On Friday night, ailing Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton spoke at a fundraiser, where she stated, “To just be grossly generalistic, you can put half of Trump supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Right? Racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic, 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 offensive, hateful, mean-spirited rhetoric.”
Hillary tried to walk back the slur afterward, stating, “Last night I was ‘grossly generalistic,’ and that’s never a good idea. I regret saying ‘half’ – that was wrong.”
Donald Trump immediately responded, correctly: “Isn’t it disgraceful that Hillary Clinton makes the worst mistake of the political season and instead of owning up to this grotesque attack on American voters, she tries to turn it around with a pathetic rehash of the words and insults used in her campaign? For the first time in a long while, her true feelings came out, showing bigotry and hatred for millions of Americans.”
The media have covered Hillary’s comments with kid gloves they certainly never used with Mitt Romney, who infamously stated, “there are 47 percent who are with [Obama], who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name it.” That’s because Hillary Clinton is a Democrat, which means she can rip Americans as closet bigots and get away with it; Democrats are all hard-working folks who never suffer from a victim mentality, but Republicans are all evil.
Hillary’s simply speaking what Democrats think about Americans who don’t vote Democrat: we’re morally inferior human beings. The great surprise of Hillary’s alt-right speech several weeks ago came when she specifically disassociated conservatives from the alt-right lunatics who rabidly support Trump. It turns out that was a politically-motivated lie, a blackmail offer to slice off conservatives from the alt-right if they just dumped Trump. In reality, though, she thinks that anyone who votes for Trump, even as a mere instrument to stop her from gaining high office, is a racist, sexist, homophobic bigot. That’s how the left justifies its dishonesty, its nastiness, the fact that it routinely victimizes Americans in order to serve its own political purpose: you’re the bad guy.
Now, this isn’t to say that the alt-right isn’t terrible. They are. But they’re a fringe element in Trump’s support, even if they carry outsized weight in Trump’s political calculations. No more than 5 percent of Trump’s base is truly alt-right, and that’s an upper end estimate. But for Hillary, everyone on the right is alt-right. That’s what makes it okay for her to lie to get ahead – because bad people deserve to be lied about and to.
Hillary can apologize for being “generalistic,” but her entire campaign is based on that generalization – just as the entire Democratic Party relies on that generalization. The moment Americans realize that the basket of deplorables is a giant lie, Democrats can no longer win elections.