Hillary Clinton’s recent remarks about the states she didn’t win in the 2016 presidential election suggested that backward-looking racist and sexist messages appealed to voters there. With Wisconsin being one of the states covered by Clinton’s latest effort to explain away her defeat, the question now becomes: will Democrats candidates and leaders here repudiate her statements?
Clinton spoke at the India Today Conclave as the keynote address speaker on March 10th and had plenty to say about those that did not support her. During her speech, she noted that the states she won are, “the places that are optimistic, diverse, dynamic, moving forward,” while likening Trump’s campaign to “looking backwards.”
She even went so far as to categorize those supporters as sexist racists as she commented, “You know you didn’t like black people getting rights, you didn’t like women getting jobs, you don’t want to see that Indian American succeeding more than you, Whatever your problem is, I’m going to solve it.”
Wisconsin is one such state that Clinton did not win (but was expected to) and, following her reasoning, Wisconsinites are essentially racist sexists for voting for Trump.
Many prominent Wisconsin Democrats have endorsed Clinton in the past. Alec Zimmerman, the Communications Director of the Republican Party of Wisconsin, noted a few:
- Senator Tammy Baldwin endorsed Clinton before the primary. — she even went as far as campaigning with Clinton before Wisconsin voters rejected her and picked Bernie Sanders
- Democrats running for governor have had plenty to say about Donald Trump — Dana Wachs even campaigned with her.
- Josh Kaul, the Democratic candidate for Attorney General, was Hillary Clinton’s lawyer when she refused to accept reality during the recount.
- Even after Wisconsin voters picked Bernie Sanders during the primary, Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Martha Lanning cast her superdelegate vote for Hillary Clinton — against the will of Wisconsin Democrats.
- Congressman Mark Pocan also endorsed Hillary Clinton.
Zimmerman said Wisconsin Democrats need to address Clinton’s remarks:
“Wisconsin Democrats should immediately answer whether or not they agree with Clinton’s ridiculous remarks about Wisconsin families. Over one million Wisconsin voters cast their ballot in support of Donald Trump last cycle — do Wisconsin Democrats agree with Clinton that those Wisconsin voters are all backwards and racist?”