The Clinton’s private speeches continue to haunt them.
This time it’s the leaked transcript of Bill Clinton speaking to donors which is causing political headaches.
And that’s because Bill Clinton admitted Barack Obama hurt this group of Americans.
Much has been made this election about the problems of the white working class.
This group has long been ignored by both parties.
The Democrats have no use for white voters because their whole pitch is centered on identity politics to create what some analysts call the “coalition of the ascendant.”
This consists of minorities, single women, and millennial voters.
Republicans take white working class voters for granted because they assume they have their votes – meanwhile they push a globalist agenda of trade and open borders that destroys jobs, drives down the wages, and advocates for foreign wars to be fought by the working classes’ children.
But at a November 15th fundraiser, Bill Clinton spoke the truth.
Obama’s America hasn’t been very kind to the white working class.
The Daily Caller reports:
“The economic stagnancy of the Obama years is to blame for plummeting life expectancy rates among white, working-class Americans, according to former president Bill Clinton, who privately told Democratic donors that lower-income whites “don’t have anything to look forward to when they get up in the morning.”
Clinton made the remarks while speaking to at a November 2015 closed-door fundraiser for Hillary Clinton in Canton, Ohio.
Echoing a theme of Republican nominee Donald Trump’s campaign, the former president expressed his concern that white, working-class Americans have been left behind over the last eight years.
Clinton expressed his frustration with the most recent (at that time) Democratic debate, which he said lacked a single mention of the fact that “84 percent of the American people, after inflation, had not had a raise of 1 cent since the financial crash.”
“We have incredible debates all over America that shouldn’t exist between people in different racial groups because they don’t trust law enforcement anymore,” he continued. “And in the middle of all this we learned, breathtakingly, that middle-aged, non-college-educated white Americans’ life expectancy is going down and is now lower than Hispanics, even though they make less money.”
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“And the gap between African Americans and whites is closing, but unfortunately not because the death rate among African Americans is dropping but because the death rate among white Americans is rising.” Clinton continued.
“Why? Because they don’t have anything to look forward to when they get up in the morning. Because their lives are sort of stuck in neutral. Because their lives are sort of stuck in neutral.”
But rather than take this diagnosis to heart, Democrats have been content to smear Trump’s white working class voters as racist.
Hillary Clinton famously said half of Donald Trump’s supporters were “irredeemable” and belonged in the “basket of deplorables”.
And Obama blames men being sexist as the only reason they oppose Hillary Clinton.
If Hillary Clinton prevails on Election Day, expect a continued assault on the working class as she has promised to pass amnesty in the first 100 days of her administration.