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Monday, September 12, 2016

Hillary Clinton's Basket Of Deplorables (Why Not)

The most reported words from Clinton's comments last Friday Night.
“You can put half of Trump supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables,” Clinton said.
The descriptive statement 
"To just be grossly generalistic, you can put half of Trump supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables," Clinton said in remarks at a fundraiser on Friday obtained by CNN. "Right? Racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic, you name it."

The full statement 

Image result for "To just be grossly generalistic, you can put half of Trump supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables,"Yes, Clinton must have relied on focus groups and survey polling results for the crafting of her message. The only problem with the message is her use of the word "half." She placed a measurement on her accurate assertion regarding Trump's support base with no way of gauging the accuracy of the measurement.  Yet, the reality of Trump's "deplorabes" is as real as Greenwich Mean Time and the 24-hour clock. If you pay attention to any US or international news, you would be far less than honest with yourself if you do not recognize Trump has a significant level of support from US bigots, US racists, and International white nationalist; along with total support from the nation's white supremacists.

While media, conservatives and too many 'so-called" progressives are up-in-arms about Clinton's frankness, evidence of significant bias and bigotry from the nation's social deviates can be found rather easily. Evidence which is easy to locate.

A couple of months ago an NBC reporter and reports of other reporters surreptitiously entered a set of Trump rallies. The video you are about to view is an abbreviated exhibit of reporters in one small area of a trump rally. Since we can assume the reporters did not know the scope of racism and hatred which would exhume for the area where they stood, we should be able to safely expect what you will see and hear probably was pervasive across the arena.

Unfiltered Voices From Donald Trump's Crowds via @nytvideo

While the individual racists and hate mongers are one set of human filth; recognize they are surrounded by people who are enablers. It takes a special person or people to stand tall against the emotions and psyche of "group think."

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A deeper look reveals even more.  Rudy Giuliani and Alabama's Jeff session are front line Trumpeters for Trump. Giuliani's history is emblazoned in US History; no need to comment further. Jeff Session also has a history of overt racism which I am not certain he has properly disavowed.

What had happened was, he had a history of both comments and actions that appeared to be racist. Whether they were or not is — you know, to speak to the former President Bush, I can’t speak into his heart, but he had a history of comments. For example, he called the KKK something he had once admired, except that he had learned that they were pot smokers. He used to say things that were jokes. He called a white civil rights lawyer a traitor to his race. He was said, during his confirmation hearings, to have called a black assistant attorney general — assistant attorney to the state of Alabama "boy" in a derogatory manner towards African Americans. 
Trump has also recently employed Breitbart New's CEO, Stephen Bannon, and other unsavory social deviates as close campaign staffers.

Clinton succumbed to pressure and issued a statement on Saturday.  

The Daily Beast on Saturday
“Last night, I was ‘grossly generalistic,’ and that's never a good idea,” Clinton said in a statement posted to her Facebook page. “I regret saying ‘half’—that was wrong. 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.”
Clinton's full statement


Let's move back from Clinton's stated regret for a moment. 

White supremacists have recently moved to full blossom in their support for Trump.  

The Daily Beast and Media Matters Twitter pages have both featured posts regarding America's growing white nationalism and white supremacy (AKA  "Alt-right"). 

You might say, well those are hardly indicators of 'half": of Trump's supporters. No argument on the numeric label. As I have stated, Clinton resorted to hyperbole when she made the basket of deplorables. Yet,the facts stand as "pesky little things".

Would you like to know why I personally feel Clinton was point-on? You might also suspect I feel she should have allowed her comment to stand and the hell with political correctness (during this political season).After all, aren't we seeing an equal level of angst regarding parts of Trump's appeal base which is without question ravenous bigots and racists? I again question the use of the word "half" in Clinton's statement, but the number of Trump supporters who harbor bias, bigotry and racism are reality. Alas, the following chart will show an indicting picture of US white perception of the nation's African-Americans. Yet, Trumps supporters (in the Reuters survey report)

Reuters (and the nation's ugly reality)

Rather than recoil at Clinton's remarks, we should relish the reality of her words and the danger inherent in both Trump supporters bigotry and the pervasive bias across the United States.

As for Trump's supporters, how about a representative look at a few you may recognize.  It is important to note the images exclude noted white supremacists and white nationalist.


Deplorable, yet not considered over racists and bigots.


Why Media Shouldn’t Fall For GOP Attempts To Scandalize Clinton’s “Basket Of Deplorables” Remarks

Trump comments......
Trump defends the indefensible (The Raw Story)

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