Hillary Clinton: I Was On The Way To Winning Until James Comey’s Letter and “Russian Wikileaks” [VIDEO]

Business Insider reports:

Hillary Clinton told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour during a women’s event on Tuesday that she believes she was “on the way to winning” the 2016 presidential election until the FBI announced 11 days before the election that it was revisiting the investigation into her emails.

The former Secretary of State said that while she takes “absolute personal responsibility” for her defeat, “a combination of [FBI Director] Jim Comey’s letter on October 28 and Russian Wikileaks raised doubts in the minds of people who were inclined to vote for me and got scared off.”

“The evidence” that those two “intervening events” were carried out to harm her candidacy is “compelling and persuasive,” Clinton told Amanpour on Tuesday. But she said she is “proud” of her campaign for overcoming an “enormous barrage of negativity, of false equivalence, of so much else.”

Clinton also described herself as now part of the “resistance.”

  • Todd20036

    Unfortunately, we will never know for certain.
    Not disagreeing with her, though.

  • Lazycrockett

    and she would be correct.

  • PickyPecker
    • shellback

      You forgot; REVOLT!

  • Boreal
    • I agree with the sentiment but that was a horrible slogan and encapsulated so much of what was wrong with her entire campaign. it was about her and not issues and if you weren’t a fan, where did that leave you? I hope some liberals learned not to make the campaign all about the personality of someone that a lot of voters they need to win already don’t like.

  • PickyPecker
  • tbj5

    This is a fact. Early vote results before Comey Letter prove she was on track to win.

    • The_Wretched

      Early voting always breaks to dems by a wide margin.

    • Lawerence Collins

      Where are these facts, please?!

  • shivadog

    I thought it was Comey’s letter that tipped the balance, and now we are relying on him to investigate the imbecile that HE put in office.

    • billbear1961

      Exactly–I don’t trust the bastard for a single SECOND!

      And no investigation can be taken seriously or ever be complete without seeing the would-be dictator’s TAX RETURNS!!

    • The_Wretched

      He should have been fired.

    • justmeeeee

      No, it was her wonderful poysonality!

      • FAEN

        You prefer Cheeto to Hillary in the WH?

        • justmeeeee

          of course not, and if she’d been a more sincere candidate, she might be there today. calling trump supporters deplorables was about the most bone-headed politcal move of all time, ya’ll.

          • FAEN

            Really? THATS what lost it for her, calling the racists Cheeto supporters deplorables?

            You know you say you prefer Hillary but you smack her at every opportunity.

          • Stephen Elliot Phillips

            Its one of those “I told you so” types. Loves the gloat

          • FAEN

            I’m sick of these assholes.

          • Stephen Elliot Phillips

            Oh theyre probably russian peasants anyway.

  • andrew

    Yep. She actually got millions more popular votes than Trump and if it wasn’t for losing Michigan, Wisconsin and Pa. by a combined vote of about 100,000, she would have won the Electoral College and spared us the total disaster that is Trump and the collection of billionaires, racists, extreme right wing Christians and total incompetents that he has surrounded himself with.

  • billbear1961

    You were the people’s CHOICE by almost three MILLION votes–receiving 2.1% more of the vote than the TRAITOR-USURPER!!

    And, as far as we know–since the recounts and investigations were STOPPED in three CRUCIAL states–you may WELL have won the EC, too!

    https://twitter.com/USARedOrchestra/status/802162433099972608

  • Mr. M

    Oh praise Judy she changed her hair back!

  • Skokieguy [Larry]

    I don’t have time to listen right now, did she bring up Cross Check? Why was the media and her campaign so quiet about a program that undermines voting?

    • danolgb

      Cross check isn’t actually a terrible thing when used properly. It’s just a tool. It’s really just meant to keep the voter rolls cleaned of people who have moved to other areas or died. Since we only register and we don’t unregister, it’s pretty necessary.

      • Skokieguy [Larry]

        We know it wasn’t used properly in this election, hence my comment.

        • danolgb

          We do? I didn’t see widespread reports of people not being allowed to vote. If you go to your polling place and thought you should be registered there, you cast a provisional vote where they just manually check that you didn’t vote twice. I think it’s been made a boogeyman that isn’t necessarily the problem. Voter suppression comes in many forms and ID laws are the most problematic, but convincing people the two candidates are both the same and therefore why bother is much more of a problem in voter suppression.

          • Skokieguy [Larry]

            If you’re not trolling, read the Rolling Stone article.

            Provisional ballots are not always counted and the procedures vary widely throughout the nation. Often its simply a feel good measure and the voter thinks he voted. This is one of the reasons why exit polls and actual vote totals can sometimes differ widely.

            http://www.npr.org/sections/itsallpolitics/2014/10/09/354534487/rules-for-provisional-ballots-all-over-the-map

            And being registered in two places is not a crime (just ask Trump’s family) – only VOTING more than once is.

          • danolgb

            I didn’t say it’s a crime, but clerks needs tools to be able to remove the people off their rolls that don’t vote there anymore simply to keep them manageable. There are laws on how that’s done. In most cases they send multiple postcards to the address on record before they do that.
            And like I said, there’s room for improvement, but I don’t think Cross Check had as big of an impact as the other means of voter suppression.

  • Rex

    The most qualified candidate to ever run for office was defeated by a buffoon.
    I’m going to agree that these situations played into her defeat, but also suggest that her gender and name played into it too.

    • j.martindale

      25 years of smears.

      • danolgb

        And it was really when those smears started getting propagated by the left that it hurt the most.

        • Ninja0980

          Indeed, Bernie poisoned the well long before Trump did and gave him virtually all of the talking points he would need to hurt her.

