It’s been almost a year since the 2016 election, but that hasn’t stopped Hillary Clinton from continuing to play the blame game. Shortly after she was defeated, Clinton began clinging to any excuse she could find for her election loss. From Russian interference to the Electoral College, the world was simply conspiring against her in 2016.
With the release of her new book, What Happened, Clinton has taken aim at some even more surprising targets. Last week, it was revealed that a section of the book targets her primary opponent, Bernie Sanders. According to Clinton, Sanders undercut her chances in the general election by opening up the door for Trump’s “crooked Hillary” campaign. Predictably, Sanders didn’t take the criticism well.
While the shots at Sanders surprised many liberals, Clinton is apparently saving the best for last. Just days before the release of the book, a New York Times review revealed she also takes aim at former President Obama.
From the Blaze:
“I wasn’t just running against Donald Trump. I was up against the Russian intelligence apparatus, a misguided FBI director, and now the godforsaken Electoral College,” she writes in her book, according to NBC News.
A New York Times review of the book noted where Clinton blamed Obama:
She made a connection between Mr. Obama and what she called her biggest gaffe of the campaign: telling voters in Ohio, “We’re going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business.” Mrs. Clinton insisted that the line was taken out of context, but said Mr. Obama had fed the narrative of Democratic hostility toward coal miners by announcing a plan that set state-by-state targets for carbon emissions reductions, and a framework for meeting them, at the White House, next to the head of the Environmental Protection Agency.
For good measure, she also blames Green Party candidate Jill Stein:
NBC reported that Clinton blames Stein for taking votes away from her in pivotal swing-states like Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan.
“[I]n each state, there were more than enough Stein voters to swing the result, just like Ralph Nader did in Florida and New Hampshire in 2000,” Clinton says.
Of course, there is one person to whom Clinton is unwilling to assign blame…. herself. However, nobody is more at fault for Clinton’s stunning defeat than Clinton herself. From her mishandling of classified emails to her stunning failures in Benghazi, Clinton was one of the most flawed candidates in America’s history. Despite this, Clinton blames dozens of other factors before taking a look in the mirror. Knowing her history, this shouldn’t come as much of a surprise.
[Note: This post was authored by Michael Lee. Follow him on Twitter @UAMichaelLee]