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Liberal self-parody: “I detest Trump, but a ‘redneck’ fixed my Prius with zip ties”

Liberal self-parody: “I detest Trump, but a ‘redneck’ fixed my Prius with zip ties”

Virtue-signaling in the age of Trump Derangement Syndrome.

In the annals of unintentional liberal self-parody, there is a special place reserved for a column by Ruth Mayor, “I detest Trump, but a ‘redneck’ fixed my Prius with zip ties.”

What makes it so classic is that Mayor doesn’t intend it as self-parody. She clearly intends it to reflect a liberal’s awakening to the goodness in some people she otherwise wouldn’t associate with. So it’s basically virtue-signaling in the age of Trump Derangement Syndrome.

The lead-in line of the column sets the stage:

“I went to the Women’s March in Washington, D.C. ….”

and all I got was this lousy tee-shirt. Not, not so simple. That would have made sense.

Instead there’s this:

“I had spent the morning sitting on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial with my 16-year-old daughter, Katherine, whose silent tears on election night in 2016 had marked the beginning of this national nightmare for me. She had insisted we drive from Charlotte to D.C. this year so that we could “protest in front of the president’s house.”…

I wanted to be with people who shared my anger. Because I have been so angry about Donald Trump this past year. I have been angry at my country for electing this man, angry at my neighbors who support him, angry at the wealthy who sacrificed our country and its goodness for tax breaks, angry at the coal miners who believed his promises.

My fury has been bottomless. I drink my morning coffee from a cup that says, “I hate to wake up when Donald Trump is President.” The constancy of my outrage has been exhausting, yet I have not yet found a way to quell it — nearly each day has brought a new reason to stoke the fire.”

Stop smiling, readers. I know you are smiling, don’t deny it.

But all good things come to an end, and Mayor and her daughter had to drive home. Through redneck country. Through the fevered swamps of Trumplandia. Through the huddled masses of deplorables.

And then her car had problems. Like when the canoes tipped over in Deliverance.

We were about 90 minutes south of D.C. when I heard a terrible popping sound. I assumed I had blown a tire and headed toward the nearest exit. The popping was followed by screeching — were we now driving on metal? Luckily, there was a gas station right off the exit.

Before I could do anything but park my gray Prius, a man rushed over. “I heard you coming down that road,” he said. Before I could say much he started surveying the situation. He didn’t so much offer to help us as get right to work….

It turned out that I hadn’t blown a tire; a huge piece of plastic under the front bumper had come loose, causing the screeching as it scraped along the road. After determining that he couldn’t cut the plastic off, he ran over to his car to grab some zip ties so that he could secure the piece back in place.

He did all of this so quickly that I didn’t have time to grab the prominent RESIST sticker on the side of my car, which suddenly felt needlessly alienating. As this man lay on the ground under my car with his miracle zip ties, I asked if he thought they would hold for four more hours of driving.

“Just ask any redneck like me what you can do with zip ties — well, zip ties and duct tape. You can solve almost any car problem. You’ll get home safe,” he said, turning to his teenage son standing nearby. “You can say that again,” his son agreed.

So it wasn’t Deliverance. The redneck was the good guy in the story.

But still, there was a lesson.

Mayor assumed the redneck was a Trump supporter, and realized that many of her liberal presumptions about and anger towards Trump supporters may not have been fair. And she knows who to blame.

Not #TheResistance. Not Democrats. Not The Women’s March movement. Not the liberal media.

No, this liberal woman’s seething anger and prejudice was the fault of … wait for it … TRUMP! He made her hate.

“While I tried to dive back into my liberal podcast, my mind kept being pulled back to the gas station. I couldn’t stop thinking about the man who called himself a “redneck” who came to our rescue. I sized him up as a Trump voter, just as he likely drew inferences from my Prius and RESIST sticker. But for a moment, we were just two people and the exchange was kindness (his) and gratitude (mine).

As I drove home, I felt the full extent to which Trump has actually diminished my own desire to be kind. He is keeping me so outraged that I hold ill will toward others on a daily basis. Trump is not just ruining our nation, he is ruining me. By the end of the drive, I felt heartbroken….

