Whining about losing is like bragging about winning: It makes you look like an idiot.
But not to Hillary Clinton.
The supportive spouse of Bill Clinton recently lamented to an audience that her rightful seat in the Oval Office had been stolen:
“You can run the best campaign, you can even become the nominee, and you can have the election stolen from you.”
I'm old enough to remember when Dems were having convulsion over Trump saying something similar: Hillary: You can run the best campaign and still have the election stolen from you https://t.co/MqwgIWYeVv
— Pradheep J. Shanker (@Neoavatara) May 5, 2019
At least one person had this reply:
Or you can run the worst campaign, believe you are running the best, & get your ass beat fair and square. That pesky Constitution thingy keeps getting in the way. My second nominee for the bullshit meter-peg for Sunday. There are others, this one high on list pic.twitter.com/ZkMkMYmMiF
— Mike Wells (@tastytradeninja) May 5, 2019
Well, on Wednesday, she was in a one-uppin’, red-peggin’ mood.
Speaking to Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, the mother of author Chelsea Clinton threw out (or up) this:
“If you are an American, the idea that our election is being trifled with, being impacted, and maybe being determined by Putin and the Kremlin and his Intelligence service in the military — the GRU, all of their assorted allies and agents. That should give us heartburn.”
One might also conceive of other bodily functions.
How does Hillary know that Russia pulled the lever for America? Why does she assert that Vladimir Putin said, “Hillary? No! I won’t allow it. Rig the election for that other guy!”
Where’s her proof? Or evidence? Why does the media allow her to make such audacious claims with no substantiation?
And, honestly, if Russia did cast a major ballot, why couldn’t she win over Putin? She’d been in the political spotlight for decades. She announced her candidacy on April 12, 2015. She had a year and seven months; she couldn’t snag his vote in all that time?
You call that a “best campaign”?
And she didn’t just fail with the former Soviet Union.
As pointed out by The Daily Wire:
She lost Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, Iowa, Florida and Pennsylvania — which former president Barack Obama won twice — and got shellacked in the Electoral College, 304-227. She did win the popular vote, but Trump won 2,626 counties nationwide to Clinton’s 487 counties — another landslide.
Right If the Kremlin determines the winner, Barack apparently wooed Vladimir; what was her problem?
More from TDW:
Apparently, her claim is that millions and millions of voters saw “fake news” stories posted by Russian bots and decided to vote for Donald Trump.
Hillary gave some examples to the Dartmouth crowd, related to “I’m With Her” enthusiasts goin’ door-to-door:
“They’d say they were there to ask the person to vote for me, and the person might say, ‘I couldn’t do that; she’s a murderer.’ I mean, friends from grade school saying, ‘No, she’s not.’ ‘Oh, yeah; I saw it on the internet.’ Well, wouldn’t you think I’d be, as they used to say, locked up by now if that were the case?”
She’s locked up — it would seem — in her mind. She’s stuck in the prison of a staggering loss. Not because some guy across the ocean didn’t like her; but because millions of people here thought she smelled like feet.
She did almost win; it was a good try. But Hillary Clinton would do well, in my view, to take the advice of Barbara Bush. Which you — and the former Arkansas governor’s wife — can see here.
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