Clinton: Half of Trump supporters are in 'basket of deplorables'
Hillary Clinton's campaign is standing by politically incendiary comments she made Friday night grouping half of Donald Trump's supporters into "the basket of deplorables," people who are racist, sexist, homophobic or xenophobic.
Clinton then said some of these people were "irredeemable" and "not America."
Wow, Hillary Clinton was SO INSULTING to my supporters, millions of amazing, hard working people. I think it will cost her at the Polls!" Trump tweeted Saturday morning.
Truump's running mate, Mike Pence, forcefully condemned Clinton "in the strongest possible terms" Saturday at the Values Voter Summit in Washington....
Many of you should find this interesting, a very few of you might even have seen it on the PBS news program last night! The Democratic commentator criticizing Hillary for her "Deplorables" remark
PBS Newshour wrote: JUDY WOODRUFF: But, Mark, it also comes as Hillary Clinton‚Äôs has had some problems, the basket of deplorables comment from a week ago. Some people have said that is going to be something the Trump people will hang around her neck for the rest of the campaign. Is that the kind of thing that just is damaging and it keeps on being damaging? ...
MARK SHIELDS: And it ‚ÄĒ I will tell you, what bothered me the most ‚ÄĒ and Donald Trump took advantage of it, and understandably ‚ÄĒ she had done the same thing in 2008, when she took advantage of it ‚ÄĒ what bothered me the most was irredeemable.
You don‚Äôt ‚ÄĒ America is built on redemption. People came here because things weren‚Äôt working out.
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At least that tidbit from, Mark, made sense, some of what followed didn't. But anyway, see the transcript, etc.
Neither candidate is a good choice. We need to pray for them both,however. We're under judgment and this is what we have. Both reflect what we have become as a nation...a nation,which in truth,belongs to China. Thankfully,Christians have another home.
GSMontana wrote: Observer wrote: Bro, go easy on Jim! Unlike the majority who will vote for Hillary out of ignorance or naivete, Jim is a true believer of the cause of the Demoracratic party. I don't think I have to explain which is worse.
How can you say that when we all know that Jim is an independent?!
You stated, "... denigrate an entire voter block ..." Hilliary stated, " half ..." She's correct." Nope. .. she even said so: http://www.christianpost.com/news/tony-perkins-wonders-how-a-clinton-admin-would-punish-trumps-basket-of-deplorables-169407/
"Clinton backtracked on her "basket of deplorables" comment on Saturday. "I regret saying 'half' ‚ÄĒ that was wrong," Clinton stated. And a block can be a subset of any candidate's supporters, half or less. So much for your complicity with her denigrating comment.
And we know why she backtracked. Nevertheless, anyone fitting the description she defined fits in that very basket according to some of the definitions of deplorable.
NOSEM wrote: You stated, "... denigrate an entire voter block ..." Hilliary stated, " half ..." She's correct.
Nosem if she is including people who want to preserve Christian marriage or prevent abortion as much as possible or not try to go way off the liberal side I'm sure it would be way more than half. Hillary tries to throw it under the notion of it being racist. The fact is that many won't vote for Trump because deep down inside they are in fact racist. This should be a election of how the public wants to see the direction of this country go, far left or right. The fact is many of Clintons supporters way more than half would be considered deplorable by Bible standards.(LGBT, baby killers and people bigoted against white people as well). The fact is that most people who aren't in Christ I would consider as deplorable by the bible standards. I was in the army and it is clear cut being briefed on handling classified documents that in fact Hillary should be in prison. So Clinton is not a reputable candidate by any means.
Perhaps you need to look closer at 'old' enemies: Especially since recent Defense cuts in Britain have destroyed our forces.
"One of the distinguishing characteristics of Vladimir Putin‚Äôs presidency has been his commitment to revitalizing Russia‚Äôs military. Putin, who has noted that Russia‚Äôs perceived weakness makes it vulnerable to external pressure and internal disruption, is pushing for increased funding to transform the Russian armed forces from the debilitated remnants inherited from the old Soviet superpower military machine into a smaller, but more modern, mobile, technologically advanced and capable twenty-first century force. In 2013, in an address delivered on the day devoted to the ‚Äúdefenders of the Fatherland,‚ÄĚ the Russian president proclaimed: ‚ÄúEnsuring Russia has a reliable military force is the priority of our state policy "This is not empty talk. The rhetoric has been matched by a concurrent allocation of resources; Russia is now engaged in its largest military buildup since the collapse of the Soviet Union more than two decades ago, with major increases in defense spending budgeted each year to 2020." http://nationalinterest.org/commentary/russias-military-back-9181
BWS wrote: So says Hillary the self righteous one who a majority of a Americans who say they don't trust her and she lies. As if lying is not deplorable. Typical but shocking liberal hate speech, while they claim to not judge and be tolerant. This is a first in American presidential election history, to defame and denigrate an entire voter block with hatred while pretending to be so self righteous. Wow. She will be a big persecutor if in office. Only liberal speech and views are tolerated
You stated, "... denigrate an entire voter block ..." Hilliary stated, " half ..."
So says Hillary the self righteous one who a majority of a Americans who say they don't trust her and she lies. As if lying is not deplorable. Typical but shocking liberal hate speech, while they claim to not judge and be tolerant. This is a first in American presidential election history, to defame and denigrate an entire voter block with hatred while pretending to be so self righteous. Wow. She will be a big persecutor if in office. Only liberal speech and views are tolerated
Lurker wrote: Good day, brother. I weighed up your analysis in the balance and found no want. Hope all is well with you, John. As for me..... I'm quietly watching the signs of the times. Fifteen years ago God gave this nation a wake up call and for a brief time, many called out to God in their distress. But it didn't last and now we are much worse off than before. I fear there is another coming real soon but in what form I don't know. Be blessed.
Thank you bro, and good day to you too.
I think I must have Spurgeonitis, as I have a strong desire to go to a warmer climate in the winters. Already it is too cold for me here in Wales, especially as I don't feast on the meaty and fatty foods, and a mediterranean diet would suit me better.
Yes, I also watch the signs of the times, and something is brewing, no doubting it. Maybe the likeliest will be the North Korea v South Korea conflict, which would draw in allies. The north continues its nuclear experiments despite world opposition, and they are crazy enough to fight everyone. The south has said that if the north tries anything on Seoul their capital, they will raze Pyongyang.
John UK wrote: Good morning Lurker. If I may offer up an explanation, as I see it, and you can weigh it up in the balance and make what you will. Angry face = It can be used to bolster up a very weak argument. Or to add some pseudo righteous indignation to a comment. Its design is to enforce an opinion on others. Or to win an argument by threat, or to change someone's mind by making them feel peer pressure. For example: Anyone who disagrees with the above analysis really needs their head examining.
Good day, brother.
I weighed up your analysis in the balance and found no want.
Hope all is well with you, John. As for me..... I'm quietly watching the signs of the times. Fifteen years ago God gave this nation a wake up call and for a brief time, many called out to God in their distress. But it didn't last and now we are much worse off than before.
I fear there is another coming real soon but in what form I don't know.