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The Difference Between What Offends You and What Affects You


Leave it to Donald Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway to come up with what might be the best answer to the oft-asked question, “How could you vote for him after he said all that stuff about…?”

Conway, appearing at a Harvard panel along with several Trump and Clinton aides to discuss the campaign, said, “There’s a difference for voters between what offends you and what affects you.”

What a perfect answer.

Let’s face it, you probably can’t find a single voter who didn’t take exception to something Trump said at one point or another in the campaign. Some of it was harmlessly vulgar, some of it was not as “offensive” as the left made it out to be, and some of it was truly unacceptable. But you didn’t have to put your stamp of approval on every off-color remark Trump made to vote for him. Frankly, you just needed to prefer him to Hillary, and that’s a pretty low bar.

Of course, in LiberalLand, Trump was saying a bunch of stuff that you might have missed, seeing as how you are of sound mind.

“If providing a platform for white supremacists makes me a brilliant tactician, I am proud to have lost,” said Jennifer Palmieri, a top Clinton campaign adviser, at the panel. “I would rather lose than win the way you guys did.”

Conway asked, “Do you think I ran a campaign where white supremacists had a platform?”

“You did, Kellyanne. You did,” Palmieri said.

“There were dog whistles sent out to people,” said Joel Benenson, Clinton’s campaign strategist. “Look at your rallies. He delivered it.”

Conway told Clinton’s people that they simply couldn’t deal with their failure.

“Guys, I can tell you are angry, but wow,” she said. “Hashtag he’s your president. How’s that? Will you ever accept the election results? Will you tell your protesters that he’s their president, too?”

Conway was upset, and she has every right to be. But at the end of the day, you can’t worry about the jealous foes who want to take away your victory. It can’t be taken. It’s offensive to listen to them try to delegitmize the president-elect, but hey, what did we learn? It doesn’t affect us. Let ’em whine.

  • depaz

    Ya know, I’m “offended” because there are so many f**king @$$holes out there. But, hey, I’ve learned to live with it.

    • Chet

      Almost all of them are liberals!

  • gary29

    Quite frankly it gives me a great deal of pleasure to give the libratards a raspberry. It scares them, and then I laugh. Laughter is supposed to make you live longer.

  • Dan

    I’m offended that a nation of pioneers and entrepreneurs has turned into mindless drones for big gubmint and socialism.

  • I suggest that you watch this interview with retired Justice Souter: https://www.facebook.com/groups/570708609765964/679048825598608/?notif_t=group_activity&notif_id=1480883175977840

    Of course it would have been better before the election, as now we are going to have a Secretary for Education who is all about christianity over civics.

  • jerry w.hart

    i am offended that people say something should offend me

  • Louie

    Sure didn’t know there was such a divide among people until this election. But I truly believe in my heart that President elect Mr. Trump is the lesser of two evils. He truly loves this country and now after campaigning in so many States and listening to the people he feels the same way about the forgotten majority.

  • bagster53

    i’m offended every time i see or hear what ozero from kenya is doing, and it affects me, that’s why i voted for trump, ozero should be in gitmo with hillary

    • watchman48


    Carson and Trump were buddies from the beginning. At one of the media influenced debates as they were calling out the contestants. They deliberately skipped calling Carson to humiliate him. The cameras showed him waiting in the wings looking lost. Trump came out saw Carson standing there and asked why were you not called? Carson shrugged. Trump said you go before me. Then the crooked media had to announce him. The message for today is get out of the communist party of death to America. Viva El Trumpo. Viva Ben Carson.

  • raygun

    LMAO. The poor little snowflakes, sunflowers and liberal puppet sheeple have been offended. My, oh my, what a shame. Their socialist utopia has been shattered. They will have to retreat to their parents basement and cry at their shrines to losers Marx, Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Ho, Castro, Che and other murderous bastards (No, Obummer is NOT one of them, yet).
    We WON, you LOST. Get over it and yourselves. Since none of the loser elite ‘entertainment industry’ did what they ‘threatened’ they would do of the Trumpster won, we will just have to endure their whinny, pathetic, two-year-old fits of fake rage. Now it’s like the Trumpster said, “It’s time to drain the swamp and clean up DC”. Maybe he can do that to Holly-weird, also.

  • Graced

    What a sad article & the comments show the lack of character among some republicans. Unless they are among the 1%, I suspect they will be lined up complaining when they see how they have hurt themselves & their families with his policies & pray that he doesn’t start a third war! As for Ms. Conway– she is all bluster & facade. She sold her soul & her reputation for something that is face & a con.

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    • Chet


  • William D Manners

    The democrats declared war on God and lost! God is alive and well!!! And he can’t be beat! We passively allowed them to pervert our way of life and tried to love those who were going astray. But when you coddle rapists and child molesters and try to pervert the words of the Bible, that’s the last straw! Protect the women on college campuses and night clubs, keep men out of women’s bathrooms and locker rooms and let same-sex couples get Civil Unions!

  • Having lost much credibility, the media is still blasting Trump and Pence at every means possible. They have managed to keep people thinking Hillary won the popular vote and we the people are still that bunch of deplorables. We are not nearly as upset as they report. The marchers are paid protesters. They want us to focus on anything but the PIZZAGATE SCANDAL

  • Mary

    Trump offends ne. He is a legally documentwd bigot.

  • Alan

    The crux of the question would seem to have been-the following. Of the two candidates,which was of greater offense.

  • Stephen J. Makovec

    I thought that Kellyanne Conway’s comment was brilliant as a ‘pivot,’ as she instructed President-Elect Donald Trump to pivot when he did not want to answer a question.
    But let’s honestly look at Kellyanne’s response when asked about Americans who were angered, horrified or felt personally degraded by his campaign insults and tweets and tapes: “There’s a difference for voters between what offends you and what affects you.”
    – I agree, actually, but her comment ignores the huge numbers of American citizens that were AFFECTED by the comments of Mr. Trump that insulted and targeted immigrants and their families, Muslims, people of Mexican heritage and Latinos, disabled people, African Americans, LGBT persons, and yes, women. That’s WAY more than half of all Americans.
    – Many analysts believe Mr. Trump’s divisive rhetoric is the main reason that he lost the popular vote, by MORE THAN 2.3 million votes.
    – Please try to understand the concerns of many MILLIONS of Americans, based on the campaign behavior and words of our President-Elect.
    – Kellyanne did not reassure people who were disrespected by Trump along the way, or give any reason for Americans to believe that Mr. Trump’s behavior would change when he takes on the mantle of power.
    – Her comments were heated because she was taking flak from Clinton’s advisors, but she sounded more like a schoolyard bully who could finally ‘lord it over’ her opponents. Her comment didn’t help pave a path for peace among Americans; honestly, it sounded more like this: “Hashtag he’s your president. Get over it, because now HE has the power, and you better believe he’ll use it!”

  • Amerigo M. Cimino

    “The Difference Between What Offends You and What Affects You”
    WOW!! What a statement!
    In my opinion; a Liberal, doesn’t know the difference!

  • Chet

    “Elections have Consequences” A quote of Barack. Obama January 20 2008.
    8 years later, it comes back to bite liberals.
    There once was a President named Obama,
    well spoken and quite a charmer,
    but he was also a liar,
    and a clever conniver,
    Now, he’s drowning in his own bad karma.

  • Chet

    Kellyanne Conway is just the epitome of cool.

  • BOB


  • Linda Murphy

    I do not won’t Mitt Romney in the White House, what he has said about Donald Trump. mitt Romney, Joe Biden and Bill Clinton all of them was given a pardon so they didn’t have to serve in the service. Jimmy Carter was president at the time.

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