NY Daily News writer and Hillary Clinton-supporter Gersh Kuntzman penned a scathing column on May 2 that began with the following line:
Hey, Hillary Clinton, shut the f--- up and go away already.
The writer went on to state that while he did vote for Hillary, he takes umbrage with the fact that she never accepts blame for her own wrongdoings and "still wants us to feel bad about that."
"And, worse, she’s still blaming everyone else," Kuntzman added. The writer was particularly perturbed that Clinton has been paid an advance to pen a memoir which will invariably discuss the "pain" she felt in losing the election to Donald Trump. That is when the Daily News writer noted that the only one Clinton has to blame for losing is herself:
Sorry, Simon & Schuster may want Hillary Clinton to write the history, but I’m not about to let her re-write it. No one deserves more blame for the election debacle than Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Let us count the ways:
Hillary Clinton said it’s “painful” for her to write her memoir about her failed campaign. It should be — she blew it.
1. She was, indeed, untrustworthy: Remember her fainting spell at the 9/11 ceremony? Remember how long it took for her to tell the truth? Remember how that reminded every voter in America that Hillary Clinton’s first instinct is to lie? Just like she did when she claimed she had taken sniper fire during a First Lady trip to Bosnia. Just as she did when she said she never sent classified documents over her private email server.
Hillary Clinton: Writing book about failed campaign is 'painful'
Beyond that, she was too close to the Clinton Foundation, and didn’t have a good answer when the Associated Press reported that donors to the Foundation got an open channel to then-Secretary of State Clinton.
2. She ran a very poor campaign: Clinton will likely point out on page 1 that she stayed “on message” when Donald Trump shambled and grabbed p------ all over the place. But Clinton did not have a message beyond, “I’m not with stupid.”
She had genuine experience serving the public and understanding how the government works. She had an entire party establishment clearing the decks for her (and giving her the debate questions!). And she was running against a madman.
But when she called half the country the “basket of deplorables,” it was pretty much over. As Mitt Romney learned four years earlier when he said 47% of the country was “freeloaders,” you’re not the smartest guy in the room if you make a gaffe as dumb as that.
3. She set up a private email server: It’s basic. The only reason to set up a private email server — and delete some of the emails on it — is because you want to hide something from the public. Clinton never provided a good answer to the simple question, “Why would you do that?”
4. Those Goldman-Sachs speeches. You can’t be a prostitute on Wall Street and then go to church on Main Street.
Of course it's apparent that Kuntzman is no Trump fan, but at least he was honest enough to acknowledge Hillary's transgressions, which is far more than most of her supporters are willing to do.
The writer closes with the observation:
The American public does not want a book from Hillary Clinton. It wants an abject apology. And it wants it for free. She got what she deserved: She lost.
Now she needs to shut up and go home.
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