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Shattered Illusions
National Review, by Jim Geraghty

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Posted By:Lalo, 4/20/2017 4:41:25 AM

Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign, the new book by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes, is absolutely gripping reading, chock full of juicy, revelatory reporting about the Democratic nominee’s campaign that you really wish you had read during the actual campaign. Alas, Allen and Parnes had to agree to save their best material for the book in order to receive the extraordinary access they were given. The authors are blunt about how what they observed of Team Clinton behind the scenes was completely different from what most of the public saw: Over the course of a year and a half, in


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Reply 1 - Posted by: F15 Gork, 4/20/2017 6:01:47 AM     (No. 11227372)

Don´t believe I needed a book to tell me her campaign was screwed up. It was in plain view for all to see had they wanted to see it. Journalists not doing their job is SOP now anyway.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: gone2pot, 4/20/2017 7:18:09 AM     (No. 11227429)

Question. Would this book have been published had The Big Impeached He´s wife won?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: rustycfc, 4/20/2017 8:08:13 AM     (No. 11227477)

I hope she gets on her broom and fly away and never hear from her again.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 4/20/2017 9:39:10 AM     (No. 11227601)

"starkly at odds with the narrative the campaign and the media were portraying"

"Loyalty to the Clintons (and fear of retribution) kept them from speaking publicly and honestly about it"

And their you have it. Hillary´s whole campaign was a lie to mislead the public and it was supported by the media who chose her to win because it was Hillary´s turn to be president. The Clintoons were beyond questioning or correction so they followed their flawed candidate and game plan off the cliff.

And Geraghty is ridiculous in saying "If the journalists with the best access to the front-running campaign hadn’t had to save all of their best material for a post-election book, maybe the results of the 2016 election wouldn’t have been so stunning". If any of this had come out before the election, Clintoon would do what she always does when attacked, deny and blame someone else for a conspiracy against her. Hillary´s stance after the election proves it. She has accepted NO blame for her defeat, instead blaming a misogynist Country for her defeat. It´s not that you are a woman, Hillary. It´s that you are an ugly, nasty, lying, criminal woman.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: dwa, 4/20/2017 9:48:27 AM     (No. 11227617)

When you have to "introduce" yourself to the American people two or more times, especially after being in public life for over 30 years, you know you have a problem -- and that problem is the candidate.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: earlybird, 4/20/2017 11:09:38 AM     (No. 11227734)


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Reply 7 - Posted by: dvc, 4/20/2017 12:10:56 PM     (No. 11227796)

Don´t want to waste one more second thinking about that horrible witch. Do not care why, just happy that she is gone.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Omen, 4/20/2017 1:33:14 PM     (No. 11227906)

When you rule by fear instead of inspiration the truth will bite you.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Butch59, 4/20/2017 1:46:06 PM     (No. 11227921)

I just hope that we don´t see her again trying in 2020. Maybe that now, enough information has been spread around the country that she wouldn´t even have a chance of becoming the nominee again.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: earlybird, 4/20/2017 1:58:03 PM     (No. 11227936)

I thought this might be a juicy read - even put a hold on it at my library. Then I thought about it and cancelled the hold. Do I need this stuff? Not at all. I prefer enjoying today and looking forward to tomorrow, not backward to buckets of ugly.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: lakerman1, 4/20/2017 2:03:45 PM     (No. 11227943)

Shortly after the email mess showed up, Lady Lucifer appeared at a rally and bragged, "I just signed up for snapchat - the message disappears automatically?"
The absolute tone deaf arrogannce was stunning. And she never used that line again.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Dignitary Protection, 4/20/2017 3:25:57 PM     (No. 11228082)

I don´t think we´ll be seeing her attempting another run for the White House in 2020.
From what we saw with the scooby van in 2016, I really believe that we´ll be seeing her in a hospital by then.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: so_free_me, 4/20/2017 7:16:40 PM     (No. 11228410)

A lot of good Christians were praying for this outcome, just wildly believing without knowing how it could possibly happen. Well now we know how God did it.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: hhfi2, 4/20/2017 8:02:26 PM     (No. 11228454)

I have this book on order. It´s not here yet, but from the excerpts, I learned that her campaign staff was frustrated that she never could articulate why she was running for President, other than she was a woman and it was "her turn." I wonder if they´ve figured out yet that Hillary could never articulate the reason for her candidacy because if she´d said, "Make me President because I crawled out of the cradle with an irrational, megalomanical belief that I should have the power to control every aspect of your life," she would have lost even worse.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Ida lil, 4/20/2017 9:11:14 PM     (No. 11228521)

I am one of the deplorable basket dwellers and do believe Bill done her in both times she ran. He tipped it for Obama the time with his comment the first time.
The only way she could win this time was to be the sobbin" widder woman" election day.
He just plain wasn´t where he could be reached.
She wasn´t /isn´t ill. One photo from Columbia yelled loudly that she is a sloppy drunk.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: strike3, 4/20/2017 9:55:55 PM     (No. 11228562)

The real indicators to the outcome of her campaign were visible all along, rows of TRUMP signs in every neighborhood in solidly democrat states like Pennsylvania. WTP did not like her and did not vote for her even though our parents and grandparents voted nothing but democrat no matter who the candidate was.

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