“I Don’t Think We’ve Seen The Bottom Yet”: Hillary Clinton Expands The List Of Other Responsible For Her Defeat While Her Unpopularity Continues At Record Levels

Hillary_Clinton_Testimony_to_House_Select_Committee_on_BenghaziAfter declaring that Democrats who want her to be quiet are sexist, Hillary Clinton is back on her speaking tour blaming her defeat on everyone from the James Comey, self-hating women, Russians, Bernie Sanders, and misogynists for her defeat. Everyone except herself.  Now Clinton has added “Pizzagate” to the lengthening reasons for her defeat.

Clinton continues (with Nancy Pelosi) to be the rallying cry for independents and Republicans moving into the midterm elections. Clinton has been told that she is hurting Democratic efforts to retake Congress but has refused to yield to the calls of various Democratic leaders as we discussed earlier.  In the meantime, Clinton now stands alone among former presidential candidates who have uniformly become more popular after their losses.  Clinton is the only one who has become even more unpopular.  The reason is likely her unsuccessful effort to shift the blame for her loss against the second more unpopular person to ever run for the White House.  In the meantime, Clinton has warned that, with Trump, “I Don’t Think We’ve Seen The Bottom Yet”  Those are chilling words for Democrats growing increasingly alarmed over her impact on marginal voters needed to retake Congress.

 

While Clinton continues to mock the continued obsession and criticism of her on conservative sites, she also continues her public speaking tour and maintaining this high profile role.

Last year, Gallup noted that Clinton was actually growing less popular unlike prior candidates.  Only around 40 percent of people reported favorable views of Clinton at that time. It has gotten worse since then. It is actually a challenge to become less popular when you have a president who is facing massive negative polling figures.  However, a staggering 57 percent of people view Clinton unfavorably.

Clinton continues in the latest event to hammer away at the impact of “stolen emails.”  Like her effort to blame women who are self-loathing or too weak, this message has not resonated with voters. The reason would seem obvious.  Many of us are upset over the hacking and interference in the election.  However, the reason that the emails were hurtful is that they showed DNC and Clinton officials saying things in private that were diametrically at odds with what they were saying publicly.  The emails appears to show that the Democratic establishment rigged the primary in favor of Clinton but that public statements made by Clinton and her aides were untrue.  It is hard to convince the public that they should never have seen those contradiction. Thus, polling shows that the public is angry with the Russians, but do not view Clinton as a victim.

The concern for Democrats is that polling is tightening around the country. They still have the edge but the DNC is struggling to convince voters that they have moved beyond the Clinton dominated DNC and addressed the rigging allegations.  However, reports indicate that the DNC continues to struggle with internal divisions.

 

In her latest comments, Clinton also attacked Vladimir Putin as a “misogynist” who clearly did not like her.  Unlike the comments against women who did not support her, this criticism may be well based.  I have often wondered why Putin clearly took such an immediate hatred for Clinton and Clinton is right to point out his poor treatment of Angela Merkel.  Notably, Putin was quoted last year as saying that he does not have “bad days” as president because he’s “not a woman.”  He then added “I am not trying to insult anyone. That’s just the nature of things. There are certain natural cycles.” Yup, sounds pretty misogynist to me.
Clinton is clearly not going to yield to Democrats asking her to reduce her high visibility events and rehashing of the election.  It remains unclear how significant these weekly speeches will have the election.  The Democrats are clearly worried about marginal impacts on a narrowing margin of voters.  Clinton clearly is within her right to speak and her continued poor polling may not be a concern for her.  Clinton is clearly appealing to the hard core of supporters in forums like the women-only workspace in New York.

110 thoughts on ““I Don’t Think We’ve Seen The Bottom Yet”: Hillary Clinton Expands The List Of Other Responsible For Her Defeat While Her Unpopularity Continues At Record Levels”

  1. Here Professor Turley revives a tired conservative talking point: “However, the reason that the emails were hurtful is that they showed DNC and Clinton officials saying things in private that were diametrically at odds with what they were saying publicly. The emails appears to show that the Democratic establishment rigged the primary in favor of Clinton but that public statements made by Clinton and her aides were untrue. It is hard to convince the public that they should never have seen those contradiction”.

