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Author:  Michael J. Gaynor
Bio: Michael J. Gaynor
Date:  September 12, 2016
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Don't Underestimate the Blowback from Hillary Clinton's "Basket of Deplorables" Putdown

Ironically, Clinton inadvertently gave Trump a weapon with which to beat her, if he uses it properly.

Last Friday night Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton consigned half of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to a "basket of deplorables" and made the presidential election Trump's to lose.

It was a Kinsey gaffe.

"A Kinsley gaffe occurs when a political gaffe reveals some truth that a politician did not intend to admit. The term comes from journalist Michael Kinsley, who said, 'A gaffe is when a politician tells the truth – some obvious truth he isn't supposed to say'" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_gaffe).

"Racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic, you name it,” Clinton said. “There are people like that and he has lifted them up."

Clinton said what she believed. She backtracked later, of source, calling "half" an overstatement while still insisting that lots of Trump supporters are "deplorable" because they are "[r]acist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic, you name it."

Clinton did NOT misspeak.

Whether or not applicable to millions of Trump supporters, the phrase "basket of deplorables" is memorable and was carefully considered before Team Clinton before she spoke it last Friday.

Clinton apologists posing as political analysts are Clinton using it will not hurt her in the presidential election because anyone offended would vote for Trump anyway.

DON'T BET IT ON!

Millenials still love their grandparents and don't want a presidential wannabe calling them "deplorable."

For example, one Trump supporting grandfather who called Clinton's choice of words a "faux pas" emailed me as follows:

"I believe Mrs. Evil Pants Suit's 'basket of deplorables' remark was a seminal moment in this campaign, even though she tried to take it back. The very act of trying to reconsider by someone so arrogant & reluctant to admit an error screams out that her team immediately recognized the damage her remark had done. Even the relatively mild-mannered Mike Pence was all over it in an instant. One of our granddaughters, a college senior who has been somewhat brainwashed by some tree-hugger prof. that Al Gore is an environmental guru, called me and said she was 'appalled' at Mrs. Evil calling her grandpa deplorable". Of course it was a tad tongue-in-cheek. But, nonetheless, although she is not that politically oriented, she picked up on 'deplorable'."

Ironically, Clinton inadvertently gave Trump a weapon with which to beat her, if he uses it properly.

With Kelly Anne Conway managing Trump's campaign, it's much more likely than not that it will be.

Trump's speech on it this afternoon was perfect and he simply needs to stay the course.

Team Clinton can attack Trump outrageously and win with the help of liberal media bias, but demonizing half of Trump supporters is something else entirely....and millenials still love their grandparents.

Michael J. Gaynor

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Biography - Michael J. Gaynor

Michael J. Gaynor has been practicing law in New York since 1973. A former partner at Fulton, Duncombe & Rowe and Gaynor & Bass, he is a solo practitioner admitted to practice in New York state and federal courts and an Association of the Bar of the City of New York member.

Gaynor graduated magna cum laude, with Honors in Social Science, from Hofstra University's New College, and received his J.D. degree from St. John's Law School, where he won the American Jurisprudence Award in Evidence and served as an editor of the Law Review and the St. Thomas More Institute for Legal Research. He wrote on the Pentagon Papers case for the Review and obscenity law for The Catholic Lawyer and edited the Law Review's commentary on significant developments in New York law.

The day after graduating, Gaynor joined the Fulton firm, where he focused on litigation and corporate law. In 1997 Gaynor and Emily Bass formed Gaynor & Bass and then conducted a general legal practice, emphasizing litigation, and represented corporations, individuals and a New York City labor union. Notably, Gaynor & Bass prevailed in the Second Circuit in a seminal copyright infringement case, Tasini v. New York Times, against newspaper and magazine publishers and Lexis-Nexis. The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed, 7 to 2, holding that the copyrights of freelance writers had been infringed when their work was put online without permission or compensation.

Gaynor currently contributes regularly to www.MichNews.com, www.RenewAmerica.com, www.WebCommentary.com, www.PostChronicle.com and www.therealitycheck.org and has contributed to many other websites. He has written extensively on political and religious issues, notably the Terry Schiavo case, the Duke "no rape" case, ACORN and canon law, and appeared as a guest on television and radio. He was acknowledged in Until Proven Innocent, by Stuart Taylor and KC Johnson, and Culture of Corruption, by Michelle Malkin. He appeared on "Your World With Cavuto" to promote an eBay boycott that he initiated and "The World Over With Raymond Arroyo" (EWTN) to discuss the legal implications of the Schiavo case. On October 22, 2008, Gaynor was the first to report that The New York Times had killed an Obama/ACORN expose on which a Times reporter had been working with ACORN whistleblower Anita MonCrief.

Gaynor's email address is gaynormike@aol.com.


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