Trump’s cruelty and mendacity demand outrage and the most vigorous resistance a nation can muster. Yet the experience with the man at the side of the road felt humbling. It reminded me that we are all just people trying to get home safe. It felt like a sign, that maybe if we treat one another with the kindness and gratitude that is so absent from our president and his policies, putting our most loving selves forward, this moment can transform into something more bearable? I want to come away from the march with that simple lesson, but it begs this question: How do we hold onto the fire fueling our resistance to the cruelty Trump unleashes, but also embrace the world with love? I wish I knew.”

Perhaps Trump isn’t the problem.

Perhaps it’s the bubble of pussy hats, liberal podcasts, and prejudice against the great unwashed. Or at least the people liberals consider the great unwashed, who also happen to be deplorables.


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As I drove home, I felt the full extent to which Trump has actually diminished my own desire to be kind.

What she should have said: As I drove home, I felt the full extent to which I have let my hatred of Trump actually diminish my own desire to be kind.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to rinardman. | February 7, 2018 at 5:50 pm

    Her self-awareness is -700 on a 10 degree scale.

    Of most concern is why did a 16 yr old girl cry on election night because Trump won? Yes she MIGHT be more mature than most 16 yr old girls, but that just shows you how warped her upbringing is. I mean seriously, her mom might be explained away as being this dense for decades, but her daughter? I honestly hope someone can get through at least to the girl how to NOT be as single minded and biased as her mom.

      Immolate in reply to TJBX. | February 8, 2018 at 10:36 am

      My kids (I have four) joked with me after the Obama elections in 2008 and 2012. I am an avowed partisan and had no use for Obama, a fact which nobody in my non-work circle is unaware, and yet they felt comfortable ribbing me about what happened. The fact that both Republican candidates were only moderately less horrible than Obama did ease the pain somewhat. But seriously, regardless of the damage a commie racist can do in the Oval Office in eight years, we have a system, and it’s a fair system, and sometimes you lose.

      Then I think of my brother-in-law who is a Democrat partisan. Take my word on this one: we don’t tease him about Trump’s victory. He seethes when my father-in-law (in his late eighties) blurts out something about Trump, and the rest of us tiptoe gingerly around the topic and change the subject.

      You see, family, church, community, all of these are more important than who the POTUS is at the moment. That will change in four to eight years. Your friends and loved ones, not so much. It is Democrats that make this blood sport and elevate it above all else in life. Shame on them.

The Hatred is strong in this one.

I hate rednecks!

(Redneck fixes her car without asking for anything in return)

I kinda-sorta dislike rednecks, but only specific kinds of them! Until tomorrow.

    This liberal woman’s closed-minded thinking demonstrates that there’s no give-n-take in the great liberal-conservative divide. Liberals take and won’t give. I understand the positions of most liberals, disagreeing with most of them because they simply don’t reflect life as it is. But I do know what they think, and what they want. And invariably what they want accomplished is to be achieved, not through persuasion and the strength of their better arguments, but through force of some sort (yes, taxation and fees are force).

    But liberals generally speaking don’t understand what we have seen and experienced in life.

      SDN in reply to pfg. | February 8, 2018 at 7:15 am

      Just remember: it’s the assistance of NeverTrumpers like Rags that give her kind their “bi-partisan” cover.

      It can’t be them; “conservatives” hate him too.

    4th armored div in reply to georgfelis. | February 7, 2018 at 9:03 pm

    with the name i am maybe mistakenly think she is Jewish and is against Israel – after all LibRules is of primary importance –
    against the little satin-Israel and the big satin-USA.
    misspelling is on purpose.

Yeah, I did, in fact, smile. Grin, even. ???? You caught me. There’s no denyin’.

“Trump’s cruelty and mendacity demand outrage”

What cruelty? What has he done that begins to compare to letting our people die in Benghazi?

    4th armored div in reply to irv. | February 7, 2018 at 9:08 pm

    she doesn’t believe fauxnews like MSNBCCNN etc.

    while i watch FNC – i don;t do it without knowing which shows are NEWS and which are opinion.
    for the MSM complex they are ALL opinion with tiny grains of truth – like PRAVDA.

Typical liberal, always blaming others for their own shortcomings and never take responsibility for their own feelings and actions. Meanwhile “rednecks” will continue to fix things and solve problems.

I’m wondering if the woman did the sensible thing ….. like buy a variety pack of zip ties and a big fat roll of quality duct tape for the glove box.

