On the May 2nd Hillary Clinton Interview with Christiane Amanpour at Women for Women International

“…“I take absolute personal responsibility,”……“I was the candidate, I was the person who was on the ballot. I am very aware of the challenges, the problems, the shortfalls that we had.”….”

Better late than never. I wish that some of her media shills would take that to heart too. All of the whinging and whining – like that ludicrous Susan Bordo nonsense, for example – but no responsibility, no integrity in owning failure and accepting culpability from those scoundrels. They’ve been like soccer managers bemoaning injuries, referees and playing lots of games: all that comes with the territory; you’re not fooling anyone with your deflections.

“…Clinton was referring to the decision by Comey to disclose – 11 days before election day – that the FBI was reviewing newly discovered emails in relation to the investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email server while at the helm of the Department of State…..”.

I’d actually blame the DNC more than Hillary, here. Yes, her arrogance and entitlement and a “strange” desire to avoid FOIA requests led to her use of a ‘homebrew’ server (not just another email account, like they tried to tether themselves to Colin Powell: he did it as well.) but it was down to the DNC to refuse to allow her into the primaries in the first place.

Sanders, Trump, Marco Rubio, Zodiac killer, Ted Cruz, anyone else: all would have been told: “Sorry. We just can’t risk you winning and this coming back to bite us in the ass and take everything down with you.”. Special dispensation for Hillary because she was seen an inevitable and that it was ‘Her Turn’. You shouldn’t get a ‘turn’ as president. The Republicans essentially did that with Bob Dole in 1996 and John McCain in 2008 and they both lost miserably. Saying that, it was also Ronald “Mad Dog” (McDonald) “Ray-Gun” Reagan’s ‘turn’ in 1980……

Obviously, deciding legal matters wasn’t within the DNC’s purview but winning elections was and – leaving aside all of Hillary’s other baggage – on this alone, she was a figurative ticking dirty bomb. No candidate who’s the subject of an FBI investigation = no Comey letter. It’s pretty simple. It was on the DNC to say “No way!” and try to offer the chance of a second prize again, maybe to promise to ask the president to consider her as Secretary of State again, or something. Both the DNC and Hillary’s campaign new that she was electoral strychnine so they not only rolled the dice on Hillary having the Feds all over her but they and their friends in the media elevated Trump and the other Republican maniacs to give her more cover. Shame on them. Shame.

“…Russia’s role in the election, and potential contacts between its agents and the Trump campaign, is now the subject of both an FBI investigation and two parallel investigations by the Senate and House intelligence committees…”.

Has Hillary read ‘Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign’ yet? Amie Parnes and Jonathan Allen, who got their access due to their previous book ‘HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton’ so they obviously met Hillary campaign approval, having been invited back and, according to them, 24 hours after Hillary’s concession speech, recognising her miserable defeat to the short-fingered, orange bandit, campaign manager, Robbie Mook and campaign chair, John Podesta met and assembled her communications team in their Brooklyn headquarters to ‘engineer the case’ and rehearse the ‘pitch’ to give to the press that ‘Russian hacking’ was to blame for the whole miserable fiasco.

Together with the Godless orange hooligan’s bombing of Russian ally Syria recently and John Miller/John Barron’s refusal to allow Exxon Mobil a waiver on existing sanctions, the ‘Russia did it for their operative’ narrative seems incapable of holding much water.

“… one silver lining within the results of the election. “Remember, I did win more than 3 million votes than my opponent,” she said…..”.

I’d suggest that that makes her campaign even more guilty of neglect and malfeasance. Libertarian/conservative writer, Andrew Sullivan in nymag.com the other day:

“…Any candidate who can win the popular vote by nearly 3 million votes and still manage to lose the Electoral College by 304 to 227 is so profoundly incompetent, so miserably useless as a politician, she should be drummed out of the party under a welter of derision. Compare her electoral college result with Al Gore’s, who also won the popular vote but lost in the Electoral College: 271 to 266. For that matter, compare hers with John Kerry’s, who lost the popular vote by 1.5 percent — 286 to 241. ….”.

What was she doing in Arizona with six days to go? Why, when the Sanders operatives were screaming for help in the swing states, did the Hillary campaign just brush them off? Why was MSNBC so delusional?

Why, when she hammered Trump into tiny dust in that third debate, making him look like a lost child, did her media backers throw that positive, admirable narrative off of the front page, instead going with Trump’s refusal to say that he’d automatically accept the election results? It was one of the few sensible things to come from that orange fruit cake’s too tiny mouth. It was only 16 years since that election robbery in Florida and there’s been voter suppression ever since (albeit Republican-led voter suppression.). Because they all thought that they had it in the bag and kept being sloppy and lazy.

“…“As Nate Silver has concluded: if the election had been on October 27, I would be your president.”….”.

Poor Nate said a lot of things in the election but here he was right. Hillary almost faked her way to the finishing line but Donald Trump, phony-baloney “populist”, managed to fake his way there first.

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