Democrats Will Abandon Poor, Let Them Fend For Themselves, If Trump Elected
But even some zealous Clinton defenders have grown frustrated with their candidate, marveling at the prospect of her snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, for which some say they would never forgive her. The campaign’s decision last week not to acknowledge Mrs. Clinton’s pneumonia until two days after a diagnosis, once video surfaced of her stumbling out of a Sept. 11 memorial service on Sunday, has especially rankled.Oh, BooHooHoo.
“They kept it from us,” said Sonia Ascher, 74, a former campaign volunteer, sitting with her husband and son at a coffee shop in Portsmouth, N.H. “It was just another thing again, another mistake, which she really can’t afford right now.”
The gloom seems to be spreading. Maurice Doucet, 55, a software engineer from Portland, Ore., wondered aloud on Wednesday how the race had gotten this close, lamenting Mrs. Clinton’s use of a private email server as secretary of state.
“I still believe in humanity,” said [Hillary supporter] Nadia Johnson, 22, a Brooklyn resident lunching at a Whole Foods this week. She quickly added a request: Ask her again in November.
Beside the olive display at Zabar’s, that iconic hub of lox and neurosis on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, Linda Donohue was trying to talk herself down.
Surely the polls she tracked anxiously were not to be trusted, she said. Surely Donald J. Trump, the man with the garish golden tower across town, would not be allowed to reach the White House.
“We have to have more faith in the American public,” said Ms. Donohue, 61, a longtime New Yorker now living in Seattle.
A man behind her could not suppress a loud snort.
In liberal enclaves, some modest contingency planning has begun. Threats of relocation are a bipartisan ritual every four years, expanding the audience for Canadian home listings. But this time, voters seem to be taking their research a bit more seriously.
Just in case her faith in the American electorate was misplaced, Ms. Donohue said, she had retained her Irish citizenship.
Ramona Gant, 28, a graduate student in Chicago, said she had just renewed her passport with the election in mind.
Ms. Donohue’s friend at Zabar’s, Ms. Anderson, also of Seattle, mused that Vancouver was not too far up the road.
Mike Brennan, 67, from Ventura County, Calif., is keeping an eye on the stock market. “If it looks like it’s going to be close,” said Mr. Brennan, a Republican supporting Mrs. Clinton, “I’ll pull my money out.”
~ from the oh-so-bleeding-heart-liberal New York Times.
And what if the majority of the American public doesn't have more faith in you Upper-West-Siders and Whole-Foods-lunchers and Ventura Countyites? What if the new majority of us don't believe in your version of "humanity"?
Could you be any bigger snobs? Talk yourselves down, indeed. What do you think the new majority of us have had to do this past 8 years?
"Pull your money out" and save yourselves! And to hell with the underprivileged and discrminated-against that your candidate and your party always say you want to do so much good for! That's it! Just abandon all the poor you profess to care so much about! Let them fend for themselves!
Don't look now, but your (and your party's) true colors are showing.
And by the way, we who will never vote for Hillary don't have the wealth or dual citizenships to just uproot and move to Canada or renew passports and live abroad for the next 8 years and fly in our New York lox, like you do.
Get over yourselves, for God's sake.