Hillary Clinton won the popular vote. While not the same as winning the Electoral College, it does give her huge political capital. A great many people believed in her and voted for her. That alone gives her political capital, when she speaks people will listen.
That being said, the Democrat party had big losses. I would not blame them for reassessing their strategies. The smarter amongst them have gone a bit quiet. Unsure of Donald Trumps strategies, they have withdrawn their verbiage. They most likely are waiting for a perceived flaw to expose itself, then they will unleash new and updated verbiage. Politics as a chess game.
Unfortunately for the party, the leadership has doubled down on the same rhetoric that lost them the election in the first place. The Alt Media diatribe didn’t really work, so Hillary replaced it with the False Media diatribe. For her party, this is a huge mistake. Hillary has taken a sample of what is commonly known as “clickbait” and blamed it for her loss. Clickbait is a commonly used practice to sell advertising revenue. Simply, use some crazy headline and story to get page views. The page views then are used to get advertising revenue. Most internet users know Clickbait for what it is. What Hillary failed to realize is clickbait is an equal opportunity opportunist. They also targeted Trump, probably more so.
Another problem for Hillarys plan is the acknowledgement by most that there was collusion between Hillary and the major media outlets. Even Hillarys biggest fans must acknowledge that the mainstream media lied to them. Now Hillary calls any media that doesn’t conform to the views of her collusionary media the “False Media”. Pretty darned absurd!
One reason I started this blog is I don’t believe the media. Haven’t believed it in decades. Obviously I have been right when ninety five percent of the media has been wrong. Sure I have made a few mistakes. I suspect that this blog has made a few lists of banned media. I am pretty sure if Hillary could have had her way, I wouldn’t be blogging.
I really do believe Hillary believes in the power of the media, and her need to control it. I suspect that the reason that she brought up the video “The innocence of the Muslims” was to give the government the ability to control independent media. Halfway through that particular plan, she decided that it wasn’t the place or time. Just me opinion.
Finally, back to Clickbait. Clickbait is a symptom of the commercialism that the Democrats are so fond of. The great entertainment empire is built on commercialization. There would be no Ellen without commercials. There would be no The View, without commercials. No CNN or Fox, no MSNBC. There might not even be a Bubbatrump. I write for no revenue, however my host WordPress does sell ad space on this site.
So Hillary, Clickbait is not the problem. Commercialism is. I suggest that you use your very substantial political capital to find a cure to blatant commercialization of your party.