Whoa. We already knew that there were many Democrats who were unhappy that Hillary Clinton still continues to blame everyone but herself for her campaign loss, but we did not understand just how angry some folks were.
While former President Obama probably can’t be seen/heard trashing Clinton, Debbie Wassserman Schultz is too much of a sychophant to complain, Comey is too irrelevant to defend himself from her attacks, and neither Trump nor Russia can defend themselves without the media using it as another opportunity for attack… the staff at the DNC is most certainly willing and able to fight back.
Which is what they’ve started to do.
On Wednesday after “accepting blame” for her own failure Clinton proceeded to blame (literally) everyone else for her loss. This is the bit that upset the staff at the DNC, “I get the nomination, so I’m now the nominee of the Democratic Party. I inherit nothing from the Democratic Party. I mean, it was bankrupt. It was on the verge of insolvency. Its data was mediocre to poor, non-existent, wrong. I had to inject money into it.”
Well, the former Director of the DNC’s data science program, Andrew Therriault, was not going to accept the blame for her loss. He replied to her assertions in a series of tweets on Wednesday, which he later deleted (but the internet is forever).
Therriault, who worked closely with the now infamous Seth Rich, led the DNC’s data program and explained that the data department had done it’s job, but the candidate and her team didn’t heed their counsel.
“DNC data folks: today’s accusations are f***ing bull***t, and I hope you understand the good you did despite that nonsense. Private mode be damned, this is too important,” he said in another tweet. “I’m not willing to let my people be thrown under the bus without a fight.”
Therriault later added that his team repeatedly told the campaign that the race was too close to call in the Midwest, but Clinton’s campaign team thought they knew better than the data.
“All that said, irony of her bashing DNC data: *our* models never had MI/WI/PA looking even close to safe. Her team thought they knew better.”
It’s odd to see so many Democrats actually standing up and telling Hillary she’s wrong, but at some point she’ll have to come to the realization that the campaign loss really was all her own fault. Won’t she? Or can Hillary Clinton simply delude herself for the rest of her life?