OUR FREE OPINION
There is a great divide in America today where the Presidential election is concerned. Hillary Clinton drew a line in the sand early on by pushing her image to reflect that she is the savior for minorities, and Donald Trump is their enemy.
Her surrogates have successfully marked Trump as a bigot, racist, and even fascist. Some are comparing Trump to Hitler and his neo-Nazism/style tactics. Truth be told, Donald Trump has not helped his cause through his use of sometimes reckless rhetoric, but while we are on the subject of truth and honesty, Hillary Clinton is no friend of African Americans.
When Hillary Clinton called young black males “Super Predators,” she was confirming her bias against the African community. Countless African American families suffered from the draconian federal sentencing laws Hillary and her husband pushed for (including non-violent, first-time offenders). She knew that young black males would be the primary target. Per usual Clinton fashion, she has back-pedaled from her comments and reversed her thinking on the “predator” matter– just in time for the 2016 election.
Hillary Clinton recently described Donald Trump’s supporters as “a basket of deplorables.” Publicly, she has backed away from this description and apologized. However, her lap-dog surrogates continue to push Clinton’s message on this point. A classic example appears in project syndicate where Ian Buruma, an ultra-liberal professor at Bard College, double downs on the Clinton “deplorable” message.
Buruma writes “[Clinton] was more right than wrong. . . [Trump’s] supporters are indeed deplorable. . . These deplorable are relatively uneducated, which makes Clinton’s remark look snobbish. Alas, the United States has too many relatively uneducated people.”
Hillary Clinton can say bombastic, rude, disrespectful, hurtful and false things about millions of decent Americans (Trump’s “deplorables”), apologize (after her message has the intended effect on her base and potential Independents) and leave her surrogates to keep peddling the ugly and false message. One would not expect less from a Clinton.