Hillary Needs To Take Obama’s Advice To Trump in 2016: Stop Whining

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Hillary Clinton speaks during the TIME100 Summit. Screen grab via TIME.

Hill and Bill have been touring the country in presumably something of a 2-person comedy act known as an “Evening with the Clintons”. Word is they’re bringing in tens of, sometimes as much as a hundred or more, audience members to listen to their tales of life in politics while they hawk the same old socialism-lite agenda favored by boomers who still want to fight the man like they did in the 60s.

But Hillary has a special segment in the act, where she apparently takes a moment to complain (again) about how the 2016 election was “stolen” from her.

In their event Saturday in Los Angeles, actor Ted Danson (oh Ted, why?) posed a question to Hillary and her response was a clear indication she’s got some lingering bitterness over her loss, in much the way Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams does.

She was robbed. And she’s not afraid to say it. Again.

She also said some stuff about how the economy is important, but not that important, alluding to the strong economic growth since the Trump administration assumed office.

But it was her assertion that “the Mueller report could not be clearer, the Russians interfered in our election and Trump obstructed justice” that was most hilarious, since the latter part of her statement is not clear at all. As has been mentioned many times: the report found no evidence of a crime, making obstruction moot.

Benson’s correct: her continued insistence that the electoral process “stole” the election from her is dangerous. It undermines faith in the system and elevates the complaints of someone who lost fair and square to a national platform as something that should be taken seriously.

It shouldn’t. Even The Washington Post thinks so.

It may be time for Hillary to take the advice of the last guy to beat her for president, Barack Obama, who, ironically, gave this advice to Donald Trump in October 2016 when the latter complained he thought the election — which would see him win a few weeks later — might be rigged.

Stop whining, the former president said, in no uncertain terms.

“I have never seen in my lifetime or in modern political history, any presidential candidate trying to discredit the elections and the election process before votes have even taken place. It is unprecedented. It happens to be based on no fact. Every expert regardless of political party… who has ever examined these issues in a serious way will tell you that instances of significant voter fraud are not to be found. Keep in mind elections are run by state and local officials.”

“That is both irresponsible and, by the way, doesn’t really show the kind of leadership and toughness you’d want from a president,” he also said. “You start whining before the game is even over? If whenever things are going badly for you and you lose, you start blaming somebody else. Than you don’t have what it takes to be in this job.”

Let’s just take it on faith that Obama has placed a call to his old pal Hillary and asked that she, too, stop trying to delegitimize the American electoral process because of her sour, sour grapes at never having achieved her greatest desire: telling these men exactly what she thinks of them from the Oval Office.



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