Monday, September 12, 2016

Context


For the record, here's the fuller context of what Hillary Clinton said about that basket of deplorables.

... You know, just to be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump's supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. They're racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic — you name it. And unfortunately there are people like that. And he has lifted them up. He has given voice to their websites that used to only have 11,000 people – now have 11 million. He tweets and retweets their offensive, hateful, mean-spirited rhetoric. Now some of these folks, they are irredeemable, but thankfully they are not America. But the other basket–and I know this because I see friends from all over America here–I see friends from Florida and Georgia and South Carolina and Texas–as well as, you know, New York and California–but that other basket of people are people who feel that the government has let them down, the economy has let them down, nobody cares about them, nobody worries about what happens to their lives and their futures, and they're just desperate for change. It doesn't really even matter where it comes from. They don't buy everything he says, but he seems to hold out some hope that their lives will be different. They won't wake up and see their jobs disappear, lose a kid to heroin, feel like they're in a dead end. Those are people we have to understand and empathize with as well...
Not, of course, that it'd make any difference to those whose outrage could fill many a basket.

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3 comments:

Smoothtooperate said...

Leave it to the Jarhead to bring some clarity to this pressing issue that America, and the world at large is grappling with.

End world hunger? Nope...

World peace? Nope...Not that either.

It is this...Inquiring minds want to know what Hillary REALLY said...

"basket of dicks:"

A group of men (often in reference to the unwanted appearance of a large collective of men usually in the company of a handful of women)

Sara, you can come over but please don't bring your basket of dicks with you.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=basket%20of%20dicks

...and just in case anyone thinks this is obscure, or a new term, or looking for the perfect Christmas gift for the Dick in your life...

http://shipabagofdicks.com/

No need to worry America. Drumpf and his surrogates are all over the "Bag of Dicks". They talk about dicks 24/7...They really really like dicks. White dicks in particular need only apply. The one African-American spot is already taken.

If the Hillary people started selling bags of dicks, she'd make a Tpub stiffy at band camp go limp.

"Vote for Hillary or we are all screwed" bumper stickers, buttons and T-shirts. "Drumpf bringing jobs to Americas' tiny hands one white weenie at a time."

You're welcome America.

Sidney Schwab said...

I assume you're aware of the best discussion of a bag of dicks:

https://youtu.be/OT7xc_XqYO8

Smoothtooperate said...

I am pretty sure that's where I heard the term in any form. Sounds like something Chelsea Handler would say.

Louis CK is wayyyyy underated.

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