Well, this is unfortunate.
Apparently, Hillary Clinton isn’t the hip, groovy chick she had hoped to market herself to be with the youth voting bloc.
Back in February, as she spoke at a fundraiser in Virginia, hosted by former U.S. ambassador Beatrice Welters, Clinton referred to the frustrated young basement dwellers, new to politics, who were drawn to her then-competitor, Bernie Sanders.
The Washington Free Beacon obtained audio of Clinton’s speech and released it Friday night.
From the Washington Examiner:
“Some are new to politics completely. They’re children of the Great Recession. And they are living in their parents’ basement. They feel 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,” the now-Democratic nominee said at a private fundraiser held in Maclean, Va.
Clinton’s remarks came in response to a question about why younger voters tend to be so cynical about government.
“So that is a mindset that is really affecting their politics. And so 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 some other ladder of opportunity attached to it, then the idea that maybe, just maybe, you could be part of a political revolution is pretty appealing.”
She went on to stress that idealism shouldn’t be discouraged, but that they should present bigger goals.
This, of course, has riled the youth who saw Big Daddy Bernie and the deep pockets of government as a means for survival, pre- and post-college.
She further commented:
“It is important to recognize what’s going on in this election. Everybody who’s ever been in an election that I’m aware of is quite bewildered because there is a strain of, on the one hand, the kind of populist, nationalist, xenophobic, discriminatory kind of approach that we hear too much of from the Republican candidates,” she said in reference to GOP nominee Donald Trump.
She added in reference to Sanders, “And on the other side, there’s just a deep desire to believe that we can have free college, free healthcare, that what we’ve done hasn’t gone far enough, and that we just need to, you know, go as far as, you know, Scandinavia, whatever that means, and half the people don’t know what that means, but it’s something that they deeply feel.
Now that the audio is released and Bern victims are upset, she’s going out of her way to stress to them how she is actually the millennials’ best girlfriend.
Good luck with that.
You can hear the leaked audio here.