In some of the most revealing comments she has offered since her humiliating loss in the November 2016 presidential election, Hillary Clinton made an appearance at a Women for Women International conference Tuesday and explained once again the Russian Federation, whistleblowing platform WikiLeaks, and FBI Director James Comey are responsible for her upset loss to President Trump.
During several public appearances since her loss, Clinton has also blamed latent sexism for her failed bid for the White House.
Following the revelation she is working on a book recounting her election loss, an endeavor she described as “painful,” Clinton took a question from CNN’s Christiane Amanpour over Clinton’s willingness to admit fault with her candidacy and campaign.
“It wasn’t a perfect campaign,” Clinton said. “But I was on the way to winning until a combination of Jim Comey’s letter on Oct. 28 and Russian WikiLeaks raised doubts in the minds of people who were inclined to vote for me but got scared off.”
Clinton’s comments assigning blame on President Vladimir Putin, WikiLeaks and Director Comey come within one day of Mr. Putin denying interference in the election, telling reporters in a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel the allegations are the outcome of “domestic” American political feuds.
Similarly, Director Comey told Senate Judiciary panel members on Wednesday his late October letter informing Congress the Bureau had reopened its probe into Clinton’s private server was a matter of “speak or conceal.”
Offering no regret for his actions, Comey continued:
“It makes me mildly nauseous to think that we might have had some impact on the election, but honestly, it wouldn’t change the decision. Even in hindsight — and this has been one of the world’s most painful experiences — I would make the same decision. I would not conceal that.”
Hillary: Your election loss is a direct result of your base either defecting to President Trump or refusing to turn out for you over your campaign’s staggering lack of vision and two-and-a-half decades of your serial duplicity.
Assuming her preferred posture, the victim, Hillary makes no mention of the scandal-plagued Clinton Foundation, which was revealed to be nothing more than a clearinghouse for foreign influence peddling, and in which conflict repeatedly arose over her role at the State Department and her husband Bill’s freewheeling speaking engagements.
While crying she was robbed of the crown jewel, Hillary never uttered a word related to controversy connected to her home-brew email server, the possibility she alienated the progressive wing of her party through her princely speaking fees in front of Wall Street big wigs, Travelgate, Filegate, her role in smearing husband Bill’s accusers, “missing” Rose Law firm billing records, Pardongate, in which she received Senate donations in exchange for Marc Rich’s “get-out-of-jail-free” card, or her managerial incompetence at State attached to her insistence the U.S. pursue Muammar Gaddafi’s ouster without a firm strategy for a post-Gaddafi Libya.
What is most curious is Hillary’s insistence misogyny played an important role in her loss. Asked by Amanpour if she was a “victim of misogyny and why do you think you lost the majority of the white vote,” Clinton responded: “Yes, I do think it played a role.”
If, as Clinton contends, misogyny’s impact cost her the White House, how did Clinton reach the conclusion she was on her way to winning the election on Oct. 28 only to lose on Nov. 8? Did the electorate abruptly develop an unreasoned hatred for women simultaneous with the release of Mr. Comey’s letter to Congress on Oct. 28 2016?
Moreover, Clinton’s excuse the Kremlin and WikiLeaks thwarted her bid for the Oval Office is equally preposterous. A convenient foil, the allegation Wikileaks and Russia are connected has been completely dismantled through WikiLeaks’ disclosures of CIA hacking tools.
If Wikileaks is merely a tool of the Kremlin, why would Russia acquire these very cyber-hacking instruments the CIA employs and release them to the notorious whistleblowing platform? Does it not make more sense for Russia to steal American intelligence hacking devices, remain silent, covertly use the gadgets to cause mayhem online and unwind while the U.S. is blamed for ensuing pandemonium?
Mrs. Clinton is a sore loser.
An overrated politician, Hillary Clinton ran for the White House with the unearned standing as a “smart” and “competent” woman. In sum, over two attempts to win the White House in 2008 and 2016, donors invested over $1 billion in Hillary Clinton and received nothing but losses and excuses in return.
Any honest post-election autopsy of the Clinton campaign must include an admission of the one glaring error she refuses to acknowledge: In two campaigns for the White House, Clinton failed to establish a justification for her presidential bids other than a historical significance of being the first female president.
Hillary Clinton has run out of excuses. If she cares to discover the reason she was rejected in two attempts to become president, she needs to take a good hard look in the mirror.
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