‘Tis the season for political hypocrisy, and Hillary Clinton just served it up for us to assess. Remember back in the 2012 election cycle when Governor Mitt Romney was captured on cell phone video — cleverly so — making his infamous 47 percent statement? The progressive socialist left went wild, just as they did with his comment about having binders of women’s resumes. Romney inarticulately expressed a truth about the growing welfare nanny-state and dependency society created by the progressive leftists — which has exploded under Obama. And we all know we’re in a race for the very heart of America.
Scottish writer Alexander Fraser Tytler succinctly and articulately stated, “A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations has been 200 years. These nations have progressed through this sequence: From bondage to spiritual faith; From spiritual faith to great courage; From courage to liberty; From liberty to abundance; From abundance to selfishness; From selfishness to apathy; From apathy to dependence; From dependence back into bondage.”
And of course Frenchman Alexis de Tocqueville repeated Tytler’s assertion later in his book, “Democracy in America.” Therefore, this has always been a societal concern: the proliferation of a state of dependency turning citizens into subjects, which erodes the fundamentals of a democracy.
However, here we are in the present election cycle and another presidential candidate made a blanket statement on percentages about the American people.
As reported by Fox News, “Hillary Clinton expressed “regret” Saturday for saying half of Republican presidential rival Donald Trump’s supporters could be put into a “basket of deplorables.”
Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, said in her apology that she was “grossly generalistic” in criticizing Trump supporters, using that same phrase Friday night when attacking them at a New York fundraiser.
“That’s never a good idea,” she also said Saturday. “Racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic, you name it,” Clinton said Friday. “There are people like that, and (Trump) has lifted them up.” Clinton, in her apology, also said: “I regret saying ‘half’ — that was wrong. But let’s be clear, what’s really ‘deplorable’ is that Donald Trump hired a major advocate for the so-called ‘alt-right’ movement to run his campaign and that David Duke and other white supremacists see him as a champion of their values.”
Her comments have dominated the weekend news cycle and are being compared to those 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney made at a private fundraiser about “47 percent of people voting for (President Obama) no matter what.”
Romney in his comments, which were also made public in mid-September, characterized such voters as those “dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them.” He later acknowledged to Fox News that the secretly-recorded comments “did real damage to my campaign.”
So, will there be any consequences or ramifications for Hillary Clinton — about whom I find it odd that she’s talking about folks being racist, when she referred to Ku Klux Klan grand wizard, Senator Robert Byrd as a “mentor.”
It’s rather perplexing that Hillary Clinton would refer to folks being “homophobic” or “xenophobic” after all the cash money donations her Clinton Foundation has received from countries like Saudi Arabia. I just suppose, when you’re with the upper crust one-percenters in New York City at a fundraiser hosted by Barbara Streisand, you can look down your nose at those uneducated deplorables – you know, those people who refuse to be made slaves to the progressive socialist nanny-state.
This all reminds me of Barack Obama’s statement at a fundraising event in San Francisco on April 6, 2008, and look at who attacked him for making them…
“Obama was caught in an uncharacteristic moment of loose language. Referring to working-class voters in old industrial towns decimated by job losses, the presidential hopeful said: “They get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”
The comments were seized on by Hillary Clinton who said at the time, “I was taken aback by the demeaning remarks Senator Obama made about people in small-town America. His remarks are elitist and out of touch.”
Doggone, if there’s one thing I love about the internet, it’s the ability to go back and capture comments. And I REALLY love exposing the hypocrisy of these chuckleheads.
So here we find Hillary Clinton castigating Barack Obama as “elitist” and out of touch — and she refers to half of Americans as “deplorables” in front of a bunch of high brow white liberal progressive rich folks…and who is now elitist?
Ladies and gents, you just cannot make this stuff up — but will Hillary pay a price? It appears Barack Obama did not.
You see, if you’re on the side of the left, you’re free to make any offensive and insidious statement you want, and there will be some justification for it. If however, you’re not — well, prepare to be destroyed. And for Hillary Clinton to refer to anyone as being sexist…has she, and her daughter Chelsea, forgotten to whom she’s married?
Mitt Romney was correct in statistically stating there’s a built-in 47 percent who will support Barack Obama. When you consider the liberal progressive constituency that encompasses the college and university campuses, the media, entertainment elites, and the dependency society, he was correct.
Heck, he could’ve even used the electoral college map that shows the built-in advantage for the Democrats who start every presidential election cycle with nearly 240 electoral college votes based on the Blue States that, over the past six or more elections, have voted Democrat. Stating that is a truism, not racism, or any other conceived “ism” from the left. And for those with no clue about civics, you only need 270 electoral college votes to become president.
The Democrat Party has been very adept at building their voting base in certain states and in the major urban population areas, where by chance, you find the greatest failures of progressive socialist policies — the now 21st century economic plantation. Now, my saying that just angers the left, but that doesn’t make it any less true.
Truth to the progressive socialists of the Democrat Party is like light to a vampire…and hypocrisy is their calling card.