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In a close election one could point to any small factor and say “if not for this Hillary would have won.” But it’s not Jill Stein, or Colmey, or any number of marginal factors. The real factor is the big reason. It’s Hillary’s bad judgement. This race shouldn’t have been close.

Back in 2008 America voted for change. We were in the middle of the Bush disaster and the economy was falling apart. Hillary was passed up for some unknown mixed race guy named Obama who didn’t even exist before 2004. That’s was a clue that people wants something different and Hillary wasn’t it.

But Hope and Change turned out to be just a slogan and all those on the left figured out that Obama was just a half black George W. Bush and we were all suckered. We went from strong and stupid to weak and stupid, and Hillary joined in to share the credit for the Obama disaster. 

But it’s not Obama’s fault either. Although Benghazi was just total bull, the email scandal was actually serious. Hillary couldn’t inconvenience herself to carry 2 email devices (although really she didn’t need 2 as she claims) and refused to use the Secretary of State secured servers opting to use a Windows computer in someone’s bathroom.

Normally if she were just an employee this would have got her fired, but you can’t just fire the SOS so she went ahead and did it. And yes it was a felony, and it was a serious problem. I’m an email security expert and what Hillary did was far beyond just bad judgment. She was just above the law and safety and security was something she still to this day doesn’t understand.

What she did was like being an armored car driver and walking away leaving the door unlocked. Then making the excuse that there’s no evidence that anyone broke in. Of course there’s no evidence, who would leave evidence behind.

So she was mortally wounded from that start. And the more she tried to cover it up the worse it got.

Instead of turning over everything she deleted all her “personal” stuff herself. Had she used the SOS server like she should have her personal stuff wouldn’t be mixed in. But she should have left the FBI sort that out. but her personal stuff would probably be used against her in politics. But the more she covered it up, the worse it looked.

I could write a book about just the email, but need to move on.

The Democrat primary was rigged in her favor. Although we have the illusion of an election the Democrat party has super delegates and the people in the smoke filled back room already picked Hillary, and they all cheated in her behalf. Some would say, “she would have won anyway even if she didn’t cheat”. But those who say that are missing the point. The voters didn’t want the same old same old. They wanted change. And Hillary was not change. She represented everything people didn’t like about insider politics.

Bernie was an outsider. He was the liberal equivalent of Trump except far more honest. What he said was what he meant and no one doubted his integrity. But Bernie didn’t have a chance in the primary. Had he been the nominee he would have also been the change candidate and it would have been competitive on that point. But between Debbie Wasserman Shultz and Donna Brazille cheating for Hillary and getting caught, she became a doomed candidate.

As SOS she was incompetent. The “Arab spring” was an Arab disaster and all the countries who we “liberated” are worse off than they were before. Now we have ISIS and a refugee crisis and she and Obama was to import more Muslims into America. I do sympathize with refugees, but not all religions are equal, (except they have the same rights under the law). But if you’re not Islamaphobic – you’re not paying attention. Christians are crazy people too, but not nearly as crazy and Islam is a cancer on civilization. Just look at the Middle East and even our “friends” are crazy. Our friend Saudi Arabia was responsible for 9-11. Women are no more than sex slaves in that nation and in most Muslim cultures. Yes, most Muslims are nice people. And in Germany most Nazis were nice people too. But they were still Nazis.

There is really no end to what Hillary did wrong. From basket of deplorables to Bill meeting with Attorney General to put the fix in so Hillary wouldn’t be prosecuted. She assumed that Bernie supporters would have to vote for her to stop Trump and instead of picking a running mate the Elizabeth Warren, or Bernie Sanders, she goes with Tim Kane, a right wing Democrat insider who, like Hillary, was more Republican than Democrat.

And then there’s this crazy idea that being white or male is some sort of sin and that the left wants us to be ashamed of it. And quite frankly the left is actually more racist and sexist than most of the right. (With notable exceptions of course) It’s the left that thinks people of color need to be subsidized because they can’t compete in a free and fair society. They are the ones who think people of color are inferior.

One also has to take into account the Republican primary where Republican voters passed up 16 other Republican insiders and picked Trump, who is not a Republican, because they wanted change too.

Ultimately it came down to a choice between who you can’t stand the most. And voters went with Trump as slightly less disgusting that Hillary. I voted against Trump. But I can’t defend it other than I didn’t want to elect someone who is likely totally incompetent and will likely bring down civilization faster than Hillary.

