• Why Hillary Lost, According to Hillary

    December 20, 2016

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    It wasn’t her fault.

    The Clinton campaign, and Hillary herself, summed up her loss by blaming FBI Director Comey as an individual, the FBI as an organization, and of course the Russians and the Russians and the Russians and Putin himself for the loss. “Angry white men” got tagged as well. Nobody likes Huma Abedin anymore, either. That’s pretty much it.

    The Russians

    In a speech to her wealthiest donors, as a group kinda wondering what happened to the approximately one billion dollars they gave to the campaign, Clinton was damn paranoid perfectly on point:

    Putin publicly blamed me for the outpouring of outrage by his own people, and that is the direct line between what he said back then and what he did in this election,” [the attacks] were ordered by Putin “because he has a personal beef against me.

    Clinton laid out her scenario clearly, basically that based on some remarks she made in 2011 that Russian election were not fair, Putin lay in wait for five years until he could hack the DNC emails and crush Hillary’s chances to win against one of the most amateur campaigners ever to join an American election.


    Comey

    Hillary went on to say the hacking was only one of two “unprecedented” events that led to her defeat. The other was the release of a letter by Comey shortly before the election disclosing new questions about emails handled by her private server. The letter, she said, cost her close races in several battleground states. “Swing-state voters made their decisions in the final days breaking against me because of the FBI letter” not that there was actually any evidence of that.

    The ever-dutiful New York Times added “In Moscow, fear of Mrs. Clinton has loomed as large or larger than any warmth for Mr. Trump.”

    An article in the Times also added “Liberals say Mr. Trump’s victory is proof that the Electoral College is biased against big states and undemocratically marginalizes urban and nonwhite voters,” and that Trump “was lucky.”


    The Entire FBI, Maybe Also Obama

    As for the FBI as an organization defeating Hillary beyond the Comey letter, that charge was lead by Democratic National Committee Chair Donna Brazile, who said Russian hackers persisted in trying to break into the organization’s computers “daily, hourly” until after the election, contradicting Obama’s assertion that the hacking stopped in September after he warned Vladimir Putin to “cut it out.”

    Clinton campaign chief John Podesta said the FBI did not provide adequate cybersecurity help to the DNC, and accused the Trump campaign of direct collusion with the Russians.



    Angry White Men

    Last to pile on was the Old Dog himself, Bill Clinton, who told the world (actually, just a handful of media in Katonah, New York) “Trump doesn’t know much,” but that he does know “how to get angry, white men to vote for him.” Bill, when asked about Russian cyberattacks said, “you would need to have a single-digit IQ not to recognize what was going on.”


    The Unmentionables

    Left unmentioned in the Clinton list of reasons she lost were the private email server, her clear violations of national security, the tangled relationship among many State Department decisions, access to her as Secretary of State, and the Clinton Foundation, the vast sums of money she earned from the Wall Street firms she promised to reign in, the hypocrisy of accepting large sums of money from foreign governments in general, and in the specific how her claimed support for the rights of women and girls can coexist with millions of dollars of Foundation donations from Arab nations with some of the worst human rights records toward women, and how her core argument — nothing was illegal — ignored the more important questions of what kind of honesty, ethics, and transparency. Plus any strengths Trump as a candidate may have had and the judgement of the American people, whatever.



    BONUS: So, hey, Democrats, a tip: if you select a weak candidate with as much political baggage as Clinton carried, and blame everything on “someone else,” then try and overturn the election via needless recounts, active campaigns to upset the Electoral College, timed leaks from the CIA, and threats of impeachment, you will probably lose the next time, too.


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  • Recent Comments

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      HILLARIOUS.

      12/20/16 7:54 AM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

      2

      Ding dong, the War witch is dead.

      12/20/16 7:56 AM | Comment Link

    • Mitch said...

      3

      Peter,

      Denial…. A powerful, dangerous drug……

      And….. Not just a river in Egypt anymore.

      She lost…. Because more people don’t trust her…. And many…. Just hate her.

      M

      12/20/16 7:58 AM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

      4

      Since the CIA is always in the dark, Trumps first act should be to turn off the lights at Langley.

      12/20/16 8:05 AM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

      5

      What difference does it make? The bitch has always been clueless. Good riddance.

      12/20/16 8:15 AM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      Karma IS a bitch. Peter gets fired by the bitch for speaking the truth. The bitch gets shitcanned for lying about everything.

      12/20/16 8:16 AM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

      7

      Just maybe the biggest lesson is the voters don’t like being lied to. So Trump better be on notice.

      12/20/16 8:38 AM | Comment Link

    • chuck said...

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      I did not go to the N.Y. Capital and glad I did’t. About a hundred Hillary/D/50% paid protesters were there (bused in I guess). The Female Dog supporters would have beat me up. If I was there and saw Bill, I would have asked for his autograph …! Pigs will be pigs. Happy Holidays!

      12/20/16 8:39 AM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      Dear Donald,

      Let’s get real. You won because most of US couldn’t pick one loser from the other. Go ahead and praise the poor black folks who didn’t vote, BUT better to let sleeping dogs lie than find out they can bite you in the ass. Go ahead and try to take away their benefits like Social Security and Medicare and even your commie friends won’t support you. The clock is ticking on that massive infrastructure jobs promise. Fuck them and you will have millions marching down your throat. You think the deplorables were pissed about Obamacare….hah.

      12/20/16 12:01 PM | Comment Link

    • Andrei said...

