June 3, 2017 by gregrabidoux2013
Hard to believe but it has been nearly 7 months since the anchors at CNN, ABC, CBS and NBC nearly had an epic meltdown on live television. The loud, loathsome, real-estate mogul who clearly had “no electoral path to victory” ended up having one-He carved out an historically unlikely path to victory and in doing so did more than just upset the orthodox political apple cart. He upended what for many was seen as less of an actual election (fine, we’ll go through the motions) and more of a “Clinton Coronation.” It was just that this time it wasn’t about Bill Clinton being the “Comeback Kid,” it was about Hillary simply taking, no, earning no, assuming, yes, her rightful place on the Oval Office throne.
It was an inevitable election victory, a done deal for Hillary right up until that moment when it wasn’t and the electoral puzzle pieces began to fall like dominoes to the other guy, the loathsome one.
Since the wee early hours post-election eve when Hillary’s campaign manager John Podesta (he of the hundreds of hacked emails) came out and exhorted sobbing Hillary supporters to “hang in there” but secretly knowing the fight was over this election has been read over, trampled on, exhumed, analyzed and been the recipient of more forensic science than any CSI-Miami case ever.
In short, 7 months after the fact Hillary Clinton (notice no one is introducing her anymore as Madame Secretary like during the campaign?) continues to hold very public soul-searching pity parties as to just why and how she lost the one that was “un-loseable.”
By my unofficial count she has blamed;
James Comey former FBI Director, Russian Hacking, Vladimir Putin, Juilian Assange and WikiLeaks, media coverage of her private email server (which she now calls a “nothing-burger”), Podesta’s campaign management down the stretch, field staff who did not put her where she needed to be, the DNC, mediocre campaign data, her choice of vice-president (she has said it didn’t ignite the base like her staff told her it would) and in one appearance at a NYC forum for women leaders she even blamed a poor choice of outfits that made her look too regal and not “regular guy” enough. No joke.
If you are wondering, hey what about a lack of a real coherent message, or hey, what about the fact that the Bernie Sanders crowd was a lot more passionate about their candidate, or hey, what about the DNC chair being biased against Bernie and helping Hillary, well, all I can say is that’s just a deplorable way to think on your part. And clearly, none of these valid critiques have either reached the ears of Madame Hillary or if they have she is tone deaf.
Regardless. Enough is enough. Hillary needs to move one as does the entire Democratic Party. Even Joe Biden, good old loyal Joe, recently said that Hillary was never the best candidate and didn’t run a winning campaign. Say it ain’t so Joe, that hurts. Of course, Joe is testing the waters for his 5th (6th? I lost count) run at the White House so he needs to break away from the Clinton crowd and be seen as his own man come 2020.
[Note to Hillary and Joe: Are the offices in the East Wing really that much worse than those in the West Wing? Must be.]
Since the election that no one saw coming, the Democratic Party, including their current chair who seems to relish cursing in public and giving the GOP the middle finger, and all the true-Bernie believers, all the Elizabeth (Pocahontas) Warren supporters and what’s left of the Obama-Clinton coalition, they all need to once and for all put the 2016 presidential election firmly in the rear-view mirror.
Because simply yelling that you are leading “The Resistance” and that you hate Trump and all the evil he stands for may not be enough in the 2018 mid-term elections or the next “Big One” come 2020.
If previous post-mortems on presidential races have taught us anything it is this-The one who stands for something will always beat the one that just stands against everything.
Sort of like the Federalists versus the Anti-Federalists way back in 1789 (Hint: The Federalists won).
American voters like what George H. W. Bush once called the “vision thing.” Funny, he lost that year to a Clinton who actually had a clear vision about the economy.
Hillary, take a deep breath, look at yourself in a mirror and for once, just once, be fully authentic with yourself. Then, exhale and move on. There’s much work to be done.
And none of us are getting any younger.