Someone at the leftist site Politico is fed up with progressives whining and blaming everyone else for their failures. In a long piece titled, “Clinton aides blame loss on everything but themselves”, Politico writer Annie Karni tells it like it is. Karni is one of the few who has learned something from this defeat.
“‘They are saying they did nothing wrong, which is ridiculous,’ one Democrat says.”
A few of the ‘Things that must not be said to progressives’:
They are saying they did nothing wrong, which is ridiculous,” said one Clinton surrogate. “She was the wrong messenger and everyone misjudged how pissed working class people were.”
The paid speeches and the glitzy fundraisers, they said, did not paint a picture of a woman connected to the real suffering in the country. But that, they said, was just who Clinton was after so many years in the spotlight. “Her outlook is, ‘I get whacked no matter what, so screw it,’” explained one longtime confidant. “I’ve been out here killing myself for years and years and if I want to give the same speech everyone else does, I will.”
The sense inside Clinton headquarters on Thursday, as aides packed up their desks and munched on free tacos and brownies, was that the Democratic nominee did not deserve to lose to a man whom only 30 percent of the country thought was qualified to be president. Internally, staff felt that Clinton’s loss ultimately boiled down to white working class voters rejecting her because she was a woman.”