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September 12, 2016

Trump's "Basket Of Deplorables"

While everyone else is on the pneumonia, I'd like to focus instead on Trump's deplorables.

From Talkingpointsmemo:
Hillary Clinton on Saturday issued a statement saying that she regrets saying that half of Donald Trump's supporters are in what she called a "basket of deplorables."

"Last night I was ‘grossly generalistic,’ and that's never a good idea. I regret saying ‘half’ -- that was wrong," Clinton said in a Saturday afternoon statement.

But Clinton would not fully back down from the comments she made at a Friday night fundraiser.
Yea, "half" is too specific of a word. Had she used "large portions of" instead, she'd be more solidly correct.

Because large portions of Trump's supporters do hold deplorable positions.

From Thinkprogress, we find this PPP poll that shows some stunningly deplorable data:
  • 65% of Trump supporters incorrectly believe that President Obama is a Muslim 
  • 59% are truthers (Correction: this should read "Birthers")
And since both those positions are, in fact, racist and xenophobic, it's safe to say that Clinton was right in saying that "half" of Trump's supporters are in that basket.

Happy Monday.

It's only pneumonia - it's not brain damage.


Social Justice NPC Anti-Paladin™ said...

"59% are truthers. And ...[that position is].. racist and xenophobic."
Why? 9/11 truthers run the gambit of "9/11 was completely done by the GW Bush administration" to "there were still "unanswered questions" about the Bush's administration's inadequate response to the pending attacks."

I understand how believing that President Obama is a Muslim is racist and xenophobic.
Because to progressives all negative views of Obama are racist and xenophobic.

Dayvoe said...

Oop. For once OCS is correct. 59% are BIRTHERS.

And that's the racist/xenophobic part.

My apologies.

Social Justice NPC Anti-Paladin™ said...

Do not forget 95% of Trump supporters are Climate Deniers.
That is racist/xenophobic because "Climate crisis is a racist crisis."

Dayvoe said...

Nice try. But the HuffingtonPost reported that 56% of Trump supporters thought climate change is REAL.