Amid her latest tantrum, Hillary Clinton actually did take total ownership for her choices. However, she claims her choices had nothing to do with losing to Donald Trump.
While sitting with Recode’s Code Conference moderators, Clinton initially conveyed humor and did a bit of reflection—then the blame pie came out of the oven. Over an hour of Q&A was simply part of an array of various features with Clinton serving slices of blame to peripheral folks and ancillary situations for costing her the 2016 election.
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“I take responsibility for every decision I make—but that’s not why I lost,” Clinton said.
Possibly Clinton’s boldest and most brutal (for liberals) slice of blame was served to the Democratic National Committee. Clinton seemingly had no reservations with explaining that upon her getting the Democratic-candidate slot, she felt she got “nothing” from her people. “I’m now the nominee of the Democratic Party. I inherit nothing from the Democratic Party,” Clinton ranted. “It was bankrupt; it was on the verge of insolvency; its data was mediocre to poor, non-existent, wrong. I had to inject money into it (the DNC) to keep it going.”
Clinton spoke of the DNC being basically a crapshoot that ultimately perpetuated the infinitely many elements that attributed to her losing the 2016 presidency. Again, Hillary Clinton stuck with her former-FBI James Comey rationale—when he wrote a congressional letter (October 2016) entailing him saying the e-mail scandal was just horrible. “I can’t look inside the guy’s mind. He dumped that on me on October 28, and I immediately start falling,” she said.
In her repetitive statements on it being a “mistake” to operate via private e-mail server amid working at the State Department, she ensured to include all the people (especially the media) who supported and enabled the problems.
More, she referenced a book she’s writing and said, “I’m just using everything that anybody else said about it besides me to basically say: this was the biggest nothing burger—ever.”
Clinton said it was “maddening” when seeing her private-e-mail-server issue turn into a media frenzy. She dealt a big slice of blame to The New York Times for being all over that one. “They covered it like it was Pearl Harbor,” she said.
It’s interesting how people forget about their previous accolades when hitting a bottom—this apparently being a major one for Clinton. (Losing is one thing; a six-month-and-counting refute is another.) More, how many can say Morgan Freeman narrated an homage to them? (Talk about ungrateful…)
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Nevertheless, she continued with the over-amplified coverage of her paid presentations at Goldman Sachs. When Recode’s hosts threw an inquiry at her about those appearances, she pushed back. “Why do you have Goldman Sachs here?”
“Because they pay us,” the Recode co-host said.
“They paid me,” Clinton retorted.
She added her Goldman Sachs appearance was somewhat due to her viewpoint of the firm’s economic position. “You know, men got paid for the speeches they made. I got paid for the speeches I made,” she said. “And it was used, and I thought it was unfairly used.”
There was also…“I also think I was the victim of the very broad assumption that I was going to win,” she said. “I never believed that. I always thought it was going to be a close election.” (Why all the fury if she didn’t truly believe in herself?)
To the obvious question of her making another go at the presidency, Clinton stressed a “No” but followed that up with “I won 3 million more votes than the other guy.”