The Quote, by Robert Gore

You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Right? The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic — you name it. And unfortunately there are people like that. And he has lifted them up. He has given voice to their websites that used to only have 11,000 people — now 11 million. He tweets and retweets their offensive hateful mean-spirited rhetoric. Now, some of those folks — they are irredeemable, but thankfully they are not America.

Hillary Clinton, at a New York fundraiser September 9, 2016.

That quote was the election. Let if be memorialized as, “The Quote.”

Hillary Clinton wasn’t talking about a fringe of Trump supporters; she smeared half of them. Liberals have tossed their pejoratives at political rivals for so long, she thought she could lump all the old favorites into a refrain and toss with impunity. It appealed to her base and the fawning media, what could go wrong? Unfortunately for a woman who’s made deception a political art form, she couldn’t hide her own words, spoken publicly to a large group. Even if her media friends had had the sense to realize they were political dynamite and suppressed them for her benefit, there was no way to stop the Internet from lighting up.

The Quote marked a pinnacle of arrogance and an abyss of ineptitude. Hillary, the candidate of the status quo, gave voice to sentiments obviously accepted and shared by the members of her arrogant class. Never underestimate the power of a question. The question millions of Americans asked: What the hell does the arrogant class have to be so arrogant about? It has given us a sputtering economy, a steadily widening economic gap between itself and everyone else, factories and jobs fleeing the country, an unchecked immigrant flow entering the country, and a string of failed wars, which has created a maelstrom of blowback and greatly diminished the world’s respect for the United States.







Last night, the arrogant class got their answer: “You’re fired!” Destined to be enshrined as the epitome of political stupidity, The Quote shows how a few words can destroy a political campaign, just as Mitt Romney’s 47 percent remark did in 2012. It was the locker room clipping that fired Trump’s team to victory.

The Quote galvanized and expanded his base. No way were they going to vote for the woman who labeled them “deplorable” and “irredeemable.” They stuck with him through every “outrageous” emission and tweet, and the attendant media horror, through the Access Hollywood video, through the unproven accusations, through the uneven debate performances, and through the Comey flip-flops. Towards the end of the campaign, their loyalty was rewarded in a way unnoticed and unacknowledged by his enemies. He started to sound and act like the next president of the United States (see “Trump in New Mexico”), no longer denigrating and insulting, but reaching out, appealing for the support of all Americans. It changed minds and may have been the margin of victory.

Commentators are busy highlighting the election’s winners and losers. One clear winner was mentioned in The Quote: “He has given voice to websites that used to have 11,000 people—now 11 million.” Her numbers are wrong—11 million is less than half a day’s traffic on the biggest Trump-supporting site, The Drudge Report. However, she did implicitly recognize the ascendance of the Internet. The bell tolls for the mainstream media. It will never recover from the mendacity, hypocrisy, and partisanship it demonstrated during this campaign.

All of which presents a danger. The Internet and social media have become powerful forces; Trump couldn’t have won without them. Hubris, and the same desire to cozy up to power for which the mainstream media has been justifiably excoriated, are inevitable. Once upon a time the best of the traditional press saw its role as opposition to power—afflicting the comfortable and comforting the afflicted. The alternative media must judge Trump by his fealty to his promises and his performance. He has to be held to the same standards both Clintons, both Bushes, and Obama have been held. Criticisms have to be voiced, mistakes acknowledged, hypocrisies ridiculed, scandals exposed and investigated, and injustices condemned. Bloggers and sites that fail to afflict Trump because he’s “their guy” will deservedly suffer the same fate as their mainstream counterparts.


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13 responses to “The Quote, by Robert Gore

  1. frank w. hooper

    I think that label will go down in history. It gave Trump supporters a name they could rally around and wear with pride.
    Her and her ilk will now be the UNEMPLOYED INTELLECTUALS.


  2. I don’t think we need to worry about the internet blogs becoming enamored and entrapped by Trump – if he fails to deliver they will strike for a kill shot, and now others will arise to challenge him as the current “winners on the net wars” challenged Clinton.

