Hillary Clinton Puts Millions of Voters in a ‘Basket’ That Just Might Cost Her the Election

Hillary Clinton speaking at a New York fundraiser on Sept. 9, 2016, via CNN video screenshotHillary Clinton speaking at a New York fundraiser on Sept. 9, 2016, via CNN video screenshot

Remember Mitt Romney’s 47% moment that many believe may have ultimately cost him the 2012 election against Barack Obama (in addition to going soft in the final two debates)?

Hillary Clinton may have had just a moment, although it’s doubtful that the media will hammer her over it the way they did Mitt Romney.

Friday night at a fundraiser in New York City, Hillary Clinton was trying to fire up her audience into writing her big checks and described half of Donald Trump supporters in a way that could possibly cost her the election.

“You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables,” Clinton said to a cackling audience. “They’re racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic — you name it,” she said, waving her arms for emphasis.

RELATED: Mike Pence Delivers Powerful Rebuke to Hillary’s ‘Basket of Deplorables’

Half of Donald Trump’s supporters would represent tens of millions of voters, some of which she presumably wants to attract to win the election.

Criticizing Donald Trump is one thing, but for a candidate to ridicule their opponent’s supporters in such a way is not very smart. Someone as politically seasoned as the calculating Clinton should know better.

Hillary didn’t quite insult 47 percent of the electorate, but she just gave it a helluva a try. Donald Trump and his surrogates should obliterate her over this and possibly even coin a new nickname for the scandal-plagued Democrat. I suggest “Deplorable Hillary.”

UPDATE: Hillary Walks Back One Word and It’s Not ‘Deplorable’

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Matthew K. Burke
Matthew K. Burke
A former Washington State U.S. Congressional candidate in 2010, Matthew attended the nation’s first modern day Tea Party in 2009 in Seattle, Washington. He also began writing and blogging that year. Matthew became a Certified Financial Planner in 1995 and was a Financial Advisor for 24 years in his previous life. Matthew was one of the three main writers leading a conservative news site to be one of the top 15 conservative news sites in the U.S. in a matter of months. He brings to PolitiStick a vast amount of knowledge about economics as well as a passion and commitment to the vision that our Founding Fathers had for our Republic.
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