Common Ground


This is another “behind closed doors” moment between Hillary and her wealthy donors that was made public this week:

CLINTON: 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. I met with a group of young black millennials today and you know one of the young women said, “You know, none of us feel that we have the job that we should have gotten out of college. And we don’t believe the job market is going to give us much of a chance.” 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. So I think we should all be really understanding of that and should try to do the best we can not to be, you know, a wet blanket on idealism. We want people to be idealistic. We want them to set big goals. But to take what we can achieve now and try to present them as bigger goals.

The main reason it has gotten attention is that Hillary seems to be mocking Bernie’s supporters. I see something different. I see common ground.

“They feel . . . 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.”

That could easily describe many Trump supporters too. They both see the American dream dying. They both see America in decline. They both want to make America great again.

That’s common ground.

It’s no wonder that Hillary is desperately trying to make the conversation about Miss Piggy Pornstar.



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81 Responses to Common Ground

  1. I intended to be more eloquent, but then I ate lunch and got sleepy. I need a nap.

  2. votermom says:

    Hillary is for the status quo.
    Bernie &=Trump were both talking about more opportunities for the underclass.

    • CiscoKid says:

      Fully agree

      • Lulu says:

        The undercurrent in Hilary’s “private” remarks is always the opposite of what she espouses in her virtue signaling speeches over the past decades. She is a snide, hateful, nasty elitist who wants to keep children (through their parents or guardians) poor. All fo that blah blah vague virtue signaling is to keep the donors and elites feeling they are the GOOD. Her hints at the dumb Bernie-bots commonality is that they just need to be brainwashed a little more, shut up, do what she says and realize their place is being poor and indebted. If they would just do this she would be over 50%. She’s WORRRKIN’ HAARRRRD (they don’t or they wouldn’t be in a basement) and why don’t they see they are SUPPOSED to live their parents storage space and work at Starbucks until they can be replaced by a third world illiterate migrant.

        • swanspirit says:

          She really is a living bitch. She can’t help being condescending. And how dare anyone get in her way.

        • 49erDweet says:

          Yeh. She is soooo much smarter than everybody else because of all the “experience” she’s acquired. We all know, however, that some people have 30 years of experience while others only have one year of experience they’ve repeated 29 times.

  3. Somebody says:

    I agree there is a lot of common ground, but Trump has failed to make the sale. A big part of that is that he’s been branded as a monster quite effectively by media and Hollywood. He has an uphill battle to pull in millenials in substantial numbers. However his message should be one they gravitate to, or at least his message on the economy and trade. Also, his child care tax deductions, family leave, etc., should appeal to older millenials in a big way. Although I think most of the millenial support he has is already from the older part of that generation. Millenials recoil from his immigration policies, but yet again our lax immigration policies both legal and illegal are a part of the economic malaise…… just hasn’t been explained in neat sound bit packages in a way millenials and voters in general can understand.

    One thing Trump does have going for him is his social media presence. Lately he seems to be squandering that with defending himself over the Miss Universe crap and threatening to re-litigate the 90’s. Trust me the millenials don’t care about anything that happened in the 90’s whether it was an insult to Miss Universe or scandals involving the Clintons. They see the 90’s as ancient history. The Trump campaign and Trump supporters did a really good job of using the deplorable comment as a rallying cry, if they can do the same with basement dwellers who knows.

  4. Somebody says:

    OT……I’m trying my best to be nice to my husband…….he sucks at home projects. He procrastinates like you can’t believe. For instance we owned ceiling fans for 9 years and 8 months……not ten years, if I say ten years he accuses me of exaggerating. Anyway owned them for almost 10 years before he finally put them in. They sat in the boxes in the garage for all that time. There are a lot of things like that in my garage, for instance I have two different backsplashes for my kitchen……I’d be happy with one of them installed, my son can have the other.

