After days of the media reporting on leaked excerpts from Hillary’s upcoming book entitled “What Happened,” it now seems that some Democrats are growing just as weary of Hillary’s perpetual excuses and endless clamoring for the spotlight as their colleagues on the right side of the aisle. According to The Hill, one rather blunt former Hillary fundraiser said that he wished “she’d just shut the f**k up and go away.”
Not everyone was so charitable. Even some of Clinton’s allies have grown weary of her insistence on re-litigating the 2016 campaign at a time when the Democratic Party is looking to forge a new identity in the age of Trump.
“The best thing she could do is disappear,” said one former Clinton fundraiser and surrogate who played an active role at the convention. “She’s doing harm to all of us because of her own selfishness. Honestly, I wish she’d just shut the f— up and go away.”
Meanwhile, others sent the same basic messaging, if in a slightly more diplomatic tone…
Clinton’s latest election musings have also reopened old wounds from the bitter primary fight with Sanders right as Democrats say their focus should be on finding an economic message that appeals to the Rust Belt voters who abandoned the party for Trump.
There is an urgency to unite the progressive and mainstream wings of the party ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, when Democrats will face a brutal slate of Senate reelection campaigns in states that Trump carried over Clinton.
Those daunting challenges have some Democrats fuming at what they view as Clinton’s petty post-election score settling.
“None of this is good for the party,” said one former Obama aide. “It’s the Hillary Show, 100 percent. A lot of us are scratching our heads and wondering what she’s trying to do. It’s certainly not helpful.”
Of course, sfter days of book excerpts blaming everything and everyone including, but certainly not limited to, racists, misogynists, Russian hackers, Bernie Sanders, James Comey, “content farms in Macedonia” and, our personal favorite, a movie scene from “There’s Something About Mary”…it’s easy to see why former Hillary allies may be getting a little annoyed by her most recent self-enrichment scam.