You Won’t Believe Who Hillary is Now Blaming for Her 2016 Loss
Hillary Clinton spoke at the California Code Conference this week, where she dragged out all the usual scapegoats and excuses for why she was unable to break Ye Olde Glass Ceiling in the 2016 election. Interviewed by Recode’s Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg, Hillary assured the crowd that she accepted full responsibility for every bad decision she made in the campaign before telling them that none of those decisions actually explained why she lost the race.
And so the blame game began again.
On James Comey: “Comey was more than happy to talk about my emails, but he wouldn’t talk about investigation of the Russians. People went to vote on Nov. 8 having no idea that there was an active counterintelligence investigation going on of the Trump campaign.”
No idea? That’s putting it a little broadly. It’s true that Comey didn’t confirm or deny the investigation, but it was out there in the media on a daily basis. So it’s a little bit ridiculous to claim that people had “no idea” that there was this supposed suspicion of the Trump campaign colluding with Russia. And we’d note that – to this day – investigators have yet to charge anyone or, frankly, come up with any strong evidence to support the claim.
On The Voters: “I was the victim of a very broad assumption that I was going to win.”
Yes, an assumption that your campaign did everything to encourage. When you were battling it out with Bernie Sanders in the primaries, you were visibly annoyed that you even had to go through the nomination process.
On Racist Voter Suppression: “The AP did a really well-researched piece about voter suppression in Wisconsin. And they literally found people who showed up to vote and were turned away. The best estimate is that 200,000 people in Wisconsin were either denied or chilled in their efforts to vote.”
Hillary’s talking here about the effects of Wisconsin’s voter ID law, so this is nothing more than liberal propaganda. First of all, there are no hard numbers about how many people were turned away, so that “200,000” figure is a lie. Second, even if it was 500,000 or a million, the law is the law. Hillary is basically saying she could have won the state if they would just let anyone and everyone vote, regardless of whether or not they could prove they were who they said they were. We’d imagine she’s probably right about that.
On the DNC: “So I’m now the nominee of the Democratic Party. I inherit nothing from the Democratic Party. I mean, it was bankrupt. It was on the verge of insolvency. Its data was mediocre to poor, nonexistent, wrong. I had to inject money into it.”
This is a new entry into the pantheon of Hillary excuses, and boy does it take some gall for her to blame the Democratic National Committee. The same DNC, mind you, that was busted rigging the primaries in her favor. The same DNC whose vice-chairperson helped her cheat in one of the debates.
Hillary Clinton wants us to believe that in a perfect world where everyone does exactly what she wants them to do, she could have easily defeated Donald Trump. It’s remarkable because she apparently thought that was the world she lived in. Really makes you wonder what kind of presidency she had planned. Let’s be grateful we don’t have to find out.