It’s hard to say which is more surprising—that Hillary Clinton’s health has so completely dominated her campaign of late, or that even left-leaning organizations like the Huffington Post are starting to take notice.
The Huffington Post—the same organization that announced months ago an editorial policy to add a disclaimer to all Donald Trump stories calling him out for so-called racist and xenophobic rhetoric—has taken a surprising turn to the center.
And they’re aiming their guns at Hillary.
Apparently even liberals are upset at “Illary” for lying about her sickness, but also for other major mistakes she has been making.
By covering up her pneumonia for more than two days and by making [Mitt] Romney-like statements that half of Trump’s voters are ‘deplorable,’ Hillary Clinton is committing serious unforced errors that almost make one wonder if this life-long politician ever passed Politics 101.
The writer then cited a Wall Street Journal editorial—the part where it read “Democrats are figuring out that they may have nominated the only candidate who could lose to Donald Trump”—and added this caveat: “I rarely agree with Wall Street Journal editorials.”
You know a Democrat’s in trouble when even the left-leaning media turns a critical eye.
Clinton’s handling of her pneumonia is an example of characteristic Clintonian missteps. … The smart thing to do would have been to put out a press release with the diagnosis and prognosis.
Americans would have understood, the Huffington Post’s Mogulescu wrote.
He then rebuked her for her widely reported remarks about Trump supporters, when she called them the “basket of deplorables,” and referred to them as “racist, sexist, homophobic, Islamophobic, you name it.”
Better, Mogulescu said, would have been to stay focused on criticisms of Trump, not his supporters.
By criticizing Trump’s voters instead of candidate Trump, Hillary’s statement was an elementary political blunder,” he wrote. “It was almost the equivalent of Mitt Romney’s infamous 2012 statement to his donors that 47 percent of the voters were free-loaders who don’t pay taxes and want to mooch off the government.
Actually, Romney said 47 percent of voters were dependent upon government for their financial means, a figure he cited based on entitlement statistics. And he took that statistic to draw the conclusion that those 47 percent of Americans were going to vote to reelect President Obama, no matter what his own campaign promised. As the Washington Times noted, the words that got him in trouble were these: “[My] job is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility are are for themselves.”
Media members have been drawing a parallel between Clinton’s remarks and Romney’s—and the Huffington Post is no different, in that regard.
Still, Mogulescu is far from a Republican troll, trying to sneak in a Clinton hit-piece to the Huffington Post site and bolster Trump’s campaign.
He outright states in his piece:
A Trump victory would be a disaster for the country and the world.
We may disagree with him there, but we certainly agree that Illary just shot herself in the foot—repeatedly.
Source: Huffington Post