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“YOU want ME to help you feel better??”

That’s what Hillary was thinking in the days after the election according to her book What Happened.

A young woman approached her in a restaurant and, feeling distraught, apologized for not voting. Hillary said she was angry about how a citizen could not exercise their one sacred right. It’s unconscionable. So she sat there, stony faced and didn’t give absolution.

Phillipe Reines, her debate prep sparring partner talks about the challenges of running against Donald Trump. He says that no one in 2016 could have won against him because the guy lacks shame and he’s like a bulldozer. Every time we thought he won’t go there, he went there. The Bernie Bros can dismount their soap boxes. Wisconsin and Michigan only became important after she lost Florida and Pennsylvania. That’s where all the electoral college votes were. So she lived in PA and FL.

The Warren fans can calm their tits too and the voters who thought Biden had a chance. He didn’t. Reines says it was always going to be tough as Hillary was running for a “third term”. And she came damn close to beating that curse, better than all the alternatives would have done.

I think maybe she didn’t differentiate herself enough from Obama but maybe Reines has a point. Trump tapped into something in the electorate. Something very ugly. And it’s time we acknowledged who really let us down in 2016..

The voters.

The ones who didn’t vote.

The ones who mysteriously couldn’t see the difference between or didn’t like either candidate without doing the work to at least find out why they were in different parties.

The voters in Pennsylvania in the middle of the state. I’d say fuck them because there’s simply no excuse for this degree of hive mind. Those voters need to quit acting like politics is tribal warfare.

The voters in Florida who are in the Fox News age demographic and are plugged into it’s matrix. Of Course it’s bad to be a racist. It might be legal but it’s still awful. You don’t have to be a racist but if you take a laissez faire attitude towards other people being racists, isn’t that just as bad in the end? For those of you struggling with that question, the answer is “YES! It is just as bad”.

Anyone who actually thought the Clintons were murderers because they got that information from Facebook, is to blame. Ditto for the ones who bought the pizza shop sex trafficking story. Really?? Do you people think that tabloid “journalism” is literature? The pizza shop thing ranks right up there with alien babies. I met someone at a wedding last fall who told me this crap at the reception. I couldn’t believe it. She swallowed the murder story completely. It was insane.

You get the government you deserve so the saying goes. But the majority of us didn’t deserve this. The rest of you let us down. And the Trump voters are particularly guilty because other than building a wall and mercilessly kicking out immigrant mothers and fathers, what EXACTLY did they think they were going to get from a real estate developer with a history of bankruptcies and a flair for the theatrical?

Seriously. I’m curious. What was Donald’s big policy draw? Did you think he could just get it all done as president and forget the other two branches? Isn’t that a dictatorship?

As Sansa Stark says, “I’m sure that cutting off heads is very satisfying but it’s not the way to get people to work together”. The Trump White House is a vipers den of ne’erdowells all knifing each other in the back while Donald tweets insensitive, stupid messages and causes international incidences.

So yeah, you Trump voters suck. Bigly.

No, no, don’t try to make excuses. Don’t say she didn’t appeal to you in just the right way. Her job was not to give you an orgasm. We all count on each other to do the right thing and not let each other down. Don’t ask for forgiveness. Given the current composition of our government, we may never have a free and fair election again.

You had *one* job.

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