          • danolgb

            The Wikileaks hacks wouldn’t have had any effect if Bernie hadn’t planted the seeds. They were used to confirm people’s biases that Bernie was cheated when in context they prove no such thing. The media failed us there.

          • Treant

            And technically, only one candidate was caught red-handed with his hand in another candidate’s data. Hint: it wasn’t Hillary invading Bernie or Trump, and it wasn’t even Trump invading Hillary or Bernie…

          • justmeeeee

            pity the Hil-bots, still at it!

          • danolgb

            What’s your excuse? Bernie lost to Hillary first, yet you’re not over it.

          • justmeeeee

            and then hillary went on to beat trump, right? oh, not right. my bad.

          • MonochromeMouse

            Think about this, if Hillary was such a bad candidate and everybody loved Bernie, why is it that Bernie couldn’t even come close to beating Hillary in the primaries?

          • justmeeeee

            and why couldn’t Hillary win the electoral college? she didn’t know how it worked, is that it? it’s outdated, so she shouldn’t have to win it? when you lose, you lose. bernie lost to hillary, but she connived and had her buddies play dirty to win that one. hillary lost to trump but he connived and had his buddies play dirty to win that one. Comme ci, comme ça, ya know?

          • MonochromeMouse

            The electoral college is designed to give republicans an unfair advantage. And Bernie lost because he was unpopular, not because Hillary played dirty.

          • justmeeeee

            only problem being that republicans weren’t republicans back when the electoral college was established. ain’t history a bitch?

          • MonochromeMouse

            Then explain how every single president to ever lose the popular vote but win the electoral college has been a republican? ain’t history a bitch?

          • pablo

            I call it the Church of Clintonology.

          • penpal

            Oh please. Until she started faking her embrace of Bernie’s far-left agenda, she was even less electable.

          • picalane

            STFU…Bernie voters were first time voters soooo, not likely she would have gained much had Bernie not run. So tired of stuck on stupid HER fans who wish to keep the party divided w/ their hatred for Bernie bros.

          • DaddyRay

            I still say Bernie should have never been allowed to run on the Democratic ticket

        • saucetin

          Absolutely. Subjectively, stung the worst. Its objective impact might be different, but that’s not what people will remember. People remember how you’ve made ’em feel.

        • And Russian bots pretending to be leftists.

        • j.martindale

          That is true. You win elections by praising the candidate that you think best represents your interests–praising them to the heavens and criticizing your opponent…not picking your candidate apart for e-mails.

      • penpal

        25 years of aggressive Republican smears, 25 years of pitiful defenses against those smears, 25 years of refraining from smearing Republicans. Her tactics may have helped make her a more dignified politician but they certainly didn’t help her win the election. Yes, the Republicans pulled stunts to help them win. Some would call them dirty, others would call them brilliant. In the end it doesn’t matter because their tactics help them win elections and they now control the entire country and they’re executing their agendas. Sure, Democrats, take the high road. When they go low, you go high. See how fucking far that takes you in this political age.

        • MonochromeMouse

          Yeah, the Democrat who will run against trump in 2020 needs to be prepared to give the republicans what trump gave Hillary. They need to bring up every single thing trump has said and done and use it all against him as much as possible. They need to tell him if they win he’s going to jail for treason, even if they have no intention of following through with it, and call him “Don the con” and “trump the traitor” every time they have to say his name. We all already know how trump is going to act whenever challenged, we need to be able to outdo him and Russia.

          • But it won’t matter. No one who voted for Trump cares about facts. they care about smears but only if they reinforce their own bigotry. They don’t care if they are actually true or not. A liberal mirror version of that won’t work because it won’t appeal to moderate or even liberal voters.

            No, what Democrats need in 2020 is a repeat of 2008. Someone newish with a vision for the country. What won’t win is one of the usual suspects (I love Biden, but no. Just no.) and the same old tired chiches. Hillary’s team thought her brand was enough. But too many people don’t like her. Plenty of people don’t like her for good reasons but I am not a fan and I’m not a Bernie supporter either. I just thought there was too much crap there and that she doesn’t seem to learn from her mistakes and I was right. she made the same mistakes in 2016 that she made in 2008. She hadn’t learned a damn thing.

          • sword

            (Houndentenor): totally agree…but the Democrats who are testing the waters are still the coastal elitists who know/care nothing about the majority of the middle class…and are condescending to minorities.

        • Way more than 25 years. The right started smearing her when he first ran for office in 1974. Attacks on her hurt him in his first re-election big for governor in 1980. (The Reagan thing helped his opponent who was an idiot and out in 2 years.) This goes way back.

    • netxtown

      Agree. After the “Bushes” and a couple shrubs….I think the populace has had its fill of dynasty – with or without Linda and Joan. Papa Bush, Neal Bush, Jeb Bush..and George Shrub left a bad taste in scores of mouths and minds.

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  • james1200
  • FAEN

    Yep. The Comey letter was certainly a factor.

    She would have made a really great POTUS.

    • lymis

      She was qualified to be a really great POTUS. She could have been a really great POTUS.

      But coming off the GOP obstructionist Obama years, and with all the lies and slanders being throw around about her, I question whether the GOP would have let her be a great POTUS. They’d already said that they were considering gapping the SCOTUS seat for another four years, without any apparent shame or irony.

      Without a complete sweep of both houses, I question whether she’d have been able to accomplish much at all, if a president as popular as Obama couldn’t get more done.

      Hate to say it, she’d likely have been a one-term president, with GOP obstructionism, an even deeper red shift in congress at the mid-terms, and who knows what they’d come up with for 2020.

