Monday, November 14, 2016

Hillary Clinton Can't Figure Out Why She Lost

Wow.

The woman who desperately wanted to lead America is blaming her election day loss on FBI Director, James Comey. http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/clinton-blames-fbis-comey-for-her-defeat-in-call-with-donors/ar-AAkdFc9?

For most of us, particularly those of us who take responsibility for our own actions, the answer is pretty simple. Hillary Clinton lost because of Hillary Clinton.

Hillary Clinton blaming everyone but herself for her election day loss is not particularly unpredictable or newsworthy. Forget all of the scandals, the deleted emails and the destruction of evidence, her dereliction of duty and her lies about Benghazi. Forget her history of  poor performance and those non stop attack ads that littered our television sets. We know about those things.

What is newsworthy and most telling is that at the ripe old age of 69, Hillary Clinton is blaming others for her loss. That level of unconsciousness, while not rare or unheard of, tells us a lot about what kind of person she is. It tells us what kind of a human being nearly became President. That's the part that scares me.

I wish that I could tell you that I always took responsibility for my actions and words but that would be untrue.

Each one of us have that in common. We set about our lives, making decisions and mistakes. We either learn and get better from our mistakes or we don't. If we do learn from those mistakes we become, wiser, better human beings.We understand. We try to make life more tolerant for our friends and family. We become less judgmental. In short, we mature.

If we don't learn from those mistakes, we are doomed to repeat them. We become angry and frustrated, blaming others for our failures. We are baffled and puzzled. We are intolerant and judgmental of others, convinced that we are always right. This is the kind of person who utters nasty things at the staff. Many of these people live their entire lives- never fully understanding who was responsible for their failures. They fail to learn. They go out the same way they came in. They fail to mature.

What Hillary Clinton does not understand is that in order for us to believe her, we must forget who chose to use a private server in violation of state department rules. We must forget who authored and sent classified emails to people not authorized to receive them, We must forget about the 33,000 emails that were deleted- emails that were the property of the government. We must forget that evidence was destroyed. We must forget a lot of things. If we can do all of that, if we can forget the truth about what actually happened and what was discovered during the investigation, then we can saddle up with Hillary and agree that James Comey was the reason she lost the election.

Or we can say, "Hillary if you had followed and obeyed the State Department rules and law (you are an attorney) there would have been no issue with an unauthorized email server to begin with." Pretty simple.

When a person cannot deceive himself the chances are against his being able to deceive other people. Mark Twain