Hellery Clinton's supporters say, loudly and insistently, that Americans should vote for their girl because during Obama's first term she was the country's top diplomat. They also say, even more loudly and even more insistently, that she's the only one who can unite a fractured country. Let's have a listen to La Clinton practising the politics of inclusion, at an LGBTQ (natch!) fundraiser last night.
In case you couldn't believe your ears, Walt can confirm that Mrs Bill Clinton said, "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."
It wasn't a slip of the tongue. "Basket of deplorables" is a phrase she has latched onto -- likes the sound of it, I guess -- and used before, as in this interview which she gave recently to an Israeli (natch!) TV channel.
The Donald jumped on this characterization right away quick, saying today his opoponent had smeared many Americans and would pay a heavy political price. "Wow, Hillary Clinton was SO INSULTING to my supporters, millions of amazing, hard-working people," he tweeted. "I think it will cost her at the polls!"
Damn straight! Call me "deplorable" if you like, but I certainly won't be voting for her!