It’s hard to know whether to laugh or cry. It’s also hard to say which is more ludicrous: that two-time presidential election loser Hillary Clinton is dispensing advice to Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren or that she has come up with yet another new explanation for why she lost the 2016 election.
Clinton, whose star has fallen so far that she and her former-president husband had to rely on a discount ticket seller to seed the audience at a speaking engagement last December, spoke Tuesday at an event in D.C. titled “In Defense of American Democracy.”
Clinton produced some predictably laughable arguments, but none was more ridiculous than her claim that her loss was due to — wait for it! — voter suppression.
Let us repeat that: The woman who brags repeatedly about winning the popular vote in 2016 believes she was actually a victim of voter suppression. (RELATED: McCain Asks Bernie If He Wants Campaign Advice From Hillary – ‘I Think Not’)
Hillary Clinton: "You can run the best campaign. You can have the best plans. You can get the nomination. You can win the popular vote. And you can lose the Electoral College and therefore the election for these 4 reasons. Number One: Voter suppression."
Via The Hill pic.twitter.com/Ks4S6tDdfI
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) September 17, 2019
“Officials [in Wisconsin] made every excuse in the books to prevent people from voting,” Clinton explained, adding that between 2012, when Barack Obama won re-election, and 2016, when she ran, 12 million voters were purged from the polls. The fact that the vast majority of them were dead, illegal aliens, or both seems not to have figured into her calculus.
Hillary Clinton: "Voter purging is another form of voter suppression. Between 2012, when President Obama ran, and 2016, when I ran, 12 million — 12 million voters — were purged from the rolls." https://t.co/2Hs4uSxVNw pic.twitter.com/FgdyqUf62c
— The Hill (@thehill) September 17, 2019
Even the Washington Post’s fact-checker gave her four Pinocchios based on a previous claim that she lost the election due to voter suppression in Wisconsin.
“Clinton made several factual errors, offered questionable claims about a couple of studies, and ended up giving a misleading assessment of her loss,” the Post wrote. “Wrong on multiple levels, seriously misleading and worth a cumulative Four Pinocchios.”
Honestly, she could have that written as the introduction to her next biography. (RELATED: Cory Booker Thinks Trump Won Because Russia Suppressed the Black Vote in Michigan)
Reports following the election and these latest statements seem to suggest Clinton doesn’t understand the electoral process in America, a fatal flaw.
Politico reported after the election that her campaign urged Clinton to visit urban areas to run up the popular vote, ignoring the much needed electoral vote in key swing states.
“There also were millions approved for transfer from Clinton’s campaign for use by the DNC — which, under a plan devised by [Donna] Brazile to drum up urban turnout out of fear that Trump would win the popular vote while losing the electoral vote, got dumped into Chicago and New Orleans, far from anywhere that would have made a difference in the election.”
You know, like Wisconsin.
Aside from the continuing excuses about why she’s the most famous loser in presidential politics, Clinton also took the standard swipes at Donald Trump, calling him a “racist and white supremacist.”
“Racists and white supremacist views are lifted up in the media and the White House,” she falsely accused. “Hard-fought for civil rights are stripped back. Rule of law is being undermined, our norms and institutions … are under assault, and that includes the single most important fight of our times … the fight to protect the right to vote.”
To be clear, she means protecting the “illegal” vote. Voter ID, immigration enforcement, purging the voter rolls of non-citizens and the dead are all a means of instituting rule of law.
The real assault is against the ballots of legal American voters and that comes strictly from the Democrat party. No amount of revisionist history is going to change that fact.
Cross posted at the Mental Recession