A Preposterous Paraphrase
Imagine if a political candidate had said:
This might be called “condescending” but the proper term is “clueless.”
You go into these boroughs in New York and, like a lot of large cities in the Northeast, the apartments have been gone now for 25 years and nothing's replaced them. And they fell through the Clinton administration, and the Bush administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna become affordable and they have not.
And it's not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to civil liberties or NEA grants or antipathy toward people who aren't like them or anti-corporate sentiment or anti-globalization sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.