Hillary’s deplorable worldview
Hillary Clinton just can’t stop insulting voters, said Christian Schneider. As a presidential candidate, Clinton famously called supporters of Donald Trump “deplorables”—and at a speaking engagement in India last week, she bitterly elaborated on the faults of the people who denied her the presidency. Trump, she complained, appealed to white men who oppose “black people getting rights” and “women getting jobs,” while millions of sheep-like white women voted for Trump because of “ongoing pressure to vote the way that your husband, your boss, your son, whoever, believes you should.” Actually, Clinton lost because her elitist condescension repelled so many voters. Democrats should be alarmed. In the 2018 midterm elections, they must win over Rust Belt and blue-collar voters whom Clinton “clearly reviles.” She remains as toxic as ever, and her disdain for the heartland is “pumping oxygen to the jackals at Fox News.” Most former candidates accept defeat and become more popular; in fact, “being a losing presidential candidate is one of the best jobs in America.” Yet “no ex-candidate has ever been worse” at it than Clinton. If Democrats want to win future elections, they must distance themselves from Clinton—and beg her to act with some dignity.