Hillary Clinton, whose presidential campaign has been vetted and road-tested to the point that is one-hundred percent predictable and desperately dishwater dull, seems to have wandered off-script and committed what many in the GOP hope will be perceived as a gaffe of biblical proportions. In commenting to a friendly crowd last week, the Democratic presidential nominee noted, almost in passing, that half of Donald Trump's supporters fit into a "basket of deplorables."
Only half, Hill? Surely if all of America's racist, xenophobic, homophobic, women-hating, anti-immigrant, Muslim-bashing, gun-licking, mouth-breathing morons stood shoulder-to-shoulder waving their Confederate flags, they would fill way more than half of The Donald's voter basket. Those are his people.
Yes, in a polite and civilized society, those folks obviously are deplorable, but, like cockroaches everywhere, they run and hide when the lights come on - leaving the Republican Party, which is home to most of the vermin, to sputter and spew outrage at the audacity of Hillary for speaking the truth.
And then Hillary, after having made one of the bolder statements of her campaign, kicks it into reverse and says she "regrets" having said what she said.
You called them "deplorables," Hillary, and you were right. Stand tall and own your comment. They are the scum of the earth, they worship Donald Trump, and they are very, very deplorable - even on their best days and in their Sunday finest.