    To begin with, political parties are in the business of politics. Therefore their internal discussions are going to be political. How could they not be?? It’s absurd to feign indignation at what Democrats were secretly discussing.

    What were Republicans saying about Donald Trump in ‘their’ internal discussions? How were Republican leaders reacting to Trump’s jokes about Megyn Kelly’s periods? Or Trump’s reference to an Indiana-born jurist as “that Mexican judge”. Were Republicans perfectly okay with these insults?

    We will never know ‘what’ Republicans were thinking. Because their emails were never hacked. No major candidate of any party has ever had to run against Wikileaks. Hillary was, in effect, running against foreign actors. And again, no presidential candidate in U.S. history was ever handicapped in that regard. Hillary was facing Donald Trump ‘and’ Julian Assange!

    We all remember that video clip of Donald Trump exulting, “I love Wikileaks!”. Then Trump actually wonders why the public links him to Putin! ..Why wouldn’t we link him to Putin..??! Trump’ embrace of foreign actors, in our election process, was clear for all to see.

    With regards to Bernie, Sanders has to be the biggest whiner in American political history. Bernie waited 50 years to join the Democratic Party. Then he expected their presidential nomination only weeks after joining! And ‘no’, the Vice Presidential slot wasn’t good enough for Bernie. He had to have the top slot or he would blow-up the party!

    One should note that Hillary beat Sanders by decisive margins in the presidential primaries. Interestingly, Sanders did best in small, mostly White states like his adopted home of Vermont. That was a very distinct pattern throughout the primaries. Hillary could not have rigged that outcome.

    And lastly it is lame and totally disingenuous for conservatives to feign sympathy for Bernie. Had Sanders been the nominee, Republicans would have crucified him as a Communist and total flake! One can bet that anti-Semitism would have been in the subtext of anti-Bernie attack ads. “He’s not a Christian like us”.

        1. Actually, he’s a lapsed journalist whose worked both sides of the fence. He last switched sides in 1996 and has worked for the Democratic Party nexus since. Republicans who worked with him ca. 1994 say he’s an inveterate liar. He’s been on Soros patronage for some time, running unscrupulous propaganda outfits. He’s about as dirty as it gets, and one of Podesta’s bits of correspondence does reveal that Democratic Party insiders considered him deranged.

    1. Peter, I read the Podesta emails on WIkileaks with curiosity. I recognized the posturing and manipulation and grooming of the press revealed in those emails and dismissed it as how the current political system functions. And, I agree with your point that an examination of Trump campaign emails would be revealing.

      But what surprised me in the Podesta emails was the absolute absence of any references to policy that would benefit the average person. Hillary Clinton’s campaign was so consumed with image buffing that they had no time to consider the voters’ needs.

      I spent 30 years married to a psychopath, and I know the qualities intimately. Hillary Clinton displays a similar void, unable to care about anything other than her image and legacy. The Podesta emails encouraged me to look for evidence that Hillary Clinton had ever done anything positive for voters in her life. My investigation led me to conclude she is an empty suit.

      1. Regarding the emails, I don’t doubt your observations. But I’m sure that a look at the internal emails of ‘any’ organization would be insightful. Your local City Hall, for instance; what are ‘they’ discussing? The managers of your grocery store: what are ‘they’ discussing?? One can imagine the intrigues going on all around us.

    2. With regards to Bernie, Sanders has to be the biggest whiner in American political history. Bernie waited 50 years to join the Democratic Party. Then he expected their presidential nomination only weeks after joining! And ‘no’, the Vice Presidential slot wasn’t good enough for Bernie. He had to have the top slot or he would blow-up the party!

      All of this is a fantasy on your part. Sanders, unlike Clinton, is on the square. His record in local government was one of circumscribed but real accomplishment. That may be why as an unnanounced candidate he had demonstrated support which exceeded that of any of the announced candidates at any point in the campaign, HRC excepted. HRC had two advantages which gave her the nomination. One was the working politicians among the Superdelegates, who certainly fear the Clintons more than they fear Sanders (a problem for her, though, as it would have meant much of her support would have evaporated had it appeared that Sanders could win it). . The other was brand loyal Southern blacks (concentrated in the older cohorts). Blacks too young to have cast a ballot for her ‘husband’ and blacks up north were much more variegated in their opinions. And Sanders isn’t whining. The relationship between the DNC staff (who should be scrupulously neutral in nomination contests) and HRC’s campaign was an artifact of corruption. She basically bought them, as Donna Brazile has revealed.

