At least Hillary thinks so. At a “gala fundraiser” no less. With Barbra Streisand and a bunch of people paying big money to be there.
Hillary Clinton, appearing at a gala campaign fundraiser on Friday featuring a performance by Barbra Streisand, told the crowd that half of rival Donald Trump’s supporters could be put “into what I call the basket of deplorables,” while the the rest are “desperate for change.”
“To just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the ‘basket of deplorables,’” Clinton said, according to a recording of her remarks obtained by Variety. “Racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic, you name it. And unfortunately there are people like that. And he has lifted them up. He has given voice to their websites that used to only have 11,000 people, now have 11 million. He tweets and retweets their offensive, hateful, mean-spirited rhetoric. Now some of those folks, they are irredeemable, but thankfully, they are not America.”
And the crowd laughed. Sort of the shades of My Man Godfrey. Perhaps it’s been too long since the last Great Depression. Or the cloud people at the “gala fundraiser” just don’t care about the “little people” and the jobs they do not have.
Of course Hillary “expresses regret” and releases a nonapology apology.
Make no mistake, this is you, with your legitimate concerns about where the country that she is talking about. This is the old Alinsky slander, only instead of coming from a powerless community organizer, it’s coming from somebody who has made a career of abusing power and corruption. This is what happens when there are no ideas left and all you have is name calling. Which is the essence of Rules For Radicals, Hillary’s
After slandering about 1/4 of the country, Hillary can’t break herself loose from her mistake.
Of course the whole “deplorables” remark was just another attempt to divide Trump supporters, intimidate and chill opposition. Again, right out of the Alinsky playbook. the problem is that Hillary should have been using Machiavelli instead. After all the Democrats have more to lose by ostracizing big chunks of the electorate, which Hillary just did. To say nothing of the implicit threat implied in “irredeemable.” After all, Hillary was part of the Party and Administration that thought nothing of siccing the IRS and other government agencies on people simply because they exercised their right to free speech and assembly. She was also part of the Administration, and may have been the instigator of the actions that gassed and burned 80 odd people to death at Waco. Were they “irredeemable” too? Of course the long trail of people that were beneath the contempt of Hillary goes way back.
Of course Hillary isn’t alone in hating on Trump supporters. The NeverTrumpers don’t seem to understand either.
Who Are Trump’s people? There is something the polls are not seeing. Here is Trump recently near me in Fairfield, well actually Bridgeport CT.
Sacred Heart is right next to the Bridgeport border, right next to the most blue city in the state. The heat in mid August was as brutal as I’ve seen it in years. Yet thousands showed up to hear the man speak. Look at who showed up. These aren’t the lily white WASPS of Fairfield County CT. No these are the people that make the region work, the people of Greek, Italian, Polish descent, or other places, the people who make the great pizza or keep the air conditioners running. This was a Bridgeport, Norwalk, New Haven or Fairfield below the tracks crowd, not a Westport, Darien or Greenwich crowd. Here are the Trump Voters, the people who make the country work and want to make it work better. The people willing to stand in the heat of the hottest day of the year for hours when the beach was just a very short trip away because they feel that things need to change.
From what I have seen, this sort of crowd is typical of the people showing up for Trump whether it’s a rally or a fund raiser. In all the videos I’ve seen of Trump Rallies, the attendees seem to be a portrait of the real America. These are the people that Hillary’s party has written off except as sheep to be shorn. Which is something that all too many of us are tired of.
Contrary to what the media might believe these people aren’t likely to be enthralled by a reality show star or indulge in any of the various ‘ism’s that Hillary so aptly accused them of. These are the kind of people trying to keep their small or maybe not so small businesses afloat under the onslaught of the Democrat machine and it’s legions of rent seekers and tax farmers, all with their greedy hands out. They are tired of the constant beat down of regulations and fees, most of which seemingly exist only to oppress them. They are tired of the government being the not so silent partner that takes 40% of the money, complains about every aspect of the business and contributes nothing. These people are tired of being the “forgotten man” in the democrats tax and spend schemes.
I might point out that both the KKK and Black Lives Matter support Hillary, along with La Raza, CAIR, SEIU, The Teamsters, The AFL CIO and bunch of other groups not well known for their tolerance and caring. I’m fact the status quo from Hillary’s party has always been to create and spin off hate groups. But then divisiveness is key to a Cloward-Piven strategy. In any case when it comes to real “deplorables” Hillary seems to attract the support of all the best people.
The people that Hillary think are “deplorable” are the very people that the country needs. Without the entrepreneurial energy that creates the entropy and energy of a dynamic economy, the country is not going to a good place. It may be deplorable that people don’t want to make their money through rents and connections like Hillary did, but these are the kind of people trying to make it on their own by giving something to their communities.
As for the other half of Trump’s supporters, they are the people struggling because of the messed up economy. An economy that favors Hillary’s fat cat friends who pony up the big bucks to listen to Streisand, though their may be other considerations going on other than Barbara’s singing. Most of them have been left behind by an economy where almost none of the money paid out to the banks actually trickled down into the economy, thereby proving two things, one, that it’s the Democrats that believe in trickle down and two, the democrats are totally clueless about how economies actually work. After the last eight years why should anybody be surprised that people really want thing to change. Change the Hillary, as the top of the status quo, will be unable to provide.