Hillary Uncorked! Bashes “Deranged Hitchhiker” Bernie Sanders, Blames a Lot of People


In her new book, What Happened, Hillary Clinton delves into the various facets of what killed her candidacy and cost her the election, including the media coverage of her email scandal, her relationship with Bill, and Russia’s [alleged] meddling in the election. She blames, Comey, Joe Biden, sexists, Obama, the media, and she truly lashed out at Bernie Sanders.

CNN and Fox News who saw advance copies of the book out September 12 do say she also took responsibility but she does blame a lot of people.

The former presidential candidate says Bernie inspired the “crooked Hillary” attacks. He was “paving the way” for Donald Trump’s merciless attacks.

Clinton accused Sanders of resorting to “innuendo and impugning my character” during the contentious primary because the Democratic socialist “couldn’t make” a policy argument against her.

“Nonetheless, his attacks caused lasting damage, making it harder to unify progressives in the general election and paving the way for Trump’s ‘Crooked Hillary’ campaign,” Clinton wrote.

In the book, the former Democratic presidential nominee compared Sanders to the “deranged hitchhiker” in the 1998 Ben Stiller movie “There’s Something About Mary.”

“A deranged hitchhiker says he’s come up with a brilliant plan,” Clinton wrote, describing a scene in the movie. “Instead of the famous ‘eight-minute abs’ exercise routine, he’s going to market ‘seven minute abs.’ It’s the same, just quicker. Then the driver, played by Ben Stiller, says, ‘Well, why not six-minute abs?’”

Clinton added: “That’s what it was like in policy debates with Bernie. We would propose a bold infrastructure plan or an ambitious new apprenticeship program for young people, and then Bernie would announce basically the same thing, but bigger. On issue after issue, it was like he kept proposing four-minute abs, or even no-minute abs. Magic abs!”

Some might compare her to the killer in Psycho.

She was very upset that Barack Obama had her lay off Bernie.

“My team kept reminding me that we didn’t want to alienate Bernie’s supporters,” Clinton wrote. “President Obama urged me to grit my teeth and lay off Bernie as much as I could. I felt I was in a straitjacket.”

She also accused some of Sanders’ supporters – “the so-called Bernie Bros” – of harassing her supporters online and being “more than a little sexist.”

“I don’t know if that bothered Bernie or not,” Clinton writes. “He certainly shared my horror at the thought of Donald Trump becoming president, and I appreciated that he campaigned for me in the general election. But he isn’t a Democrat—that’s not a smear, that’s what he says. He didn’t get into the race to make sure a Democrat won the White House, he got in to disrupt the Democratic Party.”

She added, “I am proud to be a Democrat and I wish Bernie were, too.”

She asks in the book “what made her a lightening rod for fury” and her answer is that she can’t figure it out but it’s partly because she’s a woman.

“I’m really asking. I’m at a loss,” she writes, before concluding: “I think it’s partly because I’m a woman.”

CNN put out this excerpt from their reading of an advance copy:

In addition to bemoaning the fascination with her relationship, she lambasts media coverage of her emails, singling out The New York Times as a repeat and high-profile offender. And she wonders aloud why, after terms as first lady, US senator, secretary of state and two-time presidential candidate, the public still just doesn’t seem to like her.

“What makes me such a lightning rod for fury? I’m really asking. I’m at a loss,” she asks her readers, before concluding: “I think it’s partly because I’m a woman.”

She bashed Joe Biden for casting doubt on her character. And she singles out James Comey — a “rash FBI director” — for direct and lashing criticism.

The book also pours out contempt for Trump, his campaign he ran and who he is as President.

She definitely makes some valid points.

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