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    'Honestly, I wish she’d just shut the f--- up and go away': Democrats beg Clinton to cease her 'blame game' book tour as she kicks off cross-country sales pitch in New York


    Hillary Clinton's book tour might be good for sales, but congressional Democrats have begun venting that it's not so good for the effort to build a forward-facing strategy to confront President Trump and his agenda.

    Clinton's new memoir, 'What Happened,' rehashes some of the most charged moments of her historic loss – from her fury at her treatment by Donald Trump on the debate stage to her complains about primary rival Bernie Sanders and TV questioner Matt Lauer.

    What some Democrats argue is that by settling scores, Clinton is distracting from leaderless party's efforts to unify and resist Trump agenda on taxes, immigration, regulations, nominees, and national security.


    'I've always been a looking forward kind of a guy,' Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) told Politico, as the excerpts from Clinton's book began drawing headlines. 'I think I'll leave it at that.'

    After a report on Clinton's criticism of Bernie Sanders, who isn't ruling out another run in 2020, Rep. Jared Huffman wrote on Twitter: 'Please Hillary, don't go there. I supported you. Bernie showed restraint & class & ran aspirational campaign. Politics is rough sometimes.'

    Huffman (D-Calif.) told Politico: 'There is a collective groan,' he said, 'whenever there's another news cycle about this.'

    He added: 'Maybe at the worst possible time, as we are fighting some of the most high-stakes policy and institutional battles we may ever see, at a time when we're trying to bring the party together so we can all move the party forward — stronger, stronger together' – Clinton's campaign slogan.

    'She's got every right to tell her story. Who am I to say she shouldn't, or how she should tell it? But it is difficult for some of us, even like myself who've supported her, to play out all these media cycles about the blame game, and the excuses,' he said.

    One unnamed Clinton surrogate and fundraiser told the Hill, 'The best thing she could do is disappear. She’s doing harm to all of us because of her own selfishness. Honestly, I wish she’d just shut the f--- up and go away.'

    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), a friend of Clinton's who also ran for president, said: 'I respect and admire and am a friend of Hillary's. But with these kind of things that happen in life, you've got to move on. You've got to quickly move on.'

    Clinton has added another name her long list of grievances about those who cost her the election, this time singling out energized anti-Trump women marchers for failing to deliver before her historic loss.

    Clinton referenced the throngs of protesters who took the streets of Washington and other cities in a Women's march shortly after his election. But her thoughts moved from the calls to resistance to the Trump agenda to why they hadn't summoned that same passion for her own campaign.

    The Clintons have earned $23 million from prior books not including this one, Forbes reported.

    'I couldn't help but ask where those feelings of solidarity, outrage and passion had been during the election,' Clinton writes in her new memoir, 'What Happened.'

    Clinton also goes after NBC's 'Today Show' host Matt Lauer for his handling of a presidential forum, conducted on the U.S.S. Intrepid in New York last September.

    She writes that she was 'ticked off' and 'almost physically sick' by Lauer's persistent focus on her email scandal.

    Another passage describes her great discomfort while Trump followed her around a presidential debate stage.

    Another passage reveals how former President Obama, still in many ways the leading figure in the Democratic Party, gave her bad advice the night before the election.

    'You've got this. I'm so proud of you,' Obama told her, Clinton writes.

    Just hours later, Obama was counseling Clinton to concede on election night, Clinton writes, in a portion of the book reported by CNN. He didn't want her to drag out the angry and prolonged campaign.

    Clinton also takes a shot at another potential Democratic 2020 nominee, former Vice President Joe Biden, who deferred to her, helping hand her the nomination after she beat back a far weaker Sanders.

    Clinton owns up to some errors, but also takes a dig at former Vice President Joe Biden for putting out a critique of her campaign.

    'Joe Biden said the Democratic Party in 2016 'did not talk about what it always stood for – and that was how to maintain a burgeoning middle class,'' Clinton wrote. 'I find this fairly remarkable, considering that Joe himself campaigned for me all over the Midwest and talked plenty about the middle class.'

