Please try to contain your excitement.
Hillary Clinton received a Democratic Woman of the Year Award — who else would it be? — at the Women’s National Democratic Club on Thursday, and the first tears were shed about three minutes after she took the stage.
In a room full of purple suffragist sashes and elected officials, Nuchhi Currier, the president of the organization, choked up when she said the outcome of the election — 358 days ago — was “very different from what had been anticipated.”
As the first anniversary of President Trump’s election win approaches, frustration and sadness over the loss of the first woman to be nominated for president by a major party has only seemed to grow more palpable among her supporters. Mrs. Clinton has frequently channeled their anger over the past 10 months, since Mr. Trump took office, and the awards ceremony was no different.
“I got more votes than anybody except Barack Obama in 2008,” Mrs. Clinton reminded her rapt crowd.
Over 55 minutes, Mrs. Clinton criticized the Trump administration’s “cavalier” approach to its dealings with Iran, attacked the administration’s apparent willingness to embrace Russia amid accusations of meddling in the election, discussed her approval ratings, promoted her election memoir and lamented a toxic environment for women across industries, especially in her own.
It's understandable that Ms. Currier was blindsided by the results, which were "very different from what had been anticipated," given that Clinton allegedly won the Democratic primary by effectively rigging the election. As we previously reported, ex-DNC Chairwoman Donna Brazile claimed that the Clinton campaign and the DNC had an agreement that the campaign would “control the party’s finances, strategy, and all the money raised.”
Apparently Brazile's bombshell claims had no profound impact on Clinton, who seemed unfazed as she spoke to the crowd at the Women’s National Democratic Club and bragged about how many votes she got.
It's clear that many on the left -- including Clinton herself -- remain clueless about why they lost the election last November.
Rather than do some real self-reflection in the wake of their unanticipated loss, Democrats continue to focus their energy on the #ResistTrump movement. Some prominent members of congress, including Maxine Waters, are even openly calling for Donald Trump's impeachment.
It's sad that our political system has become so divisive, that many elected officials have prioritized slamming Trump over working for the American people.