      None of that is a critique of her. I think she could have been awesome. But her victory would have spackled over some of what we’re seeing from the GOP right now. And Russia sure as hell wouldn’t have stopped interfering. I don’t think they actually have.

      • danolgb

        There’s a reason they were scared of her tho. She does have a history of getting things done. Even when she was pushing for universal health care as only First Lady, she managed to get SCHIP.

  • Jack Frost

    She’s not wrong in any way shape or form.

  • AJD

    Not to mention shitty Jill fucking Stein and her dumbfuck supporters.

    • Todd20036

      And the Berned bros who voted for Bernie even after he said to vote for Clinton.
      Even though he later endorsed an anti LBGT candidate.

      • Jmdintpa

        or voted for trump god i cant stand a self loathing queen like that

  • billbear1961

    We SEE how this election was obviously, deliberately and cynically interfered with right in front of our EYES and JUST ACCEPT IT!!

  • Chucktech

    Did you make mistakes? Of course you did. And not a goddam one of them would justify electing someone who put his manifest unfitness on teevee every night for a year and a half before the election.

    • billbear1961

      ^^THIS!!^^

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    • greenmanTN

      The Toddler In Chief.

      Not joking at all, I think that’s the stage where his mentality is frozen. When your “terrible twos” last until your 70s something is really wrong.

      • netxtown

        Yep….his balls never dropped.

    • evan_or

      You’re damn right.

    • I’m not exactly a Hillary fan, but there was nothing that she could have said or done to keep me from voting for her and against Trump that is within the realm of possibilities of anything she would ever even consider doing or saying much less actually do. There are no excuses. This is even worse than I thought it would be and even now there are still people thinking that he’s doing okay. This country is fucked. We are not going to recover our prestige from this humiliation. It took 8 years of Obama to even begin to undo the damage W did to our international reputation and this is so much worse than that. and we’re only a little over 100 days in?

      Oh, a senior official said today that Trump bombed the airport in Syria because he was bored. We are so fucked.

    • Gerry Fisher

      I haven’t seen it put better, more succinctly. Most of my disgust these days isn’t aimed at SCPOTUS; it’s aimed at the American people who voted for him and cling to support for him.

  • Jmdintpa

    i kind of disagree… white middle class america hates her. lots of americans hate her. for whatever reason they hate her. im not here to bash hillary and i was not a bernie boy but the minute she was nominated and trump was nominated i knew it was going to be razor thin close. i didnt think he would win but i stated all along she is going to have a tough time because 1) unhinged hillary hatred 2) for better or worse she seemed to run on the democratic platform of being “republican light” 3) people are fed up with the BS in washington. like it or not she represents that. Sure the press and the leaks and comey all played a part in this but i believe she was doomed from the start. trump spoke a racist language and even i underestimated the amount that pure unadultrated racism would play in getting trump elected.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Prepare for a tweeet storm

  • Ninja0980

    She still may have lost but anyone who says with a straight face the Comey letter didn’t hurt her and down ballot Democrats is a straight up liar.

  • billbear1961

    His HUGE loss of the PV means he has NO MANDATE to move this nation far to the right!!

    It is not–NOT–what the people VOTED for!!

    They preferred–they CHOSE–Hillary’s vision for the country by nearly three MILLION votes!!

    • FAEN

      Can we just get rid of the electoral college already?

  • Dirk Prophet

    Any public decision with so many influences cannot be attributed to one thing or another. Even Comey said that the Russians viewed their influence as a success. But Comey put his thumb on the scales too.
    Nobody can rewind history, change something and play history forward to see what would have happened. But that doesn’t mean we should ignore illegal and inappropriate tampering with our democracy.

    • Lazycrockett

      Even Comey has admitted that he released the memo to protect the FBI from looking like it favored Hillary as well as keeping the investigation on Drumpf quiet. Comey actions cost her the election.

  • Cuberly

    I have election postmortem fatigue.

    I’m more intent on moving forward, cuz the damage the GOP is unleashing is horrifying. We have work to do.

    • Yeah.

    • Gay Fordham Prep Grad

      To hell with the future and live in the past,

    • billbear1961

      Yes, I agree, but Democrats are not reminding people nearly OFTEN enough that the pathological LIAR-in-chief has NO MANDATE to do ANYTHING extreme, having lost the PV to Hillary by such a HUGE margin.

      The people of this nation preferred and chose HER vision for the country’s future–and NOT THAT BASTARD’S!!

      People should be reminded of that FACT far more OFTEN!!

      They should also be reminded that the GOP hold the House only through gerrymandering, AND TRAITOR Comey’s interference may also very likely have cost us majority-control of the SENATE!!

      THIEF and far-right SWINE Gorsuch would not now be on SCOTUS–the GOP Senate majority would not have gotten away with a blatant and unprecedented act of SEDITION–had we won control of the SENATE!!

      • penpal

        Democrats being aggressive? Don’t hold your breath.

    • greenmanTN

      Hindsight is 20/20, which ironically is Trump’s SAT score and his IQ.

    • Agreed. We need to move forward. The ongoing Bernie/Hillary supporters squabble neither changes nor helps anyone. Some internal soul-searching is a good idea because serious mistakes were made. But I fear that none of the real lessons were learned and we’ll repeat them in 2020 by picking some retread candidate that looks like more of the same. Democrats ONLY win with new faces and fresh optimistic campaigns. Carter, Clinton, Obama. Before that Kennedy. We lose with the “it’s my turn candiate” (Mondale, Kerry, H. Clinton. That sometimes works for Republicans, but usually not for them either.

