Donald Trump can call Mexicans rapists and drug runners, propose an un-Constituional ban on Muslims entering the country, make a not so thinly veiled "joke" about 2nd Amendment remedies if his opponent is elected, praise Vladimir Putin as a great leader while insulting the President of the United States, and he still refuses to apologize for his birther remarks, and the media just shrugs for the most part.
Hillary Clinton dares to point out that a good portion of Trump's supporters are huge flaming racists and homophobes, and the media predictably immediately gets a case of the vapors.
Here's professional Republican turd polisher and both siderist David Brooks doing just that on this Sunday's Meet the Press.
TODD: Here's Dan Balz's headline this morning. “Clinton's Deplorables Remark Sums Up A Deplorable Election Season.” David Brooks, what is your initial reaction when you heard that?
BROOKS: First, it was a terrible week for politics. We've had a race to the bottom before, but this is at speed like bolt speed to the bottom, these two. I actually was struck by another sentence in that quote about the deplorables, that they are irredeemable. There's a reason no religion believes that. You know, because if you believe people are irredeemable, you're saying they somehow lack redeemable souls, they're somehow a lesser category of human beings, and that's just a dark, dark world view. And that's always been a risk for Clinton. As president, she could be a very hard working, very efficient, but there's a dark world view that is semi-Nixonian lurking in there.
Stephanie Cutter attempted to inject a bit of sanity into the conversation, but as expected, it fell on deaf ears.
CUTTER: Does anybody around this table, have they not seen Trump's rallies? Have they not seen Trump's own remarks? He is attracting a certain type of voter. She gave a speech on describing them. They're called the alt-right and they Tweet racist sayings. He re-Tweets them. He says it on the stump. From research in this election we know that his own words, calling Mexicans rapists, criticizing a Gold Star family, these are the most potent things against him with independent voters. So, what she said was not wrong. Her only mistake was that she described half of his supporters that way.