Following the announcement from Bill Clinton that large segments of the American electorate are “coal people“, you know ‘THOSE PEOPLE’ – in the ‘US’ -vs- ‘THEM’ world, those simpletons, too uneducated to properly evaluate the magnanimous magnificence of the Clinton family, Hillary jumps into the foray with her own specific ridicule.
Secretary Hillary Clinton telling her donors at a fundraising dinner that Donald Trump supporters are “deplorable”.
It’s the same condescending framework she used earlier in the day when granting an interview with an Israeli News Outlet:
The “deplorable American’s” remark is at 02:00 below:
Seeing this publicly presented is actually good news. It reflects the last desperate attempt of a campaign who has completely given up on trying to connect with the American electorate. This is the direct result from affirmational echo-chambering within a campaign.
This approach is also futile. Here’s why.
Notice how the shift goes from a strategy of attacking Donald Trump, her opponent – into attacking those who support Donald Trump. The nuance is visible but often missed. The reason it’s important is because the shift in this direction is specifically evident when a campaign has lost the central argument against the primary opposition; in this case, Donald Trump.
When a campaign begins attacking the supporters of the opponent’s campaign, they have lost their internal capability to outline their own message.
[…] Even the Democratic nominee’s advisers acknowledge that she must make changes, and quickly. (more)
Against a back drop of fear and insecurity, the primary messenger falls upon a small inner circle for support. In turn that circle now begins a process of self-affirming their own belief.
President Obama does this frequently when he’s losing an argument. He frames the issue as ‘those other people’ are simply not smart enough to understand how much better his approach is. It is an approach representative of a group or individual that is essentially trying to convince themselves of their own ability to influence. It’s also a very shallow psychological “tell“.
The Clinton Campaign’s primary issues have been “authenticity”, and “purpose”. Hillary is a horribly inauthentic candidate; she’s a fibber; and, worse yet, she’s a transparently self-serving fibber.
The only purpose the campaign has put forth to make the case for a Clinton presidency, is that she’s not Donald Trump. That’s why when you see interviews of her supporters they can’t tell you why she would be a good president. Even her campaign message is about not letting ‘him‘ win… [ ie. “Stronger Together” ]. In essence, Clinton’s entire campaign is about ‘not voting for Trump’, there’s nothing about why to vote for Hillary Clinton.
This is also why it’s very important not to miss the seismic catastrophe which was evident in the turnout for Hillary’s National Baptist Convention key-note address.
According to the Baptist Convention website there were approximately 20,000 delegates attending the four day convention Sept. 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th.
Of those 20,000 attendees, only about 2,000 (being generous) showed up for Hillary Clinton’s key-note speech on Thursday September 8th.
That means 90% of the 20,000 (18,000) National Baptist Convention delegates did not show up to hear Hillary Clinton’s campaign speech/message.
Let that sink in for a minute.
90% of a centrally captive black audience, decided to stay away from Clinton’s key-note address. They were already attending the convention, the speech was at 3:30pm – and 18,000 people, who were already in town, didn’t go.
By itself that’s an astonishing, unmistakable, and real lack of enthusiasm or interest. But that incident doesn’t sit alone.
We’ve already seen how Clinton can’t turn out a crowd of any significance. Her best rally in all of 2015 and 2016 was a little more than a week ago in Tampa at the campus of USF, and that total attendance was around 2,000 max.
Again, not abstract ponderings. These are empirical realities.
Also, as recent polling shows, 16% of Florida DEMOCRATS are voting for Donald Trump, and over 13% of North Carolina DEMOCRATS are voting Trump. To give you context, there’s no registration drive in the world that can overcome 13% and 15% of the party base voting for the opposition candidate.
In Florida alone the DNC would have to register 500,000 new Democrats, before October 11th (voter registration deadline), less than a month from now in FLORIDA, just to break even and offset the ones voting Trump. Not-Going-To-Happen. It’s just statistically impossible.
In addition, it’s widely being reported now that Hispanic support for Trump is in the 35% range and stable or climbing. Simultaneously, Black Voter support for Trump is in the 15% range and increasing steadily. It’s the reality of the black voter apathy we see overlapping with the stunning results at the National Baptist Convention.
This is the reality the internal dynamics of the Clinton campaign are facing.
This is also the real reason why Bill and Hillary Clinton are lashing out.
It’s a campaign death spiral.