Mrs. Bill Clinton has publicly called Donald Trump’s supporters a “basket of deplorables” and thanks to more hacked e-mails from her campaign published by Wikileaks, we now know how she feels about Catholics, Southerners, and “needy Latinos.”
The e-mail exchanges were between Clinton campaign chair John Podesta, spokeswoman Jennifer Palmieri, and senior fellow at the Center for American Progress John Halpin. In 2011, Halpin and Palmieri were in a conversation about Rupert Murdoch. Podesta was part of the chain but didn’t respond. Meanwhile, the two mocked Murdoch for raising his children in the Catholic faith and complaining how Catholics are the most “powerful elements” in conservatism.
Halpin wrote, “It’s an amazing bastardization of the faith. They must be attracted to the systematic thought and severely backwards gender relations and must be totally unaware of Christian democracy.”
“I imagine they think it is the most socially acceptable politically conservative religion,” Palmieri typed back. “Their rich friends wouldn’t understand if they become evangelicals.”
“Excellent point,” Halpin returned. “They can throw around ‘Thomistic’ thought and ‘subsidiarity’ and sound sophisticated because no one knows what the hell they’re talking about.”
No one in the Clinton camp has said anything and the Center for American Progress is deflecting. But Catholic organizations are hitting back and demanding Palmieri be fired.
Though he stayed quiet on Catholics, Podesta was happy to poke fun at the southern states. He wrote to Center for American Progress President Neera Tanden last year, “Do you think it’s weird that of the 15 finalists in Miss America, 10 came from the 11 states of the CSA?”
“Not at all I would imagine the only people who watch it are from the confederacy and by now they know that so they’ve rigged the thing in their honor,” Tanden said in response.
Clinton talks a good game with Hispanics and Latinos, promising she will be their biggest advocate. Yet, her campaign chair things they’re a bit “needy.” Podesta sent out an email in August of last year with the subject line, “Needy Latinos and 1 easy call” as an attempt to garner support from the community.
Clinton has a lot of nerve standing on stage and acting high and mighty when this is going on all around her. She doesn’t think much of Bernie Sanders supporters either. Sticking with the container theme, she called them a “bucket of losers” in one of her speeches to Goldman Sachs.
But we’re the irredeemable deplorables. We hear you loud and clear, Mrs. Bill Clinton!