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right-wing Barbie

Tomi Lahren is all of twenty-four years old and already abrasive and cocky. She looks like a Barbie with her long, platinum hair and could be described as a younger version of the other beloved right wing pundit Anne Coulter.

Both women use the no holds barred and pull no punches approach which typically appeals to the Fox News right-wing base whose “America First" myopia has them respond favorably to violent rhetoric.

“Let’s show them whose boss. Let’s carpet bomb the Middle East!”

Lahren will say these types of things without a hint of restraint and with even less decorum but she doesn’t care because her following tells her she’s on to something. It is the same crowd that is apparently fed up of diplomacy and political correctness and helped put an inept Donald Trump in the White House.

Politico ran a story on Lahren and the comments section showed the kind of vitriol that has now taken over America. There is outright hatred between the blue and the red factions that has no precedent other than the Civil War which was fought over other issues and yet had overlapping divisional borders.

Yes, this is about Republicans and Democrats but even more it’s about lifestyle, belief system and to some extent education. To simplify the two sides would have you say it’s elitist, urban and Godless against a rural, down to earth and God fearing but it’s not quite that simple. These are the people who felt left behind when their jobs evaporated to global expansion and Neo-Liberal thinking and, as a result, gave the middle finger to Hillary.

Republicans went this route years ago, when they finally claimed the South for themselves as well as middle America and have been using wedge issues like abortion, religion, homosexuality and patriotism to divide and conquer which has served them well. One of the many outcomes has been this young woman who some on the left not so affectionately call “Nazi Barbie”. A self-admitted non-reader, she commands a loyal audience who isn’t the least bit interested in nuance or deep political analysis.

They just want to hear someone speak their language and tell it like it is and, maybe as a bonus, look pretty while doing so.


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NB: as a side note and with all due respect to all others deservedly on it, a list of the top 100 transgender blogs on the web is generated and Crossdreamers is not on it? I must be missing something.

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  1. I'd never heard of her so now I know, thanks. It is scary how divided we are as a country. I suspect it comes down to the haves vs. the have nots with people like Trump, Coulter, and Lahren expertly playing to their crowd's emotions.

    I agree with your comment about Crossdreamers. Would you please post the link to the hundred best transgender blogs?

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    1. hopefully this link works for you Emma...
      http://blog.feedspot.com/transgender_blogs/

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    2. Thanks very much! Yes, it works, and I found you as well as many other blogs I love, including my friend's Dara Hoffman-Fox.

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