The fact-free liberal narrative says that the Russian government favored Donald Trump and hacked the 2016 election to install him as president. Even the wildest conspiracy theories have a kernel of truth, including this one. Someone did pull some sneaky tricks to get Trump in the White House and it was none other than Hillary Clinton and her horrible campaign.
I reported earlier about a new book by New York Times writer Amy Chozick, who was embedded in Hillary’s doomed campaign. This book reveals that Hillary blames either extraterrestrials or giant radioactive ants for her election loss, but there’s some other interesting information in there:
From early on, the Clinton camp saw Trump as an enemy to encourage, Chozick writes. During the campaign, as had been previously reported, there was an effort to elevate Trump into a so-called Pied Piper in order to tie him to the mainstream of the Republican Party.
“An agenda for an upcoming campaign meeting sent by [Campaign Manager] Robby Mook’s office asked, ‘How do we maximize Trump?’” Chozick writes, describing a time when the GOP primary was still crowded.
Even as Trump surged in the polls, the Clinton camp still saw him as a danger to stronger candidates rather than such a candidate in his own right, Chozick reports, so that in August 2015, “when the main GOP debate came on, everyone pushed their pizza crust aside and stared transfixed at the TV set… [Campaign Manager] Robby [Mook] salivated when the debate came back on and Trump started to speak. ‘Shhhhh,’ Robby said, practically pressing his nose up to the TV. ‘I’ve gahtz to get me some Trump.’ Robby thought Rubio would be the nominee. Podesta was bullish on Kasich. Bill and Hillary, still stuck in the 1990s, feared the Bush surname most of all.”
Hillary and her campaign viewed Donald Trump as the most beatable candidate in a crowded GOP felid. So much so that her campaign manager launched an initiative to “maximize Trump,” meaning promoting him above the other candidates. That also probably means they took steps to ensure that Trump beat the other GOP contenders to become the party’s nominee.
The DNC and Hillary’s campaign rigged the Democratic Party’s primaries to ensure that she would be the candidate. It also looks like they meddled in the GOP primaries to make sure Trump would be the Republican nominee. What this means is that she tried to rig the presidential election to guarantee her victory.
As we know now, that didn’t quite work out for Hillary. I think the problem her campaign was never able to solve was that people just f*cking hate Hillary. Well that and they were so busy running a con game and rigging things that they never got around to running a decent presidential campaign.
If the roles were reversed and Trump had rigged the GOP primaries and meddled in the democratic primaries, democrats and Hillary would be screaming about how he had hijacked our democracy. They’re actually screaming that now, but if he did what Hillary did it would be a million times worse.
If you ever need more evidence that Hillary was terrible candidate, she worked to make sure she’d face Trump in the general election and he kicked the crap out of her. I bet this won’t go on her list of people responsible for her loss, but she has to be regretting that decision.