Hillary Rodham Clinton still cannot let 2016 go—and that goes for her supporters as well. The entire Democratic establishment is still seething over her epic loss to President Donald J. Trump. They all read FiveThirtyEight and the Huffington Post’s polls. It had her chances of winning at 90+ percent. Then, they all got punched in the mouth. Trump won. We won, you lost, and the country soldiers on. But as with all losers, especially high-profile ones like Clinton, there’s the book deal, the tour, and the endless interviews of who’s to blame. For Hillary, it was everyone, but her that was to blame for her 2016 loss. The FBI, the media, James Comey, Bernie Sanders, the Democratic National Committee, sexism, misogyny, Russia, Vladimir Putin, Obama, and Joe Biden. It’s their fault, but hers. Now, she always says, ‘I take responsibility, but’ when asked what happened by the press. And that so happened to be the title of her book about that contentious campaign. There’s a new item to add to the ‘why I lost’ whine tour: the Voting Rights Act (via Yahoo! News):
Speaking Sunday at the historic Brown Chapel AME Church, former secretary of state, first lady and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton suggested a key Supreme Court decision may have cost her the White House.
Clinton was participating in an annual commemoration of the 1965 Selma to Montgomery marches that included the infamous “Bloody Sunday,” when civil rights activists were viciously beaten by white police and protesters. The church where she spoke was the starting point for the marches, which were organized by a group that was pushing for voting rights and included Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga. Clinton connected the push for voting rights to her 2016 presidential campaign.
“I was the first person who ran for president without the protection of the Voting Rights Act and I will tell you, it makes a really big difference,” Clinton said.
Okay—well, first Clinton would’ve won the election, handily I might add if she did slightly better with white working-class voters in the Rust Belt. She already nabbed a solid portion of the black vote and by solid; I mean 88 percent of black voters.
Lady, you suck. And the fact that you still cannot see that your weakness with white working-class voters was the cause of your downfall explains why you’re not in the White House. It also didn’t help that young people didn’t like or trust you, which was evident in the Democratic primaries. As for outreach to the white working class, it doesn’t help to tell coal-mining communities, already decimated by the Obama administration, that your plan is to put more of them out of work. That’s why you lost, lady. You suck.
Also, so we have another example of pandering? Clinton going into a black church and talking about how the Voting Rights Act was a reason presidential campaign failed when it’s not. This is almost as egregious when The Breakfast Club, a radio show on 105.1, one of the largest hip-hop and R&B stations in New York, interviewed her in April of 2016; Clinton said she carries hot sauce in her bag. Lady, stop…just stop. And luckily, it looks like she’s heeding the warnings because she’s not running in 2020, even though, yes, there’s definitely room for her. I would like to see a rematch of Donald and Hillary. That would make a 2020 cycle even more insane and entertaining, with the added benefit that the Trump would win again. Alas, we cannot always get what we want.