Hillary Clinton: the Most Destructive Democrat in Modern American History.

What the recent interview reveals about her attitude and character.

Lauren Elizabeth
Dec 8, 2019 · 4 min read
Photo via Hillary Clinton on Instagram

Within the oligarchic structure of modern American politics, it should come as no surprise that Bernie Sanders has ruffled the feathers of quite a few both inside the government and out. But as much as the donor class on both the left and the right might not like Bernie, I don’t think anyone else thoroughly despises him more than Hillary Clinton.

Since she was forced to share a debate stage with the Vermont Senator when he challenged her for the nomination back in 2015, Hillary Clinton has not exactly been subtle about her feelings towards the man who dared to run against her. As of late, it appears that Ms. Clinton can’t speak in public without sharing her thoughts on his movement.

In a piece by CNN’s Chris Cillizza, Clinton’s recent Howard Stern interview was addressed, and stated:

Let’s be clear. Hillary Clinton is without a doubt the most destructive democrat in modern American history.

For years now, Bernie Sanders has been blamed for the disunity that continues to be showcased out in the open within the Democratic Party. For years, his campaign has been blamed for Clinton’s loss to Donald Trump. For years, he has been treated with hostility by Clinton surrogates, pundits, and other Democratic Party insiders for having the temerity to think he might have something to offer the American people that could be better than what Hillary Clinton had.

Unwilling to accept responsibility for her own electoral defeat and poor campaign strategy, Hillary Clinton has carried this bitterness and resentment towards Bernie Sanders around with her, never afraid to put it on display when given the opportunity and getting increasingly more brazen each time she does so. It will never cease to amaze me that Clinton and her friends in the democratic party machine have the audacity to accuse Bernie Sanders of being divisive, when it is Clinton who continues to stir the pot and deepen the divide with comments like the ones she shared with Howard Stern.

Out of everything she said, the last line is what bothered me and I’m sure many other leftists the most.

As even CNN’s Chris Cillizza didn’t shy away from pointing out, that was clearly the not so subtle implication that Clinton still feels Bernie has absolutely no chance of winning the nomination let alone a general election. She treats him as though he is some sort of fringe joke with no place in the democratic party, rather than as a man who awakened an entire generation of Americans and is at least partially responsible for the incredible blue wave we’ve seen in elections all across the country since the last Presidential election.

Of course, the mockery of Bernie Sanders and his message between Howard Stern and Hillary Clinton didn’t end there. They went on to liken his free college policy proposal to offering free chocolate milk to everyone, laughing and chuckling amongst themselves as they did so.

Clinton has absolutely no desire to learn, and her divisive attitude and the bitterness that comes along with it serves no one other than Donald Trump, the Republican Party, and the donor class. I can only imagine how Bernie would be treated if he was the one spewing any talking point that sticks against Hillary Clinton if she has chosen to run again.

While nearly every other candidate is either stagnant or slipping, only Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg continue to climb. Should it in fact come down to the two of them, Bernie Sanders is the one with the most donors, most volunteers, and the broadest coalition of support. It’s certainly not guaranteed, but I would say Bernie Sanders has an excellent chance. And yet here is Hillary Clinton, treating a frontrunner in the democratic race like a laughing stock who’s adding nothing of value.

At this point, I don’t think it’s a stretch by any means to suggest that Hillary Clinton would rather see Donald Trump re-elected than have Bernie Sanders as President. Not only would a Bernie victory be an affront to the donor class, but even more importantly to her it would be a rejection of her “vision” and what she deemed appropriate for the Democratic Party to aspire towards. I can’t imagine that would be particularly easy for someone with such narcissistic tendencies to come to terms with. Another Trump victory would allow her to continue to feel cheated, and that’s likely far more comfortable than accepting she failed to resonate.

Clinton may accuse Bernie Sanders of being divisive, but I can’t imagine a scenario where she would be campaigning for him 39 times like he did for her. I don’t see him mocking her, or re-hashing old fights and re-opening wounds from an election so many of us would rather forget. She would rather democrats lose the race once again than acknowledge her pride and accept that the Democratic Party under the leadership of the Clinton’s and Obama is no more.

Hillary Clinton will bring down the party, and hand Trump another four years before she sees the left come to victory under the leadership of a man like Bernie Sanders.

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Lauren Elizabeth

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Lauren is a writer & leftist with analysis on topics related to politics & policy. She can be reached at LaurenMartinchek@gmail.com or Twitter @xlauren_mx

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Lauren is a writer & leftist with analysis on topics related to politics & policy. She can be reached at LaurenMartinchek@gmail.com or Twitter @xlauren_mx

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News and ideas worthy of discourse. Fundamentally informative and intelligently analytical.

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