… a huge piece of plastic under the front bumper had come loose …

Yep, that’s the unmistakable clue that you’re dealing with a Toyota.

As I drove home, I felt the full extent to which Trump has actually diminished my own desire to be kind. He is keeping me so outraged that I hold ill will toward others on a daily basis. Trump is not just ruining our nation, he is ruining me.

She must be an acolyte of Dennis Kucinich, since she believes the president has mind-control rays.

Funny how 0bama didn’t use them to make people vote for Clinton. And how Trump didn’t use them to make people vote for Strange in the AL primary, or for Moore in the general.

“Help! I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!”

“And it’s all Trump’s fault!”

See also the earlier case of another pearl-clutcher’s plummerphobia:

Nothing new. Both reminded of an occasion, back in the early 00s, when I overheard a girl from the white collar side of the company I was working for entertaining her peers with impersonations of another woman she had met the night before. Said woman had been the one who had set the girl on the right path after she had gotten hopelessly lost somewhere in the boonies.

The woman’s concern and given aid for a stranger were no matter; she didn’t speak pretty and so was fit for contempt as a hayseed.

I sized him up as a Trump voter

This seems to be the weak point in her search for excuses. He must be a Trump supporter … why? Because he has a stash of zip ties? Or maybe because he doesn’t yell “Allahu akbar!” and rape her daughter? Seems pretty feeble.

OK, got it … he actually gets off his butt and does something useful rather than grousing that a government program is needed to fix whatever-it-is—so he can’t be a Liberal. The rest follows. If so, then her innate bigotry is even more irrational than it at first appears.

Typical liberal externalization of responsibility. They are never responsible for their own crap it’s always someone else’s fault.

This woman hates because she’s been told to hate by people she looks to for direction (because she’s incapable of thinking for herself). She also knows she will become an outcast from her circle of friends if she doesn’t exhibit unquenchable rage, just as they do. She travels with people who can’t think and aren’t allowed to think for themselves, on penalty of excommunication.

Okay you got me, I was laughing.

find/replace the word “redneck” with “black” and see how many death threats get sent.

The irony is even more delicious when you realize Redneck is an ethnic slur on par with Wetback.

    Immolate in reply to Fen. | February 8, 2018 at 10:49 am

    Rednecks are proud to be rednecks, as evidenced by this story and corroborated by my 41 years living in the South. They self-label and consider it a badge of honor and accomplishment. On top of that, there are plenty of non-whites who call themselves rednecks. Wasn’t true in my high school years in South Alabama but it’s true now. It speaks to a country boy/girl philosophy that values independence, competence in basic skills and, of course, country music.

    Nobody likes being called a wetback.

“huge piece of plastic under the front bumper had come loose, causing the screeching as it scraped along the road.”

This exact same thing happened to me. Except that when I got home I looked under the car and identified the problem. And yes, I fixed it with 2 zip ties.

This woman is a moron.

She doesn’t like the tax cuts!!!

I wonder if she’ll send the money back?

I wasn’t laughing, Professor. This woman is really sick. Pity is the right response, not laughter. The sad part is that there are so many people who share her disorder.

    You mean, pity for US: Ruth Mayor will help destroy the nation with her delusions of self-grandeur, and surely seek to keep her wealth in her grubby hands. The rest of us deplorables and Hillbillies be damned.

    We should refer to arrogant dumbasses of the likes of Ruth Mayor as a “Hillarybilly.”

    Another Voice in reply to tarheelkate. | February 8, 2018 at 2:43 pm

    Sadder still…Ruth Mayer as a graduate of Cornell who migrated to Calif., is a testament to what a conservative Prof. as is Prof. J., deals with on a daily basis.
    Which goes to point that she never truly left East Hill or Calif. where she went to after leaving N.Y., where she has resided with little to no outside interactions outside of her bubble. Starting with her years in Ithaca she must have avoided any knowledge by interaction with those who work in every dept. of support services who are employed in large numbers who live in any of the contiguous counties..people who dominate the makeup of a Up State New York Republican stronghold. She must have resided in the Very Southern or Northern part of Calif. to maintain the safety of her bubble and biases. Unbelievable! It speaks more to her elite ignorance than the person she has come to typecast as “redneck”. What a waste of $250,000*. You can change the name from Cornell to most colleges..the end result is the same.

    (Current Cornell Tuition- $65,494 Out of State exclusive of financial aid which is a subsidy out of someone’s pocket.)

