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Replete w/ ridiculous hot takes by my new pal @JaredHuffman this new hit piece... 1/

Dems dread Hillary's book tour
by @IsaacDovere & @gdebenedetti for @politico is exactly what you'd expect before anything @HillaryClinton does.

So predictable. 2/
It's so predictable it's really almost boring.

The MSM will cheer this, of course, but let's go & thread this apart shall we?
It begins with a devastating line: "President Trump may be the only person in politics truly excited about Hillary Clinton’s book tour." 4/
The implication here, of course, is that every time that woman opens her damn mouth she helps @realDonaldTrump.

That's a good one. 5/
Not sure which of the two get to take credit, but it's awful enough line to make my Magic Book of Stupid Things Written About Hillary. 6/
Before we go any further let me just say that this "Democrats dread..." game is literally a part of every anti-Clinton litany by the MSM. 7/
According to these many, many writers we Democrats have dreaded everything @HillaryClinton has ever done before she's done it.

You've got to love their moxie though. Find your formula and stick with it!


The formula has not been updated for this piece. 9/
You have very specific quotes by unnamed & unnumbered Democratic 0peratives & were expected to believe they represent the whole psrty. 10/
Then there's the requisite on record quote from a Jr. Dem trying to make a name for himself. Today that role is played by...drum roll... 11/
N. Carolina's own @JaredHuffman. Hillary has been on Jared's mind a lot lately apparently. A day ago he sub-tweeted this fun missive: 12/
His "don't go there Hillary..." tweet is bound to become a framed classic among his fellow BernieBro elites.

My pretty straight forward takedown of that nonsense begins here:

See @JaredHuffman was the among the asterisk
endorsers from 2016.

He claimed to "feel the bern" but decided to endorse Clinton anyway because she had the better chance of winning. 14/
Opportunism on steroids.

Well, in that same vein and with his Congressional seat in play next yr he decides to roll the dice again. 15/
Funny the timing too right? Mr. Huffman sub-tweeted at @HillaryClinton a day ago acting as if it was the 1st he was hearing on the topic 16/
even though he had already been interviewed for this piece by @politico.

That doesn't seem sketchy at all does it? 17/
His motives and loyalties are revealed, however, at the end of one his quotes. In it he pulls out the far left's pathetic line on 2016: 18/
In an attempt to chastise Clinton, he bemoans her attempt to: "play out all these media cycles about the blame game, and the excuses.”. 19/
Sanders supporters are everywhere here: @jonathantasini spits poison, which mainly lands on himself, and an appearance by @RoseAnnDeMoro
in which she yada...yada...corporatist shill
...yadas her way into our hearts.

B/c no one, & I mean no one, is tired of that line yet. 21/
Present here is also non quotes from unnamed former campaign staff who are just so tired of seeing her and hearing about her. 22/
But remember the last time that happened?

I do, and the response was pretty amazing:

We get Sen. @PattyMurray apparently shaking her head in the most non-dramatic, non-reaction ever to make it to print

I mean really. 23/
In the end, the message the writer's hope to communicate is this: mid-tier Democrats (called operatives) are sick of @HillaryClinton. 24/
They are even more sick of 2016. Of course few of these operatives are named, and the few that are are Sanders' surrogates. That tracks. 25/
This was the same issue many of us found problematic with other recent pieces critical of Clinton and her 2016 Presidential bid. 26/
After noting an obviously bullshit NBC poll that puts Clinton's favorability below that of Donald Trump the writer's go on to say that: 27/
"Then...HRC’s first event sold out in hrs, & the book vaulted to the top of Amazon's best-seller list...certain to set a 2017 record." 28/
Further: "every time she('s) in public she's mobbed, & her allies believe there are tens of millions of people who want to hear from her."
Not to put too fine a point on it but at least 65 million of us thank you very much.

This piece and those like it drive me crazy. 30/
They work very hard to erase us. The millions of us who do not fit their chosen narrative. A narrative, by the way, that absolves them. 31/
The media has much to account for, but it seems they are willing to leave that to history.

But history will do her job, it's her way. 32/
More unsettling to me, a lifelong Democrat, one who has been in the trenches with this party since I was a teen, is that if even 1/2 of 33/
of what is written here is true then @TheDemocrats are in a heap of trouble. It might not even be a party that I fit in anymore. 34/
Because it's a party that is willing to let an election be stolen from them and then blame the person it was stolen from. 35/
That person was a woman by the way, and the first to ever climb that mountain. A woman who has always been more loyal to @TheDemocrats 36/
than they have ever been to her. If, after all that's happened, every goddamned Democrat in this country, and others besides, is not 37/
ready and willing to march shoulder to shoulder with @HillaryClinton to demand justice for our party, our nation and every little girl 37/
who cried herself to sleep on that night of horror then they are very small people, this is a different Party, and I wash my hands of it. 38
This nauseating complaint about reajudicating 2016 is a total farce.

NOTHING has been ajudicated that's the problem.

Fact: @HillaryClinton was right about every damned thing she said during the entirety of the campaign.

All of it.

Every word.

She was right about the emails.

She was right about Bernie.

And WikiLeaks.

And Russia.

But mostly she was right about Donald Trump. 41/
Which means, conversely, that the media was wrong about everything.

All of it.

Every word.

And while it probably increases the resentment
many of them obviously feel toward Clinton, that resentment does not account for the stupidity of this neverending stream of anti-Clinton 43
bullshit that we're inundated w/ constantly. It just doesn't. The media need to take a step away from the woman they've forcefully 44/
caricaturized & let her tell her story.

Let me be clear:

My name is Robert Sandy, I am a Democrat, and I do not dread this tour.

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