      • mark99k

        I don’t see any of this as a squabble over the 2016 contest. I am, however, extremely apprehensive that Clinton will decide to run again in 2020, with the same tired unworkable platform & tactics and charisma-free approach, and dig us into an even deeper hole.

        • If she is indeed foolish enough to run again in 2020 she won’t make it past NH.

  • another_steve

    That plus inattention to Electoral College politics.

    Robby Mook is very adorable, but don’t hire him as your campaign manager.

    • Ninja0980

      Also thinking MI, WI were locked up was a bad move.

      • another_steve

        Yes. They made the mistake we all made — thinking that Trump had not a snowball’s chance in hell. BUT — we’re all schmucks and they’re all (presumably) pros with regard to this stuff.

        Where were their daily polling results re the key Electoral College states? Surely that data would have/should have at least suggested that Clinton needed to devote more time in certain crucial parts of certain key states.

        Fail.

        Complete fail on the part of her campaign management team.

        • Talisman

          Polls don’t matter when the machines have been hacked.

          • another_steve

            I’m not aware of any findings that polling machinery/software was hacked in the 2016 election.

            Which is not to say it didn’t happen — but I’m not aware of any findings in that regard.

          • -M-

            No one’s checked.

            That certainly doesn’t prove it happened but it does mean we’re just taking it for granted (despite the all the other extreme lengths we know they each went to) that Putin; the local, state or national Republicans; and American Oligarchs like the Kochs and the Mercers didn’t pad the vote a little bit in a few swing counties.

          • another_steve

            Yes.

            I don’t think it’s overly jaded of us to think that any and all maliciousness is and was possible, when it comes to the horridly criminal and corrupt Trump machine.

  • Bryan

    “He should worry less about the election, [aside] and my winning the popular vote, than doing some other things that would be important for the country.”

  • MikeBx2

    I hope she will be a very vocal part of the “resistance”. We need to hear from her often.

  • BobSF_94117

    The proximate cause of her defeat was Wikileaks/Comey. The over-arching reason was Russian interference.

    The big issue is the subversion of our democracy.

    • -M-

      Aided and abetted, deliberately, by Republicans, so-called conservatives, and other special interests.

  • Ish

    Delusional. Corrupt. War-mongerer. Whining like Trump. Good riddance. If you think she is the resistance get ready to keep losing.

    • billbear1961

      Fuck off!

      People like YOU are as responsible for her loss as any other factor!

      Her loss is a TRAGEDY, for this nation and this world!!

      The far left in France are now threatening to sit out the election there and may saddle THEIR republic with a fascist NIGHTMARE!!

      • Ish

        God you are a fucking delusional blowhard.

        Hillary winning wouldn’t stop fascism. Because everything wrong with Trump is wrong with Hillary too and, frankly, inherent in the system. If you actually want to stop fascism, stop voting for Democrats.

    • FAEN

      You prefer Cheeto in the WH over Hillary?

      • Ish

        You prefer getting hit by a truck or dying from a fatal disease? Of course I don’t prefer Trump. They are both horrible human beings and they expose everything wrong with the system.

        • FAEN

          WTFE! If you can’t tell the difference between Hillary and Trump aside from being a moron you’re part of the problem.

          • Ish

            I didn’t say they weren’t different. I said they were both bad.

    • evan_or

      I dislike liars and rumor mongerers. Consider yourself blocked.

      • Ish

        There are no lies nor rumors in my comment. Buh bye

  • justmeeeee

    STFU finally, Hillary.

    • evan_or

      Oh wait, I didn’t block you yet? Done.

  • billbear1961

    Hillary, the BEAST and his henchmen remain under FBI investigation for possible TREASON!!

    Demand the Democratic party and the media cry OUT for his TAX RETURNS!!

    Demand a special prosecutor!!

    • danolgb

      The irony is it appears the Sanders were and possibly still are under FBI investigation too. So, three candidates had FBI investigations, but Comey only felt it important to tell us about one…

      • billbear1961

        Of course, the woman most likely to SAVE the republic was TARGETED!!

        • Ish

          The woman responsible for the deaths of thousands in Iraq, Syria, Libya and Honduras? The woman responsible for keeping the minimum wage of workers in Haiti at below starvation levels? The woman who shat over gay people for two decades of public life? Some republic you got there.

    • Ish

      Guess who already has his tax returns: the government. You are an idiot if you think they matter even slightly to anybody. You know he’s greedy and his supporters don’t care. As long as you pursue such nonsense your “resistance” is doomed.

  • RealityBass

    When she’s right, she’s right.

  • MassageBear
  • Talisman

    Her “loss” was a confluence of several factors:

    1. The archaic electoral system, which has twice in 20 years placed a conservative in office even though he lost the popular vote.

    2. The Sanders-Stein spoiler effect.

    3. The media refusing to cover the candidates equally and truthfully, giving the dumpster free air time, praising the dumpster for the smallest display of coherence, accepting and ignoring his lies, and dwelling on every detail of Hillary’s emails and other “negatves”.

    And that includes Chris, Rachel, & Lawrence.

    Comey’s letter would not have been much of a factor had the media treated it as the desperate ploy that it was.