      10

      Kinda ironic that more electors defected from Hillary than from Trump.

      12/20/16 12:35 PM | Comment Link

    • John Poole said...

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      Bauer- your doomsday soothsaying is wearing thin. Time to join those with something positive to say. It is way too easy to be a cynic.

      12/20/16 1:44 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

      12

      Ah, Mitch or JP or whatever you go by, if it irritates, then it is good. We have nothing to lose but our pitchforks.

      12/20/16 1:59 PM | Comment Link

    • Mitch said...

      13

      Bauer,

      Question….

      Exactly what planet are you receiving instructions from ??

      And… I understand family dollar has a sale on tin foil.

      Just a thought.

      M

      12/20/16 2:27 PM | Comment Link

    • Mitch said...

      14

      PS

      Either way… Things are going to get better.

      Trump will either fix the system….

      Or….

      Break it completely….

      M

      12/20/16 2:35 PM | Comment Link

    • John Poole said...

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      Bauer- if you have indeed left the USA your postings make no sense. You’ve already made your statement by leaving. Anything else is just redundant. Find a hobby other than lambasting your former country.

      12/20/16 5:01 PM | Comment Link

    • Mitch said...

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      John,

      I thought tin foil man was coming back from wherever???

      He said something about coming back to be in DC in Jan so he could make his 15 an hour as a protester.

      M

      12/20/16 5:49 PM | Comment Link

    • Mitch said...

      17

      Now this is funny….

      What’s the word?????

      Oh that’s right…… Hypocrisy

      http://foxnews.mobi/quickPage.html?page=22995&external=3845055.proteus.fma

      M

      12/20/16 5:51 PM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...

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      Dear Mit..

      every time you post a link to Fox “news”, my cognizance index meter goes to zero…while the Dumb-O-Meter redlines.

      12/20/16 6:01 PM | Comment Link

    • John Poole said...

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      Mitch- I am a card carrying Obama hater and proud of it. I question his sexual orientation- I question everything about what I consider an arrogant effete doofus. How he became POTUS should be a serious investigation into the ruling elite who only run a carefully vetted candidate. He was a half white servant of empire marketed as a black man. I voted for him in 2008 (but not in 2012) for the typical reasons but I soon realized he worshipped at the alter of the ruling financial elite. I hope he will just go away. Retire to a fancy 10 acre ranch in Hawaii.

      12/20/16 6:06 PM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...

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      meanwhile..

      John Poole said…

      “Bauer- your doomsday soothsaying is wearing thin. Time to join those with something positive to say. It is way too easy to be a cynic.”

      Said the Jewish baker just before the Gestapo boarded up his bakery, shot him, arrested and sent his family to the ovens.

      12/20/16 6:07 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      Pitching

      I think he had an oldtimers moment and confused me with you. As we are charter members of WMW, it is an occupational hazard.

      Cynics at least have a sense of humor about this Mad Mad Mad World.

      12/20/16 6:42 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      The cynic in me would find the Artic temp this week Over 50 degrees above normal a little concerning, but Mitch-JP would say to look on the bright side and think about all the timeshare possibilities. Trump is.

      12/20/16 7:09 PM | Comment Link

    • John Poole said...

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      Pitch- we are all wise and will not be taking a train to a remote spot to work for the state. We know the tactics of the American Gestapo. They don’t have a chance of replicating what happened in Nazi Germany circa 1939. Your paranoia is not becoming.

      12/20/16 7:41 PM | Comment Link

    • Mitch said...

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      Pitchfork,

      I hear and understand…. Fox is just easier on the tracking and cookies than most.

      Further…. I’m not even quite sure Obama came from anything but a test tube.

      He’s a drunk on power, with zero clue about reality.

      He has never been my president. Bauer’s maybe… But not mine.

      All he has done since day one is make it incredibly difficult to stay in business.

      Clear enough of where I stand where I stand with that clown?

      M

      12/20/16 8:24 PM | Comment Link

    • Mitch said...

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      Bauer,

      I realize that in what ever country your in exile in, may be 50 above….

      But…. In the US… That you hate so much….

      More like 30 below norm.

      As for the bright side….. Yep….

      M

      12/20/16 8:29 PM | Comment Link

    • teri said...

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      Also left unmentioned in her excuses for losing: she didn’t bother to hold rallies for actual voters, instead focusing on fund-raisers to get cash from extraordinarily wealthy donors. People notice that shit. Also, everyone knew that the primaries had problems. (Ahem.) The Democratic primaries were rigged and it was blatantly obvious. The people who wanted Sanders were not going to just forgive that in order to turn around and vote for the person who stole it from him.

      She and Trump were the two most disliked candidates ever. Whichever of them lost should not have been surprised by it. Here’s another way to look at it; almost half the eligible voters did not bother to vote. Of the ones who did, some 6% voted for third party candidates. The rest were split between Clinton and Trump. This means that whichever of them won did so by the vote of about 1/4 of the registered voting population. Your next president (and you could say this whether it were Clinton or Trump) was elected by only 25% of the country.

      The plutocracy put on a real shit-show carnival this year. We were guaranteed to lose no matter which of these horrible candidates “won”.

      12/21/16 4:55 AM | Comment Link

    • teri said...

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      And here’s a thought. If the Clinton people and the Democrat leadership crew think Comey and the FBI played a role in the results of the election, well, there is an answer for that: if you don’t want the FBI “involved” in elections, don’t run a candidate who is under FBI investigation.

      Duh.

      12/21/16 5:43 AM | Comment Link

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