Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Hillary Clinton's Blame Game

The Washington Post
Clinton blames Russia, FBI chief for 2016 election loss
"If the election had been on October 27, I would be your president,” Clinton told moderator Christiane Amanpour, the CNN anchor, at a Women for Women International event in New York..."

First The Background Story
On October 2016 the FBI was conducting a investigation of Anthony Wiener's laptop when they came across thousands of his wife's (Huma Abedin) emails from Hillary Clinton. Huma was Hillary's campaign vice chair at the time. According to Comey's testimony he said he had no choice but to make this known. The reason he gave was because prior he informed congress the investigation of her emails was complete. With the new discovery of these he felt compelled to notify them the FBI needed to look further into this.

After a huge number investigators poured over them the FBI realized none of these contained any that they haven't read before. Hence on November 6, 2015 he notified congress there was nothing to indicate a further need for investigation. As Comey explained to the senate--had he not reported this information before the election and something was found after he'd be accused of a cover up.

After watching a portion of FBI director James Comey's testimony to the Senate I'd say Hillary had only herself and her team to blame. Here's why. (1) By not storing her emails in one single secure place she put Comey between a rock and a hard place. What did she expect him to do? If the emails were where they were supposed to be the FBI never would have found them on a 3rd party's laptop in the first place.

(2) As for the Wikileaks. Those emails were stolen from John Podesta's (her campaign chair) Gmail account. The IT department at Google forwarded him an email a employee marked as "legitimate" when he meant to type "illegitimate". In the forwarded email Podesta being unaware clicked the link in the email which then went to a phony site where he proceeded to login. Hence hackers where able to take over control of his account. This occurred in March 2016. Anyone--especially he--should know you never click on links in emails no matter how legitimate they appear. Again it could be said this is more their own faults then anybody else's. I'd be kicking myself rather then pointing fingers.
That Said...
Yes she lost the election, but not the popular vote. This is something the present administration and congress has to factor in their decision making processes. By no means were Republicans nor Donald Trump given a overwhelming mandate by the voters despite Hillary and her team's screw ups.

Another factor must be considered. It goes by the name of Bernie Sanders. It's almost ironic how the Democratic Party shot itself in the foot by screwing over Bernie supporters. No doubt a number voted for Trump because they were pissed off how they were treated by the party in it's eagerness to get Hillary elected. Conservatives also might want to keep that in the back of their minds as well.

Is she a sore loser? I don't know. But I do know there's a hellva' lot of people who aren't onboard with everything going on. If Republicans want to keep a hold on congress they shouldn't ignore over half of the voters who didn't vote for this President. They aren't going to magically disappear and go away come the November 2018 elections.

Another point worth mentioning
In the 2015 elections there were less then 139 million voters out of a population of over 321 million people. This is about 43% of the entire population The president and congress are suppose to represent all the people. Even the ones who didn't vote--the aged, those too young and yes even those too lazy to vote but somehow turn up shouting in street protests.

No matter whether Hillary or Donald would have won--either would only have 20% of the population behind them. Something none of these politicians or partisans should forget before they get a head of steam on them thinking they have the world on a string.

Hillary not being the only one--there's plenty more sore losers to go around in this and every election.

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