New book pins Hillary Clinton’s loss to Trump on her bad decisions and refusal to listen to advice

Hillary Clinton has been busy blaming any and everyone but herself for losing the 2016 presidential election — Russia, Democrats’ and RINOs’ new bogeyman; FBI Director Comey, who should be fired for letting lawless Hillary off; WikiLeaks, without which we would never know about the depths of her lawlessness and corruption, the satanic “spirit cooking” and Pizzagate; and misogyny, Americans whom she calls “deplorable”. (See DCG’s post, “Hillary explains why she really lost to Trump“)

Now, based on insider information, a new book by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes titled, Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign, puts the blame for her loss firmly on Hillary Clinton herself.

Fix This Nation reports, April 18, 2017:

According to the authors of  Shattered, Clinton’s loss in November was less the story of a shocking, last-minute surge for Trump and more the story of a campaign that was a chaotic mess from the primaries right through to Election Day.

As the New York Times put it in their review:

The portrait of the Clinton campaign that emerges from these pages is that of a Titanic-like disaster: an epic fail made up of a series of perverse and often avoidable missteps by an out-of-touch candidate and her strife-ridden staff that turned “a winnable race” into “another iceberg-seeking campaign ship.”

It’s the story of a wildly dysfunctional and “spirit-crushing” campaign that embraced a flawed strategy (based on flawed data) and that failed, repeatedly, to correct course. A passive-aggressive campaign that neglected to act on warning flares sent up by Democratic operatives on the ground in crucial swing states, and that ignored the advice of the candidate’s husband, former President Bill Clinton, and other Democratic Party elders, who argued that the campaign needed to work harder to persuade undecided and ambivalent voters (like working-class whites and millennials), instead of focusing so insistently on turning out core supporters.

The authors don’t dismiss the outside forces that contributed to Clinton’s failure, including the late decision by the FBI to reopen and then close the case surrounding her email server and the populist revolution that led to Brexit across the pond. But they say that Hillary’s fate might have been sealed by mistakes the candidate made before the campaign ever got going.

Setting up the private server, blurring the lines between her government career and her charitable foundation, and giving secret speeches to Wall Street crowds were all errors that Hillary could have easily avoided, the authors contend. These mistakes, they write, “hamstrung her own chances so badly that she couldn’t recover.”

But if she did have any chance of recovery, she blew it with a mismanaged, arrogant campaign that ignored the lessons of the primaries.

“[Clinton campaign chief Robby] Mook had made the near-fatal mistakes of underestimating [Bernie] Sanders and investing almost nothing early in the back end of the primary calendar,” the authors write. They argue that if the campaign had realized the gravity of Hillary’s upset loss to Sanders in Michigan, they might not have lost the “blue wall” of the Rust Belt to Trump in November.

Because her ego can’t handle the idea that she bears the bulk of the blame, Hillary Clinton is still clinging to a thousand and one external scapegoats: Russia, sexism, Comey, Bernie, the media, and so on down the line. She has refused to take responsibility for her own mistakes since the early 1990s, and her presidency would have been more of the same.

Shattered may or may not explain why Hillary lost, but it does a great job explaining why we’re lucky that she did.

According to Page Six, the book Shattered also says Hillary apologized to Obama on election night after losing to Trump, and that in 2008 Hillary had blamed her staff after losing the nomination to Obama. Convinced that someone(s) on her staff had sabotaged her campaign, Hillary had an aide access her campaign’s server to check the emails from top staffers to find out who was talking to whom, who was leaking to whom.

True to her scapegoating form, Hillary Clinton is now on a witch hunt to find out who in her camp had leaked the damaging information to Shattered‘s authors.

Dennis Cheng, the finance director of Clinton’s presidential campaign, insisted that the book’s information “could only have come from someone in the inner circle.” Cheng has been sending out messages to determine where the leaks came from.

Note: Dennis Cheng is a longtime Hillary loyalist who was New York state finance director for the 2008 Hillary Clinton presidential campaign; deputy chief of protocol in the State Department when Hillary was secretary of state; and  chief development officer of the corrupt Clinton Foundation from 2011 to 2015, credited with raising $248 million. Cheng’s pic sets off my gaydar.

One source told Page Six, “The knives are out to find the people who spoke about the campaign to the authors of this book. Dennis has been texting prominent campaign staffers, asking who talked. He’s on a witch hunt to find out who talked to save their own skin . . . . There’s some speculation that Huma Abedin cooperated to save her own reputation. However, she and Hillary are still very close.”

Huma is writing her own book, and is said to be seeking $2 million for it.

~Eowyn

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16 responses to “New book pins Hillary Clinton’s loss to Trump on her bad decisions and refusal to listen to advice

  1. As was written thousands of years ago, Pride goes before a Fall, and as she is her own goddess, her false god pride will mislead her every step until the end. And that is likely reasonably near in spite of her illegally swindled billions, much of it stolen from Haitians, one of the poorest people on Earth.

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  2. You’re going to hate me for this.

    She’s a woman and woman never make any mistakes, it is always someone else’s fault. And, as the author alludes to, she has a colossal ego and is always “right” in her choices so why not have private meetings with Wall Street people? Women made the first error in judgment at the Garden of Eden and have been covering their asses ever since by blaming everyone else for the failure. Thank god some have figured this out and taken corrective measures (those are the ones who get my time and my friendship these days – I have no time for the others).

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    • I don’t “hate” you for that because I was taught it’s not nice to mock the afflicted. But seriously, dude, did you even read back to yourself what you wrote? Wow.

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    • Ken,

      This is a post on Hillary Clinton and her inability to take responsibility for her own failure, but you managed to make it into your diatribe against all women.

      Narcissists don’t ever admit they are wrong or at fault, and narcissists come in both genders. My husband, as an example, never ever admitted he’s wrong or ever said he’s sorry, in all the years of our marriage. Though a cradle Catholic, he was not a believer. Only in the last few years, in failing health, after he reconciled himself with God and started believing in Him, has my husband acquired some humility and begun saying he’s sorry when he is at fault.

      Instead of blaming all women, I suggest that you look into yourself to find the answer to why you seem to be attracted to, and have a love-hate relationship with narcissistic women.

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  3. Kevin J Lankford

    Simply put, the low life dingbat lost because more people know the truth about her than believe the lies of those covering for her.

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    • Bingo. Those that remember her actions of the 90’s knew she wasn’t presidential material. The way she treated others she considered below her, whether they worked for her or around the White House and in social situations. Her fake laughs when she was with people from which she needed something, her total disregard for human life and her demand for respect she never earned.
      Her hatred of anything military and her greed and lying to cover up her discretions pretty and her handling of Benghazi and her computer gate pretty much finished her off.
      Thanks to Bernie, and I am no Bernie fan, deflecting many of the votes from her, helped America dodge a bullet.
      Her behavior has been documented many times over the years and none of it was pleasant.

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  4. Thanks for the synopsis of her upcoming book . . . I’d rather jump off a tall building than spend even one cent to read the book! When is she going to just give up and realize that she is a has-been, who missed the boat . . . we just don’t want her and her corrupt way of doing things!

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  5. If the leaker from the inner circle is found out, watch out for an episode of Arkanicide…

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  6. Dr Eowyn, May I make a suggestion that I think may improve this site. Try not to do any more stories on/ about Hillary. The only story on this piece of trash I would like to read is the one where she is indicted charged and imprisoned for her crimes.
    Unfortunately, I do not think I will ever read that particular story because it will never happen. I am hoping that if we ignore her long enough …she will go away… .Please help me rid my life of this nefarious soulless parasite.

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  7. So sorry Mith—no CLINTON will ever go away until they are planted in the ground cold and “soulless.” They ARE parasites, having lived off the public domain/political largesse for their entire lives. My psycologist husband often notes that how people act, respond, go forth, is governed by this: your past is indicative of your future. In simple folk language: old dogs don’t learn new tricks. To be free of the Clintons…either they are gonna be dead…or you and I have to be dead…those are the ONLY avenues of escape.

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  8. I found this post hilarious. No amount of humiliation is too much to lay on HRC. She is a very nasty woman indeed. I do hope to see the end of the Clinton dynasty, but with Chelsea lurking in the background, that’s wishful thinking at this point.

    On a positive note, Charles Ortel and his connections around the world are making progress uncovering the massive charity fraud perpetrated by the entire family and possibly their donors. While it will undoubtedly take time, Clinton and Co. must be indicted, so that our laws are seen to be upheld.

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  10. With Hillary, the bad decisions began a long time before she ran for president.

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  11. The irony in her failure to increase her vote by focusing on her core supporters is that… it’s exactly how Trump won. The thing I have a hard time with is that the media, by and large, also went hook, line & sinker for her ideology, which is why they were so stunned when Trump won by such a large margin so (relatively) early on. You’d think they’d have learned by now. They STILL don’t understand who voted for Trump, or why. Which is why they keep wanting to put it on the Russians; it had to be voter fraud. Nope.

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