Democrats have been desperately searching for some sort of explanation as to why they managed to blow what they thought would be an easy victory in the 2016 presidential election. They’ve come up with every kind of answer you can think of –except the obvious one: they ran a terrible candidate the majority of Americans didn’t trust and felt was out of touch with their reality.
It seems there’s at least one Democrat who is finally able to admit the reason they lost the election wasn’t because of racism or bigotry, but simply because they blew it. Well, almost.
According to the Washington Examiner:
The interim chair of the Democratic National Committee admitted Saturday that the Democratic Party “got cocky” in its 2016 election fight, while also blaming Russian hackers.
Speaking at a DNC event in Phoenix, Ariz., Brazile provided an autopsy on why the party failed to win the White House and take back the House and Senate.
“I’m not going to sugercoat it. We failed. We came up short,” Brazile said during introductory remarks. “We made some serious mistakes. Some strategic errors. We got cocky about our invincible blue wall and then we saw it crumble because of just a few thousand votes in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin.”
Brazile then turned her attention to the Russians, who the U.S. intelligence community said worked to “denigrate” Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s chances in her election loss against Donald Trump. Last year hackers broke into the email servers of the DNC, as well as Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta. Those emails were later leaked via websites like WikiLeaks and revealed some embarrassing, and sometimes damaging information about the inner workings of the Democratic Party structure.
“They turned our own media into a weapon,” Brazile said.
“They hired an army of trolls to spread lies and distract from the real issues.”
It seems Brazile couldn’t resist passing the buck — at least a little bit — to save face.
Yes, it’s true Trump did indeed use the mainstream media against itself — a brilliant move because the majority of red blooded Americans have had enough of the senseless PC culture being promoted by the MSM and ate up The Donald’s constant chastisement of left-wing journalists.
If the Democratic Party was really serious about winning elections, perhaps they need to check their massive ego at the door and just take full responsibility for their own failure, acknowledging that they were simply out of touch with the vast majority of the American people.
That’ll happen when pigs fly.
[Note: This article was written by Michael Cantrell]