In many ways, Hillary Clinton makes the perfect liberal: She is utterly unwilling to accept responsibility for her own shortcomings and mistakes. Either her misfortunes are the result of some nefarious plot by her opponents, or her supporters screwed up. In any case, Hillary is never at fault for Hillary’s problems.
The truth is that Hillary manufactures problems for herself. Either she is engaged in bizarre and illegal practices such as setting up an unsecured email server in her house to handle federal government business, including classified business, or she is making remarks like her famous “deplorables” gaff that caused her to be the butt of so many jokes. In fact, the woman survived as long as she did in American politics primarily because devoted supporters, especially in the mainstream media, ran interference for her. She’s a liability to the liberal cause – and they deserve her.
She recently lost the election for the presidency to Donald Trump. That is to state the obvious, but it is also a statement with profound implications. She was considered the overwhelming favorite among pollsters and liberal media pundits. How could she possibly lose to a man like Donald Trump? Simple. Mrs. Clinton was a lousy candidate, with a lousy message, and a lousy reputation for integrity, who ran up against a man who is far her superior in many ways, including in leading a campaign team. But don’t expect Hillary to admit to any of that. Instead, guess who she is now blaming for her loss?
In an article pointing out the current “meltdown” the Democratic Party is experiencing, Allen West comments that, “The Democrat Party right now has no direction; they are in essence chasing President Trump. And in doing so, they’re not developing a policy position but just reacting and telling the country what they don’t like. This is not an effective way to recover from what has been happening to the Democrat Party since 2008.”
In other words, the Democrats aren’t even trying to identify and address their many problems. Instead, they are just battling President Trump with no agenda of their own. It’s again the classic liberal failure of refusing to accept responsibility for your situation. It’s a failing that was so ably demonstrated by both Mr. Obama and Mrs. Clinton.
Then we get to the funny part. Do you know why Hillary lost? Here’s the report from the Washington Examiner:
“Clintonites feel that if Obama had come out early and forcefully with evidence of Russian interference in the campaign, and perhaps quicker sanctions, she might be president today. His caution, they argue, allowed the public to have a foggy sense of clear, calculated, consistent Russian meddling in the campaign.
“We can’t stress enough how upset some Democrats are. It’s testing relationships between Clinton and Obama loyalists. It’s making efforts to form a new Trump opposition coalition harder.”
So, more than the email scandals, more than the revelations of corruption by the Clinton Foundation, more than FBI Director James Comey, more than the outstanding campaign run by Donald Trump, more than Fox News – it was first and foremost Barack Obama’s fault that she lost. This is so typical as it once again perfectly illustrates the point: Hillary is never responsible for anything negative that happens to Hillary. Even if that means launching an attack on Barack Obama.
Good luck with that strategy, Hillary. Just keep repeating to yourself that your loss was caused by anyone but yourself. After enough time, you might be the only person left who believes that.
Source: Allen B. West