It would redefine “understatement” to say that hardcore Hillary Clinton supporters still aren’t taking the defeat that happened almost a year ago well. While they may have gotten past the point where they thought some sort of magic would remove President Trump from office and install Her Imperious Pantsuitedness in his place, they’re still acting out.
2008 Clinton flack Peter Daou spends his days on Twitter trying keep America’s least favorite grandma relevant.
Recently, Daou launched Verrit, a site which is aimed at the people who voted for Hillary last year.
So, yeah, she is still thinking about running in 2020.
It’s easy to tell that Daou and the site are affiliated with her, because the excuses and blame never stop:
BERNIE EFFECT: @Verrit, a media startup for Clinton voters, has been attacked far more by the "left" than the right. Who does that benefit?
— Peter Daou (@peterdaou) September 6, 2017
An op-ed in The Washington Post wonders about the need for the platform.
Verrit’s founder has given himself away.
The site didn’t make much sense in the first place. Hillary Clinton crusader Peter Daou advertised Verrit, which the former Democratic nominee endorsed Sunday night, as a “media platform” designed for the 65.8 million Americans who voted for Clinton in November. Verrit is supposed to “collect and contextualize noteworthy quotes, stats, and facts for politically engaged citizens.” In practice, it slaps informational tidbits onto shareable images with seven-digit codes that allow users to … verify that the images come from Verrit.
This isn’t especially useful to anyone. The only thing Verrit is capable of debunking is parodies of Verrit. False statistics from elsewhere don’t come with codes that users can check against the site’s database. Neither, of course, do real ones. Verrit’s collection is finite — filled only with carefully curated cards that confirm Clinton voters’ views. It serves no purpose except to spare those voters the need to confront beliefs that conflict with their own.
When WaPo thinks that you’re in an ideological echo chamber you’re in real trouble.
Speculation about the Democrats and 2020 has already started. Names often mentioned are Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders (who will be a Dem again if he runs), and even Joe Biden.
There is no throaty chorus out there for Hillary Clinton.
To be sure, some of the people who used to work for her seem as determined as she is to continue her exceedingly long entitlement tantrum.
If last year’s campaign proved anything, it’s that Hillary is surrounded by people who reinforce her continued misunderstanding of reality. There is probably no doubt in her mind that she can be a viable presidential candidate, despite not having been one yet. One of the reasons there are no doubts is because the people in her inner circle won’t introduce any into her world.
They are pining away for a do-over they will never get.
WaPo continues to disparage the target audience:
All Verrit is, at its core, is what Daou has called a “sanctuary.” Daou has built a bubble for people who were already basically living in one. His is just harder to pop.
It’s a safe space for grown-ups who are still having a toddler-esque meltdown after ten months.
2020 is going to be really rough on these people.