Hillary Clinton is flummoxed by bipartisan consensus that she needs to “shut up” and stop whining about her 2016 election loss to Donald Trump, and suggested it’s sexist because no one ever said that to a man.
“They never said that to any man who was not elected,” Clinton said Rutgers University on Thursday (via the Hill). “I was really struck by how people said that to me. Mostly people in the press, for whatever reason [saying], ‘Go away, go away.’”
Hillary continued: “I had one of the young people who works for me go back and do a bit of research. They never said that to any man who was not elected. I was kind of struck by that.”
Clinton, who demonstrated the tone-deafness that has become her trademark, said she’s really glad other politicians didn’t “shut up and go away” about their pet causes after their election losses.
“I’m really glad that Al Gore didn’t stop talking about climate change,” Hillary said. “And I’m really glad John Kerry went to the Senate and became an excellent Secretary of State. And I’m really glad John McCain kept speaking out and standing up and saying what he had to say. And for heaven’s sake, Mitt Romney is running for the Senate!”
For the record, the reason why no one ever told “any man” who lost a presidential election to “get off the public stage and shut up” is because no man has ever whined about his election loss for almost two years. Hillary lost the election in 2016. It is now 2018 and she’s still talking about it.
Despite what Clinton claims, it’s not just the media that’s telling her to “shut up and go away.” Even members of her own party who had vocally supported her during her campaign wishes she would stop blaming everyone for her election loss.
Illinois Senator Dick Durbin said Hillary’s comments slamming Trump voters as racist, sexist hicks were “not helpful,” either to herself or to Democrats. “Thirty percent of the people who voted for Donald Trump had voted for President Obama,” Durbin told Fox News.
“The same people who looked for change with President Obama thought there wasn’t enough as far as their personal lives were concerned and they supported Donald Trump. That is a reality that Democrats must acknowledge.”
Similarly, Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill — an outspoken Hillary supporter — said Democrats like her would “really appreciate if she would be more careful and show respect to every American voter,” and not just the ones who voted for her.
“We would really appreciate if she would be more careful and show respect to every American voter and not just the ones who voted for her,” McCaskill told MSNBC. “I have great respect for Missouri. There are a lot of reasons they voted for Donald Trump, some of which I completely understand.”
President Trump beat Hillary in Missouri by almost 20 points.