  1. bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist says:

    Is it Colmey? I ask because I laugh when seeing Come(d)y.


    Every kind of asshat wants to be President. Its called ego…human. Each of us wants what we want….. our Founding Fathers knew that and created a gubment of checks and balances. C&B against what?…………………..ego and human emotions/vanity/humbrus.

    No…..I blame: the DNC and the Super Delegates. The very “institutional” C&B that were co-opted by Hillary and rigged against Bernie.

    No…..I blame: the Presidential Debate Commission (sic–whatever their name is) by having a prohibitively high 15% of polled voters standard before a candidate can get on with the debates. It should at a minimum include EVERYONE who can get on all 50 state ballots….or maybe even 45?

    No…..I blame: the Electoral College. An artifact of History. Time to go “total populous” just like the Senate did years ago.

    No…..I blame: the Two Party System voting that has grown up. Cumulative Voting so much better.

    I could go on…….but NEVER blame the candidates. That overpersonalizes what is happening over and over again.

    Hey!……….or blame the pollsters for not knowing how to do their jobs? If Hillary had poll results showing she was behind in all the states she was……I bet she would have altered her efforts?

    Thing about the popular vote…… its not the game we play. It would be like playing Chess and claiming you won because you captured more pieces. Thats not Chess. Same with our Electoral College process. Don’t like THAT game: then change the rules. Don’t BS yourself.

    • Hmeyers says:

      Bobbo, yeah but I prefer the football analogy.

      Hillary had more football yards (popular vote)

      But couldn’t put the ball in the end zone (Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania).

      Everyone knew total yards (popular vote) is not how game is played.

      Everyone knew the rule was you have to put the ball in the end zone (win a state) to score points.

      • bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist says:

        Yes….we are saying the same thing. As an elite, I disdain sports and went with a purely intellectual pursuit.

        Its the rules, and how they are enforced, that make a game. Thats what’s wrong with American Crony Capitalism.

        Hmmmmm…. that reminds me, I was gonna say Crony Capitalism as the parallel structure to….something…but I forget just what thread now.

        Sprinkle liberally.

    • Hmeyers says:

      @bobbo – According to the Hillary campaign staff, the 2nd Comey letter clearing Hillary did more damage than the first.

      Comey: “Hey, we couldn’t figure out a damn thing in 15 months, — but hey, in only 9 days we can review 650,000 emails and we can clear Hillary. . Hillary is cleared!!! No change.”

      (ps: “Oh and nevermind Wikileaks dumps revealed that Hillary had evidence destroyed after subpoena.”)

      I was so pissed at the bullshit rigged system I could no longer remember why anything about Trump was a important.

      After that, I knew I was going to vote.

      It didn’t matter if my vote didn’t count. It didn’t matter if she won anyway.

      I was going to do my part by voting to bring this bullshit to a end — and if it didn’t work out, I did what I could do.

      /Apparently, I was not alone.

      • bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist says:

        I can agree. First letter, Second Letter, both together. Comedy should lose his job asap. We’ll see what Trump does…although it won’t mean a thing.

        Speaking of games and rules: the rule IS that fbi is not to comment on on-going cases. So…. one has to wonder just what game Comedy was playing?

        • Hmeyers says:

          We’ll see what happens with that Comey guy.

          He pissed off Democrats with the first letter and then did the same to Republicans with the second letter.

        • McCullough says:

          I like to think that he was threatened by AG Lynch after that meeting on the tarmac, (thus the first finding), and then his conscience as well as a lot of pissed off agents who were threatening to resign, got to him.

          He did what little he could at the last minute, but couldn’t go as far as too seek indictment, as that would have been disastrous.

          • bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist says:

            Ha, ha……….you don’t think they talked about grand kiddies for an hour???

            Comey showed character when he stood up to……..who was it? Karl Rove….tried to get some authorization at Comey’s bosses hospital bed and Comey said NO.

            He was already rinsed and lathered….he should have repeated. I don’t know how he could have gotten into trouble at all by simply following the rules and not commenting. The previous BS of recommending no prosecution was a done deal.

            Bad management. Bad Leader. Bad Politicis. Thats 3 bads in a row!

            I don’t know why people don’t follow my lead: retire early and blather on the internet.

        • NewFormatSux says:

          That’s not the only rule that was broken. The rule is that the Justice Department decides whether to prosecute. Yet AG laid it on Comey.
          The rule is you don’t have witnesses serving as attorneys for coconspirators. You also don’t have one lawyer for all your witnesses. Justice Department did not object. Rule is you don’t hand out immunity when a subpoena will suffice.

