Hillary did mean Bernie Sanders' supporters are hopeless basement-dwellings losers, but in a good way ...WH Press Secretary Tweet (satire)
Before I begin, hat-tip to Rich Zeoli of WPHT, the Big Talker 1210 AM for giving me the idea for the headline to this post.
Two weeks ago in a video to her supporters, Hillary Clinton was wondering why she wasn't ahead 50 points in the polls. Since she asked, I'll answer. In addition to her countless scandals and her impulse to lie, she managed to insult a majority of Americans.
Last month, she referred to half of Trump's supporters as a "basket full of deplorables." In short, she called them "racist, sexist, homophobic, etc. She followed that up by calling Sanders' supporters "basement dwellers. " She said millennials are children of the "Great Recession" and are living in their "parents' basement." And while there is some truth to her observation, her intent was to convince Sanders' supporters they bought into a false narrative and false promise. In other words, they were generally very stupid.
It's actually Trump who should be ahead 50 points in the polls if it wasn't for his sabotaging his own campaign. If you recall, Trump came out of the convention with a slight bump in the polls. But then he thought he should take on a Gold Star Family---the Khans (their son, Capt. Humayun Khan was killed fighting in Iraq).
But Trump recovered and started climbing in many polls especially in the all-important swing states. Again, he couldn't help himself. He went on a rant about a former Miss Universe, Alicia Machado. Twenty years ago, he called her "Miss Piggy" for her weight gain. The problem was even the main stream media was taking a closer look at Hillary Clinton's enabling of Bill's history of inappropriate relationships with many women.
The fact is both of these two candidates are flawed. In my opinion, Hillary Clinton's legacy is more flawed than Trump's. After all, she's the politician and was First Lady, NYS Senator and Secretary of State. In all of those positions, not only does she have few accomplishment (if any) but she left the State Department a total mess.
On the other hand, there's The Donald. As Noah Rothman of Commentary pointed out: "But only one of these candidates is disciplined enough not to interrupt their adversary when he's making a mistake."
Some advice to Trump: Keep your eyes on the prize. And your opponent is Hillary Clinton (yes, the media too). Focus, focus, focus---if you want to take a seat behind the president's desk in the Oval Office.