Hillary is using her campaign tell-all book to settle old scores and it is infuriating some top Democrats in the process.
She is still playing the blame game, when Hillary, and Hillary only, is why she lost.
The Democrats did not care that her approval ratings were in the basement, she was the coronated successor to Obama and they were going to have the first woman president!
While some, of course, refused to speak their true feelings, some are blatantly tired of Clinton rehashing her blame game.
Former allies of Hillary Clinton are not happy with early previews of her memoir “What Happened,” along with the friendly fire she rhetorically lobs at allies.
Attacks on former President Barack Obama, former Vice President Joseph R. Biden, and Vermont Sen. Bernard Sanders that are making headlines before the Sept. 12 release of “What Happened” are not sitting well with those who supported Mrs. Clinton’s failed presidential campaign.
The Hill reports:
Most Democrats reached by The Hill did not want to speak ill of Clinton, feeling sympathy for her loss and believing that she’s still trying to come to grips with it.
“This was a heartfelt loss for her and the pain is unimaginable, and I’m sure this book was cathartic,” said Democratic strategist Steve McMahon.
And many Democrats agree with Clinton’s reading of the election, even if they’re tired of rehashing it.
“I said in the very beginning of the primary that Bernie Sanders, which he had every right to do, but his run was going to divide us more than unite us,” said Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.). “And I think I was proven correct. I think she was right substantially about Bernie, but it’s done.”
Those who experienced the wrath of the “Bernie bros” over social media maintain that there were sexist elements to their criticisms, even if the attacks were not sanctioned by the candidate himself.
Whether Sanders carried his campaign on long after the outcome was a foregone conclusion, further damaging the eventual nominee, will be one of the enduring debates from the 2016 election.
But there is widespread eagerness among Democrats to see Clinton channel her status in the party into something more meaningful than pursuing old campaign grudges.
“She’s brilliant and has a lot to offer on foreign policy, on economic issues, on governing,” said Texas Democratic Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa. “I think what people want from her, and what the party needs, is the guidance she can provide in how we proceed in the future. She has a lot to offer in that respect, even if she didn’t reach everyone she needed to in the campaign. But she needs to not worry about what happened in the past.”
Hillary has thrown everything but the kitchen sink as a reason why she lost. She is playing the blame game.
“None of this is good for the party,” added one of Mr. Obama’s former aides. “It’s the Hillary Show, 100 percent. A lot of us are scratching our heads and wondering what she’s trying to do. It’s certainly not helpful.”
Her ego, again, is creating issues for her. I said for years that she would not run. I was wrong in outcome, but not in the ‘why’. She was destined to be a failed candidate. She was always a bad candidate. She only won her senate seat twice because it was a gimme race.
She lost, against the flawed candidate Donald Trump. Any questions?
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