Democrats Want Hillary Clinton to Do Them One BIG Favor
According to a new story from The Hill, which interviewed “more than a dozen Democrats” in recent days, some of Hillary Clinton’s biggest supporters want her to do the party one big favor: Shut up and get the hell out of the way.
Many of the party’s top politicians and staffers took great exception to Clinton’s interview last week where she put partial blame on the Democratic National Committee for her loss in 2016.
“I’m now the nominee of the Democratic Party,” Clinton said, recalling the moment she sewed up the necessary delegates. “I inherit nothing from the Democratic Party. It was bankrupt, it was on the verge of insolvency, its data was mediocre to poor, non-existent, wrong. I had to inject money into it – the DNC – to keep it going.”
Money she got from all of those open-borders speeches she made to Latin American bankers, no doubt.
In that same interview, Clinton blamed no less than 24 separate entities for her loss – Russia, Macedonian content farms, James Comey, sexism, the New York Times, etc. – but it was her shot across the bow at the DNC that really irked her fellow Democrats.
From The Hill:
“Good God, what is she doing?” one longtime aide wondered after watching Clinton at the Recode conference in California on Wednesday. “She’s apparently still really, really angry. I mean, we all are. The election was stolen from her, and that’s how she feels.
“But to go out there publicly again and again and talk about it? And then blame the DNC?” the aide wondered. “It’s not helpful to Democrats. It’s not helpful to the country, and I don’t think it’s helpful to her.”
The Hill reports that Hillary’s inner circle is adamant that she won’t run for public office again, although we’ve heard stories that conflict with that prediction. It’s hard to imagine how she could possibly be the Democratic nominee for president in 2020; there would be a full-scale revolt from the Sanders wing of the party if she were to make another bid for the White House. Even many of her fervent supporters would have to wonder why the Democrats would back this failure of a horse for a second time. Still, when it comes to the Clintons, we won’t be surprised by anything.
Clearly, there are still a few Democrats in her corner. The Hill spoke to strategist Jamal Simmons who, while acknowledging that some are “frustrated” with Hillary’s blame-the-world tour, said the former secretary of state was telling nothing but the truth.
“She is a national hero and a great public servant and has the right to be upset,” he said.
Well, the rule is “always leave ’em laughing,” so we’ll see you tomorrow.