Hillary Clinton: Nobody Likes Bernie

One of the most curious things to watch after the 2016 election was the unrelenting reclamation project called Hillary Clinton. It seems the unending work of powerful figures in the Washington and Hollywood establishment. The project now has a name: “Hillary.” It is the latest documentary on Hulu that seeks to show how Hillary was a victim of sexism but remains the oracle of our age. The work was the brainchild of producer Howard T. Owens and Washington power broker Robert Barnett who represents Clinton. Barnett offered undisclosed footage as an enticement for another effort to repackage Clinton’s historic loss to Trump. The film by Nanette Burstein apparently will be largely devoid of critical voices, except Hillary’s of course. Lashing out at her critics, she takes particular aim at Bernie Sanders who she seems to blame for ruining her coronation but making the 2016 Democratic primary competitive. In an ironic projection, she declares that “no one likes Bernie” — a curious view since it took the help of the DNC to rig the primary against his surging support in 2016.  Clinton also pointedly declined to promise that she would support Sanders if he won the primary. Update:  Clinton received overwhelming criticism and later backtracked to say she would support the nominee while adding “I thought everyone wanted my authentic, unvarnished views!”  It was a reminder to many why Clinton remains an unpopular figure with many voters. Update:  Clinton received overwhelming criticism and later backtracked to say she would support the nominee while adding “I thought everyone wanted my authentic, unvarnished views!”  It was a reminder to many why Clinton remains an unpopular figure with many voters.

The interview is classic Clinton. She feigns reluctance to criticize Sanders during the primary. She insists “I am not going to go there yet” and then goes there. Her attack on Sanders is read to her and then she strongly eludes to his sexism and his cabal of supporters.

After the election, Clinton alternatively blamed sexismracismself-hating womendomineering boyfriendsRussian hackersBernie Sanders, and of course, James Comey.  The most obvious reason is that Clinton remains a highly unpopular figure and was viewed as inauthentic on the campaign by many.  Many of us were critical when the Democratic establishment (and virtually every Democratic member of Congress) all but guaranteed the nomination of Clinton despite every poll showing her to be unpopular and the voters seeking an anti-establishment choice.

Now her ire appears directed at Sanders. In an embarrassingly one sided interview on documentary, Lacey Rose quotes Clinton in saying “He was in Congress for years. He had one senator support him. Nobody likes him, nobody wants to work with him, he got nothing done. He was a career politician. It’s all just baloney and I feel so bad that people got sucked into it.” She goes to say that “people got sucked into” his campaign and strongly suggests that he is himself sexist. (“I’m not going to go there yet. We’re still in a very vigorous primary season. I will say, however, that it’s not only him, it’s the culture around him. It’s his leadership team. It’s his prominent supporters. It’s his online Bernie Bros and their relentless attacks on lots of his competitors, particularly the women.”)

It seems like powerful figures will not stop in this reclamation project until people relent and agree that Hillary lost because of sexism, Comey, Sanders, self-loathing women, a conservative cabal, and other late additions to the Clinton black list. The recurring suggestion that that there was no reason why the voters would oppose Hillary so it must have just been sexism.  It simply cannot be that she was universally viewed as inauthentic due to her refusal to answer questions directly or her changing her positions on core issues from gay marriage to war powers to suit the polls. It cannot be that she remained one of the biggest war hawks in Washington or that she and her husband cashed in on speeches and deals worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

The problem is that it has not worked. She remains highly unpopular with voters so the public is being called to yet another reeducation on the life and continuing times of Hillary Clinton. The question is whether a general statement of concession will end this never ending reclamation project.  Even Sanders might be willing to sign on to such a collective capitulation in the interest of just moving on.

167 thoughts on “Hillary Clinton: Nobody Likes Bernie”

    1. Yes, Turley “pulls out the Hillary card” when Hillary puts herself back in the news with headlines like “nobody likes Bernie”…..so Turley should ignore it? You are laughable Fishy.

  1. “It simply cannot be that she was universally viewed as inauthentic due to her refusal to answer questions directly or her changing her positions on core issues from gay marriage to war powers to suit the polls. It cannot be that she remained one of the biggest war hawks in Washington or that she and her husband cashed in on speeches and deals worth hundreds of millions of dollars.”

