Ten months after the election, Hillary Clinton appears and if she has gone mad with anger. In excerpts from her new book, “What Happened,” published on Tuesday, she blames almost everyone for her presidential loss. Here are just a few:
Bernie Sanders: Clinton says that Sanders “caused lasting damage” to her campaign, made it harder to “unify progressives,” and paved the way for Donald Trump’s “Crooked Hillary” refrain during the general election.
Sorry, Ms. Clinton, but if you want to blame anyone for people thinking you are crooked, I would blame whoever came up with the cockamamie You-Tube-Started-Benghazi lie, and also Peter Schweizer, whose exposed how you used the State Department to make Bubba and you rich. I would also blame whoever convinced you to put an insecure mail server in your basement.
Sanders, for his part, came up with a good (but inaccurate) response to Ms. Clinton’s charges. Speaking to Stephen Colbert on the CBS “Late Show” on Thursday, he said, “Look, Secretary Clinton ran against the most unpopular candidate in the history of this country and she lost and she was upset about it and I understand that.”
That’s inaccurate, because Trump beat Clinton. That makes her the most unpopular candidate in history and at worst makes him number two.
Barack Obama: In her book, Clinton says that Obama urged her to go easy on Sanders, which made it feel “like I was in a straitjacket.”
“Throughout the primaries, every time I wanted to hit back against Bernie’s attacks, I was told to restrain myself. Noting that his plans didn’t add up, that they would inevitably mean raising taxes on middle-class families, or that they were little more than a pipe dream — all of this could be used to reinforce his argument that I wasn’t a true progressive. My team kept reminding me that we didn’t want to alienate Bernie’s supporters. President Obama urged me to grit my teeth and lay off Bernie as much as I could. I felt like I was in a straitjacket.”
She also blames the former president for not speaking out more forcefully about reports of Russian interference in the election.
“I do wonder sometimes about what would have happened if President Obama had made a televised address to the nation in the fall of 2016 warning that our democracy was under attack. Maybe more Americans would have woken up to the threat in time. We’ll never know.”
Matt Lauer: Clinton was upset at Lauer for asking about the email scandal. “You’re communicating on highly sensitive topics. Why wasn’t it more than a mistake? Why wasn’t it disqualifying?” he asked.
In her book Clinton writes: “Now I was ticked off, NBC knew exactly what it was doing here. The network was treating this like an episode of ‘The Apprentice,’ in which Trump stars and ratings soar. Lauer had turned what should have been a serious discussion into a pointless ambush. What a waste of time.”
In her tome, the mean-spirited loser also attacked the SCHMOTUS, (Schmo Of The United States), good ol’ Joe Biden, for his comments after the election.
“Joe Biden said the Democratic Party in 2016 ‘did not talk about what it always stood for — and that was how to maintain a burgeoning middle class.’ I find this fairly remarkable, considering that Joe himself campaigned for me all over the Midwest and talked plenty about the middle class.”
Remember the Woman’s March the weekend of the inauguration? Hillary Clinton even found a way to blame them: “I couldn’t help but ask where those feelings of solidarity, outrage, and passion had been during the election.” And speaking of women, she blamed her gender for her loss: “What makes me such a lightning rod for fury? I’m really asking. I’m at a loss. … I think it’s partly because I’m a woman.”
The former Democratic Party standard-bearer dishes out much blame for her 2016 loss. But she leaves out one important name: ME. In the decade prior to the 2016 election I researched and composed 1,503 articles, many of them for The Jewish Star, all revealing the true Hillary the mainstream media refused to identify — her anti-Israel background, her deals with Russia and other countries that helped to enrich her family via the Clinton foundation, the lies she told about Benghazi, etc.
I worked hard to tell the truth about Hillary Clinton. But did she save any blame for me? Publicly Obama, Biden, Sanders, and those women marching all said nice things about her, yet she blames them. I, on the other hand, wrote about her deals with Russia and Haiti that enriched the family foundation, the truth about what happened in Benghazi, and how she hated Israel, and so much more. All of it true. Yet she didn’t blame me even a bit! I didn’t even get a “gee that Dunetz guy was a pain!” Do you see what I mean? I feel personally dissed!
On Sunday, Clinton was interviewed by Jane Pauley on CBS where she added more blame. She claimed that Trump “was quite successful in referencing a nostalgia that would give hope, comfort, settle grievances, for millions of people who were upset about gains that were made by others.” Pauley countered with “What you’re saying is millions of white people.” Clinton thought the point was so important she said it twice, “Millions of white people, yeah, Millions of white people.”
Even though Trump did better among African-Americans than the previous GOP nominee, she blames millions of white people. And me? She doesn’t mention me even once. Do you think it’s because I am Jewish?