Saturday Basket o’ Deplorables

Yesterday Hillary Clinton said this:

You know, 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. And unfortunately there are people like that. And he has lifted them up.

The media will jump on this, bothsidesing it into the Hillary version of Donald calling Mexicans rapists. They’re already comparing it to Romney’s 47% remark last time around.

Was Hillary Clinton right to say what she said about some of Donald Trump’s supporters?


A few other deplorable observations to top off the old basket:

  • The North Carolina “creepy clown” sightings are spreading to other states. Meanwhile, at least one such sighting has now been revealed as a hoax. So are all the others, I’ll wager.
  • Wells Fargo employees were using customer data to create phony accounts in order to generate money through transfer and late fees, but really to keep their jobs and get promotions. When employee job security and compensation is based on achieving numerical goals, employees will achieve them. Every time. Witness cops and speeding tickets, VA senior managers and patient wait time reports, generals and body counts.
  • Trump yesterday did an interview with Larry King. In it, he defended Putin and complained about the dishonesty of American media. No one on Trump’s staff seemed to realize the interview would air on Russia Today, a Kremlin-funded propaganda outlet, King’s current employer. Trump’s staff spent most of Friday trying to deflect blame, finally settling on “Nobody said it would be on Russian TV.” Rachel Maddow compared their flailing an episode of Hee Haw, probably because MSNBC wouldn’t let her say “cluster fuck” on the air.
  • Speaking of Trump’s crush on Putin, the world is full of countries with strong-man leaders & dictators. Why does Trump and the right prefer Putin to Mugabe, Kim Jong Un, Xi Jinping, Duterte, Assad? Gee, that’s a poser, ain’t it?

© 2016, Paul Woodford. All rights reserved.

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