          Pretty clear that Comey didn’t want to be accused of tipping an election, so he invented a new standard to stay out of it, while laying out the case to the public. Not sure what happened with the reannouncement.

    • Depends who you are says:

      “No…..I blame: the Electoral College. An artifact of History. Time to go “total populous” just like the Senate did years ago.”

      Really? Should the entire interior of the United States cave to the the mindset of coastline city dwellers?

      If you say yes, then also tell all native American Indians and their ancestors to STFU.

      • ± says:

        The natives were conquered. What’s left of them should STFU.

        And as regards voting, ditch the electoral college, then everyone gets 10 votes to split up among candidates as they see fit. The most votes wins. Dead democrats can cast all 10 votes for their R/D.

      • bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist says:

        “Really? Should the entire interior of the United States cave to the the mindset of coastline city dwellers?” ///// Those who live in less populous areas of the country should have a disproportionate impact over “one man one vote” because……………..???

        • Mickey D says:

          Because they are smarter.

        • Depends who you are says:

          Because you would be pissed if the 13% racial minority were statistically told to STFU… all the time.

          You’re being a mathematicial simpleton.

  2. Ah_Yea says:

    Excellent article, Marc.

    Well thought out. I’m a conservative and you outlined point by point the same thoughts I’ve had. Shows the point that no matter which side of the spectrum you start from reason and clarity returns the same conclusion.

    Also reveals the shallow thoughts of the blabbering idiocracy.

    To add one last parallel thought. Hillary’s loss is all on Hillary. Her arrogance and smugness let her to her loss. Her narcissism drove her to truly believe she was better than the rest of us. Her god complex demanded that she be above the law. It led her to act criminally and her partners in crime (much of the DNC unfortunately) benefited from her criminal acts.

    Hillary, like any real criminal, doesn’t see herself as a criminal and she may never come to realize her role in her defeat and the decimation of the Democratic Party.

    Maybe she isn’t as smart as her acolytes would have us believe? Maybe her acolytes are too indoctrinated and stupid to know what she has done?

    • bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist says:

      Smell that partisanship?……….I think its coming from that outhouse over there.

      • Clean Air says:

        Actually, the pending turd-flush in Washington, including many K Street lobbyists, is already making the air smell sweeter inside the beltway.

        God bless Mother Nature.

        January 20, 2017 can’t come soon enough.

        • bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist says:

          Obama said something very similar: and then it didn’t happen.

          A rule that prevents gubment staffers from becoming a lobbyist for 5 years won’t dent at all the number of lobbyists in Wash DC.

          Same game. Same impact. Just different people…… if they don’t find a loophole like calling themselves consultants rather than “registered lobbyists.”

          But hope blooms eternal in the foolish and those desiring to be gulled.

  3. Hmeyers says:

    Hillary was “too big to fail”. —Which is precisely why she barely failed.

    All the Democrats like the Huffington post told themselves “98% of Clinton Victory” on election day.

    Well, if you think there is a 98% chance —

    Maybe some people don’t bother to vote.
    Maybe your staff doesn’t push hard enough.
    Maybe you don’t execute hard and flawlessly.

    Live by the Kool-Aid …
    Die by the Kool-Aid …

    Tortoise beats Hare story played out in real life.

    • bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist says:

      No……she thought she could not fail because the polls told her so.

      No need to “over personalize” all these issues AS IF the persons are ever knowable.

      Its a better analysis to remove the personalities….99% of the time.

  4. NewFormatSux says:

    Some questions, Marc:

    How do you know it’s a Windows computer in the bathroom?

    Are you aware of the Wikileaks e-mail about an “arrangement” with Bernie so he is allowed to run as long as he’s not too tough on Hillary?

    Don’t you see the contradiction in saying she should have had Bernie or Warren as VP, but she figured Bernie voters would have to vote for her to stop Trump, and that you voted for her to stop Trump?

    If you had written the book about the e-mail, Bernie might have won the nomination, depending on what that arrangement was.
    All you did to help him was some blog posts, when you could have done more.

  5. NewFormatSux says:

    Marc, you clearly are ignorant that the reason Hillary lost was because people are racist. Clearly people voted against Hillary because they are racist.

    • Marc Perkel says:

      No – that’s what the left likes to believe. People just couldn’t stand 4 more years of weak and stupid presidents. They didn’t want more of the same.