    Any more than it could simply be that the Emperor wasn’t wearing no clothes in the fairy tale. These people, like the film-makers, are NOT protecting Hillary as much as they are protecting themselves and their own egos. Figuratively speaking, these people were pretty much the courtiers in crowd following the Emperor, and fawning over how wonderful his clothes were, and when the Emperor’s nakedness became obvious, then it really revealed them to be liars and/or fools. And that is one reason why Trump draws so much flak from these folks. He has no problem calling them liars, crooks, and morons.

    That is why you get films like this – it is the filmmakers’ and Hillary devotees’ attempt to rescue their own reputations. Me, I had no problem being a Hillary supporter and I fully acknowledged at the time that she was a crook and a liar. She lost me over “stupid” with the email foolishness and the fact that Trump really had what it takes to be a great President.

    Squeeky Fromm
    Girl Reporter

  2. Again, Bernie didn’t have the votes, something you can discover from examining the tabulations of each of the state contests. No one who complains about DNC ‘rigging’ ever gets around to saying just what they did or the contextual significance of what they did.

    Bernie was a n’er-do-well into middle age, but I’ve seen no indication that he was a disagreeable person face-to-face. He was, rather, someone with a general lack of masculine competence. He was a wretched earner, failed at learning the building trades, took unusual measures to avoid military service, married quite late in life, and sired only one child (in re he hardly functioned as a father).

    And it is true he’s a career politician to a degree Hellary was not. The trouble is, Hellary over the period running from 1973 to 1977 had only a brief tour in f/t year-round employment – her stint as staff counsel to the House Judiciary Committee. You will recall that the chief counsel to the committee fired her for cause at the end of 1974 and said later that of all the lawyers he’d employed over a period of 14 years, there were just three for whom he’d never give a reference, and she was one of the three. She landed that position at the Rose Firm in 1977 only after her husband was elected state attorney-general. You’ll recall that the Whitewater imbroglio began as a gambit for her to bring in more business to the firm, because her numbers were down.

  3. Hiilary toilet paper. One can go on line find a company that will print any photo you send to them onto rolls of toilet paper. So I have rolls of Hillary toilet paper which I hang on the wall at the marina toilet rooms. People have a choice and not an echo. The other roll there is of Goldwater. The ugly photo used here on the blog today is the one I had printed.

  4. All other minorities should step away from this competition: There is no group of people in the history of the world more consistently hated and looked down upon than the Jews. It’s just sickening to me the way they are still treated. Hillary should be ashamed of her bigotry.

  5. “He was a career politician”. What a funny thing for Hillary to say .
    No getting around it, she is one vile human being.
    Bernie derailing her win was, IMO, an example of The Lord Works in Mysterious Ways!

  6. Hillary was out of touch with the American people, it was the deplorables that elected out Greatest President. THANKS HILLARY You were not as smart as you thought.too bad there were not more of the Hollywood idiots that wanted you.

  7. Solid criticisms on the millions of dollars speaking tour and her Iraq war vote, etc. Glaring omission to leave out, in the interest of satisfying your rhetorical point, that HRC is “highly unpopular with voters.” She beat Bernie by 3 million votes and change in the primary, and 2.8 million votes in the genera.. 80 thousand votes over 3 states gave her opponent a technical victory. Res ipsa loquitur.

    1. Elvis: Take away New York City and Los Angeles and she loses the general. That’s why the electoral college is so important.

      1. Tell me what other aspect of business/politics etc where a marketing strategy says “take away New York and Los Angeles”. Ha.

      2. At a minimum the electoral college needs to be adjusted to accurately reflect population centers and not weigh a fly over vote more than an urban one.

    2. The term ‘rigged’ is used accurately here. Between shenanigans at caucuses, illegal votes, and Super Delegates, HRC (Her Royal Clinton) was gifted the nomination. After multiple flubs in debates and speeches, she still had her minions in the press lauding her superior qualifications for the office. Then, even with massive voter fraud, she still couldn’t get the prize! Trump is truly a man for our day.

  8. Nobody likes Hillary. For damn good reason I might add. The DNC installing her instead of Bernie gave us a bloated fascist who is only interested in what money he can make for his crime cabal and is destroying America in the process when a soi dog could have beaten him. A through and through bitch, no wonder Bill screwed around.

    1. So you’re still suggesting that the vile, incompetent, entitled, overrated, greedy liar named Hillary should be president instead of the amazing President Donald J. Trump? You make no sense.

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