“She was wrong and clearly it's not helpful to Democrats going into the midterms, and certainly not going into 2020. She's put herself in a position where Democrats are going to have to distance themselves from these remarks and distance themselves from her. Particularly those Democrats that are running in the states that Donald Trump won like Ohio, and Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, and Michigan.”
As of today, three of those red state Democrats have mustered up some form of a response. Heidi Heitkamp said that Hillary can’t go away “soon enough,” Sherrod Brown said her comments are “not helpful,” and Claire McCaskill said “I don’t think that’s the way you should talk about any voter, especially ones in my state.” So what is Tammy Baldwin thinking?
“But if they are fundamentally focused on whether people who put in hard work can get ahead…then it’s a no-brainer to support Hillary and to work together to unrig the system.”
Hmm…if Hillary really understood hard-working Wisconsinites, would she have called them “backwards” for not supporting her? Or, would she have bashed rural Wisconsinites by pointing out that she won elsewhere, specifically “the places that represent two-thirds of America’s gross domestic product?”
We’re still waiting for Baldwin to address the issue.
“While Hillary Clinton’s insults against Wisconsinites continue to generate headlines, Tammy Baldwin has remained silent and refused to stand up for her constituents. This begs the question: does Baldwin support Hillary’s awful view of hard-working Wisconsinites?” –RNC Spokesperson Christiana Purves
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