Sanders bothered by Hillary's [highly derogatory] characterization of his supporters. Will the far left go to Johnson, Stein, maybe even Trump? Or just stay home?

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    Oct 02, 2016 5:31 PM GMT
    Additionally, her reference to baristas once again demonstrates her elitism and contempt for ordinary working people....... Voters will take note.

    Clinton characterized the young voters -- impassioned by Sanders' populist message and who still have yet to embrace Clinton -- as “living in their parents’ basement” and disenfranchised about the future, according to a 49-minute audiotape of the February fundraiser, purportedly found in a hacked email, then given to The Washington Free Beacon, which first reported the story.

    If you’re feeling like you’re consigned to being a barista . . . then the idea that maybe, just maybe, you could be part of a political revolution is pretty appealing," Clinton also says in the audio tape, describing her thoughts after talking to a young African-American voter.

    Clinton, like her Republican rival Trump, will need the youth vote to win the presidency.

    However, Clinton continues to struggle with the voting bloc, which includes many college students, like those who helped Barack Obama win two terms and who frequently back liberal candidates.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/10/02/sanders-admits-being-bothered-by-clintons-depiction-young-voters-who-backed-him.html
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    Oct 02, 2016 5:46 PM GMT
    If you read what she actually says (as opposed to quoting half sentences) there is nothing derogatory or elitist about it. It's a pretty realistic assessment of the hardships facing many millennials and it reads as empathy.

    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.

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    Oct 02, 2016 5:58 PM GMT
    Bullshit- She said what she said.
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    Oct 02, 2016 6:18 PM GMT
    Plenty of those millenials who are working at minimum-wage jobs & living in their parents' basements are paying rent, and have made it possible for their parents to hang on to their houses. The parents, too, have been working at minimum-wage jobs for the past 10 years, and without the rent that their kids are paying, would have lost their homes.