Jonah Goldberg hit the nail on the head over at the NRO. His description of Hillary’s excuse tour was perfect. She was Jake Blues from the Blues Brothers.
She acts like a sprinkler system of excuses for her 2016 loss, spraying them all around.
In one of the great scenes in American cinema, Jake Blues (John Belushi) of the Blues Brothers explains — at gunpoint — to his ex-fiancée (Carrie Fischer) why he left her at the altar. “I ran out of gas! I had a flat tire! I didn’t have enough money for cab fare! My tux didn’t come back from the cleaners! An old friend came in from out of town! Someone stole my car! There was an earthquake! A terrible flood! Locusts! It wasn’t my fault! I swear to God.”
I kept thinking of that scene as I watched Hillary Clinton on Wednesday run through all of the reasons why she lost the 2016 presidential race.
At a conference hosted by Recode, Mrs. Clinton said, “I take responsibility for every decision I make — but that’s not why I lost.”
The real reasons for her defeat include, but are not limited to: FBI director James Comey’s handling of the investigation into her e-mail server, the institutional ineptitude of the DNC, Facebook, Macedonian “fake news” websites, real news (in the form of unfair coverage from the New York Times and other mainstream outlets), voter suppression in Wisconsin, low-information voters, the billionaire Mercer family, and the deep-seated sexism of the American people.
Read the rest. He is spot on. If you want to see a crazy person in action, find the interview. It is almost painful. Even CNN made fun of her. Fox made up a chart consisting of all the excuses.
For those who don’t know the Blues Brothers, here is the clip.
Bottom line is we really did dodge a bullet with her loss. And more and more people are starting to see it.