Last week I devoted my column to The Patriot Post’s 20th anniversary. I did so in order to acknowledge our editors and staff, who do an outstanding job, and our fellow Patriots, who have supported and promoted our efforts for all these years.
Meanwhile, our editors were hammering Hillary Clinton for her denigration of Donald Trump’s supporters at a major fundraiser with her “LBGT constituents.”
According to Clinton, “To just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Right? The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic — you name it. Some of those folks, they are irredeemable. … And unfortunately, there are people like that and [Trump] has lifted them up. He has given voice to their websites that used to only have 11,000 people, [but] now have 11 million. He tweets and retweets offensive, hateful, mean-spirited rhetoric.”
Clinton’s adoring Leftmedia sycophants defended her claim, characterizing it as a “gaffe.” But a gaffe is defined as “an unintentional remark; a blunder.” And this was no gaffe — it was scripted, it was intentional, and it captured perfectly the utter contempt with which Clinton and her like-minded Democrats view middle America.
Perhaps it was also a calculated attempt to divert attention from her recent collapse at the 9/11 Ground Zero memorial event in New York City, due, she claimed, to a “bout with pneumonia.” Or maybe it was a diversion from her collapse in the polls in the wake of her endless lies about concealing official communications.
As for the other half of Trump’s supporters, Clinton said they are misguided “people who feel that the government has let them down, the economy has let them down, nobody cares about them, nobody worries about what happens to their lives and their futures, and they’re just desperate for change.”
Ah, yes, foolish people just “desperate for change,” rather than eager to award Barack Obama a third term by electing Hillary Clinton.
In those statements to her wealthy left-elitist donors, Clinton didn’t just offend tens of millions of grassroots Trump supporters, she insulted all grassroots Americans nationwide. And she offered her absurd assessment of rank-and-file Americans a week after smearingTrump supporters as racists. Clinton’s “deplorable” characterization of her fellow Americans parallels Barack Obama’s description of his detractors as “bitterly clinging to guns and religion.”