The Hillary Clinton campaign is still in major denial that its bad strategy had anything to do with why Donald Trump won.
Former Clinton campaign communications director Jennifer Palmieri made that very clear Wednesday night as she laid the blame for Hillary’s loss on Trump’s racism and the biased media.
“If providing a platform for white supremacists makes me a brilliant tactician, I am proud to have lost. I would rather lose than win the way you guys did,” Palmieri heroically told Trump aides at a Harvard University roundtable on the election. (RELATED: Clinton Aides Melt Down At Harvard, Accuse Trump Of Winning With White Supremacy)
But Jen wasn’t done dropping truth bombs at the event — she also called Hillary’s email scandal, “the most grossly overrated, over-covered and most destructive story in all of presidential politics.” (RELATED: Clinton Aide Calls Email Scandal ‘Most Grossly Overrated’ And ‘Destructive’ Story Ever)
She also hit back at the media for providing wall-to-wall coverage of stories that the Clinton campaign pushed, such as the Khizr Khan controversy. Apparently, journalists were not supposed to cover that story pushed out by the Hillary camp — they should have covered her jobs plan instead.
“You guys only covered her when she talked about him [Khan],” the Clinton flack scolded reporters.
It appears that Palmieri and her fellow Clinton aides think they ran a terrific campaign, and Hillary only lost because America is racist and the media (and FBI) are full of closet Trump supporters.
However, there’s one moment that perfectly encapsulates how terrible and ridiculous of a campaign Clinton’s team operated.
There are numerous highlights from the campaign trail that reveal how bad Hillary’s campaign was. From calling millions of Americans “deplorables” and “basement-dwellers” to recruiting populist barnstormers like Lena Dunham and Miley Cyrus to go door-knocking, the Clinton camp seemed to do everything it possibly could to not win over a nation weary of elitist condescension.
And there’s one moment of the Clinton campaign that stands above all others for its brilliance — inviting pop singer Lady Gaga to deliver a rally speech a day before the election while she was dressed like a Nazi party member.
Best known for wearing Kermit the Frog dresses and writing such deep poetry as, “Let’s have some fun, this beat is sick / I wanna take a ride on your disco stick,” Lady Gaga was not an ideal choice for a rally speaker in America’s political climate. Especially, in a black fascist-esque outfit with a subtle red armband.
Her speech was full of such insightful lines as “Be in this moment, right now, with us, and fight for your future and the future of our children” and “”Hillary Clinton is made of steel! Hillary Clinton is unstoppable!”
The purpose of having Ms. Love Game in an SS uniform deliver an election eve speech is unclear, but several media outlets — which were apparently out to bring down Hillary — made sure to defend it.
The Huffington Post dismised concerns Gaga dressed up as a Nazi because… Michael Jackson once owned the jacket. Rolling Stone went so far as to praise the outfit as “stylish military-inspired garb.”
One wonders how Hillary survived such brutal coverage.
The whole Gaga affair reflected the Clinton campaign’s desperately pathetic attempt to win over millennial voters with any celebrity they could find — and that strategy failed miserably. Moreover, the wrenching optics of a millionaire pop singer, dressed in an outfit more fit for the Eastern Front, telling average Americans to live in the moment and vote for Hillary should’ve driven any political operative mad.
Except for the ones who still think white supremacy and the media refusing to follow Clinton’s exact orders won Trump the election.
Clinton lost because her campaign condescended to millions of citizens who felt the New America was leaving them behind. The celebrity surrogates didn’t help Hillary one bit.
Palmieri’s comments are just part of the refusal on the part of Democrats to do any soul-searching post-election and would rather keep blaming racism and Russia for everything wrong. It’s not like the journalists they have so much contempt for will tell them otherwise.
One wonders what Lady Gaga will dress up as when she’s campaigning for Cory Booker in 2020…