New Book Reveals Inside Details Of Hostile Clinton Campaign: "We Got An Ass-Chewing"

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Anyone who has consumed any bit of mainstream media over the past several months is undoubtedly aware of that fact that Hillary Clinton only lost the 2016 presidential election because of the hostile actions of a bitter foreign Superpower colluding with the Trump campaign to undermine her destiny of becoming the first female Supreme Ruler President of the United States.

Unfortunately, a new book, due out on April 18th and entitled "Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign," paints a slightly different picture, courtesy of inside scoops, of a campaign that was destined for defeat from the very beginning due to one simple issue: a flawed candidate.  From the book:

It was never supposed to be this close. And of course she was supposed to win. How Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election to Donald Trump is the tragic story of a sure thing gone off the rails. For every Comey revelation or hindsight acknowledgment about the electorate, no explanation of defeat can begin with anything other than the core problem of Hillary's campaign--the candidate herself.

For those who just can't wait for April 18th to indulge in more Clinton drama, below are a couple of brief excerpts courtesy of authors Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes as originally published on The Hill.

The first anecdote tells the story of a candidate prone to extreme anger and more focused on humiliating staffers than adapting to salvage a failed campaign that struggled to even defeat Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primaries.

‘We Got An Ass-Chewing’

 

Hillary was so mad she couldn’t think straight. She was supposed to be focused on the prep session for that night’s Univision debate in Miami, but a potent mix of exhaustion and exasperation bubbled up inside.

 

She’d been humiliated in the Michigan primary the night before, a loss that not only robbed her of a prime opportunity to put Bernie Sanders down for good but also exposed several of her weaknesses. How could she have been left so vulnerable? She knew — or at least she thought she did. The blame belonged to her campaign team, she believed, for failing to hone her message, energize important constituencies and take care of business in getting voters to the polls. And now, Jake Sullivan, her de facto chief strategist, was giving her lip about the last answer she’d delivered in the prep session.

 

“That’s not very good,” Sullivan corrected.

 

“Really?” Hillary snapped back.

 

The room fell silent.

 

“Why don’t you do it?”

 

The comment was pointed and sarcastic, but she meant it. So for the next 30 minutes, there he was, pretending to be Hillary while she critiqued his performance.

 

Every time the Yale lawyer and former high school debate champ opened his mouth, Hillary cut him off. “That isn’t very good,” she’d say. “You can do better.” Then she’d hammer him with a Bernie line.

 

It wasn’t just Sullivan in her crosshairs. She let everyone on her team have it that day. “We haven’t made our case,” she fumed. “We haven’t framed the choice. We haven’t done the politics.”

 

“She was visibly, unflinchingly pissed off at us as a group,” said one aide who was in the room for the humiliating scene. “And she let us know she felt that way.”

 

Hillary had been up into the wee hours the night before, agitating over her loss. This is because we made poor choices about where we traveled, she thought. She emailed Robby Mook to tell him she believed she’d spent too much time in the cities of Detroit and Flint and not enough in the working-class white suburbs around them. Sensing just how angry she was, Mook responded by putting together a morning conference call so that Hillary could vent. But that didn’t settle her; if anything, it left her more perplexed and angry, as her debate-prep team witnessed firsthand.

 

Her aides took the browbeating — one of several she delivered in person and on the phone that day — in silence. They had a lot of their own thoughts on what went wrong, some of which echoed Hillary’s assessment: her message was off for Michigan, and she had refused to go hard against trade; Mook had pinched pennies and failed to put organizers on the ground; the polling and analytics were a touch too rosy, meaning the campaign didn’t know Bernie was ahead; she had set up an ambiguous decisionmaking structure on the campaign; and she’d focused too heavily on black and brown voters at the expense of competing for the whites who had formed her base in 2008. The list went on and on.

 

The underlying truth — the one that many didn’t want to admit to themselves — was the person ultimately responsible for these decisions, the one whose name was on the ticket, hadn’t corrected these problems, all of which had been brought to her attention before primary day. She’d stuck with the plan, and it had cost her.

 

While the campaign projected a ­drama-free tenor, it was reminiscent of other moments of frustration.

Hillary

 

Of course, it was also not Hillary's fault that she broke numerous federal laws with her email scandal resulting in significant media coverage, but rather, the fault of her staffers for not being able to refocus that negative media attention on her policy initiatives....a mistake that earned staffers yet another "ass-chewing" from both Bill and Hillary.

Months earlier, Hillary Clinton turned her fury on her consultants and campaign aides, blaming them for a failure to focus the media on her platform.

 

In her ear the whole time, spurring her on to cast blame on others and never admit to anything, was her husband. Neither Clinton could accept the simple fact that Hillary had hamstrung her own campaign and dealt the most serious blow to her own presidential aspirations.

 

That state of denial would become more obvious than ever to her top aides and consultants during one conference call in the thick of the public discussion of her server. Joel Benenson, Mandy Grunwald, Jim Margolis, John Anzalone, John Podesta, Mook, Huma Abedin and Dan Schwerin were among the small coterie who huddled in Abedin’s mostly bare corner office overlooking the East River at the campaign’s Brooklyn headquarters. Hillary and Bill, who rarely visited, joined them by phone.

 

Hillary’s severe, controlled voice crackled through the line first. It carried the sound of a disappointed teacher or mother delivering a lecture before a whipping. That back end was left to Bill, who lashed out with abandon. Eyes cast downward, stomachs turning — both from the scare tactics and from their own revulsion at being chastised for Hillary’s failures — Hillary’s talented and accomplished team of professionals and loyalists simply took it. There was no arguing with Bill Clinton.

