Yasna wrote:To me, the far right's animosity towards Obama seemed way out of proportion with whatever faults he had, even granting political differences of opinion. I therefore assumed that racism must play some role in it for a considerable amount of the people. But no, that same irrational hatred existed towards Hillary, indeed it seemed even stronger in her case. So I take back whatever charges of racism I may have made towards the far right. The vast majority of them probably aren't racist, just brainwashed and/or stupid.
A lot them hated Hillary though because of her stance on BLM, and hated her because she was for allowing Syrian refugees, being open to immigration etc. Right-wingers were horrified that she had a commercial condemning police brutality. You should have seen the comments about her on twitter majority of it was that Hillary loves immigrants, black people, Muslims etc. They were also pretty sexist to her, many of the things she was accused of wouldn't even have been relevant if she were a man.I think I mentioned this before on here, but on the eve of the election I was watching coverage of Hillary in Philadelphia on CSPAN, they had a call in show afterward and one man called in and said something like, "Hillary Clinton can't be president because she is a woman and god doesn't allow women to be president." Not those exact words, but pretty close. A lot of churches in the south were preaching this nonsense. I know a lot of people argue that it didn't, but I think sexism also played a role in her loss.
Also look what her opponent was promising, closed borders and a ban on all Muslims entering the country and a huge symbolic racist wall. With Trump's slogan "Make America Great Again" he was basically saying make America white again, take it back to a time when minorities and women didn't have as many rights as they do now. So racism had a huge role in this election.