    Biden, 74, still gets mentioned on the long list of possible Democratic challengers in 2020.

    Defeat threw Clinton into 'pain and shock,' according to the Enquirer excerpt. 'Friends advised on me the power of Xanax and raved about their amazing therapists,' she writes – without revealing whether she took the guidance.

    She admits trying to drink away her troubles at times.

    'I drank my share of chardonnay. Taking a page from the pre-heart attack version of her husband, Clinton says she was 'splurging on burgers and fries' and 'enjoying every bite.'

    Clinton makes efforts to understand her loss, accepting some blame even while pointing the finger at others including rival Bernie Sanders and going after former FBI Director James Comey for 'shivving' her.
    Democrats beg Clinton to stop her 'blame game' book tour | Daily Mail Online

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    She really is quite pathetic. Trump won primarily because she was loathed by a vast majority of American voters. Trump is a piece of shit, but so is she. It's very sad that they were the best America could offer.

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    A Brief List of People Clinton Blames for Her Election Loss, Part 3

    Barack Obama: Of the 44th president, Clinton writes, “I do wonder sometimes about what would have happened if President Obama had made a televised address to the nation in the fall of 2016 warning that our democracy was under attack. Maybe more Americans would have woken up to the threat in time. We’ll never know.” In another part of the book, she notes that Obama urged her to lay off of Sanders in the primary, despite wanting to go after the fact that his plans “did not add up” and were “little more than a pipe dream.”

    Bernie Sanders: During the primaries, Clinton says, the senator from Vermont “resort[ed] to innuendo and impugning on my character,” and those attacks “caused lasting damage, making it harder to unify progressives in the general election and paving the way for Trump’s ‘Crooked Hillary’ campaign.”


    Joe Biden: Clinton doesn’t so much blame Biden for her loss as she does throw shade at him for what she sees as some bizarre Monday Morning quarterbacking from Uncle Joe. “Joe Biden said the Democratic Party in 2016 ‘did not talk about what it always stood for—and that was how to maintain a burgeoning middle class,’” she says. “I find this fairly remarkable, considering that Joe himself campaigned for me all over the Midwest and talked plenty about the middle class.”

    James Comey: Of course, former F.B.I director James Comey receives some (probably warranted!) finger-pointing as well. Her image as a candidate for president, Clinton writes, went from a picture of a seasoned leader to a scandal-plagued one and “[James] Comey’s letter turned that picture upside down.”

    The New York Times: Clinton blames the media in general and the Times specifically for its coverage of her e-mail scandal.

    Sexism: “What makes me such a lightning rod for fury? I’m really asking. I’m at a loss...I think it’s partly because I’m a woman.”

    Gullible Americans: “I think it’s fair to say that I didn’t realize how quickly the ground was shifting under all our feet. I was running a traditional presidential campaign with carefully thought-out policies and painstakingly built coalitions, while Trump was running a reality TV show that expertly and relentlessly stoked Americans’ anger and resentment.”

    Vladimir Putin: A (well-deserved!) heap of blame goes to the Russian president. Clinton says Putin held a “personal vendetta” against her and a “deep resentment against” for the U.S. “I never imagined that he would have the audacity to launch a massive covert attack against our own democracy, right under our noses—and that he’d get away with it.”

    Hillary Clinton: “Every day that I was a candidate for president, I knew that millions of people were counting on me and I couldn’t bear the idea of letting them down. But I did. I couldn’t get the job done. And I’ll have to live with that for the rest of my life,” she writes. “In this book, I write about moments from the campaign that I wish I could go back and do over. If the Russians could hack my subconscious, they’d find a long list.”
    https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017...-election-loss

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    Trump was definitely a better candidate than she was, he would put those public meetings in fire

    Obama hated her, of course he couldn't make the extra mile to support her

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly
    Obama hated her, of course he couldn't make the extra mile to support her
    I remember before the first Obama election how Hillary was shouting: Shame on you, Obama.

