A new book by a New York Times reporter who tagged along with Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail quotes Hillary Clinton as going full Raging Bull on election night and sounding as if there was some sort of conspiracy to keep her out of the Oval Office. Prepare yourselves for a rush of schadenfreude:
“Of all the Brooklyn aides, Jen Palmieri had the most pleasant bedside manner,” Chozick writes. “That made her the designated deliverer of bad news to Hillary. But not this time. She told Robby there was no way she was going to tell Hillary she couldn’t win. That’s when Robby, drained and deflated, watching the results with his team in a room down the hall from Hillary’s suite, labored into the hallway of the Peninsula to break the news. Hillary didn’t seem all that surprised. ‘I knew it. I knew this would happen to me….’ Hillary said, now within a couple of inches of his face. ‘They were never going to let me be president.’”
Who’s this “they” Hillary’s talking about? Certainly not the anti-Trump “Deep State.” Certainly not the New York Times or the rest of the MSM:
Speaking of misinformation in the election, look at this tweet from Russia! Oh wait, that’s the NYTimes pic.twitter.com/wO5vFRtkdF
— Jacob Wohl (@JacobAWohl) February 20, 2018
By “they,” even though she apparently doesn’t know it, Hillary’s talking about herself:
“A week earlier, she’d cut off Joel and the pollster John Anzalone, as they walked her through the almost daily reminder that half the country disliked her,” Chozick writes. “You know, I am getting pretty tired of hearing about how nobody likes me,” she said.
“‘Oh, what’s the point? They’re never going to like me,’ Hillary told this friend.”
Apparently “they” also prevented Hillary from campaigning in Wisconsin while forcing her to insult half the country as “deplorable” and promising to put voters in coal states out of work. If Hillary Clinton wants to know who “they” are she only needs some self-awareness and a mirror.
Here’s a shorter version of Clinton on election night:
Oh man, it gets funnier. Hillary Clinton was blindsided by her “deplorables” comment backfiring with flyover country because it always got a hearty laugh in the Hamptons:
“The Deplorables always got a laugh, over living-room chats in the Hamptons, at dinner parties under the stars on Martha’s Vineyard, over passed hors d’oeuvres in Beverly Hills, and during sunset cocktails in Silicon Valley,” Chozick continues.
“‘I really messed up,’ [Clinton] told aides that night,” Chozick writes of the evening when the candidate’s Deplorables shtick went public.
She just didn’t expect that not to fly in Paducah. “Why aren’t you laughing? This shit killed on the Vineyard!”