During a fundraiser in New York City Friday evening, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton described half of the Americans supporting Donald Trump as a “basket of deplorables” made up of “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic” people.Today's quote of the day goes to yours truly. From a FB discussion on this topic:
It might be easier to call us names than to offer an optimistic plan for America, but we've done this once already. Cruz and his supporters chose to call us "low information voters," "stupid," and other names rather than explain his vision and policies. And if I recall correctly, Trump kicked the living shit out of Cruz.Few things are as fun as watching a liberal spew "ist" and "ism" charges at an immune audience.
For more, see Thomas Lifson's blog post on this at American Thinker:
It is really stupid to use such a colorful and original expression when insulting voters. “Basket of deplorables” fits on a bumper sticker. And the root word “deplore” projects the speaker’s superior status. Elites “deplore” so many aspects of the common folk in America. And the common folk know it. That is why resentment of the elites is such a powerful driver of politics this cycle.Amazon is already selling "Proud member of the Basket of Deplorables" tshirts!
What a great year!
U/T: Donald J. Trump.
UPDATED 9.11.16 1:30pm:
The FB comrades do not disappoint!