    4. The Fox News / social media effect that fed ignorance and reinforced preconceptions.

    5. Gerrymandering and voter suppression.

    6. Russian intervention and hacking.

  • downtownla

    Yes, the Comey letter had an impact, but the election should never have been so close in the first place. The main reason Hillary lost is because she failed to see the populist rage happening in the electorate. She admitted as much in the recent post-mortem. She had no idea why Bernie and Trump were getting so many people at their rallies. That point, along with the fact that she was perceived as the status quo candidate, were her biggest problems. Yes, she probably could have eeked out a victory, but given a true progressive candidate representing the party, the Democrats should have had a landslide against the lying, racist, homophobic, Russian-loving piece of shit that currently occupies the White House.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      Scrub all you want sweets, it doesn’t change the fact that the Bernie Bros, the Stein Stumpers and the “She’s not ideologically pure” crowd saw what was coming and still said “yeah, we’ll take the lying, racist, homophobic, Russian-loving piece of shit over the very competent and sane woman”
      And yes, there was clearly a hint of misogyny playing out as well, make no mistake on that. Even many on the regressive left have issues with strong women.

      • Rillion

        I think a good number of that crowd thought she was going to win without their votes so they could be ideologically pure and not have to vote for her without it leading to a Trump presidency.

        • Jean-Marc in Canada

          In other words, they were apathetic to a possible 45 win.

          • Rillion

            I think being apathetic to a Trump presidency is different than your original statement which could easily be read to mean you were saying that they would choose a Trump presidency over a Hillary Clinton presidency. Those two things are different. I can’t speak for the third party voters but the ones I know preferred Clinton over Trump but did not like Clinton and didn’t want to vote for her and felt safe not voting for her cause they believed their state would be blue. They were all in states that did in fact give their EC votes to Clinton but I wonder if there were similar people in the states that narrowly went for Trump.

          • Jean-Marc in Canada

            Anyone who didn’t vote or chose 3rd party didn’t care, period. This constant qualifying and making excuses gets tiring to read and listen to. There was a clear and marked divide between 45 and Clinton and many chose, by omission, 45. There’s no excusing it, there’s no way to spin it, there’s no nice way to say it: if you voted 3rd or not at all, you’re not only an idiot, you’re lacking in any viable critical thinking skills and should be ridiculed for it. And no, I will walk back one iota of what I just wrote because it’s the unvarnished, very painful truth.

          • Rillion

            Okay, whatever, I voted for Clinton and I live in California. You can continue to piss into the wind and tell other people what they really believed and how they really felt all you want. I was just telling you what I had heard when having real face to face conversations with people I knew. I’ll remember to call them liars cause some guy on the internet knows what was really in their hearts next time I see them.

      • mark99k

        That is such a crock. Millions of us, probably most of us, in the Sanders camp held our noses and voted for Clinton. She should have been able to take down Trump easily, but she felt no need for (and had no skill at) addressing the working class’s rage that he tapped into.

        • Jean-Marc in Canada

          Dodge, weave and when all else fails, deflect with self-righteous diatribes. Oh honey, you’re precious.

          • mark99k

            Ad hominem attack, now that’s precious.

          • Jean-Marc in Canada

            You’ll get over it.

          • mark99k

            What a sorry state of affairs, where a losing candidate can’t bring herself to concede any fault in herself and neither can her supporters. There’s an orange man in Washington with a similar affliction.

          • Jean-Marc in Canada

            No one’s denying she had flaws, what we’re rightly doing, is pointing out the petulance in which some voters/non-voters displayed thus helping the Orange Crested Shitgibbon to get elected and then having to listen to them Saradoning about it constantly:

            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ce182c29eb7d264b430e31892591b43b4007207abe6f06aa094632ee91762bc0.jpg

          • Eli Bradley

            Oh no.

            The fucking guy in the White House won’t even admit fault when it comes to getting historical fact wrong.

            Frederick Douglass, still alive!
            Andrew Jackson, knew about the Civil War 16 years before his death, and would have stopped it!

            Similar affliction? NOT EVEN CLOSE.

      • downtownla

        Wake up yourself, sweetie. There were so many other people the Democrats could have nominated that would have creamed Donald Trump. They just chose to nominate the one person Trump could actually beat. If African Americans, the most loyal Democratic constituency had just voted in the same numbers as in 2012, Clinton would have won. Why aren’t you blaming those voters?

        • Jean-Marc in Canada

          Seriously? You think when I say ‘Bernie Bros, the Stein Stumpers and the “She’s not ideologically pure” crowd’ I’m somehow excluding black voters?? Talk about being obtuse.

          • downtownla

            I’ve had enough of your personal insults. You’re welcome to your opinions. I’ll keep my own. As a former director with the DNC, I’m confident in my assessment of the situation. Good luck to you.

          • Jean-Marc in Canada

            Bahahahahahahahahahaha

  • kaydenpat

    Glad to see her speaking out. She would have been a great President. #still with her.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    She’s right. That and the Bernie/Stein/I’m-not-voting-because-she’s-not-totes-like-me voters. They keep deflecting and trying to make excuses, but the fact remains, they saw 45 and still said “fuck it.” It’s on them as much as Comey, Putin and the vote suppressors. Never forget, they played their part…never let them forget it either.

    • Michael

      No, it was the DNC and Clinton rigged the elections, told the Bernier supporters to f*ck off by hiring what’s her name after she was kicked out of the DNC and then took on some VP that could not be more establishment.

      • pablo

        She called Bernie supporters “basement dwellers,” she called Trump voters “deplorables.” She really felt she could give the finger to the electorate and they’d vote for her anyway. And guess what? She’s running again in 2020. I guarantee it.

        • joe ho

          more of your hillary-hate lies.

          she didn’t call them basement dwellers. she said that because of the economy too many millennials were still living with their parents.

          as far as deplorables, half of trump’s supporters are raging racist homophobes. she was being kind.

          you fucktards are worse than the trumpanzees.

      • Eli Bradley

        And I suppose that you’re also going to blame her for Sanders complete lack of primary success in the South, or the DNC because they were responsible for what exactly in the South?

