There are some strong stereotypes out there surrounding the democratic party, not the least of which is their inability to admit defeat.
One of the most egregious examples of this strange denial came to us during the 2016 presidential election when primary contender Bernie Sanders somehow brainwashed his legion of rabid socialists into believing that he could “still win the nomination” for weeks after Hillary Clinton had locked up the position.
This misguided and unfathomably dense hope for Bernie’s chances got the full meme treatment on social media sites such as Twitter and Reddit, where the Bernie faithful concocted increasingly complex scenarios in which the DNC would invoke a wild array of archaic, procedural nonsense to somehow hand the nomination to Sanders, who had already been secretly doomed by Clinton’s collusion with the DNC.
These often-hilarious memes continued well past the primaries, and even the general direction, as snarky social media users posted fake headlines about how “Bernie could still win it” on January 20th, 2017 – just hours before President Trump was inaugurated. In many cases, these satirical posts were quite hilarious, even though they reminded many of the similar die-hard attitude among Ron Paul supporters just years earlier.
Now, to keep with their theme of delusion, the democratic nominee Hillary Clinton is releasing a memoir about her time as a 2016 candidate with a title that elicited a pretty severe reaction from the entire nation.
“Failed Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is teasing her latest book. The tome will continue her almost year-long mission of publicly picking through the wreckage of her doomed campaign and already has the title: ‘What Happened.’
“Publisher Simon & Schuster says that Clinton’s book will detail her loss with ‘unprecedented candor.’
“’In the past, for reasons I try to explain, I’ve often felt I had to be careful in public, like I was up on a wire without a net,’ Clinton writes in the introduction. ‘Now I’m letting my guard down.’
“The promo for the book promises that it will be a ‘cautionary tale’ about what she has repeatedly claimed was Russian interference in the election:
“‘She lays out how the 2016 election was marked by an unprecedented assault on our democracy by a foreign adversary. By analyzing the evidence and connecting the dots, Hillary shows just how dangerous the forces are that shaped the outcome, and why Americans need to understand them to protect our values and our democracy in the future.'”
You could almost hear America’s synchronized chuckle over the book’s horrendously oblivious title.
Hillary Clinton’s loss to Trump was no mystery at all. America knew Hillary Clinton far too well to ever consider her a viable Presidential candidate. Even before the plethora of Wikileaks material that definitively sunk her campaign was released, We The People understood that it was time for a chance in Washington’s political quagmire.
By releasing a book entitled “What Happened”, Clinton has relegated herself to a humorous place in the footnotes of Trump’s presidency. The only facet of this story that remains to be seen is just how hilariously late night television hosts will lambast the former First Lady for her literary lunacy.