Proud Basket-Dwellers

We’re the basket of deplorables!
We wear the name with pride!
We’re the ones that Clinton talked about;
We will not be denied!

We’re sexist, racist bigots
That’s a feature, not a glitch,
And we proudly wear our t-shirts
With the slogan “Trump The Bitch!”

Yes, you see us at the rallies
With our yellow Gadsden flags
Shouting “Hillary for prison”
“F**k Obama”! “Down with F**s!”

We will shout it from the mountaintops
And echo from the ceilings!…
But you mustn’t call us bigots,
Or you’re gonna hurt our feelings

No, you mustn’t call us bigots
(though those views we don’t deny)
If you do, you’ll hurt our feelings
And you’ll make us want to cry!

It’s okay to be a racist—
Hell, a Nazi, if you must!—
It’s free speech; you cannot fight it!
But don’t violate our trust!

We’re the basket of deplorables!
You know the way we think!
We will spread these racist shout-outs
With a whistle and a wink

We’re the basket of deplorables—
The worst you’ve seen so far!
But it’s much much worse, to tell us
How deplorable we are.

You may have seen them. It was predictable as sunrise; Trump supporters wearing the badge of “deplorables” with pride. Yes, there are some who are all offended and claim they are not, personally, deplorable, BUT… they are still voting for the guy the Klan endorses.

As a rhetorical tactic, it works. Hey, we did it with Jessica Ahlquist. When her own congressman called her an “evil little thing”, we put it on a t-shirt (with proceeds going to a scholarship fund for Jessica). The difference is, when we stood with the “evil little thing”, Jessica was standing with the constitution. When people stand with “the basket of deplorable”, they are standing with the KKK. With groups and people no decent person would want to be standing with.

Even Pence, recently, admitted that he denounces David Duke and disavows his support… but would not go so far as to call him “deplorable” (he was specifically asked, of course). Because after all the things Trump and/or Pence have said and done, we have finally found the one word they find most unforgivable of all.

And that’s deplorable.


  1. Pierce R. Butler says

    Police hunt for Trump supporter who sucker-punched 69-year-old woman outside NC rally

    Police … have issued a warrant for Richard Campbell of Edisto Island, South Carolina … Shirley Teter said she was … responding “Dump, dump, dump,” as [basket cases] chanted “Trump, Trump, Trump,” stating ” It was kind of comical.” … she claims she said, “You better learn to speak Russian… He stopped in his tracks, and he turned around and just cold-cocked me.” … she fell over her oxygen tank… Teter … asked if people would find a Trump supporter punching her in the face deplorable.

  2. StevoR says

    For a lot of Trump supporters “deplorable” is really too nice a thing to say about them and gives them too much credit and esteem. A lot of what they should be called is probably unprintable.

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