        C’mon man…

  • cayliffe

    I have so much ambivalence about Clinton. Voted for her. Held my nose while I did it. I am so sick of political dynasties and Democratic shenanigans that I may have to organize a new political party – The Progressive Party. Neither the Repubs or Dems are going to do anything to change anything. I’m fed up.

  • Nychta

    I think that the “unlikable” label played a part. During the election season/era/eon an acquaintance of mine kept harping on Hillary being unlikable, as if it was a measurable characteristic. He voted for her anyway, but I wonder how many folks were swayed by this posited unlikableness and decided they’d rather buddy up with trump. Sad.

    • stuckinthewoods

      I know two who felt Hillary was “untrustworthy, unlikable” and voted for Johnson.

      • LesbianTippingHabits

        Not to mention Hillary’s parsimonious (cheap) tipping habits.

    • jimbo65

      This whole notion of voting for somebody you’d like to have a beer with has to stop. That was the same bs that got W Bush into office.

    • Michael

      She was a smug, arrogant b!tch who assumed she could pull whatever crap she wanted and everyone would stil vote for her anyways. That’s far past unlikable.

  • jimbo65

    I still can’t believe that voters who were still on the fence were stupid enough to fall for the Comey nothing burger.

  • Roy Biv

    2:38 – yassssssssssssss

  • Lawerence Collins

    I’d have, preferred that she won. Over that toxic 🍊Sludge! I sucked it up and voted, for Billary.
    Where’s the story on here. The one where the DNC’s lawyers, are saying. That they didn’t even have to follow, the rules. In choosing a Democratic candidate.
    Cigars, in a back room. Wasn’t it?!?

    • danolgb

      The DNC is a private organization. They can pick their own nominee however they choose. Bernie, who runs as an independent because he’s too chicken to face a primary opponent, wasn’t cheated. He just didn’t have a good team for running a national campaign. It was simple as that.

      • LesbianTippingHabits

        Well, at least Hillary’s team got better on leaving tips to wait staff.

        I do give her, and them, credit for that in 2016. Thank you.

      • Lawerence Collins

        Bernie ran as a Democrat. There’s currently a lawsuit pending against, the DNC.

        Your post is psychotic, at best.

        Do you even know why Bernie Sanders is an Independent?

        • danolgb

          Yes.. so he never has to face a primary in Vermont.

          • Lawerence Collins

            Wrong Again! When he originally went to register as a Democrat. They told him. Even way back then, that his ideas were too radical.
            Americans have been with his agenda, for years now.

            Bill Clinton sold out the Democratic Party, to Wall St. He deregulated it. He’s the one who sent. Untold thousands of minority’s to prison. He gutted welfare. I could educate you more.
            Education is power.

          • danolgb

            Ha! That’s BS. If they told him that they would never have accepted him into the party to run for President. (Which honestly, I don’t think they should have.) You are truly delusional.
            Even if they had, the DNC is a private organization. We still have Freedom of Association in this country. Why do you hate the Constitution?

          • Lawerence Collins

            HaHaHaHaHaHaHa!
            I pity you. Mr. Sanders. is 74. He’s been a registered Independent for more then four decades.
            I see that you’ve been thoroughly brainwashed. I’ll leave you with this nugget of wisdom. Look outside your bubble.

          • danolgb

            Actually, I’m not the one in the bubble. If Bernie wasn’t allowed to run as a Dem for his stints in Congress, you really think they’d allow him to run as a Dem for President? That doesn’t make a lick of sense. You fail at basic logic. Bernie runs as an Independent only because it helps Bernie. Bernie doesn’t do anything unless it helps Bernie. So when running as a Dem was the only way to help Bernie, he registered just to get access to the tools he needed. And when the loser lost, he instantly switched back.
            You think he’s the greatest, but in 40 years, he could have actually been passing his agenda. Yet he doesn’t. He just yammers on how everyone else is wrong and collects a paycheck.

          • Lawerence Collins

            WOW! You should seek help. You’re seriously delusional!
            Look what this country’s facing.
            Look at the shape the Democratic Party’s in.
            Stockholm Syndrome Comes To mind.
            Bernie Sanders is the most popular politician in this country. Yet you refuse to see that we can transform the country.
            Are you rich?
            Are you for war?
            Do you think that politicians who take huge campaign contributions. Can really serve the people?!?

          • danolgb

            Bernie is the most popular because he shits on EVERYONE else which doesn’t ever actually help him get his proposals passed, but sure makes stupid people admire him.

            And he sure has you hoodwinked. You should look at his donors for his Senate campaigns. He takes plenty of money in from corporations. He just kept lying to you in the presidential campaign saying he didn’t take corporate money. Of course he doesn’t. It’s illegal. Hillary didn’t take corporate money either. It was completely misrepresented. And you fools fell for it. Bernie even took money from Hillary’s PAC for his Senate run.

          • Lawerence Collins

            I’ll keep you in my thoughts. I’m sorry you’re so blinded. Show me proof to your accusations?
            Till then.
            Actions speak louder than words.
            Bernie Sanders actions. Speak loud and clear.

          • liberals are mentally ill

            bernie is a pos socialist. liberal men are effeminate garbage

          • liberals are mentally ill

            ^testicle licker

          • liberals are mentally ill

            sanders is a piece of SH*T socialist and you dream of sucking his penis

          • liberals are mentally ill

            your mother is an ugly crack whore

        • liberals are mentally ill

          clearly, you are an effeminate testicle licker

    • liberals are mentally ill

      hillary is a felon, bill clinton raped women

  • Michael

    I hate to break the news but she would have lost anyways.

