In an interview with Mother Jones magazine last week, Hillary Clinton finally said what she’s been dying to say since her campaign crashed and burned last November. We’ll give her credit – she managed to keep a lid on these plans for more than a year. But ultimately, the truth had no choice but to come out. And it’s no surprise that it’s coming out at a time when she may be staring down a dark road filled with new federal investigations, indictments, and – quite possibly – prison sentences. With the Justice Department openly peering into the FBI’s woefully inadequate investigation of her email crimes – to say nothing of her involvement in the Uranium One scandal – Hillary Clinton is now doing what she can to turn the spotlight away from her and onto the man that beat her for the presidency.
Thanks to Russian meddling and what she idiotically continues to refer to as voter suppression, Clinton says “there are lots of questions about the legitimacy” of the 2016 presidential election. She insists that Russian interference “was one of the major contributors to the outcome” of the contest and that the Russians “weaponized false information in a very successful disinformation campaign.”
That’s another way of saying, Well, people got a close look at the emails the DNC was sending around and the emails from my campaign chairman, and they didn’t really like what they saw. Disinformation? No, not hardly. This was an explosion of the kind of inside information voters rarely get, and, if anything, Donna Brazile’s latest revelations prove that we only got a glimpse of the real truth.
So it came from the Russians? Is that something to be celebrated? No. Does it make the Russians responsible for the outcome of the election? That’s preposterous, even if you believe the leaked emails were a primary driving force behind Hillary’s loss, which we do not. Emails were a factor, certainly, but not those. And unless Hillary wants to blame Vladimir Putin for forcing her to set up her own private server where she could carelessly send and receive classified information, she’s going to have to start taking some responsibility for her own failures.
As for so-called voter suppression, which is what Clinton calls the introduction of Voter ID laws, she said, “In a couple of places – most notably Wisconsin – I think it had a dramatic impact on the outcome.”
Maybe that’s true and maybe it isn’t. But that doesn’t make Trump’s victory illegitimate. If anything, it makes it all the more legitimate. Sorry, but no matter how many Democrats tell us that there is something racist and unfair about requiring voters to prove they are who they claim to be, we’ll never believe it. Not today, not in a thousand years. It just ain’t that hard to get an ID. And we continue to contend that if you’re not bright enough to get one, we probably don’t need you deciding who runs the country.
Clinton lamented the fact that, despite her deeply-held belief that the election was stolen from her, there was really nothing she could do about it. “We don’t have a method for contesting that in our system,” she said. “That’s why I’ve long advocated for an independent commission to get to the bottom of what happened.”
We’ll see if Clinton’s “independent commission” ever comes to fruition, but we’re guessing not. Even Democrats are getting tired of hearing this loser whine about her stolen throne.