Opinion: Hillary Clinton needs to kick rocks


Matt Poe

Matt Poe

Ah, Hillary Clinton — it seems like such a long time since I last wrote about you.

Remember how close we used to be? Why, you showed up as a focal point in my columns on many occasions back when you were gunning for leader of the free world against ol’ Donnie Boy.

Remember all that, Hillary? Remember how you had this election in the bag? 

Well, I remember, and I’m still not over it.

Now, you’ve poked your head out of the woods from what you were banished to and dropped some insight on us about how if FBI Director James Comey hadn’t reopened your email investigation just weeks before the election, then you would be our president.

Why, yours truly even wrote a column on that at the time! 

Anyways, Clinton came out of her self-imposed exile this past Tuesday to say that very thing, along with how the Russian interference and paranoia the last few weeks of the election cost her the presidency.

She also added that a large portion of those who didn’t vote for her did so because she’s a woman and that misogyny played a large role in her defeat as well.

Are there people that didn’t vote for her consciously or sub-consciously because she’s a woman and they can’t see one as president? Yeah, I’m sure there is — much more than most of us would like to admit. 

If you believe there still isn’t a prejudice against women holding powerful positions in this country, you’re an idiot. That’s putting it lightly.  

 In Clinton’s defense, how would we feel if all the Russian ties to His Orangeness and that administration were linked to Clinton? My god, Republicans and President Doofus supporters would have called for her to be hanged months ago.

As aforementioned, I wrote about the all-time blunder that was Comey reopening that investigation because it was unprecedented and appeared to show preference toward one party and against another.

Did it damage Clinton’s chances as the first female president? Again, probably, but by no means did it cost her the election.

And that’s where I’ve got a bone to pick, both with her and the party. I’m tired of all these theories as to why she lost the election and paved the way for dumbass-in-charge to make everyday a live episode of “The Apprentice.” 

Far too many Democrats and young Democrats I know continue to hold on to Clinton’s campaign like a lover waiting for the ex to return to them. 

Guess what? 

She isn’t coming back. I know, it hurts (weeps into large pizza). 

But she shouldn’t.

Clinton needs to call it a career in political office and quit commenting on the election. There is still a role for her to be a major voice for all women (and men, too, you bet your god-fearing ass) to pursue whatever dreams they have and champion people of all ages. 

But I’m so sick of Democrats moaning and groaning about the election and why it didn’t result in her favor instead of living in the real world that is now firmly grasped by an insane administration hell-bent on sending this country back to the early 1900s. 

Clinton’s recent appearances, along with her new book on the campaign and election, will just reignite this rally cry that died when her election did sometime around midnight on the East Coast on November 9.

There is undoubtedly a place to study her election strategies and utilize them going forward to understand why she lost. The smartest people study their defeats far more often than their victories (very Trump-like statement).

I don’t know where the hell the time has gone, but it’s May already. November 2016 is over, and there ain’t no going back.

Believe me, I don’t like it any more than you do. But to continue to harp and moan about the reasons why she lost the election, even if those reasons may be legitimate, is nothing short of futile.

Would you like to know why?

Because at the end of the day, she still lost.

There’s nothing you can change in the scorebook to make it otherwise.

It’s time all Democrats come to that realization and look ahead to 2018 where the real battle will take place, where real opportunities to win back voters and seats will occur.

One of the proposed Clinton campaign slogans was “Moving forward. Together.” There’s one part of that slogan I really like, and we should adopt it from here on out.

After reading this column, I presume you know exactly which one I’m talking about.

Matt Poe is a columnist, contact him at [email protected]