Hillary Clinton’s desperate attempt to stay relevant was once the stuff of comedic fodder. Now it’s just sad.
Politico has learned that the longtime Washington insider is kicking it up a notch, making good on her promise to join the “resistance” against President Trump. Bitter and belligerent, Clinton is actually dipping her toes back into the swamp of politics by doing what she does best: soliciting rich donors to further her pet projects. Politico explains:
The former secretary of state is building a new political group to fund organizations working on the resistance to President Donald Trump’s agenda, spending recent weeks in Washington, New York City, and Chappaqua, N.Y., meeting with donors and potential groups to invest in, and recruiting individuals for the group’s board of directors, multiple people close to the two-time White House hopeful and people familiar with the group’s planning told POLITICO.
She is looking to launch the group, expected to be called Onward Together — a nod to her campaign slogan, Stronger Together — as soon as next week, they say. Clinton’s spokesman declined to comment for this story.
Clinton has been working with Dennis Cheng, her campaign’s finance director who was previously the Clinton Foundation’s chief development officer, to bring donors into the fold.
Meanwhile, Judith McHale, who served as an undersecretary of state under Clinton, has been working with her to find groups to fund, as has former Democratic National Committee chairman, presidential candidate, and Vermont Gov. Howard Dean.
Clinton has started to fill out the board, which will include longtime ally and leading party strategist Minyon Moore.
Re-read that. Now read it again. Six months after her devastating loss to populist outsider Donald Trump, Clinton is developing what can only be described as a super PAC of sorts to seek revenge on the man who buried her political ambitions.
News of the “resistance” campaign comes just days after Clinton came out of hibernation to speak to CNN’s Christiane Amanpour about the presidential election.
Blaming everybody but herself, Clinton threw FBI Director James Comey under the bus and advanced the McCarthyite conspiracy that she would have won if not for Russian hackers. Predictably, Clinton even blamed widespread, intractable misogyny for her loss, insisting that her gender hindered her from receiving positive media coverage and attracting voters.
According to a new post-mortem report obtained by Politico, Clinton would have lost with or without Comey’s letter.
Alas, the former secretary of state’s tale of woe may have been written long ago; Virginia Woolf was likely foreseeing Hillary Clinton when she wrote:
Never did anybody look so sad. Bitter and black, halfway down, in the darkness, in the shaft which ran from the sunlight to the depths, perhaps a tear formed; a tear fell; the waves swayed this way and that, received it, and were at rest. Never did anybody look so sad.