There are many reasons for Clinton’s loss: obvious corruption, lockstep leftism, disastrous health care prescriptions, abortion fanaticism and basic incompetence are just a few. But her loss might best be summed up in a September video address she gave to the Laborers’ International Union of North America. After bashing right-to-work measures allowing freedom from unions, Clinton stared at the camera, suddenly irate. “Now, having said all this,” she bellowed, head bobbing, appearing as though she wanted to throttle the entire world, “why aren’t I 50 points ahead, you might ask?”
Oh dear. Why indeed? It was a question that answered itself, and a moment that, for obvious reasons, went viral. You recognized that it eerily resembled a famous scene, if you’ve seen the movie “Office Space,” where a terrified worker wildly shouts at downsizing consultants about how good he is with people.
Sexism certainly exists, but to blame it for Clinton’s loss — the failed candidacy of an ossified political fixture with enough toxic baggage to crush 17 glass ceilings — is absurd. In the Rorschach test of life, some people will always see sexism lurking around every corner, hysterically labeling each slight as a sign of eternal misogyny. It must be an exhausting way to live. Some would argue that it helped fuel the backlash that brought us Donald Trump.