There have been at least 5 stories in the last couple days of rotten things Trump supporters have done to people. If I’d known things would keep going like this I would have started keeping a log to show this is not a one-off event. At any rate, the sad rising of the emboldened Trump supporter:
Lady with many disabilities calls for tow truck. Tow truck driver who is independent business owner and evangelical Christian (big surprise this happens in North Carolina), was called, drives up, gets out and sees she has a Bernie Sanders sticker, then turns around and takes off because “Jesus told him to leave her”. Why yes he was aware of her disabilities.
As as we all know, Jesus didn’t share bread and fish, Jesus didn’t say we should help those in trouble, Jesus didn’t say love thy neighbor. Jesus said, hate anyone who is gay, trans, disabled, or supports a different political candidate. Using Jesus as an excuse to be a horrible human being is disgusting beyond belief because this is the opposite of what he taught.
I guess I just don’t have a lot of love for stories like this. It’s very tempting to use these sensationalistic, click-baity stories to draw broad brush conclusions about candidates and the people who support them, but in general it ends up being stuff that serves the purposes of being an easy smear on things. You don’t need to look hard to find Hillary supporters or Bernie supporters doing some really messed up stuff either. Is it the fault of the respective candidates? No, not really. It’s just something that happens because being a crappy person knows no political ideology.
I saw something mentioned someplace that said the cops/other companies/AAA might not call him anymore since he can’t be relied on to do his job, and a lot of the time that’s who ends up calling these people to come out.
I’d generally say the same about tow truck drivers in general (at least around here, where tow trucks spend more time towing “illegally” parked cars than they do responding to motorists in distress). I’ve had my car towed illegally twice (both times I was parked legally and they towed me anyway). One time it caused hundred in damage to the car.
Yeah, I think it’s rural vs. urban. If you’re in an urban environment, your income may be based primarily upon towing fees for illegally parked cars, creating a constant temptation. Out in rural areas, you’re unlikely to have that many cases of illegal parking so your income would be based primarily upon helping stranded motorists.
I try to do a mental check on myself whenever I read stories like this one. In this case it was: would I react the same if it was reversed, if a Sanders/Clinton supporter left a disabled woman because she had a Trump bumper sticker.