I ain’t no redneck, but once I saw the “Resist” sticker, I’d have rolled on.

And I’d have mashed on the ERG deleted diesel in my F350 and rolled some smoke at her.

Well, probably not. But it’s fun to dream


Haha, yes I read the article a few days ago. I wonder does it work the other way?

“I detest Obama, but a hipster made me a vegan omelette with chickpea flour.”

This woman isn’t Liberal: she is stupid. She gets all her political positions from other people, without ever bothering once to check anything. She has a chip on her shoulder the size of New Hampshire, and a mind so full of prejudice that she cannot even see a human being in front of her, without fantasizing about that person’s politics.

Yeah, there has been an awful lot of awful stuff said about DJT. I know this because the man’s words and actions are a matter of public record, and I bothered to find out. She could have done that, too, if she valued the truth. Again, she does not act or think like a Liberal. She acts like a Useful Idiot.

I’m not a redneck but I don’t drive anywhere without zip ties and duct tape in my vehicle(s). When you live out in the middle of nowhere, you have to learn to be self sufficient.

    Barry in reply to Sanddog. | February 7, 2018 at 9:11 pm

    You live in the middle of nowhere with zip ties and duct tape.

    What do you think a redneck is, that you are not?

    I am. 100%.

      Sanddog in reply to Barry. | February 7, 2018 at 9:26 pm

      I’m someone who grew up in the suburbs and learned to adapt.

        Barry in reply to Sanddog. | February 7, 2018 at 10:41 pm

        I grew up in the suburbs.

        Maybe it’s a Southern thing? I take no offense at being called a redneck.

          Immolate in reply to Barry. | February 8, 2018 at 11:05 am

          I live in the south, drive an F150, go to a Baptist Church three times a week, and I log a lot more time on a chainsaw each year than at a movie theater. I’m not a redneck. Most of my friends are though.

So the “redneck” is one hundred times a better person than she is.

Unfortunately, this is a true story, and is typical for the left and nevertrumpers.

It should be a funny and oddball story, but it is neither.


We should all be ashamed of ourselves. Don’t you people know Ruth Mayor is part of an elite group of people in this country that have been blessed with more sense, empathy and brains than 99% of the population?

Don’t you know this hysterical, ignorant, bigoted yenta understands life on a much deeper level than the rest of us? Ruth is not merely an intellectual: she’s benevolent enough to have even spoken to a redneck laying on the floor, saving her equally stupid daughter’s asses.

As Ruth prepares to bed each night, she looks at herself in her bathroom mirror as she’s brushing her teeth, thinking, “Ruth, are you smart. You are an intellectual. You are so special. It’s so sad about the rest.”

When Ruth gets in bed, she tunes into MSNBC, and finds out what to think and to rationalize her pathetic, bloated self-image. In the morning, she checks her email to know what to think and say about every issue.

To further Ruth’s delusions of grandeur, she supports corrupt, treasonous sociopaths like hillary klinton, believing the tripe of klinton being the smartest woman in the world. In return, klinton and the gang tell Ruth how special she is, how deplorable the rest of us are, and they give Ruth and her daughter excuses for their personal failures and obnoxious personalities.

Abusive men like Weinstein can grope Ruth’s daughter all he wants, because they donate lots of money to Ruth’s delusional role models.

The Hillbilly deplorable leads a non-narcissistic life, and fixes things. The Hillbilly has no excuses – he just works hard, solving practical problems. The men in Ruth’s family probably attended elite schools, where they took advantage of the old boys’ network to gain positions in government they are unqualified for, to rob the country blind. Ruth’s daughter is probably destined to be another daughter of the corrupt, disgusting moron and fake oath-taker, nancy pelosi or ruth ginsburg, or dumbass Latina, Sonia Sotomayor, or Fauxcahontas, or traitor jane fonda.

When the reset of us get sick of the b.s. from pathetically ignorant pseudo-intellectuals like Ruth and her idiot daughter, we boot them out of power. Instead of any self-reflection, narcissists Ruth and her daughter to running to ‘Treasonous Women’s’ marches, where they are told how great they are, and how smart they are for supporting treasonous psychos like Sarsourpuss and jane fonda They have one big group therapy session in one big hysterical, ignorant yenta-fest circle jerk.

