According to even the left-wing HuffPost, Hillary Clinton’s book stunk.
Reviews for What Happened, the 512-page complaint over her 2016 loss to complete political newcomer Donald J. Trump, were reflective of what you might expect from a book written by a candidate who received a 26% endorsement from registered voters and is absolutely incensed that she got bested. The mere title is enough to bunch up faces.
Perhaps trying to vitalize the work of which Sam Kriss titled his review “What Should Have Happened in Hillary Clinton’s Useless Book — An artless and inauthentic memoir, written by the absence of Clinton,” Hillary has updated the dirge with a new afterword.
The former First Lady is certainly worlds away from being above crafting ridiculous statements — as I covered here, in July, she claimed Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the highest court in the land could take the United States back to the days of slavery.
Hillary’s latest audacious expression decries a “constitutional crisis” due to the advent of the Trump era.
“My new afterword for ‘What Happened’ is excerpted in @TheAtlantic. It’s about the constitutional crisis building in our democracy and why we should all be focused, determined and, yes, optimistic as we work to save our country.”
My new afterword for "What Happened" is excerpted in @TheAtlantic. It's about the constitutional crisis building in our democracy and why we should all be focused, determined and, yes, optimistic as we work to save our country. https://t.co/HBEvB9919F
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 17, 2018
Here’s a taste:
“Trump and his cronies do so many despicable things that it can be hard to keep track. I think that may be the point—to confound us, so it’s harder to keep our eye on the ball. The ball, of course, is protecting American democracy. As citizens, that’s our most important charge. And right now, our democracy is in crisis.
“I don’t use the word crisis lightly. “
Hmmm…I believe, actually, she has made a career out of using the word “crisis” lightly.
“There are no tanks in the streets. The administration’s malevolence may be constrained on some fronts—for now—by its incompetence. But our democratic institutions and traditions are under siege. We need to do everything we can to fight back. There’s not a moment to lose.”
In other words, if Trump continues, your Prius (oh, wait — this is a conservative site…your Ford F-250 Super Chief) will be in danger of being crushed by a tank under the command of Führer Trump.
Is she really scared, or just reeeeeeally bitter? I deeply suspect the foundational reason she believes America is in crisis is the fact that she isn’t leading the free world.
In the afterword, among other things, she protests family separation (which was the result of actions taken by Democrats and the Left, beginning with her husband, as explained here), Trump’s dispute of the hurricane death count in Puerto Rico (which I cover here), and Trump’s criticism of kneeling NFL players (please see my piece here).
Whatever her bellowed grievances in Trump’s America, it seems to me, Hillary Clinton is a woman who believes she was meant to rule the planet. It may be this perpetually exuded trait which kept her from clinching the White House.
Regardless, we’re sure to continue hearing from the Democratic pariah. She’ll white-knuckle her way into the news, or way or the other. Meanwhile, the country is in infinitely better hands, thanks to, in 2016, What Happened.
In honor of the debates which helped swing the country away from another Clinton presidency, please enjoy the hilarious duet between Hillary and her nemesis below.
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