"“You know,” Clinton said at the LGBT event, “to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump's supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables.”
“Right?” Clinton said as the crowd laughed and applauded.
“The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic — you name it,” Clinton continued. “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.”
The Democratic nominee then sought to draw a distinction between the two halves of the “basket.”
“Now, some of those folks — they are irredeemable, but thankfully they are not America. But the other basket,” she said, “are 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.”
These Trump supporters, Clinton said, “don't buy everything he says,” but “hold out some hope that their lives will be different” with him as president. “They won't wake up and see their jobs disappear, lose a kid to heroin, feel like they're in a dead end. Those are people we have to understand and empathize with as well.”" Politico
Well, "that will leave a mark."
This current American witticism refers to some god awful hard fall in sports or anything else. Politicians have obviously not come to understand that cameras are everywhere with their unblinking eyes recording, transmitting, immortalizing.
In this instance HC was on her home ground, in Manhattan, hanging out with her fellow moneyed utopians, relaxed, maybe a glass of wine or two had been drunk and her real beliefs about the imperfections of non-utopian Americans came to the surface. Half of his present polling "scores" would be something like 60-70 million Americans?
As I wrote in my post "The Essential Hilly" (linked below) she has been a utopian for a very long time. She said in her valedictory speech at Wellesley College that it was "human reconstruction" that she wants. IMO she still wants that and the money, lots of money.
So, when she describes "half of Trump's supporters" as "deplorables" she means that if she could, she would change them so that they would be to her taste. This pretty much defines the "big grandma" attitude.
Yes, this will leave a mark.
"A pox on both their houses." I want to vote for Bill Weld. pl