Then she comes home, gets stuck, can’t get her ass out of trouble, and has to rely on a deplorable. Suddenly, her ego is in crises, and she has to rationalize in some way, how in the world the Great Ruth has to rely on a Hillbilly to save her ass. So she comes up with garbage she wrote above.

Then she gets ready for bed, brushing her teeth, looking at herself in the mirror, marveling how wonderful she is, how smart she is, how informed she is, and what an intellectual she is.

Then she gets in bed to dutifully get her marching orders from MSNBC.

Imagine the image narcissist Ruth would see in the mirror if she learned what an ignorant ass she really is?

She’s see our country destroyed first.

Funny how she gets uppity about her loss of ability to be kind when it’s the poor country bumpkin that displayed the kindness.

You just sat back and had kindness put on you and the best you can do is whine about this crap? Get the f outta here.

I dislike people like this woman intensely. I was taught by my Irish parents to respect ALL people until they prove otherwise. The woman who was like a grandmother to me as a boy and who I loved with all my heart was dirt poor and, frankly, kind of scruffy.

If there is one thing that is a part of Irish culture it’s that one is NOT to “put on airs.” Hence, the vitriol in a statement such as “lace curtain Irish.” I’ve always much preferred those with beautiful souls than those with overflowing wallets and prideful manners.

    I was taught by my parents that courtesy should always be granted until proven otherwise, but respect must be earned.

      notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Obie1. | February 8, 2018 at 2:39 pm

      That man had a better education than that brainwashed Leftist!

      I’m sure that man knew this.

      21 If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink;

      22 for thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, and the Lord shall reward thee.”

      “Proverbs 25:21-23 21st Century King James Version (KJ21)

What a pity you can’t comment on the parody bybtge woman!! Hahahaha

Note, too, the safety of this kind of virtue-signaling. The original post (an editorial or opinion piece on a website, if I recall correctly) had no comments section. Pretty sure the writer and editors were uninterested in hearing from other points of view about the writer’s relative levels of righteousness.

Paul In Sweden | February 8, 2018 at 7:34 am

I read the article too fast. I initially thought the woman was the Mayor of Charlotte but now I understand that her last name was Mayor and while she was in DC protesting her town of Charlotte was missing their IDIOT.

“I hate to wake up when Donald Trump is President.”

There are self-administered cures for that.

I urge you to comment on the site of the original article- she needs feedback!

Perhaps our Prius driver might ponder “Eloi and Morlocks”? After all, the author of “The Time Machine” was a good Fabian socialist …

“Stop smiling, readers. I know you are smiling, don’t deny it.”

LOL. I got busted.

“I sized him up as a Trump voter, just as he likely drew inferences from my Prius and RESIST sticker. But for a moment, we were just two people and the exchange was kindness (his) and gratitude (mine).”

No, you sized him up as a Trump voter based on where he lived and how he looked. In other words, your bigotry. You assumed he was sizing you up, you actually don’t’ know for sure, that’s just you projecting. The fact that he helped you without hesitation would indicate he was not interested in sizing you up or pigeon-holing you at all. He is a better person than you. He is a more useful person than you. He deserves a Good President like Trump.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Jay H. | February 8, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    Jay is the winner of the intertubes today!

    Leftist Bigotry – plain and simple!

“Funny how she gets uppity about her loss of ability to be kind when it’s the poor country bumpkin that displayed the kindness.

You just sat back and had kindness put on you and the best you can do is whine about this crap?”

Good point, that’s the heart of it – what she is really ipset about is a Kind Stranger dispelling her false narrative. Her self-esteem is tightly wound into an alternate reality he just shattered.

It never occurred to her that this bumpkin is not only nicer than her, but also smarter.

Her excuse to be outraged is irrelevant, any reason will do to feel a part of “the” club by excluding others who she can redirect her feelings of inferiority’s and disappointments to. In another time she would have screamed heretic, witch, n/&&@@ and gleefully thrown the first stone.

Voice_of_Reason | February 12, 2018 at 12:46 pm

Libtards are remarkably unaware of their own agency and responsibility.

Kinda like when they blame guns for shooting people.

Or when they go to a powerful liberal movie producer’s hotel room, have sex in order to get a movie part, and then year later – AFTER pocketing the money – whine about being abused.

Or when they get outraged because republicans propose to simply enforce our existing immigration laws.