Hillary Clinton’s continued obsession with inflicting herself upon a public that told her to go away almost a year ago is now giving agita to those who used to be close to her.
According to Politico, the Democrats are sweating her impending book tour.
President Donald Trump may be the only person in politics truly excited about Hillary Clinton’s book tour.
Democratic operatives can’t stand the thought of her picking the scabs of 2016, again — the Bernie Sanders divide, the Jim Comey complaints, the casting blame on Barack Obama for not speaking out more on Russia. Alums of her Brooklyn headquarters who were miserable even when they thought she was winning tend to greet the topic with, “Oh, God,” “I can’t handle it,” and “the final torture.”
Political reporters gripe privately (and on Twitter) about yet another return to the campaign that will never end. Campaign operatives don’t want the distraction, just as they head into another election season. And members of Congress from both parties want the focus on an agenda that’s getting more complicated by the week.
But with a new NBC News poll showing her approval rating at 30 percent, the lowest recorded for her, Clinton kicks it off on Tuesday with a signing at the Union Square Barnes & Noble in New York. She’ll keep it going all the way through December, all across the country.
It really isn’t clear anymore who comprises Hillary’s inner circle, if she even has much of one left these days. What is abundantly clear, however, is that whomever is in it only tells her what she wants to hear.
That also is what probably doomed her last year, in addition to her legendary lack of likability.
This is nothing but good news for the Republicans and President Trump. Hillary’s tortured turns in the spotlight will invariably be covered by the MSM, because they just can’t help themselves. That will provide some media cover for the bumbling GOP Congress and should give the president some good material with which to mock Mrs. Clinton.
It isn’t just anonymous former staffers who are dreading the return of America’s Least Favorite Grandma:
“Maybe at the worst possible time, as we are fighting some of the most high-stakes policy and institutional battles we may ever see, at a time when we’re trying to bring the party together so we can all move the party forward — stronger, stronger together,” said Rep. Jared Huffman, a Democrat who represents a Northern California district. “She’s got every right to tell her story. Who am I to say she shouldn’t, or how she should tell it? But it is difficult for some of us, even like myself who’ve supported her, to play out all these media cycles about the blame game, and the excuses.”
That’s gonna leave a mark.
The dirty little secret while the press wails about the Republicans is that the Democrats are in disarray too. Despite a generous hand from the media as it constantly tries to create noise and distractions for President Trump, the Democrats have no been able to really pick up any momentum of their own.
They still have no real coherent message to offer voters beyond, “We don’t like the president.”
When they do start talking policy, it’s far left progressive policy, and that’s not going to win over the heartland voters they’ve lost.
Hillary Clinton’s four month long reminder tour of the party’s most bitter recent failure will be a test for them. Will some members of the party who are more prominent start speaking out against her?
She isn’t doing much to earn “respected elder stateswoman” status from the Democrats. That is probably because she probably considers herself viable candidate, even if no one outside of her kitchen does.
One thing is certain: you’ll want to check President Trump’s Twitter feed the morning after Hillary’s first promotional appearance.