    I told you that to tell you this…….we’ve had a water softener sitting out there for almost 5 years. Our old one died 3 years before we even bought this one. He’s always going to install it, but never finds the time or there is some complication or what have you. My son was off the other day and insisted he was going to install the water softener. He didn’t he got “lost” at the hardware store for hours and by the time he returned he didn’t have time to install it……me thinks he went gallivanting about since he had the day off and the “install” was a convenient excuse to leave the kids here. So my son offered to come over this weekend to help my husband install the water softener since he had purchased all the pipe fittings, etc. Hubby insisted he didn’t need help.

    All day long…….all fucking day long, the water has been off. Multiple trips to the hardware store which took forever. The water is back on now, but the water softener still isn’t installed…….he just reconnected everything and he’ll give it a go next week…….AYFKM!!!!

    He won’t hire anybody to do stuff either. I wouldn’t mind that, just hire someone…..but he’s always going to do this or that and never, ever does. He starts shit and never finishes it or worse he starts shit and makes a big mess like when he was going to replace a shower head and next thing you know he’s ripped the entire wall out because the old head wouldn’t come off so he went into the wall and cut the pipe……OMFG. Then he couldn’t seal the pipe so he cut it lower and lower and lower……and finally we call a plumber.

    A car or a computer no problem, but home repairs he sucks at…….the thing is he knows he sucks, but he’s too stubborn to hire anyone or accept help…….he’d rather just put it off, ignore it and hope it goes away.

    Thank you for the opportunity to vent.

    • It’s a guy thing. You ladies just don’t understand.

    • Dora says:

      I think we are married to the same man.

    • Lulu says:

      I hire it done when my husband is out of town or just have them show up. When I first started doing this of course he was mad. But then he admitted later he was relieved I had just done it. Our house garage is a fright. A “haul off junk” company is coming next week. I will surprise hubby and tell him he gets to supervise and tell them what to haul off and I write the check so he doesn’t know what it cost. Yes I’m sneaky but he is getting older, has lots of responsibility for his mom (and me), and I don’t want to nag or fall down and break a leg in the garage, run over it with my car, or ruin a priceless “relic” of some kind. Get estimates and just do it. The “mad” doesn’t last long.

      • DeniseVB says:

        It’s really surprisingly cheaper to “call the guy” than spend days, weeks or years doing without the convenience. In Somebody’s case, ceiling fans would have been much cheaper to install than the years she spent using more a/c in Florida. They really do cool down a room !

    • swanspirit says:

      I would rather hire someone, and pay them, and just get the job done.
      And speaking of ranting, I just wasted an hour of my life trying to understand, and communicate with someone regarding a mobile hotspot I purchased online for my sister in Baltimore.
      Not only was the connection horrible, their English was extremely limited, and I distinctly got the impression they were reading the only English they knew from a script, from somewhere in the Philippines.
      They refused to activate it, because it wasn’t scanned at Wal-Mart, and they wanted my disabled sister to take it to Wal-Mart to have it scanned. When I told them that wasn’t possible, then the wanted me to send my receipt.
      Finally , I emailed my online receipt, and even then, they said it would take up to 48 hours.
      This is what the globalists don’t give two hoots about, as long as they make their profits.

      • 1539days says:

        Now I have enough money to call someone. Plus, this year I have an excuse. Since I have to put in more hours at work (at 1.5X time) my time is more valuable and I can afford to have someone else do it. My issue is finding someone trustworthy enough who isn’t booked to 2030.

    • DeniseVB says:

      My husband had a pretty lucrative handyman second career after he retired from the military. He was surprised there was such a demand and could get paid for what he used to do for friends and neighbors for free. As the community grew older, so did the disabled and widowed. He was paid for changing lightbulbs ! Word of mouth kept him busy for another 20 years (he retired from the military at 49 after 30 years). He also benefited from non-handy hubbies who said “just call the guy”. 🙂

      Now we’re at that point, we just call the guy. His last biggy home project was replacing the microwave over the stove. To save the Lowe’s $90 installing fee, he did it himself, it took 2 days, lots of cussing and based on his old hourly handyman fee, about $200. LOL, don’t get me started on the icemaker. 😉

      • AFVet says:

        I put a vent over our stove when the old one crapped out.
        The template didn’t fit the cabinets above the stove so I had to re-engineer the damn thing to make it fit.
        Cuss words were flying.
        I think I even invented some new ones.