    However, when he was elected, she became his Secretary of State...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Trump was definitely a better candidate than she was, he would put those public meetings in fire

    Obama hated her, of course he couldn't make the extra mile to support her
    Best of the worst is still better than.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly
    Obama hated her, of course he couldn't make the extra mile to support her
    I remember before the first Obama election how Hillary was shouting: Shame on you, Obama.

    However, when he was elected, she became his Secretary of State...
    ...and keep your enemies closer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke
    Shame on you, Obama.
    Lol I remember that.

    What a dumb bitch.

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    If she wanted to do something useful she should start praising orange cunto and telling everyone what great mates they are.

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    Ye she would melt him like butter in her mouth, I bet you he'd give her a job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda
    telling everyone what great mates they are
    I think they've done a spouse swap in the past...



    Then even further back here was Hillary, The Donald and the boys in the White House:

    Last edited by SKkin; 12-09-2017 at 12:45 AM.

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    stunning isn't she

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    Stunning election defeat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Trump was definitely a better candidate than she was, he would put those public meetings in fire
    Agreed.

    And for all of those whacky things Trump said during the campaign, he used very specific strategies:

    Door-in-the-face technique.

    Specifically targeting a voter demographic better than HRC did.


    HRC is smart and ambitious. She's a policy-wonk.

    She's not a good politician.

    The people she hired to run her campaign did a very bad job. We now know this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wasabi
    Stunning election defeat.
    Indeed...

    How someone can receive 2,865,075 more votes than their opponent and still lose an election owing to an antiquated and archaic system is quite stunning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    She really is quite pathetic. Trump won primarily because she was loathed by a vast majority of American voters. Trump is a piece of shit, but so is she. It's very sad that they were the best America could offer.
    Agree totally. They serve Corporations in the US, not the people voting for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    ...she was loathed by a vast majority of American voters.
    That may well be. Yet she did receive nearly three million more votes than Trump. Perhaps there was a lot of nose holding whilst ticking the ballot in Hillary's favour.

    Still, she lost by the rules of the game and so it goes.

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    Clinton wrote the majority of her memoir in the property next door to her home, which she bought for $1.6million prior to the election so her Secret Service agents would have somewhere to stay when she became President.

    The Democratic hopeful had told Jane Pauley during an appearance on CBS Sunday Morning over the weekend that she plunked down the money to purchase her neighbor's home back in August 2016 to make the transition easier come that November.

    'I know something about what it takes to move a president and I thought I was going to win,' Hillary said.

    Hillary said that she still very much enjoys her second home, despite losing the election just three months after she bought the property.
    Hillary Clinton believes Trump's team colluded with Russia | Daily Mail Online

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    Quote Originally Posted by happynz
    That may well be. Yet she did receive nearly three million more votes than Trump.
    nobody believes she received that many votes, definitely dodgy fake votes

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by wasabi
    Stunning election defeat.
    Indeed...

    How someone can receive 2,865,075 more votes than their opponent and still lose an election owing to an antiquated and archaic system is quite stunning.
    Mate, elections are weird and wonderfull beasts.

    In the Australian Senate (upper house) ...

    Through a complex series of preference deals, about which most voters were unaware or did not understand, candidates from a number of small parties were elected.
    ... at the 2004 federal election when Family Firstís Steve Fielding (Vic.) was elected to the Senate with 1.9% of the primary vote and in 2010 when DLP Senator John Madigan (Vic.) was elected with 2.33%.
    Perspective is everything ... it's the difference between going through an ordeal or going through an adventure..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slick View Post


    Hillary said that she still very much enjoys her second home, despite losing the election just three months after she bought the property.
    When you think about it, it's a step up from making Bill sleep on the sofa.

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    She never mentions that she wanted to run against Trump. She wanted the media to the him up so she could run against him.
    Last edited by longway; 12-09-2017 at 10:55 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by longway
    She wanted the media to the him up so she could run against him.
    Last edited by longway : Yesterday at 10:55 PM.
    You actually edited that??

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    Two failed candidates attack each other during simultaneous book tours...is this a Democrat rematch?

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    Can't see her book as a best seller, with both the question and the answer on its front cover.

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