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2016 Election

Hillary Clinton Blames Everyone for Her Loss, Except Herself

Written by Joe Scudder

For her defeat, Hillary Clinton blames the DNC and the New York Times, among others.

After the news that Hillary Clinton blames right-wing domination of the media for her loss, one would think she could not top that. But now she claims that none of her decisions contributed to her electoral defeat to Donald Trump. Instead, she has added to her list of enemies the Democratic Party. Even CNN did not seem to find Clinton’s accusations credible:

Hillary Clinton says she takes full responsibility for her decisions.

There’s just one catch: She says her decisions weren’t the reason that she lost to Donald Trump.

At a tech conference in California on Wednesday, the former Democratic presidential nominee was reflective, quick to crack jokes — and eager to cast blame. The more than hour-long question-and-answer event marked the latest in a series of public appearances for Clinton in which she explicitly took on the actions of those around her and other external circumstances in explaining why she lost on Election Day.

“I take responsibility for every decision I make — but that’s not why I lost,” Clinton said.

Perhaps Clinton’s most fresh and savage criticism on Wednesday was directed at the Democratic National Committee. She went as far as to say that when she became her party’s presidential nominee, she inherited “nothing” from the committee.

“I’m now the nominee of the Democratic Party. I inherit nothing from the Democratic Party,” Clinton said. “It was bankrupt, it was on the verge of insolvency, its data was mediocre to poor, non-existent, wrong.”

Ironically, Clinton is right to hold the DNC responsible for losing the election. They selected a candidate who couldn’t win.

Read the whole CNN story.

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About the author

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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