It’s hard to forget (and not laugh at) just how dead wrong the nation’s pundits across the political spectrum were when it came to Donald Trump’s candidacy. He wasn’t a serious candidate, we were told. They said he would never win the nomination. Repeatedly we heard he could never beat Hillary Clinton.
And the rest is history.
The Huffington Post projected an overwhelming victory for Hillary on election day — winning with 323 electoral votes to Trump’s 215. With 98.1 percent certainty, she was projected to win. Insanely high, and likely due to how far-left the HuffPo is. But, even the betting odds on election day implied over a 70 percent chance for a Hillary victory.
Not only that, money matters in politics, and Trump spent half as much on his campaign than Hillary did.
The experts were unanimous, and the stars had aligned. It was her election to win — and she lost.
Hillary famously asked Trump in the second presidential debate what kind of businessman loses $1 billion in a single year (referring to a $916 million loss his businesses incurred in 1995) — and the answer turned out to be “Hillary Clinton.”
As The Blaze reported:
Liberal political commentator Van Jones ripped 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign to shreds during a speech over the weekend at a conference in Chicago.
Jones, who works as a political analyst for CNN, bashed the Clinton campaign for wasteful spending, which Jones said helped lead to Clinton’s demise and the rise of President Donald Trump.
Speaking at “The People’s Summit” convention in Chicago, Jones, who worked in former President Barack Obama’s administration, said that progressives have been “tricked” by politicians into believing Democrats must either be on the side of identity politics — which is largely comprised of minority people, both racially and socially — or the side of white workers who “have been left behind.”
“This is the stupidest false choice that I have ever heard,” Jones said to applause. “It’s stupid.”
“I don’t mean to be rude, and I don’t mean to offend anybody, but the people who ran the Hillary Clinton campaign did not spend their money on white workers, and they did not spend their money on people of color. They spent it on themselves,” Jones explained. “They spent it on themselves, let’s be honest.
“They took a billion dollars, a billion dollars, a billion dollars, and set it on fire, and called it a campaign!” Jones exclaimed. “That wasn’t a campaign. That’s not a campaign.”
And Jones is right — the Democratic Party completely alienated a large part of their base — the white working class — with the identity politics of race, gender, privilege, and all that nonsense.
But unlike Jones, let’s hope they keep it up. The more craziness from them, the more electoral victories for us.