I’m not sure she’s referring to voters generally in this passage, actually. She seems to be referring to women voters specifically, which would make sense since she’s always fancied herself some sort of feminist pope. If you didn’t do your part for The Faith, ladies, how can you expect forgiveness now?
A non-sociopath approached by apologetic supporters after a tough loss would think “How sweet of them to extend their well wishes” or “I should have done more to get these people excited to turn out” or “Did I really not visit Wisconsin once?” But here we are.
She didn’t say any of that in the moment, sensing how arrogant and tone-deaf it would sound. Instead she saved it for her … campaign memoir, which will inevitably sell many, many thousands of copies. And to think, critics accuse her of not wanting to take her full share of blame for November’s electoral disaster.
This is a fun quote too, not from the book but from an NPR interview she did this week as part of her book tour. Hillary’s about had it with the Berniebros and their cult leader. Imagine dinging the left’s favorite politician this way on the eve of him introducing his single-payer bill in the Senate, arguably the most hotly anticipated piece of legislation among progressives since ObamaCare.
“I find this criticism from Sanders supporters [that Hillary thought it was her “turn” to be nominee] to be so off base. He’s not even a Democrat.”…
“I did well across the country. I won by 4 million votes. That’s a landslide. I won, really, by March and April.”…
“He and his followers’ attacks on me kept getting more and more personal, despite him asking me not to attack him personally,” she said.
“And, you know, I really regret that. But now he’s got a chance to prove that he’s something other than a spoiler. And that is to help other Democrats. And I don’t know if he will or not, but I’m hoping he will.”
The entirety of the left’s critique of Clinton is that she stands for nothing except her own hold on power. Sanders was by far the preferable candidate as nominee because he has actual principles, unlike Hillary. Hillary dismissing him as little more than a “spoiler” last year is about as contemptuous as she can be of him and them without outright insulting them. I wonder if she’ll knife him again by opposing his single-payer plan. That would be hard for her to do, as Clinton’s forever trying to stay on the right side of the left by evolving belatedly when the public shifts towards its priorities, but she doesn’t need to care about that anymore if she’s serious about never running for office again. The ultimate Hillary shanking of Bernie would be crapping on his health-care bill because it’ll inevitably be prohibitively expensive. We’ll see.
Via the Free Beacon, here’s Hillary transmitting from an alternate universe in which Democrats face, ahem, “a very difficult media environment.”