    She was a smug, arrogant b!tch who thought she could pull whatever crap she deemed fit and everyone would just vote for her anyways. Rig the primaries? No problem? Hiring Wasserman as soon as she got the boot from the DNC because she made sure Bernie lost? No problem? Picking a VP candidate that couldn’t be more establishment? No problem?

    Obviously it was a problem. Trying to place the blame on anyone or anything besides herself just shows she’s still as smug & arrogant as always.

    • Ross

      Yes, dear.

      • danolgb

        These idiots are going to keep republicans in charge for the foreseeable future.

    • LesbianTippingHabits

      Not to mention Hillary’s parsimonious (cheap) tipping habits, which have never changed.

    • Joey

      Bernie not winning doesn’t mean the primaries were rigged. In the state Sanders won, does that then mean Sanders rigged the primary? I think you don’t know what that word means.

      And it wasn’t the Clinton camp talking massive disenfranchisement at the end.

      http://www.slate.com/blogs/moneybox/2016/07/25/the_dnc_s_emails_show_it_had_no_idea_how_to_rig_an_election.html

  • mark99k

    Arrogance. She shows little or no true introspection into her own failings. She should’ve easily beaten anyone as stupid and clumsy as Trump, but she was inexcusably stupid and clumsy in other ways. And I’m not even counting her despicable collusion with the DNC against Sanders.

    Clinton is a product of the tired Democratic party machine, a machine that produces milquetoast candidates and unappealing, apathy-inducing centrist platforms. It has outlived its usefulness and should be junked.

    • danolgb

      The only collusion that ruined Sanders was his inability to run a national campaign. Talk about someone with no true introspection. He believed that even tho he lost by 4 Million votes, he deserved the nomination of the party he was never a member of before or after he needed them to promote himself.
      And yet you people call Hillary entitled.

    • Ross

      Her own failings?

      You mean the candidate that beat Bernie in the Primary?

      You mean the candidate that received more votes than any white man in history?

      You mean the candidate that received 3 million more votes than her opponent?

      You mean the candidate who would be in the White House today but for Russia hacking the electronic voting machines, and the fucking FBI director?

      • danolgb

        This is where the media fails us. Russia didn’t hack the voting machines. They did however, drip out a campaign of misinformation which enforced the Bernie idiots beliefs, as Mark demonstrates, that Bernie was cheated. Wikileaks would release the hacked emails, RT, Greenwald, and other questionable media groups would report that the emails were proof of rigging even tho they weren’t, and the rest of the media would repeat it without looking at the context and timing of when the emails were written.
        The reality is the only cheating done in the primary was Bernie’s campaign. And whenever they were caught, they blamed the DNC or the states. The emails were simply responses to Bernie’s accusations after the Nevada convention when Bernie’s campaign literally tried to overturn the results of the caucuses and when caught, their followers started sending death threats to the state party chair.

        • Ish

          LOL

          • joe ho

            LOL

      • LesbianTippingHabits

        I mean the candidate who, on February 8, 2000, at The Village House restaurant in Albion, New York, opened her campaign for U.S. Senate with breakfast on the house, served by waitress Trish Trupo, a single mother of an 11-year-old son, minimum wage less tip credit, and no health insurance.

        And nobody left a tip.

        And, April 15, 2015, Chipotle, Maumee, Ohio, with Huma Abedin, also no tip.

        And in contrast, September 9, 2016, Goody Goody Diner, St. Louis, Missouri, Vice President Joe Biden, sandwich on the house:

        $20 tip.

        H e l – l o !

        • danolgb

          Yes, the owner specifically told Hillary everything was taken care of. And you left out where a member of the campaign returned to the diner and left a $20 tip.

          • LesbianTippingHabits

            And how long after the meal did the campaign staff member go back there?

          • danolgb

            Because the owner of the establishment said he took care of everything and was surprised by the “scandal”. Geeze! Way to fall for a right wing fake scandal.

          • LesbianTippingHabits

            Thank you, but The Washington Times had a great time with it.

            And Hillary never learned her lesson: Always leave a generous tip!

          • danolgb

            Really? She never learned? She called to apologize and the owner was confused as to why she was even calling because as he said, he took care of it. Of course Moonie times would have a great time with it. They’re a rightwing rag. You really need to learn to stop listening to rightwing propaganda. Of course, I’ve noticed you generally do have trollish tendencies, so you could be rightwing yourself.

          • LesbianTippingHabits

            Thank you. I’m not right wing, but I do think that all people of good will, to include Hillary and Huma, should help to address economic inequality by tipping generously for good service.

            Andrew Sullivan warned Hillary about this quite some time ago:

            https://www.theatlantic.com/daily-dish/archive/2007/11/a-clinton-bimbo-eruption/223784/

            So, Hillary was on notice. But she ignored everything.

            So, to the extent that this is still about why Hillary lost the election, well, tips are good karma, and karma never lies. Just ask Hillary. Sorry.

            Thank you again.

          • danolgb

            Do you fucking read what you post? Your off-topic trolling actually makes me want to tip less.

          • LesbianTippingHabits

            Thank you.

            Actually, I very much try to stick to the topic, both my topic, and the topic of the thread.

            In this case, it was about Hillary’s imperfections as a candidate – her repeated issues with tipping are Exhibit A.

            I remain concerned that, as a paid Hillary bot, you are entertaining the apparent reasonableness of Islamophobia.

            Not good. Not at all. Thank you again.

          • danolgb

            You really should seek therapy.

          • LesbianTippingHabits

            I think you should seek therapy.

