Category Archives: Lying Crooked Hillary

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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Hillary Clinton wore $12,500 Armani jacket to talk about income inequality

On April 19, 2016, POTUS candidate Hillary Clinton was so tone-deaf that she actually wore a $12,500 Georgio Armani jacket to deliver a speech on income inequality. (Source: CNBC)

This is what the jacket looks like:

Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

The jacket inspired this clever email that’s making the rounds:

I’m not sending this to blast Hillary for giving a speech about inequality while wearing a $12,500 Armani jacket.

I’m posting this to congratulate Armani for being able to sell a potato sack with sleeves for $12,500, which, in this case, holds about 200 pounds of fertilizer.

H/t FOTM‘s Ken R.

~Eowyn

Hillary Clinton Models Katy Perry’s ‘Hillary Clinton’ Shoe Design

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GAG.

From People: Over the course of her life, Hillary Clinton has had many important titles bestowed upon her. Of course, she was the First Lady of the United States for eight years, the Senator of New York for eight years, Secretary of State for four, and the first woman to ever be chosen as a major party’s nominee for President.

Now she can add “fashion muse” and “footwear model” to the list, thanks to Katy Perry, who designed a pair of pumps in her honor, dubbing them The Hillary. And when Clinton got her hands on a pair of the baby pink pumps, she was more than happy to show them off to their best effect for Perry’s Instagram.

Perry posted a candid image of Clinton to her social media account on Monday night featuring the career politician beaming into the camera with arms outspread so as to draw the eye to her new kicks (a pro touch).

The pop star captioned the shot, “POWER PUMP your way over to katyperrycollections.com for the last few hours of the spring 25% sale @HillaryClinton is wearing #TheHillary,” concluding with what we are all thinking while gazing upon this image, “(OMG I LOVE HER SO MUCH)”

The shoe in question is a soft pink pump with a suede upper, a pointed toe, and a 3.5-in. clear heel embedded with small, metallic gold stars and moons to help you, as the description on the collection’s website says, “step in and reach for the stars.”

The shoes retail for a reasonable $139 and are available in sizes ranging from 5 to 11, meaning all Pantsuit Nation devotees now have the perfect heel to complete their power ensemble. But whether you need this footwear immediately in your life or not, who could have predicted that in 2017 we would all be bestowed with the gift of seeing Hillary Clinton in a lucite heel courtesy of Katy Perry?

DCG

Hillary Clinton Explains Why She Really Lost to Trump

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The most qualified womyn…

It’s the usual suspects and, of course, sexism.

From NBC News: Almost four months after her stunning defeat, Hillary Clinton on Thursday primarily blamed her loss to President Donald Trump on four factors that were beyond her control.

The former Democratic presidential candidate cited Russian meddling in the election, FBI Director James Comey’s involvement toward the end of the race, WikiLeaks’ theft of emails from her campaign chairman, and misogyny.

Clinton’s comments came during her first post-election interview at Tina Brown’s eighth annual Women in the World Summit in New York City. She was questioned by Nicholas Kristof of The New York Times.

She largely cited these factors for her defeat:

  • Russia. “A foreign power meddled with our election,” she said, labeling it “an act of aggression.” She called for an independent, bipartisan investigation into the Kremlin’s involvement and said the probe should examine whether there was collusion with the Trump campaign.
  • Misogyny. “Certainly, misogyny played a role. That has to be admitted,” she said. Clinton added that “some people — women included — had real problems” with the idea of a woman president.
  • Comey. Clinton cited as damaging to her campaign his unusual decision to release of a letter on October 28, less than two weeks before Election Day, that said he was looking at additional emails related to the FBI probe of the former secretary of state’s use of a private server.
  • WikiLeaks. Weeks of disclosures of stolen emails from the personal account of then-Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, were particularly harmful, Clinton said, adding that it “played a much bigger role than I think many people yet understand.”

She said the combination of Comey’s actions and the WikiLeaks’ revelations “had the determinative effect.”

About her own role, she said, “There were things I could have done better.”

While Clinton said there were “lots of contributing factors” to her failure to secure the nation’s highest office, she called Russia’s interference the “weaponization of information.”

“I didn’t fully understand how impactful that was and so it created doubts in people,” Clinton said. “But then the Comey letter coming as it did — just 10 days before the election — really raised questions in a lot of people.”

Two days before the election, Comey announced that none of the emails would lead to criminal charges — leaving in place the FBI’s determination from July. Officials told NBC News that nearly all of the emails were duplicates of emails that had been examined already.

Kristof also asked Clinton about Trump. “I don’t understand the commitment to hurt so many people that this administration, this White House, seems to be pursuing,” Clinton said, pointing to the immigration ban, the slashing of U.S. funding for the UN Population Fund, and the failed health care bill.  What they did or tried to do on the health care bill, which I will confess to this — having listened to them talking about repeal and replace for 8 years, or 7 years now, and they had not a clue what that meant,” she said. “They had no idea. I don’t know that any of them had ever even read the bill.”

Clinton, who is writing a book that she said would examine her defeat last year, said she doubted she would ever seek public office again. “Devastating,” was how she described her loss.

Watch the full video here.

DCG

Scarlett Johansson attacks Ivanka Trump as ‘cowardly’ and ‘disappointing’

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I doubt Ivanka is losing sleep over Scarlett being “disappointed” in her.

From Daily Mail: Actress Scarlett Johansson has launched a scathing attack on Ivanka Trump as ‘cowardly’ and ‘disappointing – weeks after playing her on Saturday Night Live. The 32-year-old used an appearance in New York to lace into the president’s daughter and adviser, accusing her of ‘standing behind a man’.

Johansson played Ivanka in a skit on SNL last month, advertising a perfume called ‘Complicit’.

On Thursday she appeared at the Women in the World conference in New York, which is run by Tina Brown, the former magazine editor who is a close friend of Hillary Clinton.

The actress was there to take part in a discussion described as ‘breaking up the boys club, an intimate conversation with Scarlett Johansson about her work, her activism and motherhood’. She was interviewed by Ariana Huffington, the founder of the liberal website Huffington Post, who began by playing the SNL sketch.

Johansson immediately weighed in on Ivanka, 35, who used an interview with CBS earlier this week to say: ‘If being complicit is wanting to be a force for good and to make a positive impact, then I’m complicit.’

The actress – who had endorsed Democratic presidential loser Hillary Clinton – told Huffington that Ivanka’s interview with Gayle King on CBS was ‘baffling’.

Ivanka had said on the interview ‘I would say not to conflate lack of denouncement with silence… I think there are multiple ways to have your voice heard’ as she emphasized that she did not always agree with her father.

But Johansson said: ‘You can’t have it both ways. If you take a job as a public advocate, then you have to advocate publicly.’ She added: ‘It’s such an old-fashioned concept to stand behind a man – what about standing in front of him and beside him?’

And she called Ivanka’s position ‘uninspired’ and ‘cowardly’, and said she was ‘disappointed’ in her.

She also suggested that it must be hard for Ivanka, whom she knew from growing up in New York, to find herself in the position she was in. ‘She has the power to make a big impact just by being vocal. She’s very well spoken, smart and intelligent woman and engaging. It baffles me.’

Johansson, who recently split from her husband Romain Dauriac, was not asked about their custody battle over two-year-old daughter Rose, despite the panel being about ‘motherhood’.

She was however asked about running for office, and said ‘I would never rule anything out.’ 

DCG

DNC’s Perez says Trump a bully, ‘didn’t win election’

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The face of the DNC, Tom Perez

The DNC is off to a great start, in my opinion!

From Fox News: New Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez on Friday night said President Trump “didn’t win the election” and suggested his Republican Party doesn’t care about voters.

The comments by Perez, Labor secretary under President Obama, appear to leave little doubt about the direction in which he will try to take the struggling committee.

“Donald Trump, you don’t stand for our values. You didn’t win this election,” Perez said at the rally hosted by the New Jersey Working Families Alliance, according to a video posted by The Daily Caller.

Washington Democrats have since 2010 lost control of the House, then the Senate and the White House in 2016.

The defeat last year of frontrunner Hillary Clinton was an especially tough loss, considering hacked emails revealed that committee leaders tried to give Clinton the edge over primary challengers. And committee Chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Florida, resigned in the aftermath.

Perez spoke Friday in Newark, ahead of the state’s gubernatorial election in November, and thanked attendees for participating in the worldwide protests after Trump took office in January. “We have a bully in Washington in the White House,” he also said, according to several news reports.

Perez was elected by Democrats in February, in a close race with Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress.

The contest was considered one between a progressive and an establishment candidate in Perez and raised concerns about whether either could reconnect with disaffected, Middle American loyalists who this time voted for Trump.

DCG

Hulu Picks Up Sarah Silverman Political Variety Show, ‘I Love You, America’

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Great. Give the womyn a platform for calling for a military coup to overthrow President Trump.

From Yahoo: Comedian Sarah Silverman has received a 10-episode straight-to-series order on Hulu for her upcoming show “I Love You, America,” the streaming service confirmed via Twitter on Monday.

Hulu picked up the weekly, half-hour variety and sketch show, which will depict Silverman talking about the current political landscape in the U.S.

Silverman has been outspoken about politics throughout the 2016 presidential election. She was an avid supporter of Senator Bernie Sanders for the Democratic nomination before backing Hillary Clinton in the main election. She spoke at the 2016 Democratic National Convention to convince Sanders supporters to back Clinton.

She was blunt to Sanders supporters who were hesitant, or refused, to back the former New York Senator and First Lady. “To the Bernie or bust people, you’re being ridiculous,” she said.

In addition to calling out Bernie supporters, she was also critical about Donald Trump’s penchant for name-calling.

“That stuff is for third graders,” she said. “It’s like major arrested development stuff. That’s like ‘I’m still emotionally four and calling people names from my gold-encrusted sandbox because I was given money instead of human touch or coping tools.’”

In “I Love You, America,” Silverman will be continuing to speak about her political ideals, but will be doing it with others, paying attention to those who might not share her beliefs. Silverman said it was more crucial in today’s current political climate to experience all points of view, including those that might be on the other side of the political spectrum.

The actress will be partnering with Funny or Die for the show. Will Ferrell and Adam McKay — two of the founders of Funny or Die — and Amy Zvi will serve as executive producers, along with Silverman.

This news comes just over a month after the announcement of her new stand up special, which is set to air May 30. There is no release date yet for the Hulu show.

Here’s all you need to know about Silverman and her “humor”:

DCG