We’re sick of the polite bullshit. Gloves are off. If you voted for Donald Trump – you have issues.
In a video titled “Aftermath,” writer, comedian and actress Tess Rodham Rafferty has a few harsh, but true, words for Trump voters who won’t admit they voted for a racist, misogynist bigot.
The source of the text is Rafferty’s post-election Facebook post of November 10.
She begins by relating that in her youth she “saw politics as very black and white,” but that over the years she “tried harder to find common ground.”
I’ve tried to focus on what we have in common more than what separates us. I’ve tried to see what I like about people as individuals and remember that we’re friends and that we have to all be friends when this is all over. And I’ve seen polite discussions change some perspectives. I know they’ve changed mine on issues.
She goes on to explain that in the wake of the results of the election, her “younger self had it right.”
I am so damn tired of trying to see it from the “other side,” of trying to discuss nuance, while they paint us and our candidates with the broadest of hateful brushes instead. I’m tired of pretending like it’s somehow reasonable to teach Creationism in a public school with my tax dollars while you tell me that two same sex people who love each other getting married weakens your marriage. If you voted for Trump, I’m tired of trying to see things your way when you sit in your holier than thou churches/white power meet ups refusing to see mine. Am I lumping you in with white supremacists? No. You did that yourselves. You voted for a candidate endorsed by the KKK. For the rest of your lives you will know that you voted the same way as the KKK. Does that feel good to you? (Here’s a hint: it really shouldn’t, especially if you’re Christian.)
Stating that she’s tired of “pussy footing around” what offends the morals of others, she explains that “racism and homophobia and misogyny and xenophobia offend” her sense of morality.
“Let me say it here: if you voted for trump I do think you’re racist. I do think you’re homophobic. I do think you’re misogynist,” she continues, adding that “racism, homophobia and misogyny are all spectrum and you’re on it. You might not be ‘a cheering while a black man gets lynched racist’ but boy did you just sell them the rope and look the other way.”
Don’t like getting painted with the broad brush of racism? Now you know what it feels like when you get told you want to rip a baby out of a mother’s womb at 9 months when THAT’S NOT WHAT HAPPENS! THAT’S NEVER WHAT HAPPENS! You want to be Christian? Look inside yourself and try to find some compassion for the women who’ve been told in their third trimester their baby’s not going to live. They’ve had their shower. They’ve decorated the nursery. They know the sex and probably have a name picked out. But look at all that and keep screaming baby killers at them and voting against candidates who defend the biological necessity to have to do the unthinkable and I think I’m cool still calling you a racist.
She goes on to explain that, in the past, she has “tried to be polite,” but now she “just [doesn’t] give a damn because – let’s be honest – we don’t live in a polite America anymore. We live in a grab ’em by the pussy America now.”
Moving on, she explains that the election was much bigger than whether voters liked Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton or not.
“We had Germans warning us that this guy was scary and still people cried emails or Benghazi or ‘that voice,'” she continues.
And the truth is there’s been mountains of evidence proving that none of this was a big deal; some of the finest minds in the world have drawn you charts and graphs pointing to why no crimes were committed and you were either too dumb or too willfully ignorant to care. And if you really cared about crimes, you might care about any of the 3 pending against your candidate. Take your pick. I’d start with the rape of the 13 year old girl, but again if you voted for Trump, you probably don’t care much what happens to women. Doesn’t matter anyway. She got so many death threats from your “political peers” she dropped the charges anyway. But ask me again why more victims don’t come forward.
She continues on for a few minutes, concluding her rant by reminding people that a vote for Trump was and is a vote for racism:
Being racist isn’t the same as liking Dire Straits. It’s not like you just don’t like the same music. Being racist is always racist. And voting for Trump makes you a racist. Protect yourselves, Friends. Because those assholes always do.”
You can watch the clip, below: