Twitter Snarks Over Hillary Clinton’s New Book Title What Happened

Hillary Clinton has another book coming out soon, this one focused on the 2016 election, and now we know the title: What Happened. Clinton herself retweeted this video teasing how she “opens up about the campaign, the Russian hacking, and Donald Trump“: Well, just the title itself was enough to unleash the Twitter snark:

Great News GOP — Hillary Book Doubles-Down on Russia, Comey Excuses for Loss

Hillary Clinton takes full responsibility for losing the 2016 election… except she doesn’t.  And that’s good news for Republicans. And even better for the GOP: She just won’t go away. Amie Parnes at The Hill is reporting that those close to the former Secretary of State say Clinton’s upcoming memoir of the failed effort to shatter the ultimate glass ceiling in politics will “double-down” on excuses and finger-pointing:
Privately, Clinton has told friends and longtime associates that she “wants the whole story out there” as she rushes to tweak and put the finishing touches on the book due out in September. “She really believes that’s why she lost, and she wants to explain why in no uncertain terms,” one longtime ally said. “She wants the whole story out there from her own perspective. I think a lot of people are going to be really surprised by how much she reveals. Continue reading "Great News GOP — Hillary Book Doubles-Down on Russia, Comey Excuses for Loss"

‘She Should Run’ Campaign Encouraging Female Candidates is About More Than Feminism

Last week, Axios reported on how She Should Run, a nonpartisan organization that helps recruit and train women to run for public office, is launching a campaign to achieve complete gender parity among elected officials by 2030 with its “250k by 2030” campaign. It’s worth noting that She Should Run differs from Emily’s List, another organization to get women in elected positions, as it doesn’t require women to be Democratic and pro-choice. Some call this open-minded and inclusive; others call it counterproductive to support women who will use their political power to take away other women’s rights. In either case, while this campaign is being lauded for advancing feminism, it should also be celebrated as a move toward restoring productivity to politics. After all, if you’ve ever looked at our 80 percent male Congress and wondered what things would be like if there were more women involved (you know, beyond the Continue reading "‘She Should Run’ Campaign Encouraging Female Candidates is About More Than Feminism"

In an Era where ‘Team’ is Everything, What ‘Team’ is Trump Actually On?

My fundamental objection to Donald Trump during the 2016 campaign was that I believed him to be an unqualified liberal conman. While nothing we have seen from him as president, except for his nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, has remotely contradicted this assertion, recently Trump himself has been raising the issue of which “team” he is really on. Over the weekend, on Twitter, Trump, seemingly out of the blue, lambasted Republicans who lack loyalty (to him) and aren’t doing enough to protect “their” president. Then, on Monday, he bizarrely told thousands of Boy Scouts, who responded with a mix of cheers, confusion, and controversy, that he wishes there was a whole lot more loyalty (to him). It is clear that Trump feels that Republicans should be fighting harder for him, as if enough of them haven’t already degraded themselves completely with their nonsensical and hypocritical defenses of Continue reading "In an Era where ‘Team’ is Everything, What ‘Team’ is Trump Actually On?"

Jake Tapper to Chuck Schumer: Are Democrats Now ’Making the Same Mistakes’ Hillary Did?

CNN’s Jake Tapper spoke with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer about the state of the Democrats party the day of their big announcement on #ABetterDeal. This unveiling of the Democrats’ big agenda comes on the heels of Schumer taking a few shots at Hillary Clinton, saying, “When you lose to somebody who has 40 percent popularity, you don’t blame other things — Comey, Russia — you blame yourself.” Schumer told Tapper today that it’s not just about 2016 and “the blame goes all around” for voters not completely understanding what it is the Democrats stand for. Tapper brought up a recent poll backing up that assessment and bluntly asked, “Do you think that your party is currently making the same mistakes Hillary Clinton might have made during the campaign?” Schumer declined to “point fingers” at Clinton or anyone else, instead focusing on the economic message he and Continue reading "Jake Tapper to Chuck Schumer: Are Democrats Now ’Making the Same Mistakes’ Hillary Did?"

Judge Jeanine: ‘We Cannot Have a Country Led by a President Subject to Ongoing Criminal Investigation’

Sincerest apologies to all that clicked on this with the frothing anticipation of Fox News’s Jeanine Pirro turning on President Donald Trump — these are instead comments the good judge made about Hillary Clinton days before the 2016 election. Three days before election day in November, 2016, noted Fox News shrieker Pirro made a fiery case for voting against the Democratic candidate — who was under investigation at the time for her private email server. “This is the most important election of your lifetime,” Pirro started, before presenting the vote as a decision with only one choice: “Whether or not you like Hillary Rodham Clinton, or Donald J. Trump, doesn’t matter. There is only one person you can vote for. We cannot have a country led by a president subject to ongoing criminal investigations, potential indictment, and never ending hearings,” she said. Now, if that imagined scenario sounds familiar, that’s Continue reading "Judge Jeanine: ‘We Cannot Have a Country Led by a President Subject to Ongoing Criminal Investigation’"

WaPo Hides Own Scoop To Promote Dems’ Narrative

 

When the highest ranking Democrat in Washington takes a public swipe at Hillary Clinton and undermines the “Russia won the election for Trump” narrative you’d think it would be pretty big news. The Daily Beast thought so. So did the Washington Free Beacon. As did Slate. Here at Mediaite, we saw the obvious news as well:
“When you lose to somebody who has 40 percent popularity, you don’t blame other things — Comey, Russia — you blame yourself,” Schumer said. “So what did we do wrong? People didn’t know what we stood for, just that we were against Trump. And still believe that.”
However, the Washington Post didn’t appear to find this infighting between top Democrats as worthy of a headline or even the lede in their account of the Schumer slam. Even more astounding: Schumer gave the quote to WaPo directly in an exclusive interview. Yup, Continue reading "WaPo Hides Own Scoop To Promote Dems’ Narrative"