Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich: The Elite Intellectuals Against the Rest of Us.
Hillary Clinton is creating a new class warfare of the elite intellectuals against the rest of us. These people think that they’re morally and intellectually superior, and therefore can’t fathom the idea of letting us ’normal people’ try to govern America.
Newt wrote in his newsletter the following: Dishonesty and Hillary’s Deplorables
On Saturday, Hillary Clinton broadened her personal attack campaign from its focus on Donald Trump to include the tens of millions of Americans who support him, claiming, “You could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. […] The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic — you name it.”
The political press treated the remarks as a gaffe, and Hillary dutifully issued an “apology,” confessing that in her string of insults, there was one word she really shouldn’t have said: “half”.
The media saw the remarks as a gaffe because our elites overwhelmingly agree with Hillary about the “deplorables” in the rest of America–and they believe that in politics, as the saying goes, a gaffe is when someone inadvertently tells the truth.
Hillary’s remarks were clearly not a mistake, however. She made them at least twice, the second time after her had already received significant media attention. The Democratic nominee’s slander of tens of millions of Americans was part of a deliberate strategy to shame and suppress her opponent’s supporters. That strategy relies on allies in the commanding heights of culture and the media to echo her charges and make it too painful for voters to support Trump in public.
Hillary might have been indelicately explicit in attacking those who disagree with her as racist and xenophobic, but she hardly invented the tactic. Her remarks Saturday reflected the attitude that most of the modern left has taken toward its opponents since long before the Trump campaign began.
Anyone who doesn’t agree with the left’s prescriptions or who challenges its assumptions gets labeled a racist, a sexist, a homophobe, an Islamophobe, or in some cases, a science-denier. [Keep Reading Here] Watch the video below.