Hillary labeled more than half of Americans ‘deplorables’ for supporting Donald Trump. What was supposed to be an insult was flipped to a compliment. This moment in history will probably never be forgotten; especially if we name a whole ship after it. What do you think, should we do it?
By Howard Portnoy
It is a demand that the next major U.S. Navy Ship be named “USS The Deplorables.” It is meant to be in-your-face both to the outgoing president and to the Democratic candidate who coined the phrase “basket of deplorables” — a move that may have contributed to her loss in November.
The petition needs 99,447 more signatures by January 3, 2017 to get a response from the White House. It’s doubtful that it will gain the needed signatures, but its purpose is clear all the same. Obama created the web page so that he would be able to hear the voice of the people. He just did, and they have spoken loud and clear.