    • 49erDweet says:

      Is there some kind of problem with all of this? Sounds about right to me.

    • Ann says:

      Been there, done that, hired the guy that installed it.

      Oh, and did I mention my husband rehabs his rentals himself? And I still hire for the house. Not worth the marriage counseling fees. I HATE procrastination, and my son and my husband are world class procrastinators – unless they want it done, then wow is it a whirlwind.

    • I do all the projects in our house. Shit gets done. Hubby gets to do the dishes, clean the toilet, take out the garbage, and scoop the cat litter box. He also carries all the heavy shit and is on deck to reach stuff up high.

      He told me when we first got married that we should split labor along our strengths. I took him up on it. He just wanted me to do all the cooking. One day about 4 months in he came home to find I had disassembled the dashboard in my old Beamer and was replacing the break switch. That’s the day he surrendered the toolbox. It’s been mine ever since.


    • Constance says:

      I don’t miss that! I just unloaded a husband. I would call and hire a guy to fix things while he was at work or visiting his family. If he figured it out he would go into an absolute rage that someone was fixing his house. I figured asking for forgiveness was easier than obtaining permission. Actually he was just an obstruction and every option was impossible. Now I hire out all the projects I don’t want to do. I love it. It will be a cold day in hell when I remarry! But of course I realize marriage does work for some people. Currently I am rearranging and painting my bedroom. I think I’m going to put in a really girly chandelier. It’s really pretty AND I get a kick out of thinking “HA! that SOB would have a stroke if he could see this room now!”

    • mcnorman says:

      I have one that is now an ex because I couldn’t take it any longer. Everyone in my family got him to do incredible work, sculpting wood moulding, setting ceramic tile, moving walls, etc. I had a lead under my concrete slab in a hallway 15′ x 10′ I didn’t hesitate…I called the plumber. I can do the concrete. I actually finished it already. Now comes the tile. I’m sure Mr. Ex will have something to say about how it’s not quite right. Done talking. 🙂

    • AFVet says:

      I have to admit Somebody,….that was funny.
      Well done!

    • 1539days says:

      I have the counterpoint to this story. I have a friend who is extremely handy and even does odd jobs for people he knows and neighbors. And yes, he does projects that the wife wants. You know what happens when he finishes a project, he gets more projects. If you want a husband that will fix everything, take him to your house and see if he offers to fix any of your stuff. If not, he’s not the honey do for you.

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  6. DandyTIger says:

    Problem with the Bernie kids is they thought getting everything for free could work and was reasonable. There’s common ground wanting big changes and not liking crooked Hillary, but there’s a serious detachment from reality among them too. Still, Hillary is seriously evil, so there’s that.

    • DeniseVB says:

      I’m having fun with the Basement Dwellers and the Hillbots trying to spin it as taken out of context. So what, I remind them, so was Mitt’s 47% and binders full of women, and Sarah Palin NEVER said she could see Russia from her house, Tina Fey did. This is WAR, just like the Dems like to play.

      Miss Chiquita Banana was dug up by the Clinton campaign to smear Trump, now it’s backfiring with actual CNN video and news items from 1997. Nobody cares he says mean things, Hillary actually does mean things 😉

    • The Bernie kids are like children who were raised in a cult. They don’t know any better.

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  10. Somebody says:

    BTW and this probably isn’t going to come out right……but I’ll try. I’m not a deeply religious person, but there have been several things that appeared to be almost divine intervention in this race……..we really need one about now, I might add.

