Complaining that Clinton and her supporters seem unable "to get over it."
As if all we lost was a baseball game or something.
And not a one of them has a reasonable response when you lay it all out:
In early 2014 Clinton killing every possible Republican candidate in the polls.
They knew what their chances we're absent a scandal to throw over her head. Trey Gowdy and Jason Chaffetz led the Republicans on a 30 month innuendo filled disaster.
Not even "the discovery" of a private email server that everyone had already known about, that Clinton had used during her time as SOS.
They brought it public to coincide with Clinton's announcement of a second run for the White House.
But the damage had already been done.
The Select Committee on Benghazi released their final report in June of 2016.
The Committee was disbanded merely a month after the election having accomplished it's only real goal: to cast a shadow on Clinton's character and candidacy.
The media's role cannot be summed up, however, up as it was central to every effort to bring her down.
Studies have since shown that Clinton received far more negative media attention then almost all the other candidates combined, from both parties.
Contrary to popular belief they considered Sanders to be the far less formidable candidate.
Helping him, helped them.
The narrative he promoted about Clinton gradually shifted from "We are friends who will run a positive campaign." To "She is corrupt.
And what Sanders would not say out loud himself, his supporters would.
It was a shitstorm of slander, misinformation and outright lies which was again supported at every level of media coverage.
It wasn't of course. At least not for her.
It wasn't even close.
It never had been.
But having weathered mos of terrible coverage because of the server, constant Benghazi Committee leaks, WikiLeaks DNC Hack, and the emails themselves there was no respite.
For the first time in American history a woman was a major party nominee for the Presidency.
Want a real wake-up call?
Review the coverage of Clinton's truly historic win to that of Trump's primary win.
The die was now cast.
For as long as 3 years Russian's bots scanned and trolled Facebook and Twitter.
It was constant.
It was repetitious.
It was effective.
And almost no one knew it was happening until it was too late.
Though the final numbers for the United States are not yet known one can imagine the numbers to have been substantially higher.
Think about that.
- Donald Trump (2014, FoxNews)
Those paying attention will notice a recurring number that keeps asserting itself:
It's not a coincidence.
It just isn't.
He was right on both counts.
Though Clinton had not announced her intentions to run, by mid-2014 there wasn't a soul in Washington who didn't expect her to.
Obama had made the decision much earlier that he wanted Clinton to be his successor, and had been hinting so for some time.
Circumstantially it appears like plenty.
Guccifer told the world, Washington already knew.
It was so big that everyone completely ignored it and forgot about it until Gowdy's Special Committee needed a new angle and decided to exploit.
That's how important it was.
Democratic reactions to the tragedy never reached anything approaching partisan.
We were all Americans.
Though I have detailed a few of those reasons earlier I will list them again here in greater detail.
Yes, Hillary Clinton was not only popular, she was often the most popular.