While visiting India recently, Hillary doubled down on her contempt for the deplorables in flyover country who she claims cost her the 2016 election. Exactly why didn’t those in the country’s heartland join the Hillary bandwagon and join the coalition of the ascendant? For Hillary, the answer is self-evident. Clinton resuscitated her tiresome Trump-voters-are racist/misogynist, etc. theme by telling an audience in Mumbai that the essence of Trump’s message, embraced by his supporters, was,
“You didn’t like black people getting rights, you don’t like women getting jobs, you don’t want to see that Indian-American succeeding more than you are — whatever your problem is, I’m going to solve it.” Here is how she character.
Hillary further claimed that Democrats, “do not do well with white men and we don’t do well with married white women and part of that is an identification with the Republican party and an ongoing pressure to vote the way your husband, your boss, your son, whoever, believes you should.” In other words, the reason many white women didn’t find her gender based campaign mesmerizing was because their husbands insisted they vote for Trump.
“What the map doesn’t show you is that I won the places that represent two-thirds of America’s gross domestic product. So I won the places that are optimistic, diverse, dynamic, moving forward,” she said. “And Trump’s whole campaign — ‘Make America Great Again’ — was looking backward. You know, you didn’t like black people getting rights; you don’t like women, you know, getting jobs; you don’t want to, you know, see that Indian–American succeeding more than you are — you know, whatever your problem is, I’m gonna solve it.”
During the election, Hillary visited coal country and in one of her more ill-advised stump speeches gleefully told miners, that she was going to put them out of a job. Incapable of even a fleeting moment of introspection, she then claims the reason these same voters abandoned her is because they didn’t want to see a woman president.
The fact that no prominent member of the Democratic Party has come forward and publicly rebuked Hillary for her intemperate remarks does not bode well for the party’s prospects for building a national electoral college coalition.
What is truly astounding, even more so than Hillary’s denial, tone-deafness and impolitic comments, is that there is a cadre of die-hard Clinton fans who earnestly believe that she should run a third time.