Hillary Clinton’s ‘basket of deplorables’

Hillary Clinton was at a New York fundraiser Friday evening and had this to say about half of the people who are supporting Donald Trump.

You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic — you name it. And unfortunately there are people like that.

Grossly generalistic? How about grossly stupid?

Hillary Clinton should be trying to sway people who are planning on voting for Donald Trump, not labeling them with negative terms that end in either ist or phobic.

Attack the candidate. Never attack their supporters. It never works. Mitt Romney was caught doing it four years ago, and we all saw how that worked out.

What’s it say about Hillary Clinton’s America when so many of its citizens are racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, or Islamophobic? One of the two presidential candidates wants to make America great again, and it’s not her. How then can she believe that half of the people not voting for her are terrible human beings and not want to do something about that?

I wish this presidential election could be postponed due to lack of viable candidates. No matter who wins this November, I believe they will go down in history as the worst president we have ever had. I’m 52 years old. Most of the presidents in my lifetime have been awful.

Hillary Clinton's 'basket of deplorables' - Bent Corner
Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill famously said, “Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others.”

I’m starting to think Churchill was wrong about the last part, at least when it pertains to our kind of democracy, the kind that relies on large amounts of money from rich contributors to get elected. I’ve seen the results of this brand of democracy, and I’ve found it extremely lacking.

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