Everything Hillary Supporters Are Blaming for Defeat (Except Her)

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By Heat Street Staff | 10:10 am, November 9, 2016

For Hillary supporters, today feels like a bad dream. It also marks the start of a quest for somebody to blame.

Think perhaps the candidate herself is to blame? Obviously not! Give these guys a try:

1. James Comey

For some of Team Clinton, their candidate was doing just fine until a fateful letter just over a week ago brought it all crashing down.

2. The electoral college

At 9am this morning, Clinton had amassed 59,204,408 votes nationally, to Trump’s 59,058,307 — putting her technically ahead. But, like Gore in 2000, Clinton is the second democratic candidate to lose a national election while having won the popular vote. So the Democrats’ solution? Abolish it.


3. Anthony Weiner

Disgraced Congressman Anthony Weiner, whose alleged sexually explicit chats with a 15-year-old girl prompted the FBI’s second investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails, has turned into number one whipping boy for sulky Democrats. Bill Maher recently lashed out at Weiner calling “the c*ck that ended the world” and said he would “f*cking kill” him if Hillary Clinton lost the election.

Do they have safe houses in rehab centers?

4. Wikileaks and Julian Assange

Julian Assange has been heavily criticized for what many saw as a partisan efforts to influence the U.S. presidential election by releasing information only damaging to Hillary Clinton. The organization has published thousands of emails stolen from Democratic Party officials, but has not released anything on Republicans.

5. Third-party voters

Hillary supporters were quick to chastise third party voters who chose to cast their ballot for libertarian and green party candidates Gary Johnson and Jill Stein, assuming this was a vote wasted on Hillary.

6. The media

Oh the irony.

7. Sexism

That one was inevitable. Liberal pundits and democratic supporters are saying sexism and the (decidedly impenetrable) glass ceiling are to blame for Hillary Clinton’s defeat.

8. Everything