An unnamed long-time Democrat strategist is throwing shade on the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign.
Interviewed by the liberal Rolling Stone magazine, the strategist claimed that the 2016 Democrat nominee’s campaign for the presidency was a “f*****g piece of s**t.”
Hillary Clinton has been making a series of public appearances to discuss the 2016 contest in what her detractors on both sides of the aisle called an “excuses tour.”
According to Fox News, Hillary Clinton has blamed 24 different entities for her loss on November 8, 2016, including the Russians, ex-FBI Director James Comey, fake news, misogyny, and a Macedonian content farm. She also described the private email server scandal that prompted an FBI investigation as a “nothing burger.”
“While Clinton says she takes full responsibility for her defeat, everything else she says about the election belies that rhetoric,” CNN observed.
Prominent Democrat and CNN commentator Van Jones, for example, has separately chastised the campaign for burning through $1 billion on pollsters and consultants.
In the Rolling Stone piece that suggested the Democratic Party establishment is broken, the unnamed insider offered this assessment of the Clinton campaign, which concentrated way too much on attacking Trump on a personal level.
“And she was really surprised by how strong Trump was – and part of it was she just sucked. At a really fundamental level we gotta get people to acknowledge what a [f*****g] piece of [s**t] her campaign was, because Donald Trump should not have won this election. Yes, Comey happened. And yes, the Russians happened. But she had more money than God, and they spent all of it trashing him and not actually rebutting his ideological agenda. The country’s waking up shocked to what he’s doing because Hillary didn’t actually explain to anybody what he was going to do when he became president. We focused on him groping people – and not on him saying he was going to end our alliance with Europe or he was going to strip health care. It was an amazing failure of our politics to make our case.”
The Rolling Stone article also noted that Democrats lost 13 governorships and about 1,000 legislative seats at the federal and state level to the Republicans during the Obama presidency. Democrats have also fallen short in the U.S. House special elections in Kansas and Montana, with the Georgia runoff for a House seat to be decided next Tuesday.
Obviously, Trump supporters would reject the above characterization of his agenda. Moreover, even now, the establishments of both parties apparently are still having difficulties coming to grips with the fact that first-time candidate Donald Trump, a former Democrat and independent before seeking the White House as a Republican, is the 45th president.
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In an appearance the ReCode convention in California on May 30, Hillary Clinton ripped the Democrats’ data operation as “mediocre to poor,” as well as “non-existent.”
In a series of tweets which he subsequently deleted, the party’s former data analytics boss described Clinton’s comments as “f*****g bulls**t.”
Perhaps Hillary Clinton’s biggest obstacle was overconfidence, which may have been fueled by the mainstream media drumbeat that she was a lock to win the presidency. During the campaign season, Donald Trump barnstormed across the country doing multiple rallies in different states each day — including in the all-important battleground states — while Clinton generally followed a relatively light schedule of appearances and attended various private fundraisers.
Circling back to Rolling Stone magazine, it was announced today the the publication had settled a defamation lawsuit with a University of Virginia fraternity amounting to $1.65 million for publishing a subsequently retracted story about an alleged gang rape. A UVA dean previously won a $3 million judgment against Rolling Stone in connection with the same story, and the parties entered into a confidential settlement while the case was on appeal, the Washington Post and various other news outlets reported.
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