Hillary ‘regrets’ misestimating the fraction of Trump supporters that are ‘deplorables’

As most AT readers know, on Friday Hillary Clinton referred to half of Trump supporters as a “basket of deplorables,” calling them all the “isms” and “ics” out there. This, on top of prior labels of us including her likening us to terrorists.

But Friday’s comments didn’t fade into the background. And so as sometimes happens in politics after backlash to questionable remarks, there comes the so-called apology.

Quite frankly, I couldn’t care less if Clinton (cough) apologized since a disingenuous apology means nothing and lets her off the hook. I prefer it when she reveals her true colors and for such exposure to be allowed to stand. But that’s just me.

So on Saturday, Clinton offered the obligatory, needs-to-save-her-behind non-apology. And it sounded like this:

“Last night I was ‘grossly generalistic,’ and that’s never a good idea. I regret saying ‘half’ — that was wrong,” Clinton said in a lengthy statement. But she added, “I won’t stop calling out bigotry and racist rhetoric in this campaign.”

The little felon is quite a piece of work. She regrets saying “half.” “That was wrong.” So what’s the take away? That her estimate needed to be tweaked? Did she mean to say forty percent? Or maybe half was a low ball and she meant to say all of us were a “basket of deplorables?”

Meanwhile, no sooner had she expressed her “regret,” then she clung to the idea (what a bitter clinger!) but switched the focus, saying that Trump’s campaign was deplorable.

And by the way, in case you’re wondering how she described the other half of Trump’s supporters during her fundraising speech on Friday, well, we are apparently hopeless, helpless people that no one cares about and who feel let down.

Well aren’t we just pathetic? Us “coal people” types (as the spouse of the felon said) are so mindless, stupid, and frustrated that, per Mr. Felon, we “blame the president when the sun doesn’t come up in the morning.”

Amazing, is it not, that Mrs. Felon (and Mr. Felon, as well) described millions upon millions of Americans in despicable ways, yet the backlash hasn’t come close to what was leveled against Mitt Romney with his (factual) 47% comment back in 2012, when little Barry had this to say:

We need a President who is fighting for all Americans, not one who writes off nearly half the country.

Not to be a huge downer, but Clinton will do more than write us off if she’s elected. She will make it her mission to destroy us. As AT commentator walternowotny wrote on Saturday: “Nazis called people who needed to be eliminated ‘undesirables,’ Bolsheviks ‘former people,’ Hillary calls them ‘deplorable.’ In the end all socialists are the same.”

Indeed. In fact to the commenter's point, “deplorables” isn’t a word. Deplorable is. It’s an adjective, not a noun. There’s no plural. You could say deplorable person or deplorable people. But when Clinton turned an adjective into a noun, she removed all reference to our personhood and rendered us former people.

Beware the coughing witch bearing gift baskets.

Hat tip: Breitbart, Yahoo News

As most AT readers know, on Friday Hillary Clinton referred to half of Trump supporters as a “basket of deplorables,” calling them all the “isms” and “ics” out there. This, on top of prior labels of us including her likening us to terrorists.

But Friday’s comments didn’t fade into the background. And so as sometimes happens in politics after backlash to questionable remarks, there comes the so-called apology.

Quite frankly, I couldn’t care less if Clinton (cough) apologized since a disingenuous apology means nothing and lets her off the hook. I prefer it when she reveals her true colors and for such exposure to be allowed to stand. But that’s just me.

So on Saturday, Clinton offered the obligatory, needs-to-save-her-behind non-apology. And it sounded like this:

“Last night I was ‘grossly generalistic,’ and that’s never a good idea. I regret saying ‘half’ — that was wrong,” Clinton said in a lengthy statement. But she added, “I won’t stop calling out bigotry and racist rhetoric in this campaign.”

The little felon is quite a piece of work. She regrets saying “half.” “That was wrong.” So what’s the take away? That her estimate needed to be tweaked? Did she mean to say forty percent? Or maybe half was a low ball and she meant to say all of us were a “basket of deplorables?”

Meanwhile, no sooner had she expressed her “regret,” then she clung to the idea (what a bitter clinger!) but switched the focus, saying that Trump’s campaign was deplorable.

And by the way, in case you’re wondering how she described the other half of Trump’s supporters during her fundraising speech on Friday, well, we are apparently hopeless, helpless people that no one cares about and who feel let down.

Well aren’t we just pathetic? Us “coal people” types (as the spouse of the felon said) are so mindless, stupid, and frustrated that, per Mr. Felon, we “blame the president when the sun doesn’t come up in the morning.”

Amazing, is it not, that Mrs. Felon (and Mr. Felon, as well) described millions upon millions of Americans in despicable ways, yet the backlash hasn’t come close to what was leveled against Mitt Romney with his (factual) 47% comment back in 2012, when little Barry had this to say:

We need a President who is fighting for all Americans, not one who writes off nearly half the country.

Not to be a huge downer, but Clinton will do more than write us off if she’s elected. She will make it her mission to destroy us. As AT commentator walternowotny wrote on Saturday: “Nazis called people who needed to be eliminated ‘undesirables,’ Bolsheviks ‘former people,’ Hillary calls them ‘deplorable.’ In the end all socialists are the same.”

Indeed. In fact to the commenter's point, “deplorables” isn’t a word. Deplorable is. It’s an adjective, not a noun. There’s no plural. You could say deplorable person or deplorable people. But when Clinton turned an adjective into a noun, she removed all reference to our personhood and rendered us former people.

Beware the coughing witch bearing gift baskets.

Hat tip: Breitbart, Yahoo News