 

You haven’t buried this thing, the ruddy-cheeked former president rasped. You haven’t figured out how to get Hillary’s core message to the voters. This has been dragging on for months, he thundered, and nothing you’ve done has made a damn bit of difference. Voters want to hear about Hillary’s plans for the economy, and you’re not making that happen. Now, do your damn jobs.

 

“We got an ass-chewing,” one of the participants recalled months later.

 

Hillary came back on the line to close the lecture. It was hard to tell what was worse — getting hollered at by Bill or getting scolded by the stern and self-righteous Hillary. Neither was pleasant. You heard him, she admonished. “Get it straight.”

But, Russia.

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greenskeeper carl's picture

 I don't usually care about shit like this, but ill probably give this one a read.

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Donald Trump (not verified) greenskeeper carl Apr 12, 2017 4:35 PM

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Franklin Mint Chip (not verified) Donald Trump Apr 12, 2017 4:36 PM

And now... ZH'ers are "chewing" Donald's orange, pro-NATO, pro-Globalist ass instead.

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bob_bichen (not verified) Franklin Mint Chip Apr 12, 2017 4:38 PM

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Franklin Mint Chip (not verified) bob_bichen Apr 12, 2017 4:40 PM

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bob_bichen (not verified) Franklin Mint Chip Apr 12, 2017 4:41 PM

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fleur de lis's picture

Is there any footage of Hillary at the moment she realized that she lost?

It must have been perilous indeed to be within reach of her claws.

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I really don't know whats funnier...old, white, washed up has been crone Alinskyite crony-socialist Hillary struggling to overcome the old, white Marxist male Bernie or Trump just grabbin her by the pussy & kicking her ass!...LMMFAO!!!

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If she has a pussy, I'd bet it has teeth.

nmewn's picture

lol...well, it did scare the shit out of Bubba...and when it comes to pussy, he's fearless ;-)

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Now you know why Webb Hubbell drew the short straw. Everybody wanted to party with Bill but Mama had to be satisfied, by someone. Anyone. Little boxes from Tiffany and big dollar commodities trades weren't enough. Some poor mook was gonna have to "bell the cat" so Bill could get out to play. And it wasn't gonna be Bill, he had favors and contracts to dole out. He could afford a sub-contractor to "do" the Nasty old skank.

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Eff you nmewn.   I just spit out my dinner laughing so hard from reading that comment.

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Donald Trump (not verified) Franklin Mint Chip Apr 12, 2017 4:42 PM

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Donald Trump (not verified) chunga Apr 12, 2017 4:46 PM

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Franklin Mint Chip (not verified) Donald Trump Apr 12, 2017 4:46 PM

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lovemesomeZH's picture

I thank God Hillary didn't win. I want a wall, immigration enforcement, no more obamacare, good jobs, less regulations. I would also like no war, but I will take what i can get.  Trump is far from perfect and his foreign policy is not what I would like him to do But, I can't imagine what this country would be like with Hillary.

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All those thing would be nice but I'm really just happy we DON'T HAVE HILLARY. A dead, mutant dog would be preferable to Ms. Clinton. Whew! (But WTF is wrong with Trump recently? Did they switch him out for an evil clone?)

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Obviously this book was written by Putin. /sarc off

NurseRatched's picture

I did not want Hillary to win, either. And that is why I think her staff did an awesome job! To find a team that accomplished less with more - you have to go back to the Jeb Bush braintrust.

Hillary's team pissed away hundreds of millions of dollars donated by liberal true believer - and they accomplished nothing. All that fawning media attention - and they turned it into failure.

Hillary's team did a perfect job and they all deserve a Congressional Medal of Honor!

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bob_bichen (not verified) Franklin Mint Chip Apr 12, 2017 4:44 PM

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Franklin Mint Chip (not verified) bob_bichen Apr 12, 2017 4:45 PM

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Probably because your I.Q. and the chimps is identical. 

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Im all for freedom of speech, and I hate to see people get banned, but this guy and all his profiles have ruined this thread. Time to go.

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While I appreciate your fight against spam, perhaps you would be best served by simply letting us know that particular poster you're replying to is a spammer, with the link to report abuse.

 

Listing the entire gaggle of spamwads every single time clutters the page...and makes you a spammer.

 

It's spamception. 

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I wish you didn't tell the guy that's bitching a lot in his post not to bitch so much in his post because now you're bitching and it's making me bitch.

 

Good job, spam catcher!!

Keep up the good fight.

 

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I have tried to make that argument to this moron in the past....I think he is trying to keep anyone from reading anything negative about Jews with his attempt at censorship. 

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send their asses back to arkansas, preferably six feet under.

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Donnie - 

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Franklin Mint Chip (not verified) SILVERGEDDON Apr 12, 2017 4:55 PM

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greenskeeper carl's picture

Hardly surprising. I hear the Boy Scouts frown upon that sort of thing

Joe Sichs Pach's picture

Interesting how they only now feel safe to talk about it.
The true sign that the Clintons reign is over.

SantaClaws's picture

Not so fast.  Watch that guy in North Korea hire Hillary to be his chief negotiator with the Trump administration.

fellatio is not fattening's picture

I truly can't wait for the numerous books that will be written and published around late 2018, once the authors are sure she's going to be unable to hire them again, once that's assured the information about both her AND Obama will be mindblowing