Anyone remember that bizarre town hall Matt Lauer did where his questions for Hillary were like “how do you deal with being such a lying criminal” and his questions for Trump were like “so tell us a little about yourself.” Are we going to admit that the entire narrative of this election was created by pathological misogynists?
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she’s not going to contest the results of the election, clarifying a comment she made Monday on NPR in which she said wouldn’t rule out questioning the legitimacy of the outcome of the 2016 presidential campaign.“I think no one, including me, is saying we will contest the election,” Clinton said Tuesday during a roundtable interview with Mic in its New York office. “I’m in the very large group of people who believe that, you know, there’s no legal basis, no constitutional basis for that.”However, Clinton also said there are “serious questions being raised by the congressional investigation,” as well as the inquiry headed by special counsel Robert Mueller. Read more.
So much for the respect Clinton should be given as that historic major-party nominee—and one who won the popular vote by an estimated 3 million more than the sitting president (and more than any other losing candidate in history). Never mind that, love her or leave her, she’s one of the most accomplished public servants of our time: a former First Lady, U.S. senator, and secretary of state. Our culture looks upon her contemporaries—elder statesmen like Sen. John McCain, former Vice President Joe Biden, and, clearly, Sanders—as folkloric political heroes. If Clinton were a man, she’d be lionized, too. Instead, people roll their eyes and basically say, “STFU and take a (literal) hike back into the woods.”