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'What Happened' Perfectly Illustrates Why Clinton LostóJust Not on Purpose
Vice ^ | September 15, 2017 | Jamie Peck

Posted on 09/17/2017 9:45:45 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

In trying to reckon with her loss, Hillary Clinton doubles down on the same hollow rhetoric and questionable politics that contributed to it.

"I'm coming around to the idea that what we need more than anything at this moment in America is what you might call 'radical empathy.'"
— Hillary Rodham Clinton, "What Happened"

I have empathy for Hillary Clinton. This is not because I agree with her politics, or because I like her at all, but because in an effort to be a kinder, more grown-up person, I try to have empathy for everyone. But because my empathy extends beyond Hillary Clinton—to marginalized people from Little Rock to Iraq—I strongly dislike her, too. (Don't worry, I'm not a sexist: I hate both Clintons equally.)

It was in this state of intense ambivalence that I embarked on the unenviable task of reading and digesting Clinton's 469-page tome What Happened over a 48-hour period. It was a much more emotional experience than I expected (though that may have had something to do with the fact that, due to poor planning, I got an I.U.D. placed at the beginning of this literary gauntlet). The treatment Clinton has endured in her public life is objectively infuriating: Throughout the book, and particularly in a chapter entitled "On Being a Woman In Politics," she examines the sexism she's faced over the course of her career and during the 2016 election, from the press's famously overblown reaction to her "tea and cookies" comment, to widespread scrutiny of her personal choices and appearance ("It hurts to be torn apart," she writes), to Trump's "nasty woman" bile.....

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TOPICS: Campaign News; Parties; State and Local
KEYWORDS: 2016; clinton; democrats; election; hillary
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1 posted on 09/17/2017 9:45:45 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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Psychopaths are incapable of empathy.

What Hildy-Beast really means is that everyone else to provide her with empathy for her plight at having lost bigtime.

She wants everyone else to do the work of crying for her sorry @$$.

No can do.

2 posted on 09/17/2017 9:53:20 PM PDT by Slyfox (Are you tired of winning yet?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hillary knows nothing about being a woman and even less about being a decent human being.


3 posted on 09/17/2017 9:54:31 PM PDT by Bullish (Whatever it takes to MAGA)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That site is full of pop-up garbage BTW.


4 posted on 09/17/2017 9:55:38 PM PDT by Bullish (Whatever it takes to MAGA)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

My favorite part in all this is listening to women tell me that America was not ready to have a Woman for president.

My instant response is to inform them “That’s a Bull Shiite Lie and you can blame yourself as well the rest of your kook lefty friends”.

“Hillary received 67 million votes, while Trump garnered 62 million.

Clearly there exists a majority of Americans who are comfortable with a woman as president.

However, the game is called Representive Government and she lost the Electoral College.

So stop throwing the vagina card around because it gets real fishy after a while...


5 posted on 09/17/2017 9:57:29 PM PDT by Vendome (I've Gotta Be Me - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wH-pk2vZG2M)
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"On Being a Woman In Politics," she examines the sexism she's faced over the course of her career and during the 2016 election, ...

Gov. Sarah Palin

I want to hear more about that, Hillary.


6 posted on 09/17/2017 9:59:05 PM PDT by TigersEye (0bama. The Legacy is a lie. The lie is the Legacy.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The moment Trump said “Such a nasty woman” in the debate was the moment he won the Presidency.

Millions upon millions of Americans had waited years and years for someone to verbalize that to Hillary’s face.


7 posted on 09/17/2017 10:09:04 PM PDT by JennysCool
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To: Bullish

My ad blocker took care of that. It was to no avail against the leftist drivel that comprises most of the site.


8 posted on 09/17/2017 10:16:59 PM PDT by sparklite2 (I'm less interested in the rights I have than the liberties I can take.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ironically, Hilary’s book, “What Happened”, demonstrates exactly why Hillary lost the election, just not the way Hillary intended.

For any of the members of her inner circle to allow her to publish such a train wreck of a book shows that they are as insular and totally out of touch with reality as Hillary is and to the extent that are in touch with reality, they are afraid to tell Hillary the truth she desperately needs to hear.


9 posted on 09/17/2017 10:17:28 PM PDT by rdcbn
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I’ll go ahead and say I am perfectly fine with never seeing a female president for the rest of my life.

I am thoroughly unimpressed with American female kind.

If she represents the best and brightest of them, then it’s a pitiful lot.

I have not seen or am aware of any American female who is fit to be a president, and I’d also be perfectly okay with them not holding any office of power at this point. Not impressed.

Now I also have to be fair and say I pretty much feel the exact same way about American males too. There is almost no one who has the leadership skills and abilities necessary to lead this country at this time, and I’d just as soon none of these ones hold any office of power either.

We don’t seem to be producing what is necessary to continue on in a positive direction IMO.


10 posted on 09/17/2017 10:17:53 PM PDT by chris37 (Donald J. Trump, Tom Brady, The Patriots... American Destiny!)
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To: rdcbn

If Trump wasn’t going to be reelected (and I think he was going to be) her book made sure of it. Are there no people in the Democratic Party with the strength and presence of mind to stop her?


11 posted on 09/17/2017 10:20:07 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: JennysCool

Or you’d be in prison was my favorite.


12 posted on 09/17/2017 10:21:11 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: chris37

Not even Jeb “Please Clap” Bush?


13 posted on 09/17/2017 10:22:31 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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He is really one of the most perfect examples of America not producing what is needed to succeed.

There a number of them within the Trump admin too, people whom you may expect to be high caliber, such as Tillerson and the various generals. Not impressed. Not even a little bit.


14 posted on 09/17/2017 10:28:56 PM PDT by chris37 (Donald J. Trump, Tom Brady, The Patriots... American Destiny!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ve long admired her charming cackle,


Wow, this writer likes to hear Hillary cackle????


15 posted on 09/17/2017 10:28:58 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ms Peck is still trying to put lipstick on a pig. Being a woman had nothing to do with her loss. Being the most corrupt and entitled woman in America did. Her obvious hatred for and slander of good hard working Americans didn’t help either.


16 posted on 09/17/2017 10:56:50 PM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (The first step in ending the War on White People, is to recognize it exists.)
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“I’ve long admired her charming cackle, her obvious intelligence ...”


17 posted on 09/18/2017 1:06:47 AM PDT by Chad_the_Impaler
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why do we need to know that the author had an IUD implanted prior to reading Hillary’s book? Just wow....


18 posted on 09/18/2017 2:17:44 AM PDT by June2
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However, the game is called Representative Government and she lost the Electoral College.

Ditto. Republicans had a majority of state houses and governorships before the election. That suggested she was going to be in a tight race from the beginning. Her only hope was really to try to make the election a popularity contest between her and the republican candidate. She wasn't even that popular in her own party and had to rig the primaries.

19 posted on 09/18/2017 2:21:57 AM PDT by EVO X
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“For any of the members of her inner circle to allow her to publish such a train wreck of a book shows that they are as insular and totally out of touch with reality”

The inner circle are only yes men, hangers-on, and sycophants. If there was someone strong enough to argue a different view of reality with Hillary, that person would be escorted out by the Secret Service.

Speaking of the Secret Service, can you imagine being with a woman day after day who sees a different reality from the rest? Hopefully, she just ignores them and doesn’t insist they share the same reality with her. My experience with crazy people is you MUST reinforce their aberrant view or they go nuclear on you until you do.


20 posted on 09/18/2017 2:33:14 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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