How you lost the world


One of the articles Jimmy Dore read in his critique of the election was How you lost the world by Sam Kriss.

I thought I saw through it all, the whole stupid charade, a coronation disguised as a battlefield. I was wrong. This was exactly what Hillary Clinton wanted people like me to think; she wanted to be an inevitability. And this is why Trump won: the presidency was Clinton’s to lose, from the moment she announced her candidacy, and she lost it. She was the only person who could. People don’t like taking part in someone else’s inevitability.

I am reading the article now. Based on what Jimmy Dore quoted, I expect to like it. Here is what Jimmy Dore read to us about Hillary Clinton’s running.

She knew that she was electoral poison, that vast swathes of the country hated her and for good reason, that she was compromised by a miserable record spotted with sleaze and criminality, that she alienated the left, inflamed the right, and appealed mostly to a small coterie of sexually repressed and pathologically centrist think-tank nerds, that her entire constituency was made of limp cardboard and backlogged semen, that her candidacy raised the serious possibility of a Republican victory when anyone else would have beaten that divided and frothing party into insignificance with one hand tied behind their back – but she ran anyway.

Finished the article. Jimmy Dore read most of it to us, but the parts he didn’t read are just as good as the parts he did read.

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