      • NewFormatSux says:

        Missed the point. I was joking that they call racist for voting against a whitey.

        • bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist says:

          NFS: when you joke, no one but you know what you are actually thinking.

          Marc made his position clear. Whether he knew what you didn’t post is irrelevant.

          • NewFormatSux says:

            Pedro got it, and I explained it to Marc, didn’t attack him. You’re reading comprehension failed you again. Perhaps before you criticize, you should try to read more and understand.

  6. NewFormatSux says:

    You also left out who Obama blames: the internet. The solution is to limit speech on the internet.

    Obama predicted that the rise of technology needed to be managed to give world citizens more control, beyond the simplistic answers found online.

    His German counterpart agreed.

    “Digitization is a disruptive force, a disruptive technological force that brings about deep-seated change, transformation of a society,” Merkel added.

    She compared the internet to the invention of the printing press, citing the consequences it had on industrialized countries.

    “It took a while until societies learned how to find the right kind of policies to contain this and to manage and steer this,” she said.

    • Johnathan says:

      What exactly is a “world citizen”? A mindless euphemism unless your advocating one world government.

      Do I get an ID Card? Who will be in charge? Do I get to vote for him/her?

      Obama and Merkels vision will fail one way or another. Unless immigrants want to adopt the hosts countries customs/culture. This will never work.

  7. IM78 says:

    I gotta agree with you, Marc. It was really about her ineptitude. Just because she was once a lawyer and the fact that she was the wife of a relatively successful president, doesn’t mean she has the intellect to be a successful Senator, or successfully tackle the job of Secretary of State (the United States may never recover from some of her blunders in that position). You would think that a successful criminal such as she, would realize that it takes a whole other set of capabilities to run the United States government as President. Thank you Lord, for saving us from that wretched politician / criminal.

  8. NewFormatSux says:

    Trump has so many negatives, and a media that attacked him nonstop. Yet he knew who his opponent was:

    She’s so unhealthy she has to lean on her podium to stay standing, and can’t climb stairs without help.

    Super criminal, who ripped off her contributors too.

    Can’t be trusted with national security.

    Liar extraordinaire.

    Doesn’t know how to use a computer.

    No one wants to hear her talk.

    • bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist says:

      Say nfs===you do know Hillary lost? as in: Old News.

      Ha, ha…….just what are the wingnuts going to do with only Pukes to blame????????

      Poor little Pukes.

      • NewFormatSux says:

        My point was Trump recognized his opponent was there to be beaten, while all the Dems fell in line. Any Dem that was willing to go all in could have beaten Hillary. Chuck Schumer, Mark Warner, Bernie, Warren, Mark Cuban, anyone.

        • bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist says:

          All those Dems recognized “reality”: that the fix was in. Hillary had been running for President for 20 years and had deep pockets and the Super Delegates sown up. You strike at the King…. you better kill the King or your cushy future in politics is………….over.

          Fell into line? Of course. If you want the money, thats what you do.

  9. Mad Hatter says:

    Holly SHIT! Bobbo really is an IDIOT! And he/she/it PROVES it at almost every posting. Watch as the THING calling itself Bobbo blogs on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on…

    You get the idea.

    MORONS (in the wrong) are ALWAYS the most VOCAL!

    And in this case, Bobbo is back to it’s hypocritical bullshit too. Calling itself “anti theist” while NOT realizing just how RELIGIOUS it’s own position is with the dumb-as-crap political party.

    PSSSST! Bobbo! You might not pray to a lop-sided plus-sign, but you DO pray — to a JACKASS!

    Ya, right. We really need this fool driving the bus — NOT!

    • bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist says:

      Gee…. with such disagreement, I’d think you would mention one issue and show my error?

      ……….but its all bloviating.

      Try again.

    • NewFormatSux says:

      Idiot and moron have precise scientific definitions, and it is not nice to make fun of them.

    • Ah_Yea says:

      It’s like taking advantage of the mentally disabled.

    • bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist says:

      ….. and still: nothing specific.

      Looks like that whambulance has more than one more stop to make.

      MAKE AN ARGUMENT. Silly hoomans.

      • Babylon says:

        So if you can get someone to make just one more argument, you’re still in the game and relevant?

        Clever technique. Actually, it’s fun. Babble on.

  10. Martin says:

    Marc I agree with what you’ve written; good summary. The problem is not everybody else; the problem is Hillary.

