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Hillary Clinton Still in Denial Over Historic Election Defeat

Updated on June 2, 2017
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Hillary Clinton shocked at midterm loss of the Senate to the GOP in 2014 - A sign of impending doom for her 2016 Presidential chances.
Hillary Clinton shocked at midterm loss of the Senate to the GOP in 2014 - A sign of impending doom for her 2016 Presidential chances.

Hillary Clinton continues her downward spiral of self-denial from her historic defeat in the 2016 Presidential election to Donald Trump, a successful New York businessman and political upstart. From the moment President Trump's victory was assured, Clinton, with the help of her campaign manager, began weaving elaborate stories; stories her team quickly spoon-fed the Democrat-run media. Each one had all the elements of a dime-store novel; sinister bad guys from Russia, potentially career-ending allegations by unnamed or anonymous sources, and most importantly for the Clinton campaign, they provided her with a trove of excuses for her defeat. Since her devastating loss, Mrs. Clinton has gone back to the excuse well time and time again in what many say is a futile and embarrassing attempt to keep throwing things against the wall until something sticks. With the election over for more than six months, the rhetoric has been getting shriller and the accusations wider. Many pundits are surprised that it seems to be increasing rather than dying out. At this point, Hillary Clinton is showing her truest or true colors. She is likely one of the sorest losers in American history.

Clinton supporters literally broke down in tears at hearing the news of Donald Trump winning the 2016 Presidential election
Clinton supporters literally broke down in tears at hearing the news of Donald Trump winning the 2016 Presidential election

Hillary Can't Take Losing....Again

Rumors were circulating around America that Hillary Clinton erupted in a fit of blind rage inside her hotel room after realizing she was about to lose the election to President Trump. Radio Host Todd Kincannon told a tale of her becoming physically violent to both Robby Mook and John Podesta that evening. She failed to emerge from hiding until the next day, and sent a surrogate in her place to talk to dejected supporters after the loss. She had expected a landslide victory in the election, however she wasn't expecting to be underneath the rock pile. But what she has done since that period has been very revealing; she is in a sad state of denial for losing. Since then she has come up with more than 20 different excuses as to why she lost, yet not a one of them assumes the loss was her fault. She refuses to accept the fact that her platform and the economy-killing policies of the Democratic Party were rejected by America. She refuses to accept the fact that most Americans don't trust her. She spent much too much time making excuses for her illegal home-brew server and many people still feel she should have been prosecuted for deleting over 30,000 messages. She was the first, and probably the last person to call some American voters "deplorables." She failed to connect with voters. She didn't have an economic message. She was pro-open borders and weak on terrorism in a time when America needed a strong stance. These are just a few of the reasons why she was defeated, yet in spite of the glaring evidence, she claims the Presidency was snatched away from her.

If Not Hillary, Then Who is to Blame?

So far Mrs. Clinton has placed blame for her defeat on a wide list of sources. She blamed former FBI Director James Comey, the Russians, and the DNC computer breech as the main causes for the loss. She claimed to be on-track to secure a victory in the election until October 28th, the day when former Director Comey sent a letter to Congress which basically re-opened the e-mail investigation. Her campaign has stated that this fact alone shifted voters from her camp to the Trump camp in three swing states, which tipped the election. She has continued this narrative despite Comey stating two days before the election that newly discovered e-mails hadn't turned up anything new, basically exonerating her. The irony of this has seemingly gone unchecked. She went even further in blaming the media for mishandling the story; the same media that had gone to bat for her time and time again with covering stories or flat our refusals to publish factual negative threads about her past.

Additionally she has continued to cite a mysterious clandestine Russian interference operation, Wikileaks (which she thinks is being run by Russian President Vladimir Putin,) and misogyny. She also blamed fake news (which is actually fact-based news, but since facts are toxic to Democrats, they quickly label them as fake, praying that they can convince people to side with them.) Her long-standing opposition to Russian President Putin made him the perfect scapegoat for her to attach her loss to. Yet, to this day, not a single shed of hard evidence has been brought to Congress to demonstrate any state-sponsored Russian interference.

Of course Seth Rich leaking insider information from the Democratic National Committee and their being published globally by WikiLeaks had huge implications with Bernie Sanders supporters. Seth Rich was later murdered by an unknown assailant and the mysterious circumstances are still under investigation. The DNC was shown to be a liability instead of an asset for Mrs. Clinton. Other outside sources piled-on by keeping her scandals in the spotlights for as long as possible; yet Hillary feels that was somehow illegal. She went so far as to blame Netflix, Facebook, Twitter, and multiple conservative news outlets for publishing stories that didn't paint her as a saint or sorts. She seemed to want information suppressed if it didn't point to her being the projected winner.

Hillary giving a rare interview talking about who she was blaming for her election loss in 2016
Hillary giving a rare interview talking about who she was blaming for her election loss in 2016 | Source

Clinton's Failures

In hindsight, there can be multiple reasons attributed to Hillary being defeated. Many I've already mentioned. But in case you aren't fully convinced that it was Hillary and Hillary alone which caused her to lose the election, think about this. Hillary Clinton ran one of the most negative campaigns in the history of this nation. Instead of allowing Trump to "hang" himself with his unchecked Twitter account or unpolished understanding of American politics, Hillary went full-on attack-mode. Trump's negatives didn't need to be reinforced, yet she spent too much time and resources trying to get the "kill shot." She should have been working to improve her image instead. She should have addressed the numerous scandals head-on and somehow tried to demonstrate to the voters that she was going to do something positive for them. After enduring eight years of the dismantling of America under Obama, voters were looking for something positive to cling to. Trump brought that message to the public; he attacked the issues with zeal and spoke to the voters directly. He demonized the press and their attempts to control the news cycle instead of reporting the truth. He pledged to fix the broken immigration system and get America working again.

So What's Next for Hillary?

Hillary has decided that she's going to stay in politics, but to what degree is anyone's guess. She could possibly be testing the waters for another run in 2020 or is simply trying to stay relevant in the short term while deciding. Former President Obama has also indicated by his recent purchase of a home in Washington DC that he also intends to hang around and try to influence the shape of the next few years of political doctrine from the Democratic Party. Even though the two of them seemed at odds on certain issues, their collective efforts might help. After all, there is only 18 months until the next midterm election.

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