Do you think there’s any chance that a documentary crew was filming Hillary Clinton on the night of the election? Doesn’t it seem likely that there was? Don’t you think she would have wanted to capture that moment on film where she realized she was breaking the glass ceiling and making history as the first female president of the United States? Maybe it’s too much to hope for, and maybe we’re evil for wishing in the first place, but we would pay top dollar to see any and all footage of Clinton and her cohorts as they slowly realized that Donald J. Trump had just smashed their dreams to pieces.
For now, we have to rely on secondhand accounts.
Such as the new book from New York Times reporter Amy Chozick, who was embedded with the Clinton campaign in 2016. In it, she writes hilariously of the darkest night of Hillary’s career.
“I knew it,” Clinton said when she realized Trump was going over. “I knew this would happen to me. They were never going to let me be president.”
Just…wow. We knew this woman was carrying an enormous victim complex around with her, but damn. Who is “they?” You just have to laugh. Of course, further on in the book, Chozick gets more explicit about the Clintons and their perceived enemies. According to her, they thought The New York Times was in bed with Trump, having worked out some kind of agreement.
“After the election, Bill would spread a more absurd Times conspiracy: The publisher had struck a deal with Trump that we’d destroy Hillary on her emails to help him get elected, if he kept driving traffic and boosting the company’s stock price,” Chozick writes.
Bwahahahaha! And then they covered up their tracks by immediately trying to destroy his presidency with story after story about how terrible he was and how he’d committed treason; he, in turn, would keep up his part of the ruse by calling them the “failing” New York Times and encouraging their readership to go away. So brilliant!
Since the election, Clinton has coughed up a blame list that has to be nearing 100 entries long. She’s blamed her loss on everything from sexism to James Comey, from Russia to Bernie Sanders, from the media to women who are too timid to vote against their husbands. We can only assume that when you put all of these scapegoats together (in a basket, perhaps), they create the “THEY” she was talking about on the night she lost.
Maybe it’s petty for us to still be relishing her disappointment so many months after the election. We’re not proud of it. But when we think about what might have been – the disastrous continuation of the Obama years and the irreversible decline of this country into hopeless progressivism – we just can’t help ourselves.
They wouldn’t let you be president, Madam Secretary? Well, thank God for THEY.