Saturday, October 01, 2016

Hillary on Bernie supporters: "Living in their parents' basement"

Hillary Clinton actually told the truth about something--and it may cost her some millennial votes.

From CBS News:
A leaked audio recording of Hillary Clinton at a February fundraiser shows the Democratic presidential candidate had once painted a wide swath of Bernie Sanders supporters as idealists "new to politics completely" who are "living in their parents' basement" -- though she stressed at the time the need to understand their frustrations with the economy.

"They're children of the Great Recession. And they are living in their parents’ basement," Clinton says in the audio clip, first published by the Washington Free Beacon earlier this week. "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.

"That is a mindset that is really affecting their politics," she noted, speaking to donors at a private event in McLean, Virginia. "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 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."
Clinton's remarks are a rebuke of eight years of the Obama presidency.

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