Our guest will be Professor Robert Chase. author of “We Are Not Slaves’ State Violence, Coerced Labor, and Prisoners’ Rights in Postwar America”.
A book is due out April 18th about the failed 2016 presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton and it does not paint a pretty picture of a woman who had major trustability issues with voters. Since coming out of the woods after her historical loss to Donald Trump, Clinton and her surrogates have been blaming everyone but the candidate herself. They have blamed millennials, blamed misogyny, blamed Putin and apparently she started the blame game right after losing Michigan to Bernie Sanders in the rigged Democratic Primaries.
In the book Shattered, INSIDE HILLARY CLINTON’S DOOMED CAMPAIGN by political reporters Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes, after losing the Michigan primary, Hillary blamed her campaign team for “failing to hone her message, energize important constituencies and take care of business in getting voters to the polls”.
According to the book, Hillary Clinton felt she should have been campaigning in the white working class suburbs of Michigan instead of wasting her time in Detroit and Flint which was going through a major water crisis.
In tirade against her campaign staff, Clinton said 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. In 2008, Clinton was busy portraying Obama as a foreigner and therefore untrustworthy. She was sending the same Racist signals to voters in 2008 in efforts to appeal to the same “basket of deplorables” she lamented in 2016 that attracted to Donald Trump.
According to its publisher, Shattered will offer an object lesson in how Hillary herself made victory an uphill battle, how her difficulty articulating a vision irreparably hobbled her impact with voters, and how the campaign failed to internalize the lessons of populist fury from the hard-fought primary against Bernie Sanders. Shattered will be in available in hardcover and audiobook form.