I dunno. I read this and all I see is empathy, perhaps clumsily phrased https://t.co/a3jErU6SOX
— Bae Talese (@elongreen) October 1, 2016
Last week, certain HRC-hating elements gave Politico what they considered an enormous SHOCKING REVELATION:
… Speaking at a Virginia fundraiser hosted by former U.S. ambassador Beatrice Welters, Clinton says in a clip released by the Free Beacon that many of her former primary opponent’s supporters sought things like “free college, free health care,” saying that she preferred to occupy the space “from the center-left to the center-right” on the political spectrum.
During the conversation, also reported in the Intercept, Clinton confesses to feeling “bewildered” by those to her far-left and far-right in the election.
“There is a strain of, on the one hand, the kind of populist, nationalist, xenophobic, discriminatory kind of approach that we hear too much of from the Republican candidates,” she said. “And on the other side, there’s just a deep desire to believe that we can have free college, free healthcare, that what we’ve done hasn’t gone far enough, and that we just need to, you know, go as far as, you know, Scandinavia, whatever that means, and half the people don’t know what that means, but it’s something that they deeply feel.”…
While stressing the need to not serve as a “wet blanket on idealism,” Clinton paints fans of the then-surging Vermont senator as political newbies attempting to deal with an economy that has fallen short of their expectations.
“Some are new to politics completely. They’re children of the Great Recession. And they are living in their parents’ basement,” she said. “They feel they got their education and the jobs that are available to them are not at all what they envisioned for themselves. And they don’t see much of a future.”
Clinton added: “If you’re feeling like you’re consigned to, you know, being a barista, or you know, some other job that doesn’t pay a lot, and doesn’t have some other ladder of opportunity attached to it, then the idea that maybe, just maybe, you could be part of a political revolution is pretty appealing.”
“I think we all should be really understanding of that,” Clinton said.
The audio, which according to the Free Beacon was “revealed by hackers who breached the email account of a campaign staffer,” surfaces the same week that Sanders hit the campaign trail to try to win those same young voters that Clinton has struggled to attract since clinching the Democratic nomination.
Apart from the, shall we call it, irony of the Intercept making common cause with the house organ of Bill Kristol’s son-in-law, it’s hard to understand why this statement is somehow supposed to be embarrassing to Clinton. Until I realized that for the far-Left dudebros, just getting mentioned as something less than a winner is supposed to be deeply shameful; they can’t imagine Clinton having any empathy for young people deeply in debt because they don’t understand the concept of empathy. Hey, she said those kids were not-winners! Beyotch must despise them, or she’d insist that being trapped in your parents’ basement was a principled dedication to the LIBERTY of not having to pay rent!
Apart from GOTV, what’s on the agenda as we start another week?
Hillary Clinton's words. She expressed sympathy for millennials and praised their idealism. No "mocking" here. pic.twitter.com/SnH2MbFIN8
— Charles Johnson (@Green_Footballs) October 1, 2016
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) October 2, 2016
Hacked audio reveals Hillary Clinton sees herself occupying “center-left to center-right" https://t.co/8nOdbvDxYW
— Lee Fang (@lhfang) September 30, 2016
And had to change the story. pic.twitter.com/lKFSziLxHP
— Farhad Manjoo (@fmanjoo) October 1, 2016