      1. Sanders record in local government..?? I don’t remember Bernie Bros ever discussing “Sanders record in local government”. In fact, I bet a lot of Bernie Bros had no awareness of Bernie’s days in local government.

        1. Strange as it may seem to you, people do discuss things of which you are unaware.

  2. Putin is a mysoginist and Bill Clinton is a predatory rapist. But neither of these address the crux:

    Everyone detests Hillary but especially her husband who has historically shown contempt for women worse than Harvey Weinstein and Trump combined

    Frankly many of us are enjoying Hillary’s manifestation of psychiatric pathologies. We love seeing her self-emoliation

    Who needs the APA to diagnose her in a full page ad in media outlets across the nation.
    The chick is as bat sheet crazy as David Brock….

    https://youtu.be/KrX0jP0fZIQ?t=25s

    Any day we will either see her in church, praying on her knees before the Altar of the Lord asking for forgiveness, or in the proximity of Fort Marcy Park ala Vinny Foster

    ask us if we care.

    Nope

    https://youtu.be/KrX0jP0fZIQ?t=25s

  3. Like it or not, Pres. Trump has established a new standard of authenticity. You know where he stands. He doesn’t hide his feelings on issues. If this new standard holds and Dems have to compete at that level of openness and authenticity, old-timer, manufactured-image-presenters like Mrs. Clinton are finished. I’m not saying that “you put your best foot forward in public” thinking is dead. But, Mrs. Clinton was about as phony as they come, playing a clandestine insider-power-game, while trying to deceive the public into thinking she was “in their corner”.

    1. Rich. The day glo bozo himself doesn’t know where he stands from one minute to the next. The pathetic part is that 38% still haven’t caught on.

      This is to “sure, I’d let a moron operate on my head, what could possibly go wrong?” binca

  4. I need the blog’s lyricist to finish this:

    Don’t cry for me Pennsylvania….

    I know I should have campaigned there….

    I was adorable….

    You were deplorable…..

    And then my emails

    Were made restorable…..

    1. Don’t cry for me Motor City

      No need to bolster my self-pity

      In Robby’s mind you were not to be seen

      His analytics turned you into dots on a screen

      Meanwhile, “What have you got to lose?”

      Left me singing’ “I’m With Her” blues

  5. My favorite is Clinton campaign strategist James Carville

    Yes, it can be very confusing writing about Hillary Clinton and her team covering up the many, many “bimbo eruptions” during the course of her and husband Bill’s political careers.

    Over the years, the Clinton effort to cast doubt on the women included using words like “floozy,” “bimbo” and “stalker,” and raising questions about their motives. James Carville, a longtime strategist for Mr. Clinton, was especially cutting in attacking Ms. Flowers. “If you drag a hundred-dollar bill through a trailer park, you never know what you’ll find,” Mr. Carville said of Ms. Flowers.

    1. No, he said that of Paula Corbin Jones. Clinton’s association with Flowers was too long and well-attested for anyone to try to deny it.

      1. Though Kathleen Hall Jamieson bought into the notion that Flowers fabricated her association with Clinton, even after taped phone calls between the two of them were made public.

    1. Trump is currently starting a trade war just for the hell of it. And Republican leaders are powerless to stop him. So Trump, more than anyone, fuels Trump Derangement Syndrome.

      1. No, he’s staking a negotiating position. And you’re deranged, and projecting on others.

        1. China and the EU will be staking their own negotiating positions. And if American farmers find themselves on the receiving end of a trade war, Trump Derangement Syndrome will be spreading across the plaines.

        2. Haha. Still hasn’t caught on. So sorry for your loss.

          This is to “and he said he’d give me a whole dollar for each tooth, too!” Nutty

  6. Isn’t a misogynist one who hates or despises women? Pointing out that women have uneven mood cycles during the month is not hateful, it’s just a fact. If you look at sales ads for female horses you’ll often note the claim that “she never acts mareish”. Same thing. Doesn’t mean the seller hates female horses.

