad things get, quite likely decades to come. There were, of course, a lot of factors: Cultural change, economic change, racism, liberal complacency after Barack Obama, the FBI manipulating the election, the Russian government manipulating the election, hatred of feminism and so on. But it’s also important to notice that Donald Trump’s election is the culmination of decades of right-wing media teaching its audience that liberals are subhuman scum, and that hating liberals — whatever their stereotype of a “liberal” looks like — is far more important that minor concerns like preventing war or economic destruction. Friday…

WHY ARE WE LIBERALS HATED SO MUCH?

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SHORT ANSWER: DECADES OF IDENTITY POLITICS AND PROPAGANDA
The horror show that was the 2016 election will be examined and reexamined for years, and depending on how bad things get, quite likely decades to come. There were, of course, a lot of factors: Cultural change, economic change, racism, liberal complacency after Barack Obama, the FBI manipulating the election, the Russian government manipulating the election, hatred of feminism and so on. But it’s also important to notice that Donald Trump’s election is the culmination of decades of right-wing media teaching its audience that liberals are subhuman scum, and that hating liberals — whatever their stereotype of a “liberal” looks like — is far more important that minor concerns like preventing war or economic destruction.  From Salon
If you’ve never tuned into Rush Limbaugh (or Michael Savage or Alex Jones) then you might not know that any American who believes that some people are poor through no fault of their own, that African Ameri…