You have a better understanding of a cross-section of the electorate than Hillary Clinton does, or may ever care to know, because, when a presidential candidate with a reputation for demonizing members of her own party, who also happens to be the target of criticism concerning her own trustworthiness (which includes accusations of her possibly perjurious testimony before Congress) — when such a person labels tens of millions of Americans as deplorable and irredeemable, when she so hatefully describes these voters as racist, sexist, xenophobic and Islamophobic, she commits a gaffe by telling the truth.
When Mrs. Clinton speaks so contemptuously of her fellow citizens, while surprising so few about her attitudes concerning her opponent’s supporters, do you think she will do anything to help — that she even wants to acknowledge the need to help — the very people she has spent her adult life condemning as extremists and conspiracists?
For these are the individuals, mostly men, whom Hillary Clinton would bar from the grounds of Wellesley and Yale as her intellectual inferiors: They have nothing in common with her “politics of meaning.” Nor would they have the temerity to rebuke a United States Senator, at their own college commencement, by proposing, against their own youth and inexperience, that they — and they alone — shall transform human history by practicing “politics as the art of making what appears to be impossible possible.”
It is this extraordinary degree of arrogance, worsened by the wholesale dismissal of those who prefer wisdom over intelligence, that makes Hillary Clinton such an unpopular figure.
She may be the first president to reject the spirit of Thomas Jefferson, by denying we are all Republicans, we are all Democrats; as she also ignores the counsel of Abraham Lincoln, that we both read the same Bible and pray to the same God, and each invokes His aid against the other; but let us judge not, that we be not judged.
Hillary Clinton despises too many of us to worry about the least among us.
She will continue to be as politically blind as she is personally boastful about her sense of entitlement.
Hers will be a toxic presidency.