    Sooooo, I’m not hoping or wishing for anything bad, but should it happen that for some reason Haiti was back in the news…….like if the hurricane that is already down there, well you know. Should something like that happen where Haiti is back in the news and the recovery or lack thereof has a chance to be highlighted along with all the corruption……well it might make me a true believer in divine intervention.

    I don’t know why but the devil painting above made me think about that……good vs evil I guess.

    • votermom says:

      I think the same thing too – that Trump is in some way God’s humorous answer to our nation’s prayer.
      I know he has a sense of humor, why else would he send his Son as a carpenter.

  11. DeniseVB says:

    So proud of this local kid ! He’s also very active with Virginia Beach Republicans and Gays For Trump. I may have to go to a debate watching party just to meet and thank him. 😀

  12. Kathy says:

    Somebody..let me know if you need the name of a good handyman (he’s a gem and lives in Arlington).

  13. votermom says:

    gateway pundit says Nigel Farage is being flown in to help Trump with debate prep

  14. DeniseVB says:

    Trump supporters are just good people, you just know this is from the heart !


    Dear Jane,

    I’ve been in such a state of perpetual turmoil ever since giving birth. My child, pronoun “they”, is now 3-years-old. I have been mired in a heinous state of chronic depression because “they” do not want to play with girl’s toys. It destroys me that “they” might be another white CIS male, and another future agent of the patriarchy. That’s just not the type of lifestyle I can support or agree with. “Their” father has also been deeply despondent over our child’s reluctance to conform to our stance and ideals on gender. My husband identifies as gender neutral, and whenever “Xe” (my husbands current pronoun) witnesses our child playing with toy trucks and trains, it triggers “Xer” so hard that “Xe” crumbles into a quivering pile of inconsolable PTSD jitters.

    My question is, how can I persuade my child to blossom into the fabulous transgender individual that I know in my heart “they” truly are? All I’ve ever wanted was a trans child, and the fact that “they” seem so drawn to boys toys and refuse to don the lovely dresses I so painstakingly choose for “them” just crushes my soul. What can I do to make “them” understand the harm that they inflict on our family through their identity as a CIS-gendered white male? Please Jane, help us, it’s tearing our family apart.

    Sincerely, Ariana

    Ariana, thank you for your touching letter. Truly the phrase, “a mother knows best”, has never been more appropriate than here. No one wants a white, CIS male child, and the people who pretend they do are merely deluding themselves.

    But do no fret. There is still time for your child to see the light of femininity. One of the best ways to do this is to deprive them of male clothing, toys, TV programming, ect. If they never know toxic masculinity exist then it cannot tempt and/or hurt them.

    I realize it can be difficult to completely block out offending influences, but that’s when you need to sit your child down and explain to them all of the ills in the world perpetuated by men. Explain why they don’t want to identify in such a way, and it’s also important for the child’s father to reinforce these ideas. It is up to “Xer” to demonstrate that femininity is the way to go, and will be the only acceptable route for them to identify as under your roof. When you interact with the child’s father, always be the dominant force, and allow your child to witness that. Even if “Xer” does not identify as a male, it’s important for your child to see that even the micro-displays of masculinity should be snuffed out at the root before they spread like the cancer that they are.

    Let me just congratulate you on taking a proactive and progressive stance in your parenting. It is mothers like you that are helping usurp the disease of masculinity and dismantle the patriarchy at it’s very core.

    I’m guessing this is a spoof, but it’s hard to tell.

  16. DeniseVB says:

    Love this guy too ….

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    This was on c-span last night: Newt Gingrich and Laura Ingraham debating Robert Reich and Jennifer Granholm in Canada. Very entertaining (and 5% of the crowd changed their vote to Trump at the end…)

  20. DeniseVB says:

    Could get interesting next week, hoping for a hard northeast wobble….

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    • 1539days says:

      Russian oligarchs looking for uranium mines?

      • Lulu says:

        Billionaire bankers screwing up Deutsche Bank and her idol Merkel? Anyone with a fat checkbook needing a little favor? She seems more and more like the madam running a cat-house. Whatever you want but pay first.

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