Hillary Clinton engaged in the blame game again at the Recode Conference in California, pointing fingers at The New York Times for covering her email usages as if it was the bombing at Pearl Harbor. She also shot inside the ship, blaming the Democratic National Committee for giving her a less than stellar data operation. So, we should all be resigned to the fact that this woman will never ever take full responsibility for losing the 2016 election. It’s not just conservatives who are tired of this act. Democrats are beginning to suggest that the former first lady just go away.
On CNN, Inside Politics John King said this interview at the technology conference shows the 2016 campaign is undying, but asked what purpose does this "trashing" the DNC serve? The Associated Press’ Julie Pace said that Hillary is semi-correct concerning data, adding that Barack Obama kept his data operation close to the vest, but the notion that she was cast adrift isn't right. She also said that while people want Hillary to be more humble after her upset loss, what else do you expect her to talk about?
The Daily Beast’s Jackie Kucinich noted that she could be burning bridges within her own party, blaming now the DNC for her loss, adding that there’s always a “but” when she takes responsibility for the loss that undercuts the whole “buck stops here” aspect. Case in point, Hillary admits her campaign wasn’t perfect, but Russia, James Comey, the FBI, sexism, misogyny, the news media, and the political apparatus of my own party sunk my presidential dreams. It’s getting tiring.
Karoun Demirjian of The Washington Post said it would have been more diplomatic to itemize the problems facing the problem and suggest ways to fix them, instead of throwing everyone in her camp under the bus.
Naftali Bendavid of The Wall Street Journal said that a lot of Democrats simply want Hillary to go away. It was easy for the Republican Party to make her into a villain and the more she sticks around, the more she impedes the Left’s mission to turn the next few election cycles into a referendum on President Trump.
The problem is that Hillary isn’t going away. She launched Onward Together, a super PAC dedicated to funding organizations fighting the Trump agenda and eventually 2018 midterm candidates. Yes, the former secretary of state and two-time presidential loser is tiring to watch, but she could be the gift that keeps on giving—as the GOP will certainly find a way to tie her with midterms if she doesn’t fade away.
"You don't understand the Russians cloaked Wisconsin, so she couldn't find it on a map to get there and campaign there," said King. It's a rather snarky remark that shows how absurd Hillary's behavior has been since her defeat. Also, does anyone find it ironic that Hillary was invited to a technology conference when she doesn't even know how to secure her emails?