For quite some time now we've been saying that those who preach "tolerance" and "understanding" and those who say they want a "dialogue" or a "gentler, more sensitive, non-judgmental" political atmosphere are actually among the most intolerant, judgmental, least kind, most vindictive people you will find anywhere.
They hide behind the mask of tolerance and understanding.
But should you disagree with them or challenge them in any way whatsoever, watch out. They won't engage in any "dialogue" -- not one that has anything to do with issues or the real concerns of real people. No. No way!
Instead, they will unleash a series of insults in your direction designed to paint you and everyone who shares your views with the broadest brush possible.
And that's exactly what Hillary Clinton did yesterday while speaking to a group of supporters.
Watch and listen.
And hear the hateful, smug, depressingly enthusiastic response of her cohorts.
Well, here's what Trump's senior communication advisor Jason Miller had to say about it all:
“Just when Hillary Clinton said she was going to start running a positive campaign, she ripped off her mask and revealed her true contempt for everyday Americans. Tonight’s comments were more than another example of Clinton lying to the country about her emails, jeopardizing our national security, or even calling citizens ‘super-predators’ – this was Clinton, as a defender of Washington’s rigged system – telling the American public that she could care less about them. And what’s truly deplorable isn’t just that Hillary Clinton made an inexcusable mistake in front of wealthy donors and reporters happened to be around to catch it, it’s that Clinton revealed just how little she thinks of the hard-working men and women of America.”What Hillary Clinton said was not only crude and vicious but it was cowardly and stupid as well.
Cowardly because instead of going after Donald Trump directly (a route at which she's failed) she attacked his supporters. She went after hard-working, ordinary, taxpaying Americans.
And that was just plain stupid because these are some of the people she ought to be courting in trying to win over votes. Stupid, also because what she does now invites new criticism and comparisons to Mitt Romney's 2012 crack that he couldn't get the support of 47 percent of the voters who he dismissed as hard-core Obama supporters. Yes, this latest bit of bile from Hillary could be just as devastating as Romney's comments (also made to supporters) in 2012.
Vicious, vile, cowardly and dumb!