|Why would you apologize for this!?!?!|
Yesterday Hillary Clinton made a statement to her supporters that have many in the conservative media frothing at the mouth. They are apoplectic and many of them are comparing it to other infamous gaffes such as Barack Obama's assertion in 2008 that people in small towns are "bitter" and "cling to guns or religion," and to Mitt Romney's 2012 statement that 47 percent of Americans vote for Democrats because they are "dependent upon government" and believe they are "victims,".
What could she have said to provoke such a backlash? ...
"To just be grossly generalistic, you can put half of Trump supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Right? 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 offensive, hateful, mean-spirited rhetoric."
And the problem with this statement is...?
Watch Hillary Clinton's remarks here in full context (and audience applause)...
Not only was Hillary Clinton's statement was 100% true it probably erred on the conservative side.
And yet after the right applied the slightest pressure she folded and apologized saying...
"Last night I was ‘grossly generalistic,’ and that’s never a good idea. I regret saying ‘half’ ― that was wrong,"
For whom was this apology meant?!?! Racist and bigots? Was her apology for these Trump supporters? Because if it was it's going to fall on deaf ears...
Here's the fact: Donald Trump's supporters are racists and bigots and Clinton should have never apologized if only for the reason that her apology is only going out to those racists and bigots!
The people she made her mea culpa to are the people who would never cast a vote for her even if hell froze over which makes her retraction not only baffling but inconsequential.
As for those who support Hillary Clinton the statements she made won't bother them in the slightest. It is, after all, one of the main reasons they are voting for her and against the racist and bigoted Donald Trump.
The truth hurts sometimes and you should never apologize for it.