Excerpts from the Washington Examiner – Hillary Clinton lost a winnable election where she enjoyed every conceivable advantage over her opponent, including a roughly 2-to-1 edge in campaign spending.
She then went on to become the first failed nominee in modern American history who cannot manage to move on.
The former secretary of state’s many public appearances over the past three years have served the sole purpose of allowing her to name and blame persons, places, and things she believes robbed her of her rightful spot behind the Resolute Desk.
Clinton lives now to mourn her failed candidacy and to lash out at anyone she deems to have been insufficiently loyal. To date, she has gone after the FBI, the Electoral College, systemic sexism, the news media’s coverage of her campaign, alleged voter suppression tactics, and the voters.
Recently, she even saw fit to slander U.S. combat veteran and congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, calling her a “Russian asset” amid a broader discussion about how former Green Party nominee Jill Stein allegedly cost the Democrats the election.
Most recently, her focus has been on Bernie Sanders, who was one of the most active and engaged surrogates for the Clinton 2016 general election campaign.
“He was in Congress for years. He had one senator support him [in the 2016 primary]. Nobody likes him. Nobody wants to work with him. He got nothing done. He was a career politician.”
She also targets his supporters.
“They were relentless, ruthless, in not just attacking me but people who supported me,” she said. “And he seems to turn a blind eye, to approve, the same kind of behavior with respect to how other candidates, particularly women candidates, are being treated online by his rabid followers.”
CtH: She reminds me of a brief scene in C.S. Lewis’ Great Divorce in which Napoleon is reported to spend all his time in Hell “Walking up and down-up and down all the time-left-right, left-right-never stopping for a moment … muttering to himself all the time. ‘It was Soult’s fault. It was Ney’s fault. It was Josephine’s fault. It was the fault of the Russians. It was the fault of the English.‘”