RUSH: Leaked audio of a conversation between Hillary and donors back in February shows Hillary describing Bernie Sanders supporters as children of the Great Recession who are living in their parents’ basement.
It was a fundraiser in Virginia, and Clinton said — the Washington Free Beacon got the tape released, we’ll have it here coming up in a second. Hillary Clinton said that many of her former primary opponent’s supporters, Bernie supporters, thought 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. She basically ended up saying, “Do you believe these people? They want free this, they want free that, we can’t do that, that’s not reality. We can’t do free this, free that, who do they think they are?” was the tone of her remarks. Let’s listen. It’s February 16th in McLean, Virginia, private fundraiser at the home of former Ambassador Beatrice Walters.
HILLARY: Some are new to politics completely. They’re children of the Great Recession and they are living in their parents’ basement, they feel that 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. And so, if you’re feeling that 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 much of a 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 mean, I’m still trying to understand the revolution part. It’s a false promise. But I don’t think you tell idealistic people they bought into a false promise.
RUSH: Okay. We’re gonna parse this here in just a second. I want you to hear the second part of this, and then we’ll have at it.
HILLARY: It is important to recognize what’s going on in this election. On the one hand, a kind of populist, nationalist, xenophobic, discriminatory kind of approach that we hear too much of from Republican candidates. And on the other side there’s just a deep desire to believe that, you know, we can have free college, free health care, that what we’ve done hasn’t gone far enough and we just need to, you know, go as far as, you know, Scandinavia, whatever that means. And half the people don’t know what it means, but it’s something that they deeply feel.
RUSH: Okay. She’s telling a bunch of her donors — let me set the stage for what’s going on here. Remember at this point in time her donors are nervous as they can be. Hillary can’t put away Crazy Bernie. This is February 16th. They’re having their debates on Saturday nights, Crazy Bernie’s got all kinds of these huge crowds showing up, and Hillary can’t draw flies like she never has. The only thing guaranteeing her the nomination is the super delegates. Oh, there’s another thing guaranteeing her the nomination. The Democrat National Committee was actively sabotaging Bernie Sanders’ campaign. And we learned this during the Democrat National Committee with a leak of hacked documents from WikiLeaks.
So we learn that Hillary and the DNC were actively sabotaging Bernie Sanders’ campaign. So in the midst of Bernie Sanders owning the campaign, I mean, that’s where all the excitement is, Hillary’s going to these fat cat donors of hers and trying to explain what’s going on. She wants to reassure them, and in the process she has to categorize and characterize Crazy Bernie’s supporters and she says that they’re basically new to politics, they are children of the Great Recession, they have lived in an absolute dismal economic climate for the last eight years. She doesn’t say that, but that’s what she’s admitting.
They are a product of the Obama economy, which is a stinker of an economy. They are living at home in their parents’ basement. They got their education and they expected to become very wealthy right out of school being snapped up and hired and everything gonna happen right then and there, and it hasn’t, the future they thought wasn’t there. Who told them about that future?
We’re talking the Millennial generation. Who promised these kids that future? Who put the idea in their head that all they had to do was going to school, get out of school, get a degree and the world would open up to you? Who put that idea in their head? Who’s been talking about this great economic recovery for eight years? Who’s been touting all the new jobs that are out there? Who’s been lying about all this great opportunity manifesting itself? Obama, the Democrat Party and Hillary.
So these people believed what they were told by the Democrats. They bought it hook, line, and sinker. And Hillary is now telling her donors that these people have bought a lie. They’ve bought a lie because they’re naive, they’re not politically experienced, they’re brand-new to it, they’re idealistic, and they’re listening to a guy that is promising to give them everything and we can’t give away any more than we already have.
They want free education. They want free everything, and we just don’t have it. They’re not satisfied with what we have. We can’t give ’em free health care. We can’t give ’em free education. Well, that’s what they thought they were being promised. I am here to tell you that a significant number of Americans thought Obamacare equaled free health insurance. And some even thought it meant free health care, because that’s the impression that Obama was leaving, that’s the impression the Democrat Party was leaving.
The Democrat Party lies to its constituents. Here comes Millennial constituents, believing it and then finding out it isn’t true, and Bernie Sanders is positioning himself as an outsider, somebody that tells the truth, and people are glomming on to him, particularly the young. She doesn’t address the free marijuana that Crazy Bernie was talking about, too, but that’s all part of the mix.
But I found it incredibly interesting here. They don’t see much of a future, certainly not what they envisioned for themselves. So: “If you’re feeling like you’re consigned to, you know, being a barista…” Why did that name pop up? Why did Starbucks come into her head as something to categorize these people? So: “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…”
When you realize it’s not coming together for you, naturally you’re going to become part of “a political revolution.” That’s “pretty appealing.” What she’s saying here is these kids need somebody to blame besides themselves, and so they join this political revolution — this Bernie Sanders business — so they can blame somebody besides themselves. And then she sets herself up with her donors saying these kids don’t appreciate her. They’re demanding free this and free that, as though we haven’t done enough for ’em.
You can imagine, if I were — and I could never be. But if I were your average, card-carrying liberal today running around and I had a track record of your average liberal politician and my voters were demanding even more, I would be offended. I would say, “Do you people…? I haven’t done enough for you? I’ve given you everything you’ve got, and you want even more free stuff? Where do you think it comes from?” Even as a liberal I would be offended, and it sounds like Hillary is part the way there.
Even though she is… When she talks to them…
Remember, she’s talking to her aged donors here, and she’s trying to appease them. When she shifts audiences and she goes out and talks to these Millennials that are disillusioned, she has no trouble whatsoever promising them free health care. She’s talking about forgiving their student loan debt! So she’s talking about free student loans. So when she talks to ’em, she’s got the same proclivity to lie to them just like Bernie Sanders did. But when it came time to reassure her donors, then she sought to impugn them, like she impugned Trump’s voters as a basket of deplorables.
September 9th, 2016, in New York City, this is Hillary during her campaign fundraiser. This is the deplorable comment.
HILLARY: You can put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call “the basket of deplorables.”
FOLLOWERS: (laughter and applause)
FOLLOWERS: (laughter and applause)
HILLARY: The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic, you name it.
RUSH: Right. That’s Trump supporters. So you see, Hillary Clinton actually has contempt, as I have always known, and is the case with most liberal Democrats. They have contempt to one degree or another even for their own voters, ladies and gentlemen.