It Happened: What Is Hillary Clinton Complaining About Now?

Hillary Clinton’s complaining never seems to cease. She lost the election due to the Russians. Due to white women who were told by their husbands and sons who to vote for. Due to Fox News. The list goes on and on.

And on.

And on.

And yet we still give Hillary Clinton a stage to continue to complain upon. Why? Shouldn’t we expect of her the exact same that we have of other presidential losers, to fade into the distance as a reminder of what could have been? And yet, that’s not what we are seeing at all.

It’s been well documented that Clinton vehemently disagrees with how the 2016 presidential election turned out, and it’s even more clear that following the election, Clinton has had plenty of time to think of exactly who is at fault. That list is much longer than one would expect. We covered the list back in September, and it’s more than time for an update considering that the list has simply enlarged since then.

She’s blamed, with the new additions to the list:

  • James Comey
  • Vladimir Putin
  • Matt Lauer
  • Female voters, particularly suburban women
  • Russian interference
  • WikiLeaks and Julian Assange
  • The Electoral College
  • Misogyny and racism
  • Jill Stein
  • Fake news
  • People wanting change
  • Democrats for not making the right documentaries
  • The mainstream media for covering the email scandal
  • People who assumed that she would win
  • Low-information voters (“Gullible Americans”)
  • Bad polls
  • Facebook, Twitter, and social media in general
  • Netflix
  • Chief Justice John Roberts
  • The Democratic Party and the DNC
  • The Republican Party and the RNC
  • Donald Trump
  • Infowars and Alex Jones
  • Voter ID laws
  • Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach
  • Guccifer
  • Citizens United
  • House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy
  • Reddit
  • Roger Stone
  • The Drudge Report
  • Russia Today
  • Benghazi
  • Robert Mercer
  • The Koch brothers
  • Bots
  • Anthony Weiner
  • Bernie Sanders
  • Joe Biden
  • Barack Obama

In addition to the new additions, Clinton has decided to continue to bash Trump supporters instead of figuring out exactly why she lost them. It couldn’t be because she directly insulted them, right? Or that she flat out refused to visit entire states, resulting in her loss there? No, to Clinton, these topics are secondary. It must be because of Russia, or Netflix, or white women. There must have been such sexism among married white women that they weren’t going to vote for her due to their husbands’ and sons’ insistence that they vote for Donald Trump. (Side note: wouldn’t that insinuation be the definition of sexism, that women in today’s society would only be able to vote for a Republican if they were pressured to do so by men?)

She’s buckling down instead of bowing out gracefully. After a contentious election, don’t the American people deserve better than this? They deserve to not have the election hashed out in front of them over and over again by a nominee that wasn’t expecting to lose. She’s fought back against this sentiment by saying that it’s sexist to ask her to stop, that no male nominee who lost was ever told to shut up. As usual, she’s wrong. It’s almost tradition that nominees keep complaining after elections, but in virtually every case, they move on. Al Gore, John Kerry, John McCain, and Mitt Romney all were told at one point or another to hush up and move on, something that they all did to their credit.

But Hillary Clinton never thought she would lose. None of the Democrats did. But they sure wish she would just move on. While some of her top campaign staff are writing books about how unfairly Clinton was and is being treated on the world stage, at least one staffer is saying that Clinton should be gracious and should focus on something she cares about instead of retreading a lost election. “I think going back over and retreading the election is a losing topic for [Clinton],” Penn said. “She cared about healthcare which is the number one issue in the country I’d love to see her get back to an issue [like that].” Several Democrats share that opinion. They don’t appreciate that she’s still complaining, and they certainly don’t think that Clinton’s continued bashing of Trump voters is helpful in any way. Heidi Heitkamp, the Democratic senator from North Dakota who is up for reelection this year, was asked in an interview when Hillary Clinton will “ride off into the sunset.” Heitkamp’s response: “Not soon enough.” For Claire McCaskill, the Missouri senator who is also up for reelection this year, Clinton is not very helpful for her tight reelection race, leading her to say, “For those of us that are in states that Trump won we would really appreciate if she would be more careful and show respect to every American voter and not just the ones who voted for her.”

We don’t expect Clinton to stop complaining any time soon, as much as we would like her to be a gracious loser. Nonetheless, one could only hope that Clinton could finally exit stage left and allow for all of us to focus more on the issues of here and now instead of on What Happened. As Kimberly Guilfoyle stated, “Nobody likes a sore loser.”

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