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Hillary Clinton Doubles Down on Victimitis

Hillary took to Facebook not to apologize but to defend the reason she berated white women voters.

Jordan Candler · Mar. 19, 2018

Proving for the zillionth time that she is quite literally incapable of even pretending to offer a sincere apology, Hillary Clinton took to Facebook this weekend not to express genuine regret for her recent tawdry remarks against white women — she implied most of them are enslaved to their husbands’ political perspectives — but to defend her tirade.

Hillary posted an 862-word screed on St. Patrick’s Day, writing, “I said throughout the campaign, Trump’s message was dark and backwards looking. … I never accepted that and never will.” As if to further jab people who elected Donald Trump as president, she also complained that he “has done nothing positive to ease the pain of the people who most strongly supported him, from the loss of jobs in coal country to the opioid epidemic to the tax bill that increases the debt by $1.5 trillion with a massive corporate tax cut, only 13% of which went to workers in the form of bonuses or pay raises.” Right — that argument again.

Addressing women voters specifically, she noted again “that there is anecdotal evidence and some research to suggest that women are unfortunately more swayed by men than the other way around.” She then argued:

As much as I hate the possibility, and hate saying it, it’s not that crazy when you think about our ongoing struggle to reach gender balance — even within the same household. I did not realize how hard it would hit many who heard it. I was out there having a conversation, and this was one piece of a larger point about how Democrats need to do better with white women, because I know in my heart that Democrats have much more to offer them. Do I believe that some women look at a powerful woman and question whether she can lead, maybe voting for the man their husband is voting for instead? It may not be universally true or easy to hear, but yes, it’s a dynamic still at play in our society. I know this because even I spent parts of my life wondering if I could achieve the same as male leaders, and a lot of that insecurity stemmed from my gender and how society views women. When I was serving in various roles in public life, I was always more popular when I was working for or defending a man then when I was out there on my own. That’s the point I was making, in an effort to explain to an audience some of the many dynamics that have gone into these tumultuous last few years.

Hillary admitted that “some of what I said upset people and can be misinterpreted,” but she “meant no disrespect to any individual or group. And I want to look to the future as much as anybody.” She concluded: “So to those upset or offended by what I said last week, I hope this explanation helps to explain the point I was trying to make. And I hope now that we can get back to the real business before us: Protecting our democracy and building a future we can all share.”

The two words you won’t see in her diatribe? “I’m sorry.” In her mind, she unfairly lost the election. Because of that, apologies are unjustified, and anybody who takes umbrage is suffering because they “misinterpreted” her sanctimonious opinion. Furthermore, an apology would hurt the narrative that the election was stolen from her — whether it be from Russian meddling or white women who are enslaved to overbearing men. Hillary is both an opportunist and a perpetual victim. And she’ll never, ever apologize for that.

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