Still out on tour to promote her book “What Happened,” her overview about what went wrong in the 2016 election, Hillary Clinton told The Sunday Times Magazine that she was completely shocked by Donald Trump’s victory.
“I thought I’d be a damn good president,” she said. “I did not think I was going to lose.”
Gee, we kind of figured that from the Victory Speech Headquarters, where thousands of “glass ceiling” balloons were poised to fall from the sky upon the announcement of her triumph.
In the interview, Clinton said her loss was “deeply troubling” and left her with a “sense of real loss for our country, that we elected someone who knows so little, cares even less, and is just seeking the applause of the masses.”
This, of course, is in contrast with Hillary herself, who is driven to serve by her heartfelt love of this country and a selfless desire to protect the interests of the little guy. Because if there’s been one constant in the career of the Clintons, it’s that they never put their own interests ahead of anyone else’s.
We kid, but it’s astounding to us that this woman can still go out there and pretend as though the American public hasn’t figured her out. We’ve rarely seen a more stunning lack of self-awareness, even in the realm of Washington politics. You see liberals always calling on armchair psychiatrists to “diagnose” President Trump from the comfort of their homes, but we’d like to augment that with some professional insight into Hillary’s state of mind. Words like “delusional” only seem to scratch the surface.
Clinton went on to say that she spent many months worrying about how she let down her supporters.
“I feel a terrible sense of responsibility for not having figured out how to defeat this person,” she said. “There must have been a way and I didn’t find it.”
Well, you could have stepped aside and allowed a candidate with right-side-up favorability numbers take the nomination, but you weren’t about to do that, now were you?
If those comments sound like Clinton is finally ready to accept the blame for her defeat, however, don’t give her credit just yet. She quickly reminded the Sunday Times Magazine that there were unfair forces working against her like “sexism and misogyny.”
“Trump was running a reality-TV campaign filled with personal attacks, giving people a great show,” she said. “It was a combination of playing on the fears of people who are worried about losing out in the future by fueling sexism, racism and anti-immigrant feelings.”
Or, to put it another way, afraid of losing out TO political correctness and the “sexism,” “racism,” and “anti-immigrant feelings” that have allowed Democrats to undermine tenets of the United States like freedom and capitalism for too long. Trump’s victory was as much a national pushback against the left’s false narrative as it was a personal defeat for Clinton. If she really wanted a scapegoat, she should start talking about that.
Of course, seeing as how she tried to ride all of that nonsense to victory, it would be a little difficult for her to distance herself from it now. Oh well, back to blaming Russia.