Once Again, Hillary Clinton is Sharing Her Advice on How to Win Elections.
In the years I’ve been following politics and certainly since I began writing about it, one thing that’s for certain is that those of us on the left can see the Democratic party’s playbook months, if not years ahead of time. We knew Biden would abandon his campaign promises, and find feeble excuses for it. We knew that Manchin would kill the Build Back Better Agenda the moment that the social policy and human infrastructure was put into a separate bill. And then of course, there’s the discourse about the elections. The narratives inevitably rotate between the utter irrelevance of progressives when they happen to lose or win an election, and our all important ability to swing elections that somehow manages to cost corporate Democrats theirs whenever they lose. We are dismissed in victory and in defeat, or blamed for the losses of the corrupt, corporate Democrats.
Like clockwork, really.
Of course, leave it to none other than Hillary Clinton to remind us of this yet again.
Max Greenwood with The Hill writes:
“…In an interview with NBC’s Willie Geist, Clinton said that supports “having vigorous debate” and including different voices in the process of governing. But she also warned that “it means nothing if we don’t have a Congress that will get things done” or “a White House that we can count on to be sane and sober and stable and productive.”
“I think that it is a time for some careful thinking about what wins elections, and not just in deep-blue districts where a Democrat and a liberal Democrat, or so-called progressive Democrat, is going to win,” Clinton told Geist. “I understand why people want to argue for their priorities. That’s what they believe they were elected to do.”’
I mean, where do we even begin?
First, obviously, it’s worth noting the irony of a politician who happened to manage one of the most historic, absolutely embarrassing losses in the modern history of the Democratic party telling lawmakers how to get elected. On what authority? Who, of all people, is Hillary Clinton to tell people what to do to get elected when she couldn’t even manage to beat Donald…