When a guy who professes to believe that Sarah Palin is not Trig Palin’s real mother and the whole pregnancy was faked tells you that “Russians hacked the election” is a stupid Conspiracy Theory, maybe you should give him a listen. Andrew Sullivan is now pointing out that the Democrats’ desperate thrashing of the Red Menace is just a tactic for Democrats to avoid any critical self-examination of their party or its policies.
It wasn’t Clinton’s fault, we’re told. It never is. It was the voters’ — those ungrateful, deplorable know-nothings! Their sexism defeated her (despite a majority of white women voting for Trump). A wave of misogyny defeated her (ditto). James Comey is to blame. Bernie Sanders’s campaign — because it highlighted her enmeshment with Wall Street, her brain-dead interventionism and her rapacious money-grubbing since she left the State Department — was the problem. Millennial feminists were guilty as well, for not seeing what an amazing crusader for their cause this candidate was. And this, of course, is how Clinton sees it as well: She wasn’t responsible for her own campaign — her staffers were.
Judging from responses, Democrats aren’t handling the harsh reality check very well.
Really @NYMag, We have had enough of this crap!!#HillaryClinton lost because of sexism, racism, and #Russia.
They were so close to having everything. They thought the eight years of bullying and persecuting all the people they hated (Christians, Conservatives, southerners, white men) were going to become permanent. They thought America would become a one-party leftist state like California. The election of Trump put these plans on hold, for a little while anyway. And now they are deranged.