Hillary Clinton calls Donald Trump supporters a “bucket of deplorables” and “irredeemable”
With Hillary Clinton’s latest medical issue coming earlier today this post is slightly dated, however I was away yesterday and did not get to it and I feel as if it should be written about. Last night at a campaign event Hillary Clinton called many of Donald Trump’s supporters a “bucket of deplorables” and said they are “irredeemable.”
Here is more on Hillary Clinton’s deplorable comment:
You could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Right,” Clinton said, drawing laughter and applause as she addressed about 1,000 donors at an LGBT for Hillary fundraising gala in New York City, “The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic—you name it.” Adding that Trump had “given voice” to many of those elements through his campaign rhetoric and retweets, she continued that, “some of those folks—they are irredeemable, but thankfully they are not America.”
First of all who is she to say anyone cannot be redeemed? Redemption does not come from Hillary Clinton, the Democratic party, or from any other politician for that matter…
Hillary Clinton has since issued one of those non-apology apologies, here is what she had to say:
“Last night I was ‘grossly generalistic,’ and that’s never a good idea. I regret saying ‘half’ — that was wrong,” she said in her non-apology apology statement. “But let’s be clear, what’s really ‘deplorable’ is that Donald Trump hired a major advocate for the so-called ‘alt-right’ movement to run his campaign and that David Duke and other white supremacists see him as a champion of their values.”
She “regrets” using the word half but apparently not for the content of her comment. But as long as she is going to bring up David Duke (an endorsement Donald Trump eventually rejected) we must remember that Hillary Clinton once called Robert Byrd her “friend and mentor” and she has never backed down from that comment.
This is what Mike Pence had to say about Hillary Clinton’s comment:
I was simply taken aback. Hillary Clinton believes that millions of everyday Americans who think we can Make America Great Again are in her words ‘deplorable’ and she described them as ‘irredeemable.’ I was speechless about that—I was speechless about it, really, in my speech. My message to her is: Hillary, I got news for you. The millions of men and women, thousands of which I’ve seen since I joined this campaign, but the millions of men and women who are coming out and supporting my running mate are veterans, members of the Armed Services, law enforcement, farmers, factory workers, coal miners, business owners, pastors, everyday Americans for whom faith is important and who believe in the liberties enshrined in our Constitution. I said today that my message to Hillary Clinton is ‘they’re not a basket of anything—they’re Americans, and they deserve her respect.’ Frankly, anyone who has that low an opinion of millions of Americans should never be elected president of the United States.
Mike Pence basically said Hillary Clinton should be disqualified from the Presidency and I happen to agree with him. She called a major portion of the American people a “bucket of deplorables” and “irredeemable” and I think that last remark might be the more telling because it could give us an insight on how she feels about people who have a policy disagreement with her and how she will treat them as President.
We all remember Mitt Romney’s comment about 47% of the voters, right? That comment, and Candy Crowley lying during a debate to protect Barack Obama, was probably his downfall because of the way the mainstream media covered the story.
Of course Mitt Romney was talking about counting votes and about focusing his attention on the undecided voters, he was not talking about not caring about voters who were not going to vote for him. The former Massachusetts Governor was talking campaign strategy and about not spending campaign money on trying to influence voters who were never going to be swayed into voting for him. This is worse. MUCH WORSE…
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