            The very idea that a small business owner would say to a sitting First Lady anything other than, “Everything is perfect,” is apparently new to you. Granted, it was a staff screwup – but it’s her responsibility to hire and retain a competent staff.

            Perhaps, with respect to Hillary, you are showing the soft bigotry of low expectations.

            Joe Biden gets it. It’s a shame he chose not to run.

            Thank you.

      • mark99k

        The candidate who was nominated with the help of the brazenly corrupt DNC. The candidate who logically should have defeated Trump in a landslide but never connected with the disgruntled working class who put Trump in power. Yeah, that one.

        • Ross

          Yes, dear.

    • Joey

      Yeah, the “collusion” between Clinton and the DNC, which was pretty much nothing. Not enough to throw a primary, not enough to rig primaries. The e-mail leaks showed that.

      Oh yeah, I suppose the primaries were at bad times. Most people had made up their minds by the time that rolled around, and primaries seem to be more about winning “points” rather than changing opinions on who to vote for.

      Gosh, I can’t think of anything else. There was the whole voter disenfranchisement… Oh, that was from the Sanders campaign though pushing the superdelegates to elect him despite not getting enough votes.

      Can’t argue with her arrogance, but Bernie Clinton and Hillary Sanders (damn them and their pretty damn nearly-identical political stances) and the fact both were establishment candidates. It’d be nice to get a progressive in the future.

      http://www.slate.com/blogs/moneybox/2016/07/25/the_dnc_s_emails_show_it_had_no_idea_how_to_rig_an_election.html

    • joe ho

      lol.

      Still doing the GOP’s and PUtin’s work for them. Spreading Hillary-hate talking points.

      http://www.newsweek.com/myths-cost-democrats-presidential-election-521044

      Fucktards like you are the problem. In 2000 and in 2016.

      Now go find a very tall building and throw yourself off it. You’ve done enough damage.

  • pablo

    Hillary did nothing wrong! It was Comey, and Russians, Sanders and the Bernie Bro’s! The white working class are all Nazis!There are no lessons to be learned from 2016!
    Hope you all enjoy Trump because with that kind of thinking we’re going to have 8 years of him.

  • Keith D Plane

    I am tired of this Monday morning quarterbacking that seems to never end by Hillary and everyone else. You lost you kinda fucked up and others fucked you. Stop it. We are fucked and will continue to be fucked while you still remind us. Move out of the way Hillary

  • LesbianTippingHabits

    The very best way for Hillary to join any resistance is simply to start tipping generously for good service.

    We all know that tips are good karma. And karma never lies.

    And only the wait staff knows for sure. Thank you.

  • bkmn

    Come on Hillary – don’t let the media off the hook for enabling Trump. The NYT was hurting and saw an immediate jump in click revenue with every story they ran about Trump and failed to provide adequate coverage of his multiple scandals and episodes of corruption. Comey deserves to be called out, as well as Russia and Wikileaks but don’t leave out the media.

  • mark99k

    It really is demoralizing to realize that, with the lone exception of Barack Obama, the Dems haven’t put forth a voter-motivating candidate since 1960. (Pretty much the only times we’ve won since then have been when the Republican candidate was even more of a dork than ours.) Think: Humphrey, McGovern, Mondale, Dukakis, Kerry, Gore — basically a parade of non-magnetic dullards with no hook, no sparkle, no appeal to the fence-sitters. Hillary Clinton was just the latest in a long line of these.

    • joe ho

      It’s demoralizing to realize that dem voters need to be dazzled and in love to get out to vote.

      It’s that childish attitude that the world owes them something wonderful that causes them to lose. Midterm elections, local elections, school board elections aren’t sexy so spoiled dems stay home.

      The GOP voters have political discipline and turn out and hold their nose and vote for candidates they dislike. They know how to play the power game.

      Dems need to act like responsible grown ups and realize that they don’t need a charisma high to go out and vote.

      • mark99k

        Your long sneer both makes and misses the point. Yes, we very much do need candidates who impress, and who impress in remarkable ways. It’s the reason Obama won twice. If we had a thoroughly educated electorate, it wouldn’t matter, but we don’t, so it does. Voter apathy is real. You can rail all day against those who stay home, attack their loyalty, etc., but that won’t help. (Those sorts of screechy tactics didn’t work for the PUMAs in 2008 either.) Belittling the people whose support you absolutely need, *that* is childish. And completely unproductive.

        • joe ho

          lol.

          you’ve demonstrated once again that your childish attitude is the problem.

          reeducating the democratic electorate and instilling political discipline into the democratic party are what we need, so they show up at the polls just like their republican counterparts–whether they like the candidate or not.

          we don’t need political leaders who are necessarily impressive and inspiring. millions of republicans hated trump but voted for him anyway. we need political candidates on the democratic side who know how to play the fear and anger game just like the republicans. “when they go low we go high,” is the height of political naivete.

          much of the damage the gop does goes on at the unsexy level of midterm elections, local elections and even school board elections. dems don’t show up for those because they’re not exciting enough. no, we don’t need dazzlers to run in every election. we need to develop a disciplined democratic electorate who understand that their inconsistent voting behavior brings them pain.

          your childish, naive understanding of why people vote is the reason democrats are destined to lose unless there is an existential crisis like the financial meltdown of 2008 that brought Obama to power.

  • seant426

    Comey should be in jail for treason. He’s a disgrace to everything this country represents.

  • SDG

    Perhaps…

  • C Rubye Falsz

    The Repugs just ran a shrewder campaign. That’s all.

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  • netxtown

    I’m not clear on her calculation here. Is this a move to keep Comey in the headlights?