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Get my pies
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Oh boy, I may have to get this for my Kindle and enjoy some serious schadenfreude. Big Grin

Some samples, courtesy of Zero Hedge:

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For those who just can't wait for April 18th to indulge in more Clinton drama, below are a couple of brief excerpts courtesy of authors Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes as originally published on The Hill.

The first anecdote tells the story of a candidate prone to extreme anger and more focused on humiliating staffers than adapting to salvage a failed campaign that struggled to even defeat Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primaries.



‘We Got An Ass-Chewing’

Hillary was so mad she couldn’t think straight. She was supposed to be focused on the prep session for that night’s Univision debate in Miami, but a potent mix of exhaustion and exasperation bubbled up inside.

She’d been humiliated in the Michigan primary the night before, a loss that not only robbed her of a prime opportunity to put Bernie Sanders down for good but also exposed several of her weaknesses. How could she have been left so vulnerable? She knew — or at least she thought she did. The blame belonged to her campaign team, she believed, for failing to hone her message, energize important constituencies and take care of business in getting voters to the polls. And now, Jake Sullivan, her de facto chief strategist, was giving her lip about the last answer she’d delivered in the prep session.

“That’s not very good,” Sullivan corrected.

“Really?” Hillary snapped back.

The room fell silent.

“Why don’t you do it?”

The comment was pointed and sarcastic, but she meant it. So for the next 30 minutes, there he was, pretending to be Hillary while she critiqued his performance.

Every time the Yale lawyer and former high school debate champ opened his mouth, Hillary cut him off. “That isn’t very good,” she’d say. “You can do better.” Then she’d hammer him with a Bernie line.

It wasn’t just Sullivan in her crosshairs. She let everyone on her team have it that day. “We haven’t made our case,” she fumed. “We haven’t framed the choice. We haven’t done the politics.”

“She was visibly, unflinchingly pissed off at us as a group,” said one aide who was in the room for the humiliating scene. “And she let us know she felt that way.”

Hillary had been up into the wee hours the night before, agitating over her loss. This is because we made poor choices about where we traveled, she thought. She emailed Robby Mook to tell him she believed she’d spent too much time in the cities of Detroit and Flint and not enough in the working-class white suburbs around them. Sensing just how angry she was, Mook responded by putting together a morning conference call so that Hillary could vent. But that didn’t settle her; if anything, it left her more perplexed and angry, as her debate-prep team witnessed firsthand.

Her aides took the browbeating — one of several she delivered in person and on the phone that day — in silence. They had a lot of their own thoughts on what went wrong, some of which echoed Hillary’s assessment: her message was off for Michigan, and she had refused to go hard against trade; Mook had pinched pennies and failed to put organizers on the ground; the polling and analytics were a touch too rosy, meaning the campaign didn’t know Bernie was ahead; she had set up an ambiguous decisionmaking structure on the campaign; and she’d focused too heavily on black and brown voters at the expense of competing for the whites who had formed her base in 2008. The list went on and on.

The underlying truth — the one that many didn’t want to admit to themselves — was the person ultimately responsible for these decisions, the one whose name was on the ticket, hadn’t corrected these problems, all of which had been brought to her attention before primary day. She’d stuck with the plan, and it had cost her.


Of course, it was also not Hillary's fault that she broke numerous federal laws with her email scandal resulting in significant media coverage, but rather, the fault of her staffers for not being able to refocus that negative media attention on her policy initiatives....a mistake that earned staffers yet another "ass-chewing" from both Bill and Hillary.


Months earlier, Hillary Clinton turned her fury on her consultants and campaign aides, blaming them for a failure to focus the media on her platform.

In her ear the whole time, spurring her on to cast blame on others and never admit to anything, was her husband. Neither Clinton could accept the simple fact that Hillary had hamstrung her own campaign and dealt the most serious blow to her own presidential aspirations.

That state of denial would become more obvious than ever to her top aides and consultants during one conference call in the thick of the public discussion of her server. Joel Benenson, Mandy Grunwald, Jim Margolis, John Anzalone, John Podesta, Mook, Huma Abedin and Dan Schwerin were among the small coterie who huddled in Abedin’s mostly bare corner office overlooking the East River at the campaign’s Brooklyn headquarters. Hillary and Bill, who rarely visited, joined them by phone.

