A new book out by New York Times reporter Amy Chozick, Chasing Hillary: Ten Years, Two Presidential Campaigns, and One Intact Glass Ceiling – doesn’t sound biased, does it? – reports that Hillary Clinton’s “deplorables” comment about half of Donald Trump’s voters was road tested first with her elitist friends.
According to the Washington Examiner:
Campaign Manager Robby Mook split the opposition into three groups: 1) “Republicans who hated her, 2) Voters “who feel that the government has let them down, the economy has let them down, nobody cares about them,” and 3) “The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic.”
Clinton and company packaged that last group up and put them in a basket, a basket of deplorables.
“The Deplorables always got a laugh, over living-room chats in the Hamptons, at dinner parties under the stars on Martha’s Vineyard, over passed hors-d’oeuvres in Beverly Hills, and during sunset cocktails in Silicon Valley,” Chozick writes.
They liked it, so of course it was fine. I mean, this is true Marie Antoinette stuff, isn’t it?
This is no accident or misfortune for Hillary. It is a reflection of attitudes she harbored which, ironically enough, were not shared by the billionaire candidate she faced who had more connection to average voters and a lot less in common with the Hamptons crowd than she did.