  7. In a weird sort of way, this is very sad to watch. In slow motion, Hillary is facilitating the total annihilation of any dignity she may have ever possessed.

    The two-time rejection of her by the American electorate is seemingly more than she can bear.

    In all honesty, it has to be very hard on her. After all, in 2012 she couldn’t secure the Democrat Party nomination. Losing to a backbench rookie state senator who turned out to be a rock star and a cult of personality. Then in 2016 she only secures the democratic nomination by having the deck stacked in her favor against an avowed socialist and goes on to lose the Presidential election to a boorish man who had never run for any elected office in his life.

    That resounding rejection… twice… HAS to cause some serious mental scarring.

  8. AHHH, JT, ya threw out the red meat today huh? Yes, yes yes…whip them up. I admire your skills to deflect spin, distract anything about the total incompetence of this administration. So I’ll leave you with a quote from Adolf Hitler that seems quite app here…” All propaganda must be popular and it’s intellectual level must be adjusted to the most limited intelligence among those it is addressed to”

    1. “All propaganda must be popular and it’s intellectual level must be adjusted to the most limited intelligence among those it is addressed to”

      Do you always whine like this at home? Is this all you have??

      How about a Democrat with a plan?? –oh sorry, I didn’t mean to rub it in…

  9. The Clintons made over $150 million breathing other people’s air.

    https://www.cnn.com/2016/02/05/politics/hillary-clinton-bill-clinton-paid-speeches/

    As long as people are willing to pay, she has every incentive to keep taking the dough. She owes the Democrat Party nothing. Democrats failed her by falling in love with Bernie. She probably thinks Dems who voted for Stein, Johnson, and maybe even Trump cost her the election.

    I think she’s out to vacuum up as much Democrat money as she can until the gravy train runs out of track. That’s probably another year or so. That’s when Democrats will start fighting about who they want to run against Trump in 2020.

  10. After a while, a person starts feeling sorry for this lunatic. She needs professional help for sure. I’m so thankful that she isn’t in the People’s House!

  11. Boy she’s ugly I wanna know…
    How could Bill have loved her so?

    (music–) To the tune of: If You Wanna Know

    Its a big disgrace!!
    Oh, yeah the human race…
    She’s the one in place…
    Oh, no she’s got the pow…
    If you wann know…
    Shuppy do loves her so…
    Its in his fart!
    It’s in his fart.

  12. The longer she is on her book tour the better chance of the GOP sweeping the midterms.

  13. Turley worships da Trumpocracy. He was on da impeachment team for Bills and get his T rump bots and and his Ruskie bots all hot and bothered when he posts pictures of Hills. Hooray for his employer Rupert Murdoch and da right wing media.

      1. You fools old sexist men and bigots get your rocks off on Clinton and Obama. Reads like crap. Cya.

  14. JT, you are married. Does your wife have natural cycles? Is Putin biologically correct or not?

    1. The bad blood between Hillary and Putin goes back a ways.
      Early in her 2008 campaign for the nomination, Hillary said that ” Putin doesn’t have a soul”.
      Putin replied that ” At a minimum, a head of state should have a head”.

  15. “Clinton has been told that she is hurting Democratic efforts to retake Congress but has refused to yield to the calls of various Democratic leaders as we discussed earlier.”

    LOL — Democrat leaders don’t get it. Bill Clinton got paid $500,000 for speaking. That’s what Hillary charges to STOP speaking. And the longer they refuse to pay, the higher Hillary’s stop-speaking fee goes.

  16. Thank God that woman is not POTUS. if this is a reflection of what she would have carried into the Presidency, mentally, we are all better off for it.

    1. No wonder da marmalade porn King has to pay his wives and porn stars to bed him him or spank him. He looks like a fat glob of orange marmalade on da breakfast plate. He attacks da ladies that don’t want him money or no money.

      1. Original Ken – if I listened correctly, he did not pay Stormy, thus he banged her for free. 😉 Jealous aren’t you.

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