Saturday, September 23, 2017

Hillary Clinton puts one-third of her voters in the basket of deplorables

At least that's the implication from Hillary Clinton's new book (via Steve Sailer):
When I said, “You could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables,” I was talking about well-documented reality. For example, the General Social Survey conducted by the University of Chicago found that in 2016, 55 percent of white Republicans believed that blacks are generally poorer than whites “because most just don’t have the motivation or willpower to pull themselves up out of poverty.”
The figure she cites checks out.

What percentage of Democrats belong in that same basket of deplorables, you ask? A mere 35% of them is all. That's barely even one-third of Hillary's putative supporters! Most of her backers are still With Her.

Some Democrats are more deplorable than others. The following graph shows the percentages of people, by selected characteristics, who accompany half of Trump's voters in Deploraville as of 2016 (n = 1,634):

Half of Hillary's Hispanic supporters--like half of all of Trump's supporters--are deplorable. Who knew?

NAMs, on the whole, are more deplorable than whites are. It is thus imperative we always distinguish between goodwhites and badwhites.

Naturally, the Chosen People are the nation's least deplorable.

GSS variables used: RACDIF4, RACECEN1(1)(2), RELIG, PARTYID(0-1), HISPANIC(1)(2-99), YEAR(2016)


Anonymous said...

I enjoy most of your posts, but this one seems to commit an obvious statistical fallacy.

The fact that 30% of group X have trait Y does not mean, within the sub-population Democrat-X, 30% have trait Y. The trait could be distributed unevenly so that Republicans are more likely to have trait Y than Democrats. And, in fact, that is what you would expect in many situations (including potentially this one).

Audacious Epigone said...


Right, it doesn't--but Clinton makes the exact same 'mistake' in her book. The GSS has zero information on Trump/Clinton--there isn't a single question in the 2016 iteration of the survey that asks about them. She presumes that half of Trump's voters are "deplorables" because half of (white) Republicans are. I merely take her metrics and apply it to other groups.

In his most recent podcast, Z Man talked about stated reasons for black failure falling into one of three categories--magic, biology, or culture. This question mostly deals in terms of culture (though some may interpret it as dealing in terms of biology given that all human traits are heritable). I do not personally interpret that as indicative of "deplorability" in any sense. It's Hillary who does.

Jonathan Centauri said...

Can you really blame blacks for anything? Its not like they are sentient beings. If they were people would hold them responsible for their actions. When has that EVER HAPPENED?

Audacious Epigone said...


Well they are in prison at rates well above their share of the population so it's not like they get unencumbered free reign. Held responsible to the same degree as non-blacks, though? Good question.

dc.sunsets said...

That "All Jewish" figure screams one of two explanations: Either it belies the fable of high mean IQ's or highlights the disutility of relying on self-reports by people who are cunning enough to never stray from the Narrative.

Anonymous said...

a true basket of (violent) deplorables

traitors first

Audacious Epigone said...


The latter is more likely. The mean IQ of that Jewish sample, as converted from Wordsum scores, is 109.


In the video the article contains, everything about the aesthetics are grating--the music is awful, the backgrounds are dreary and post-apocalyptic, to the extent that we can see the actors at all they look like the kinds of people who were shoved in lockers in high school, etc.

It's easy to see why the idea of throwing these people out of helicopters has the appeal that it does.

Issac said...

dc & AE: It's understanding the appropriate narrative almost entirely. I have never encountered an American Jew who was not brutally honest about blacks in the presence of other Jews. If the narrative were what Jews practice, rather than what they preach, biological race realism would be the order of the day.

Audacious Epigone said...


That confirms, from the inside, my understanding from the outside.

Anonymous said...

"don’t have the motivation or willpower to pull themselves up out of poverty"
is generally a euphemism for don't have the brains. If that's the case what really does this poll mean? If they had asked the real question these numbers would be lower across the boards. Less intelligent? Oh, heaven's to Betsy, NO! The actual level of deplorables is just about everybody. Everyone's lying all the way around. Only 14 percent of Jews think blacks are responsible for their situation? That discrimination is the reason for lack of black performance? It is to laugh. This level of lying shows the depth of Jewish commitment to bilking whites. Anti-racism is just parasitism.