Having little respect for the Electoral College, Barbara Streisand went all out declaring Hillary Clinton the winner of the presidential election at a concert at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, Saturday night. The Clintons were in the audience.
After mentioning that she performed at President Clinton’s inauguration, she boasted of all his accomplishments including taxing the rich. [The rich included people making $80,000].
She made a crack about not seeing Trump’s tax returns and then introduced Hillary Clinton as “the winner of our country’s popular vote.”
Streisand then talked about Hillary’s recent interview and said it “makes us yearn for what could have been, what should have been. I was thrilled to hear yourself describe yourself as an activist citizen and part of the resistance.”
Hillary said she joined the Resistance which seeks the overthrow of the President.
Snarkily, she said about Trump, “Usually when a man that age is up at 4 a.m., he forgot to take his Flomax,” referring to prostate medication.
Then she disingenuously called for bridging the political divide before breaking into “Happy Days Are Here Again.”
Hillary’s recent interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour was more of the blame game she plays. She takes “absolute personal responsibility” because she was the candidate and didn’t win. Immediately after making that pronouncement during the interview, she blamed Comey and the Russians, adding, “If the election had been on October 27, I would be your president.”
That’s the mythology she and her staff are selling.
“The reason I believe we lost were the intervening events in the last 10 days,” Clinton said at the New York City event. She asserted she was “on the way to winning until a combination of Jim Comey’s letter on October 28 and Russian WikiLeaks raised doubts in the minds of people who were inclined to vote for me and got scared off.”
Clinton aides took to the airwaves all week to push this fiction.
“Hillary Clinton did not face a fair playing field,” onetime Clinton adviser Peter Daou said on Fox News. “That’s just a fact.”
“[T]here was more scrutiny on James Comey and why he sent that letter than anything else,” former Clinton spokesman Brian Fallon told CNN. “And I think that we thought we would have withstood it but clearly the analysis that has come forward by Nate Silver and others of the switch and the huge swing in the voting trends between the states that had early voting and throughout the month of October versus those that voted in the final week and on Election Day was a huge difference maker.”
FiveThirtyEight’s Nate Silver is one of the top political analysts who agrees “Hillary Clinton would probably be president if FBI Director James Comey had not sent a letter to Congress on Oct. 28.” He added that many “mainstream journalists have been in denial about the impact of Comey’s letter.”
“At a maximum, it might have shifted the race by 3 or 4 percentage points toward Donald Trump, swinging Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Florida to him, perhaps along with North Carolina and Arizona,” Silver wrote. “At a minimum, its impact might have been only a percentage point or so.”
The fact is that Comey cleared Hillary Clinton two days before the election, well in time to help her, not hurt her. The leaks about the Weiner computer were already on the Internet. He was able to exonerate her.