Hillary Clinton was at Rutgers University this week, still out there on the “Here are the 533 reasons that losing the election was not my fault” tour that never seems to end. And indeed the fact that even some Democrats are getting sick of her excuses was part of her speech Thursday. After several prominent critics from within her own party started telling her to go back to Chappaqua and keep a lid on it, seeing as how she was busy insulting half the country, she again played the female victim card for those in attendance.
“I was really struck by how people said that to me – you know, mostly people in the press, for whatever reason – mostly ‘Go away, go away,’” she said. “And I had one of the young people who works for me go back and do a bit of research. They never said that to any man who was not elected. I was kind of struck by that.”
We’re sure this received a round of hoots and hollers and applause from the feminist sheep in the crowd, but it’s one of the most idiotic things we’ve ever heard escape Hillary Clinton’s mouth. And that’s really saying something.
Pray tell, how many speeches did you hear from Mitt Romney in the year and a half after the election where he endeavored to explain and explain and explain again why he lost? How many from John McCain? How many from John Kerry? Now, it’s tempting to throw Al Gore into the Clinton box, but if you actually think back to the time, no, it’s not even close. Yes, Democrats were still complaining about the election months and even years later, but Gore himself was not out there doing all he could to fan the flames of that. All of these men either retreated out of the public eye or turned their attention to some other pursuit. They did not make “Victim of the Election Winner” their permanent identity the way Hillary Clinton has.
So yeah, Hillary’s little researcher is right – no man who was not elected was told to go home and shut up by the press. But that’s only because they didn’t NEED TO BE TOLD. They instinctively understood that no one wants to hear a loser go around for a year and a half and complain about the fact that they lost. They understood that no one wants to hear all of their excuses and all of their reasons for why the loss was not their fault. They congratulated the winner and that was that. Hillary is the only losing presidential candidate in living memory who can’t bring herself to follow that example.
But wait, it gets even better because what Hillary says next shows you just how badly she is missing the point.
“I’m really glad that Al Gore didn’t stop talking about climate change,” she said. “And I’m really glad John Kerry went to the Senate and became an excellent secretary of State. And I’m really glad John McCain kept speaking out and standing up and saying what he had to say. And for heavens sakes, Mitt Romney is running for the Senate.”
Right! Exactly! Guess what none of those are? COMPLAINING ABOUT THE RESULTS OF THE ELECTION!
But no, no, it’s because you’re a poor, oppressed woman, Hillary. Keep on thinking that.