Hillary blames sexism for loss, yet in new book saves some of her harshest words for women

Is there a single person Hillary Clinton hasn’t blamed for her electoral defeat? Besides herself, of course.

Here’s just a brief summary of those she’s blamed, courtesy of Fox News:

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Hilariously, both misogynists and women make the cut. They must have “internalized misogyny,” or something. Unaware of how laughable both claims are side by side, she expands upon that “thesis” a bit more in her new book “What Happened.” (What happened? Hint: Hillary Rodham Clinton).

According to Breitbart:

Hillary Clinton, in her campaign post-mortem released Tuesday, tore into women who didn’t vote for her failed presidential candidacy in November and regretted it, saying ‘these people were looking for absolution that I just couldn’t give.”

Clinton’s book, What Happened, is an angry account of how she lost to President Trump in November. Among the multitude of people/countries/events she blames for her defeat are young women who didn’t vote for her.

In the book, she talks about the Women’s March in D.C. and other cities across America as “bittersweet” as it contrasted the enthusiasm of activists with the lack of enthusiasm with which her campaign was greeted. While she called the event “awe-inspiring on Twitter, she says she “couldn’t help but ask where those feelings of solidarity, outrage, and passion had been during the election.”

Perhaps the lack of enthusiasm came from the fact that Hillary was Mitt Romney’s Democrat counterpart in that both were such scripted, robotic candidates that it was hard to get excited to rally behind. To give you a hint of just how angry Hillary is at the women who didn’t vote for her, she tells an anecdote in the book about the time she was on the verge of berating a young women in public for not voting for her.

The Breitbart article continues:

Clinton recounts a moment when a mother dragged her daughter by the arm to apologize to the former secretary of state for not voting. She notes chillingly that the girl had her head “bowed in contrition.” But instead of feeling sorry for the girl being humiliated before her, Clinton says she wanted to pile on.

“I wanted to stare right in her eyes and say, ‘You didn’t vote? How could you not vote?! You abdicated your responsibility as a citizen at the worst possible time! And now you want me to make you feel better?’” she said. “Of course I didn’t say any of that.”

But she thought it — and it’s an insight into Hillary’s character that many of us already suspected to be the real her.

The problem Hillary had, by the way, wasn’t a lack of votes, but an insufficient distribution of those votes among key swing states she neglected.

If there’s anyone to berate for making such a foolish mistake, it’s Hillary Clinton.

[Note: This post was written by Matt Palumbo. He is a co-author of the new book A Paradoxical Alliance: Islam and the Left, and can be found on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]

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