Hillary Clinton is back at it, claiming the 2016 election was “stolen” from her.
The irony, of course, being that Hillary Clinton once warned that questioning the electoral process was a grave threat to our democracy. The media dutifully followed and spent the better part of two weeks clutching their pearls over the idea that Trump might not respect the results of the 2016 election.
Donald Trump refused to say that he’d respect the results of this election. By doing that, he’s threatening our democracy.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 21, 2016
Since her defeat shortly after that tweet, Hillary has done her best to remain relevant by constantly not respecting the results of the 2016 election. Given that tickets to her latest speaking tour have collapsed to $2 per person, it’s not really going that well, but she’s still showing up and talking nonetheless.
Here are her latest comments per The Daily Caller.
The 2016 Democratic presidential nominee spoke with her husband at “An Evening With The Clintons” event.
“You can run the best campaign, you can even become the nominee, and you can have the election stolen from you,” she said, according to CNN.
Oddly enough, not once I have heard a major media figure claim that Clinton is endangering democracy with her claims. Funny how the standards change, right?
The renewed push to claim the election was stolen from her is largely driven by the release of the Mueller Report. In reality, the Report does nothing to support her deflections about her loss. No one in the Trump campaign (or any American period) colluded with the Russians. The DNC emails had no real effect on her campaign either, as her polling actually improved after that episode.
Here’s the thing, though. If she really believes this, then she should run in 2020. If she lost in 2016 on a technicality caused by the Russians, then there’s no reason for her not to get a do-over. I for one fully support her jumping into the race. I’m sure Democrats would welcome her with open arms, right?
Of course, Hillary knows they wouldn’t accept her because deep down, the Democrats know the election was not stolen. She really was just that bad of a candidate.
There’s essentially no actual case to be made that blue collar workers in PA, MI, and WI turned against Hillary over Russians putting memes on Facebook or John Podesta’s ho-hum musings being reported. She lost because she took for granted a part of the country she felt was locked up. The fact that her policies would harm many of those people also played a major role.
Instead of admitting her flaws, she continues to flail around on the public stage and claim the election was stolen. It’s sad and comical, especially given the rash of Democrat politicians who continue to claim elections were stolen from them, namely Stacey Abrams.
But again, if Hillary really believes everything she’s saying, then she has a duty to run in 2020. Let’s get this started.
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