    However, Benghazi is a major problem with me because of the Susan Rice nonsense of telling me it was caused by a video made in California. This was a lie. A huge lie. A lie that’s never been retracted by Hillary.

    • bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist says:

      Why is that a problem…. much less a major problem???

      You think its a “gotcha” but what does in mean in your world? That Hillary lies?===of course.

      Now…….grow up.

      • martin says:

        Her deceptive handling of Benghazi demonstrates her lack of integrity and lack of respect for those working for the organization for which she was responsible.

        If she couldn’t handle that 3 a.m. call correctly how could anyone expect her to handle the greater responsibilities of the presidency with competence? You can’t; she demonstrated incompetence time and time again. Blaming others such as Colmey is just another example.

        • bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist says:

          See Marc?===>its right there: a Colmey of tragedy.

          Like I said: grow up. Nobody cares about Bengazhi except those looking for an excuse or justification. There is more wrong with Hillary than right, but Bengazhi is at the bottom of the list.

          All you do is mark yourself as unthinking…a sheep in the Puke field.

          Sweet dreams.

          • Martin says:

            Many people care deeply about Benghazi; especially the families of those U.S.A. citizens that were killed that night.

            Your other comments are puzzling to me, but perhaps not to others.

          • bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist says:

            No Martin….only the families care and I doubt many of them blame Hillary. Unless they are Puke Operatives, they blame the people who did the killing.

            ……………unless “deep” to you is anything past the thickness of an eyelash, lie, or wishful thinking.

      • NewFormatSux says:

        You don’t think it’s a problem that she has people put in jail for her political convenience? Travel Office, and then the guy who made this video. Even Richard Jewell when they needed to get reelected. Guy saves many lives, and gets called a bomber on TV to satisfy the Clintons’ all is well narrative.

        • bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist says:

          You don’t think it’s a problem that she has people put in jail for her political convenience? /// Of course…. everyone would….. but you got to “prove it” not just say it.

          Travel Office, /// No memory of the details…didn’t Hillary just fire them to bring in her own crew? I think that is called SOP.

          and then the guy who made this video. // what video?

          Even Richard Jewell when they needed to get reelected. Guy saves many lives, and gets called a bomber on TV to satisfy the Clintons’ all is well narrative. /// Jewell was a rush to judgment…by the police I’m guessing as I don’t recall the details. But I’m guessing because you think it took attention away from the Clinton that they masterminded it? Grow Up.

          • Mickey D says:

            and then the guy who made this video. // what video?

            That you dont the answer to this ..speaks volumes. You really are the poster child for the uninformed.

          • NewFormatSux says:

            No memory of details, doesn’t stop you.

          • NewFormatSux says:

            Travel Office, Billy Dale was put on trial.

  11. tom says:

    When did DU become the Marc Perkel political comment page?

    If I want those kind of comments, there are a thousand different blogs I can go to, all of which do it much better…

    Stick to the technical stuff, Marc!

  12. Abu+ from the NA chatroom says:

    Dan Carlin put it best: This election was an un-popularity contest, and Hillary Clinton won.

    May I recommend listening to a recent podcast from Joe Rogan, where he talks with Scott Adams? Also very informative.

    Cheers, everyone!

    • Ah_Yea says:

      Yes, the podcast was very good.

      I’m starting to think all our future politicians will be performers.

  13. tigerjuju says:

    wow… this is the MOST SPOT ON comment I have read by far about the 2 sides. With so many points made, I agree with every singe one of them whole heartedly.

    As said, both are terrible choices, so I don’t fault anyone who made a different choice than mine, because there are plenty of legit reasons to vote against either side. However, the biggest difference between Hillary voters and Trump voters are that Trump voters tend to focus their attack on the candidate herself. But Hillary voters and Hillary herself, attack everyone voted for Trump, not just Trump himself. They slap hateful labels like “racist”, “sexist”, “bigot” on EVERYONE on the other side. No one ever stop to think how convenient it is to make a new definition for these labels as “anyone who supports a different political party than my own”. And it is about the worst way to win over people to your side, who may have only partial disagreement with you but still share much of the common ground. Hillary failed, in my opinion, mainly because she made every issues into about only 1 thing: people who hate vs people who don’t hate. For a campaign with slogan of “Strong Together”, it is rather ironic. They ran a far more divisive campaign by simply categorizing every Americans into either one of these 2 group, and telling their own people that it is perfectly righteous and justified to hate anyone on the other side once they put a hateful label on those who disagree with any of Hillary’s politics.


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