Saturday, September 10, 2016

Right, That Must Be It

Last night Hillary Clinton, perhaps caught up in the fervor of speaking to America's new favorite protected class, homosexuals, in much the same way she gets caught up speaking at black churches by adopting a risible "black accent", made a keen observation about Trump voters backed up by mounds of facts. She stated that half of all Trump supporters were motivated by hate:

"To just be grossly generalistic, you can put half of Trump supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables," Clinton said. "Right? Racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic, you name it."

She added, "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 offensive, hateful, mean-spirited rhetoric."

Clinton went on to say that some of these people were "irredeemable" and "not America."

As if Clinton has any idea of what is or is not "America".

So according to Hillary Clinton there are at a minimum some 5-6 million American citizens who are supporting Trump because they are racist, sexist, blah, blah, blah. Her evidence for this incredible observation is that she says it is so. Millions and millions of Americans are haters and that is why they support Trump and not her, because after all there can't be any other reason to not support Mrs. Clinton. Right? Well in the same CNN piece I linked above we see a graph of a recent poll that suggests that people are voting for Trump not so much because they are sexist/ homophobic /racist / whatever but because Mrs. Clinton is the one who should be seen as being in the "basket of deporables".

Oops. It looks like Hillary is just a lightning rod, someone who is virulently unlikable and has such a sordid past that millions of people rightly don't trust her as far as they could throw her. No doubt that all of those people who are against Clinton are sexist. There is no reason any rational person would not support Hillary apart from irredeemable sexism. Or maybe there is...

Hillary Clinton has been in the public eye since her "husband" became President. She has consistently left a trail of corruption and the occasional "suicide" in her wake. She is an unpleasant person even in public unlike most politicians who can at least pretend to be a decent person in front of the camera and her statements above, far from being "startlingly blunt", are actually par for the course with her. Being vindictive and nasty is her main mode of operation. Recall the "vast right wing conspiracy"? Far from being "startling blunt", Clinton has always made sweeping, ad hominem accusations against anyone who dared to question her or her husband. Before she announced she was running again this campaign she already had incredibly bad polling numbers. As a people we have had a taste of Clinton in power and we don't want anymore, thank you very much.

Imagine the outrage from the Clinton campaign and her media lapdogs if Trump said that half of her supporters were unemployed, lazy, drug using, welfare recipients (for the record, he might very well have said exactly that at some point.). You would be hearing outrage about racism, dog whistles, etc. until the cows came home. You don't have to guess anyway, just recall the outrage over Mitt Romney's private comments about the 47%. It is a sign of how bad things are for her that she is starting to trail in some polls and even CNN is reporting her comments, even though they had on a professional Clinton defender who invoked the laughable "alt-right" conspiracy to explain Clinton's statements. As an aside, "alt-right" is just the modern iteration of "vast right wing conspiracy". It is essentially meaningless but it makes for a convenient way to discredit any opposing argument, as if anyone who marks a ballot for someone other than Hillary Clinton is a Grand Wizard of the KKK.

What I take from Clinton's comment is something that is pretty simple and that has been obvious for her entire campaign, and really her entire career, and that is a revulsion toward working people who are not on board with the social revolution. When I was younger the Democrats at least pretended to be on the side of the "working man", pursuing policies that they said would help blue collar workers. Now those workers, many of whom are unionized, have no place at the table for the new and improved Democrat party. The Obama/Clinton Democrat party is focused on the elites in coastal cities, including and especially Wall Street millionaires at banks and hedge funds (and if you think they have been paying her millions in speaking fees because they think she is going to "crack down" on banks, you have no idea how the world works), minorities, especially Hispanics, and above all else the sexual revolution. Promises of stuff like "free" college are just ways to get low information voters to show up and vote for that "free" stuff. The real target audience for Clinton are people who advance the cultural revolutionary movement to remake America into something very different from what it has been in the past. It is a movement that champions the self, self-expression and especially self-gratification, above any other issue and is run by the bureaucratic elites in Washington, the education establishment and cultural icons who help fund the movement and give it credibility. Anyone who works for a living doing regular stuff and is worried about the direction of this country, which any sane person should be, must be racist or homophobic just like anyone who wonders why black lives only seem to matter when a cop kills them is racist or someone who is concerned about "transgender" men showering with their daughters must be homophobic.

As much as they want to let this latest outrage slide, I am hoping the media will continue to call her out on it. You can't try to take the moral high ground by slandering millions of Americans. Of course the moral high ground in this campaign looks more like a cesspool but that is what he have to deal with.
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