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NOT MY FAULT BY: HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

Hillary, you are perfect.

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With the release of her new book, What Happened: Hillary Rodham Clinton, Clinton expertly outlines how her 2016 election loss was an obvious product of everyone being pitted against her. She cannot be held accountable for her comments about the “deplorable” Trump supporters and her blatant neglect of protecting classified material while using a private email server. These things only mattered in the end because the media and people like James Comey made them matter. From Comey and Fox News to sexism and misogyny, Hillary Clinton had no possible chance of winning even though she did everything perfectly.

Even how Hillary responds in her book to all the propaganda about her emails is second to none. She does not overreact like Donald Trump often does when confronted with an issue, but rather calmly writes that at times she was “tempted to make voodoo dolls of certain members of the press and Congress and stick them full of pins.”

Hillary even calls out other presidential candidates such as Bernie Sanders and Jill Stein. Jill Stein took away some of Hillary’s key votes in swing states such as Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, and Hillary claims that Sanders resorted to “drawing blood wherever he could along the way” after his loss in the Democratic primary. After all, no one should have been allowed to run against Hillary in the first place. Her frustration goes even beyond that when she writes, “It was beyond frustrating that Bernie acted as if he had a monopoly on political purity.” This is absurd. Hillary Clinton is obviously the epitome of “political purity” and transparency.

Although people often questioned Hillary Clinton’s trustworthiness during the campaign, Hillary has a perfectly reasonable answer for it in her book: “I think there’s another explanation for the skepticism I’ve faced in public life. I think it’s partly because I’m a woman.” In an interview with Vox after the release of her book, she went on to talk about certain reasons why she did not do as well as she had hoped with gaining votes from white women. She describes how women were often pressured not to vote for her after Comey brought up the email investigation during the campaign.

“The husband turns to the wife, ‘Told ya, she’s going to be in jail.’ You don’t want to waste your vote.’ The boyfriend turns to the girlfriend and says, ‘She’s going to get locked up, don’t you hear?’… And so instead of saying, ‘I’m taking a chance. I’m going to vote.’ It didn’t work.”

Obviously, sexism and misogyny are large contributing factors to her loss. Every single woman should have and wanted to vote for Hillary, but sadly as Clinton points out, those who didn’t were simply pressured by men not to. Hillary makes such a compelling argument by demeaning the very women she claims to stand for. Not to mention, every single man must have voted for Donald Trump because they didn’t want a woman in the White House, even Bill. Any vote Hillary didn’t get was not caused by differing political views or morals, but rather because she is a woman.

At the end of the day, the world is a better place because Hillary released a book full of whining and complaints. I’m not worried that Hillary lost the election, because I know that she will continue to stick around politics and wear her pant suits no matter how irrelevant she is. I just hope and pray that this new book brings people as much enjoyment as it has brought me.

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