Hillary’s severe, controlled voice crackled through the line first. It carried the sound of a disappointed teacher or mother delivering a lecture before a whipping. That back end was left to Bill, who lashed out with abandon. Eyes cast downward, stomachs turning — both from the scare tactics and from their own revulsion at being chastised for Hillary’s failures — Hillary’s talented and accomplished team of professionals and loyalists simply took it. There was no arguing with Bill Clinton.

You haven’t buried this thing, the ruddy-cheeked former president rasped. You haven’t figured out how to get Hillary’s core message to the voters. This has been dragging on for months, he thundered, and nothing you’ve done has made a damn bit of difference. Voters want to hear about Hillary’s plans for the economy, and you’re not making that happen. Now, do your damn jobs.

“We got an ass-chewing,” one of the participants recalled months later.

Hillary came back on the line to close the lecture. It was hard to tell what was worse — getting hollered at by Bill or getting scolded by the stern and self-righteous Hillary. Neither was pleasant. You heard him, she admonished. "Get it straight."


Zero Hedge - New Book Reveals Inside Details Of Hostile Clinton Campaign: "We Got An Ass-Chewing"

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This is the best year for the US in a long time. It's Christmas almost daily between Trump taking charge and the Democrats continuing to fall apart.


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MY NEW Word of the Day!

schadenfreude |ˈSHädənˌfroidə|
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pleasure derived by someone from another person's misfortune.
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German Schadenfreude, from Schaden ‘harm’ + Freude ‘joy.’


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From The Devil's Dictionary:

CALAMITY, n. A more than commonly plain and unmistakable reminder that the affairs of this life are not of our own ordering. Calamities are of two kinds: misfortune to ourselves, and good fortune to others.




Luckily, I have enough willpower to control the driving ambition that rages within me.

When you had the votes, we did things your way. Now, we have the votes and you will be doing things our way. This lesson in political reality from Lyndon B. Johnson

"Some things are apparent. Where government moves in, community retreats, civil society disintegrates and our ability to control our own destiny atrophies. The result is: families under siege; war in the streets; unapologetic expropriation of property; the precipitous decline of the rule of law; the rapid rise of corruption; the loss of civility and the triumph of deceit. The result is a debased, debauched culture which finds moral depravity entertaining and virtue contemptible." - Justice Janice Rogers Brown
 
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Those two bits from the book are campaign staff throwing ol' Hilldawg under the bus, then backing up.





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Every morning, every single morning, I speak out-loud about my gratitude for not having the beast in office, any office.


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Typical behavior from a corrupt narcissistic sociopath.

America dodged a bullet!

I can not wait for her to fail in her run to Mayor of NY.

Perhaps she should try running for dog catcher.
 
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America definitely dodged a bullet. Everyone who complains about Trump should remember that this witch was viewed as inevitable. If she had won, irreparable harm would be done to our nation. If Trump does nothing right as president, he has still accomplished a great service to our nation by willingly subjecting himself to the mocking accusations of the left just to ensure Americans were not subjugated to Hillary.
 
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Great leadership - "WE failed, because YOU fucked up".
 
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I thank God every day that this EVIL woman is not our President.

Say what you will about Trump and his flaws and idiosyncrasies, the rambling, the tweeting etc....he's STILL NOT HILLARY!


 
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Is this somehow news to anyone that Hillary is a turbo bitch?




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She is the classic 'see you next Tuesday'.
Yes, thank God we dodged that bullet.
Phony bitch.
 
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America definitely dodged a bullet. Everyone who complains about Trump should remember that this witch was viewed as inevitable.


Before complaining about Trump, they should spend a few minutes contemplating four years of Slick Willy's wife as President. When they finish cleaning up the puke, if they still want to complain they can spend a few more minutes pondering life with the witch.
 
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This will probably outsell Michael J. Knowles book entitled "Reasons to Vote for Democrats: A Comprehensive Guide" . . . . . . At least it might top the audio version.



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Hillary has a bad temperament.
I am glad her finger is not on the button.


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Yeah, and that Putin didn't have four years to really mess with her in a systematic and protracted way. He sure seemed to bring out the gibbering idiot in what would have been her predecessor.
 
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