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Wednesday, 13 September 2017 11:00

One way Clinton misunderstands the political moment: Most Americans aren't in the middle

Written by  Philip Bump
Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

It is by now abundantly clear that Hillary Clinton no longer cares what the haters think.

After decades in the public eye and a brutal and humiliating 2016 election, it’s easy to see why.

She’d been attacked relentlessly and often unfairly almost incessantly for 24 years before the election began, and as she got closer to the White House, the clamor increased. She would have been forgiven for thinking that her loss on Nov. 8 would quell the racket, but, as we’ve seen over the past 10 months, neither the 2016 primary nor the 2016 general election show any signs of wrapping up.

Those who loudly opposed Clinton in both of those races — including hard-left liberal supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.) in the primary and staunch Trump conservatives in the general — have reacted to her new book tour with predictable disdain. And since Clinton is now largely unshackled from any electoral repercussions for that disdain, she’s taking the opportunity to say things that have not been okayed by any pollsters.

Like this:

Both the far right and far left "want to blow up system and undermine it and all the rest of the stuff they talk about.

Read more at WashingtonPost

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