This is the kind of talk Hillary has to hate.
While the mainstream media have been doing their best to cover up the former first lady’s outright contempt for the voters she’s trying to court to defeat Republican nominee Donald Trump in November, some of the biggest supporters of her one-time rival for the Democrat nomination for president are speaking out.
And when it comes to the millennial voters who helped put Barack Obama into the White House twice, their voices are being heard loud and clear.
In an appearance on Fox News’ “Hannity” this week, a former Bernie Sanders campaign official – who happens to be a black woman – delivered a scathing response to Clinton’s basement-dweller comments that were publicized last week after an audio recording was posted by the Washington Free Beacon.
During a February fundraiser, Clinton was asked why younger voters – who tend to vote Democrat – have become so cynical about politics. Clinton basically accused the millennials of expecting the world to be handed to them – and supporting the socialist Sen. Sanders because he was offering empty promises to appeal to empty lives.
“Some are new to politics completely. They’re children of the Great Recession. And they are living in their parents’ basement,” she said, according to the Washington Examiner. “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.”
That kind of basement talk didn’t go over well with millennials like Tezlyn Figaro, the former national justice director for the Sanders campaign, who used a segment on the “Hannity” program to go on a tear against the Democrat nominee.
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Figaro, a millennial, U.S. Air Force veteran and political activist who founded the communications consulting firm Tezlyn Figaro Inc. and The Allied Group temporary employment agency, blasted Clinton’s description – and answered with a cutting question of her own.
“I have news for Hillary Clinton and everyone who supports her — I did not grow up in Mommy’s basement…the only time I was in the basement was when I was running from an Oklahoma tornado.”
“I grew up with the shirt on my back, [and] at 18 went to Dallas with no car and no job…and became a business owner with 300 paid employees. No one has given me anything, I never looked for anything for free…[and] served time in the U.S. Air Force.”
Then she cut to the chase with a question no Clinton supporter can answer well.
“What type of basement did Chelsea Clinton grow up in?” Figaro said. “Because her basement was sure as hell nicer than mine.”
And that’s where the Clinton campaign is getting it so wrong. By pandering to the fringes – the Black Lives Matter gangsters, the transgenders and the types of discontented rabble who really are living in their parents’ basements (and not by choice) – Hillary and her supporters are actively insulting the voters who are actually building this country.
Count among those Hillary backers Bill Clinton himself, who can’t seem to control his own tendency to slam Bernie and anyone who may still feel “the Bern.” Tuesday on the campaign trail for his wife, the former president issued another Sanders slight just as Hillary is trying to woo the millions who adored the democratic socialist.
Whatever Donald Trump’s faults as a political thinker, or even as a campaigner, no critic has ever savaged him quite like Figaro slammed the out-of-touch Hillary.
“When she says we’re believing in false promises, the only thing false about this election is the fraud of policies she continues to switch every other time. Remember, Bill Clinton said that people who believe in Obama believe in a fantasy.
“So this is a typical strategy they use every time … ‘You don’t believe in what I say, the you believe in Tinkerbell. If you don’t believe what I say, then you’re just too dumb to figure it out.
“Well, guess what? This generation has figured it out. And the only unfortunate thing is for her, when election time comes, they’ll be staying in the basement and sitting that one out.”
It would be a lot more unfortunate for Hillary — and a lot better for the country — if those Sanders supporters came out and voted for Donald Trump. But one step at a time.
There’s a month yet to go.
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