(National Sentinel) Election 2016: It’s hard being Hillary Clinton these days. No longer in government and no longer viewed as her party’s leader, this two-time Democratic presidential loser has been relegated to a supporting role in the national political dialogue, at best.
But rather than use whatever limited opportunities she has to break new ground and advance her party’s ideals, she has instead squandered whatever political capital she had left in rather pathetic fashion: Devising one excuse after another as to why she was soundly defeated by a billionaire real estate developer and former reality TV host, Donald J. Trump, including taking no responsibility for her loss whatsoever while blaming everyone else (including foreign governments).
Let’s examine a timeline of Hillary’s lame excuses and goofy conspiracy theories, for old time sake. If nothing else, it makes for a good laugh:
— ‘But I won a majority!’ Clinton and her surrogates, completely shell-shocked by her loss, quickly grasped this lifeboat: Despite the fact that Trump had won 74 more electoral votes (306-232), Hillary & Co. boasted that they had won by nearly 3 million popular votes. That would have been great if our presidents were elected by popular vote. Also, don’t forget this dirty little secret: All of Clinton’s popular vote margin came from one state — California.
— ‘The Russians did it!’ Democrats in Congress aren’t the only ones deluded enough to think that “Russia stole the election for Trump.” Clinton has made this excuse as well, claiming 1) that “fake news” planted by Russia wrongfully influenced the outcome, and 2) Russia “hacked” the election. There is no evidence to prove either charge, of course.
— ‘James Comey’ The fired FBI director, James Comey, has been alternately loathed by Democrats and Republicans during his tenure, but he was first despised — and blamed — by Democrats for sabotaging Clinton’s election chances. Seems he had the bad taste to launch a criminal investigation into her criminal mishandling of classified email, thanks to her very purposeful decision to use an unauthorized personal server so she could shield her activities from government open records statutes. Comey briefly reopened the investigation in late October, only to close it again very quickly. Clinton claims that cost her the election. “I was on the way to winning until the combination of Jim Comey’s letter and WikiLeaks raised doubts in the minds of people inclined to vote for me,” she complained. Only, it didn’t.
— ‘Voters hate women’ Clinton essentially campaigned on the fact that she would be ‘the first woman president’ and that alone was enough to vote for her. And when an electoral majority did not, well, it was because America is misogynistic. “Yes, I do think it played a role,” she said in early May. Meh.
— ‘My party abandoned me’ Hillary also blamed her own party for her loss, claiming that it did essentially nothing to help her (you know, outside of helping her burn through $1 billion in campaign contributions and rigging the nomination process to favor her against primary challenger Sen. Bernie Sanders). “I set up my campaign and we have our own data operation. I get the nomination. So I’m now the nominee of the Democratic Party. I inherit nothing from the Democratic Party,” Clinton said. “I mean it was bankrupt, it was on the verge of insolvency, its data was mediocre to poor, nonexistent, wrong. I had to inject money into it — the DNC — to keep it going.” The DNC disagreed, blaming her and her campaign for ignoring key battleground state data. (RELATED: Why Did Sanders Supporter Want To Assassinate REPUBLICANS When DEMOCRATIC Rigging And Corruption Is Why He Lost His Party’s Nomination?)
— ‘Putin hates me’ Russian President Vladimir Putin, whom Clinton helped obtain 20 percent of all strategic U.S. uranium, had it in for her, too, which is why all of the Russian collusion took place with Trump. “Well. He certainly interfered in our election, and it was clear he interfered to hurt me and help my opponent,” Clinton said.
— ‘Voters are too stupid’ Like most Democrats tend to do when they don’t win, they like to blame the ignorance of voters — Americans who don’t grasp how brilliant people like Clinton are and how they shouldn’t even have to stand for election, but should simply be given the mantle of power. She did the same thing.
This article originally appeared at NewsTarget.com.