Hil­lary Clin­ton has be­come com­pletely delu­sional

The Washington Times Weekly - - Commentary - BY JOSEPH CURL

There’s a book you can buy on Ama­zon called “Hil­lary Clin­ton in Won­der­land,” a retelling of the Lewis Car­roll clas­sic with Hil­lary as the young heroine. Sound far-fetched? It isn’t. It’s real, and it works be­cause Mrs. Clin­ton has been in a fan­tasy world since she lost to Don­ald Trump in the 2016 pres­i­den­tial elec­tion.

In the months and years since her hu­mil­i­at­ing loss, she blamed James Comey, Rus­sia, com­puter bots, Wik­iLeaks, Bernie San­ders, Face­book, Joe Bi­den, fake news, Twit­ter, voter ID laws, the vast right-wing con­spir­acy, sex­ism, Barack Obama, ageism, An­thony Weiner, white women, xeno­pho­bia, black peo­ple, the Elec­toral Col­lege, the DNC, misog­yny, and women cowed by their hus­bands.

So you’ve got to won­der: What color is the sky in Hil­lary’s Clin­ton’s world?

It never ends. Mrs. Clin­ton is still on TV all the time, and this month she came out with the most delu­sional state­ment yet, say­ing she could beat Mr. Trump “again.”

Uh, Hil­lary, we have some ter­ri­ble news. Re­ally aw­ful news. See, nearly three years ago, when we held a na­tional elec­tion, you, um, lost.

Un­be­knownst to you, ap­par­ently, Amer­ica has this thing called the Elec­toral Col­lege. It was de­signed by the Found­ing Fa­thers, in all their wis­dom, and here’s how it works: Each state selects “elec­tors” — by today, 538 in all — and to win the pres­i­dency, a can­di­date needs to have at least 270 elec­toral votes.

Here’s where the bad news comes in, Hill. Yes, more peo­ple voted for you, and you won the pop­u­lar vote 65,853,652 to 62,985,134. But that doesn’t mat­ter. Not in the least. In the Elec­toral Col­lege, you lost — re­ally, re­ally bad.

Mr. Trump pulled in 304 elec­toral votes, and you got just 227. See, you lost Michi­gan and Wis­con­sin and Ohio and Penn­syl­va­nia and a whole bunch of other states. In fact, Mr. Trump won 30 states, you won 20. And Mr. Trump won 2,626 coun­ties while you won just 487.

Mr. Trump, in a help­ful post on Twit­ter, showed the map: Nearly all states were red, with a few small blue splotches on the coasts and in the Mid­west.

The pres­i­dent also posted a tweet in which he said he hoped Mrs. Clin­ton would run again. “I think that Crooked Hil­lary Clin­ton should en­ter the race to try and steal it away from Uber Left El­iz­a­beth War­ren. Only one con­di­tion. The Crooked one must ex­plain all of her high crimes and mis­de­meanors in­clud­ing how & why she deleted 33,000 Emails AF­TER get­ting ‘C’ Sub­poena!” he wrote.

Hil­lary, of course, had to re­spond. “Don’t tempt me. Do your job.”

But wait. She just said it — HIS job. So … he IS pres­i­dent. You didn’t re­ally win af­ter all.

Mrs. Clin­ton’s lu­cid­ity was fleet­ing. The two-time pres­i­den­tial loser a short time later went on TV again to claim that Mr. Trump is “ob­sessed” with her.

“It truly is re­mark­able how ob­sessed he re­mains with me,” she said on the PBS “News Hour.” “But this lat­est tweet is so typ­i­cal of him. Noth­ing has been more ex­am­ined and looked at than my emails. We all know that. So he’s ei­ther ly­ing or delu­sional or both.”

Then she said, “Maybe there does need to be a re­match.

“Ob­vi­ously, I can beat him again. But, just se­ri­ously, I don’t un­der­stand, I don’t think any­body un­der­stands what mo­ti­vates him other than per­sonal griev­ance, other than seek­ing adu­la­tion.” “Beat him again”? Some think Mrs. Clin­ton is get­ting ready to jump into the race. For­mer White House aide Steve Ban­non has pre­dicted she will make a third at­tempt for the pres­i­dency in 2020. “Hil­lary Clin­ton is do­ing a whole thing,” he said on Fox Busi­ness. “She is run­ning. She’s just throw­ing to de­cide how to fit her way in.”

BNL News said Hil­lary is “think­ing about” en­ter­ing the race. “BREAK­ING: Hil­lary Clin­ton ‘think­ing about’ run­ning for Pres­i­dent in 2020, ac­cord­ing to mul­ti­ple sources,” the site wrote on Twit­ter.

Ras­mussen Re­ports also re­ported that Mrs. Clin­ton per­forms well in an imag­i­nary race against Mr. Trump, each gar­ner­ing 45% with 11% un­de­cided. “In a re­peat matchup of the 2016 elec­tion, Clin­ton runs dead even with Pres­i­dent Trump, but even most Democrats don’t want her to get into the race,” the polling site wrote.

Still, the news wasn’t all good for Hil­lary. “Just 18% think Clin­ton should en­ter the race for next year’s Demo­cratic pres­i­den­tial nom­i­na­tion. Sev­enty-one per­cent (71%) don’t think she should run,” Ras­mussen wrote.

But in Mrs. Clin­ton’s delu­sional world, she’s al­ready beaten Mr. Trump once.

Let’s hope she tries to beat him again.

It never ends. Mrs. Clin­ton is still on TV all the time, and this month she came out with the most delu­sional state­ment yet, say­ing she could beat Mr. Trump “again.”

Joseph Curl cov­ered the White House and pol­i­tics for a decade for The Wash­ing­ton Times. He can be reached at [email protected] gmail.com and on Twit­ter @josephcurl.

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