Hillary Clinton Persistently Shifts Responsibility for 2016 Election Loss

For almost eight years, Hillary Clinton has been talking a lot about the 2016 Presidential election. You might think she would get tired of it by now.

Especially since so many big things have happened since then that make 2016 feel like a long time ago. It’s time to move on.

But Clinton keeps analyzing why she lost the election. She’s very good at finding new reasons and blaming others for her loss to Donald Trump.

Her latest blame is on women.

She says women were influenced by former FBI head James Comey, who reopened an investigation into her emails right before the election and called her actions “extremely careless.”

“But once he did that, the people who stopped supporting me were women,” she told the New York Times in an interview Saturday.

“They didn’t want to take a risk on me because, as a woman, I’m supposed to be perfect. They were willing to take a risk on Trump — who had many flaws — because he was a man, and they could imagine a man as president.”

Clinton thinks women were too influenced by society to see that she was the right choice. She calls this “lady on lady sexism.”

Clinton has blamed many people for her loss. She even wrote a book about it in 2017, called “What Happened.” She started by taking some responsibility.

“You can blame the data, blame the message, blame anything you want — but I was the candidate. It was my campaign. Those were my decisions,” she wrote.

But then she blamed Russian President Vladimir Putin, the media, Bernie Sanders, and Trump.

She also wondered if Barack Obama could have done more to help her. She thought if Obama had warned people about Trump, maybe more Americans would have seen the danger in time.

“What if President Obama had made a speech to the nation in fall 2016 warning that our democracy was under attack? Maybe more Americans would have woken up to the threat in time. We’ll never know,” she wrote.

(Never mind that many people who voted for Obama twice also voted for Trump.) The problem is, Clinton thought she would win easily. She called some voters “deplorables,” which didn’t help. She ignored important states like Wisconsin, and she didn’t visit them, which led to her losing those states.

She was also not very likable and used a lot of celebrities in her campaign, which didn’t help either.

She can blame women all she wants. Women are not all the same. We have different views and reasons for voting the way we do.

The women I know who voted for Trump didn’t avoid voting for a woman. They just didn’t like Clinton. They wanted someone different.

If Clinton wants to blame a woman, she should look in the mirror.

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