BROOKLYN – On a conference call with campaign staff yesterday, John Podesta went over results of the party’s election autopsy report, trying to soothe the pain that Clinton surrogates are experiencing following Hillary’s shocking loss to Donald Trump for the presidency.
“Our analysis is that Hillary, and many of us on this call, were just not arrogant enough to suit the American electorate,” Podesta explained. “We thought we, and our accomplices in the media, were about as arrogant, self-righteous, and entitled as we could be. But, looking back, you sometimes realize you could have done more.”
“This is the only thing we can find that we did wrong. Otherwise, I wouldn’t change a thing. Hillary, the Obama’s, and all those who campaigned for her, thought we were being about as arrogant and self-assured that we had the election in the bag as we could have been. In the end, it wasn’t enough.”
The Democratic Party has a long-standing tradition of doubling down on bad ideas. Instead of heeding the advice from a taxi driver on an episode of Seinfeld, in which the character says, “Smugness is not a good quality,” Podesta feels that with a little more smirking, cockiness, and condescending tone from all those who fought on her behalf, Hillary would be polishing her crown right now.