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  3. “The Quote” is the perfect label for how Hillary and her ilk categorize the inferior minions who outvoted them. For those striving to reconcile everyone to a common tent for healing and bonding, “TQ” can serve as the shield to deflect the blade of their (Hill-ilk) intentions. Beware any compromise between “good” and “evil”–>”good” stands to lose, becoming “worse”


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  5. The bogus push polls are yet another aspect of the media’s lost credibility. They know that many people view elections like horse races and they subconsciously want to vote for a winner, so the media’s candidate is down three points and they report her up four points with a two point margin of error. The real poll, the election, proves them wrong. Americans have short attention spans, but we’re finally realizing that these media polls are propaganda designed to push a few percent of the undecided voters toward the establishment candidate, and/or give cover to the establishment candidate when she’s “elected” via vote fraud. The election couldn’t be rigged. After all, the media predicted she’d win.

    Fortunately, the presstitutes’ dirty tricks were not enough to get The Deplorables to vote despicable Hillary Rotten Clinton into the Oval Office.

    I’d say that Lyin’ Brian Williams is the poster boy for mainstream media veracity. Their lies are so transparent that we’re not buying what they’re selling anymore. The US press now looks like Baghdad Bob to most of us.


  6. Trump campaigned on an anti-establishment drain-the-swamp no-more-corruption platform.

    We should have a good idea what to expect from Trump prior to Jan. 20, 2017, in the choices he makes to staff his administration.

    Prior presidents for decades have appointed the usual suspects that keep the corruption gravy-train on track.

    They have particularly appointed members of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and the Trilateral Commission (TC) to key important posts. I’m not advocating any conspiracy theories but merely pointing out the organizations from which administrations are usually staffed. These folks should not even be under consideration, unless we have been deceived by Donald Trump.

    Trump has also championed reform of Rule of Law.

    However, even more often he has spouted off in support of “law and order”.

    They are NOT the same thing…

    “Law and order” is what the Nazis and Soviets had, and what North Korea still has…and what we increasingly suffer under.

    Rule of Law is an infrastructure that forms the bedrock of any society worthy of existence.

    Rule of Law means the wealthy and powerful are held accountable as is everyone, while “law and order” means the rabble are indicted, convicted and punished without benefit of the sort of mercy or hall pass accorded the likes of Jon Corzine or Bill and Hillary Clinton.

    True Rule of Law preserves the Bill of Rights, just as a corrupt judicial system has operated to diminish due process of law and the Bill of Rights.

    The War on *some* drugs is and has been the primary driver of corruption of courts, judges and prosecutors, and corrupted and militarized our police officers.

    Will Trump insist on a re-examination of failed drug policy?

    Will Trump muzzle and leash the DEA in regard to decisions made regarding cannabis RE-legalization in the various states?

    In fact, the DEA is a government agency without Constitutional authority to even exist (where is the Constitutional Amendment allowing governmental action in regard to drugs…or the flora the people may choose to cultivate?) and therefore should be decommissioned via executive order.

    Draining the swamp is a tall order…and absolutely essential to restore liberty and Rule of Law.

    Trump freely took these responsibilities as his platform.

    Citizen pressure should be applied ceaselessly in order to support President Trump in carrying out these critical tasks…as behind-the-scenes efforts to thwart them will surely be attempted.


  7. President Trump won the first big battle to retake the country. Now it’s time to flank the enemy that is the self anointed main stream media and crush them.
    The ‘internet’ is perfectly positioned to accomplish that goal.
    All the leftists and propagandist media have to go.

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  8. My opinion of a different turning point: When, during one of the debates Hillary said that Trump should not be in charge of our legal system. His reply, ” You’d be in jail!”. I really enjoyed that one.

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  9. The turning point was not just Hillary’s use of the term ‘deplorables’.
    It was the Trump campaigns use of it. Remember the next day at a Trump rally the “Les Deplorables” theme and use of the song from Les Miserables? The revolutionary meme made folks proud to oppose Hillary and the status quo. That was a masterful use of political monkey wrenching. Trump’s campaign seemed more energized in the face of such progtard hatred. And I think everyday folks started to wake up to the fact of what they would face with Hillary in the White House.


  10. Please, God, may the entire left/globalist/establishment crowd ever and always find us “deplorable”. Amen.


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