Hillary Clinton may have finally accepted her defeat in the 2016 presidential election, but she certainly abhors the result and the man she lost to, President Trump.
“It’s been nearly two years since Donald Trump won enough Electoral College votes to become president of the United States,” she wrote in an article, published by the Atlantic. Clinton said she remained hopeful in her concession speech and that the nation should give Trump a fair chance to govern, but “I hoped that my fears for our future were overblown. They were not.”
In the article titled, “American Democracy Is in Crisis,” the former Democrat nominee claims Trump has epitomized the worst of American politics and has brought cronyism, corruption, and immoralism into the White House.
She gives five reasons for why Trump has ruined the integrity attributed to the executive office before claiming it is time to end the Electoral College.
“In the roughly 21 months since he took the oath of office, Trump has sunk far below the already-low bar he set for himself in his ugly campaign,” Clinton said. “Exhibit A is the unspeakable cruelty that his administration has inflicted on undocumented families arriving at the border.”
Clinton fails to mention that family separations occurred under the Obama administration as well and is not a carnation of Trump’s.
“Trump and his cronies do so many despicable things that it can be hard to keep track,” the Democrat continued. “I think that may be the point—to confound us, so it’s harder to keep our eye on the ball. The ball, of course, is protecting American democracy. As citizens, that’s our most important charge. And right now, our democracy is in crisis.”
The apocalyptic language is nothing new to the rhetoric Democrats have adopted since Trump won the White House. President Trump is continuing to give a voice to Middle America, the people often neglected by Democrat lawmakers — but somehow he is causing a “crisis.”
Clinton then encourages her supporters to “fight back” (similar calls of physical interference have been made by Democrats Congresswoman Maxine Waters and Senator Cory Booker).
“I don’t use the word crisis lightly. There are no tanks in the streets. The administration’s malevolence may be constrained on some fronts—for now—by its incompetence. But our democratic institutions and traditions are under siege. We need to do everything we can to fight back. There’s not a moment to lose,” Clinton said in her call to action.
Here’s more from Clinton’s hysteria:
As I see it, there are five main fronts of this assault on our democracy.
First, there is Donald Trump’s assault on the rule of law.
Second, the legitimacy of our elections is in doubt.
Third, the president is waging war on truth and reason.
Fourth, there’s Trump’s breathtaking corruption.
Fifth, Trump undermines the national unity that makes democracy possible.
She cites a number of presidents and presidential quotes before saying, “Trump doesn’t even try to pretend he’s a president for all Americans.” She accuses nearly everything he says as “racial subtext.”
Nearer to the end of her more than 2500-word article, she concludes “I passionately believe it’s time to abolish the Electoral College.”
After calling for Trump to restore the ideals and institutions which make up the great American republic, she concludes with calling for its demise — a poetic end to the legacy Clinton has made throughout her lengthy political career.
Needless to say, many of the people who responded to the piece were glad Trump won the Electoral College:
We’re a year & a half into the Trump presidency & his greatest accomplishment is still beating Hillary Clinton in the Electoral College. https://t.co/npsWTdjon0
— Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) September 10, 2018
Hillary Clinton’s grand bargain suggests keeping capitalism, just not the bad kind, and abolishing the electoral college, which would require rewriting the Constitution. https://t.co/wNWO5hRNmQ
— Wilson Dizard (@willdizard) September 17, 2018
Hillary Clinton: Abolish Electoral College Because… Donald Trump https://t.co/Otz2T9vXDB via @BreitbartNews. So let California and a few costal states in the east decide who is president. She is a nasty demented old lady.
— robert (@robert34916549) September 17, 2018
The Atlantic op-ed was adapted from the paperback edition of Clinton’s book What Happened.