Hillary has been under fire from every direction since her book, “What Happened”, made its way into the media, in which she blames everything under the sun for her 2016 election loss. Everything but herself.
Hillary was always a questionable choice for the Democrats, something hard to deny, given the non-Democrat Sanders being more popular amongst the Dem constituency. All the same, Hillary took her loss as an opportunity to write a book about how basically none of it was her fault. Democratic compatriots, even those who were committed fundraisers for her campaign, on the other hand, seem to have come to terms with reality, and just want her to “shut the fuck up.”
On an NPR interview, when asked whether she’d gotten over the fact that, “people might not want you around as the party steps forward” Hillary made it clear that she really just doesn’t care.
Well, they don’t have to buy my book, and they can turn off the radio when they hear me talking. I’m not going anywhere.
Since Bernie Sanders, neo-nazis, the FBI, and the Russians were inadequate scapegoats for her loss, in her book, Hillary goes on to deride women who had the audacity to not vote for her. As a candidate whose platform centered on the fact she was a woman, publishing a book vilifying women for daring to exercise agency seems more than a bit hypocritical, a fact not lost on some of her former supporters.
By nearly any measure, Hillary has done serious damage to the integrity of the Democratic party in her perpetuation of the absent-minded fervor of the Democrats’ 2016 campaign. Despite the fact that some members of the party are starting to realize just how bad things have become, Hillary’s opting to double down, ignoring their advice, and forcing herself into the public eye again.
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