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Sun May 21, 2017, 04:15 PM

Clinton aides deny infighting captured in 'Shattered' book

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Hillary Clinton’s campaign aides are aggressively pushing back against a newly released book that portrays their operation as a dysfunctional knife-fest, insisting that, despite its flaws, the campaign was focused and supportive throughout the hard-fought election.

“Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign” hit shelves on Tuesday and presents an unflinching autopsy on Clinton’s latest failed White House bid. The authors — political reporters Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes — write about Clinton confidants angling to get campaign manager Robby Mook fired and longtime aide Huma Abedin unhelpfully targeting people who offered constructive criticism.

But Clinton’s top aides say the campaign comprised a group of people who, like their slogan said, were “Stronger Together” — even as they endured a long slog that ended in defeat.

“[T]he overarching narrative paints a picture of a campaign bogged down by infighting which as a result is paralyzed, leading to its own eventual demise,” Clinton deputy communications director Christina Reynolds wrote in a Medium post on Wednesday. “I wanted to speak out because after spending most of the campaign watching some people question the enthusiasm and our supporters, it’s hard to read a depiction of the campaign that paints a dedicated, cohesive team as mercenaries with questionable motives who lacked a loyalty to a candidate described as ‘imperial’ and removed from the campaign. That’s just not the campaign, the staff or the candidate I was in the trenches with for 18 months.”

Read More: http://www.politico.com/story/2017/04/20/clinton-aides-shattered-book-denials-237404

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StevieM May 2017 OP
Billy Jingo May 2017 #1
Mike Nelson May 2017 #2
emulatorloo May 2017 #3
Squinch May 2017 #4
WellDarn May 2017 #5
StevieM May 2017 #6

Response to StevieM (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 04:20 PM

1. Does honest effort ending in defeat sell?

 

Bad News Bears? Rocky?

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Response to StevieM (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 04:40 PM

2. Infighting...

...is a fun word. I recall "infighting" among groups that was positive... you have to have some clashing. I suppose the "nobody can say no" to Trump is a sign of no infighting? Hillary was not elected, I know and accept, but she did win.

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Response to StevieM (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 04:51 PM

3. Glad to see the folks who lived thru it pushing back on "Shattered."

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Response to StevieM (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 05:14 PM

4. Americans, especially the press, seem to have a compulsive need to lie about Hillary. Wonder why.

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Response to StevieM (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 06:09 PM

5. Isn't This the same book that reported

 

On Obama calling Clinton's handling of the email controversy "political suicide?"

Someone needs to check out the authors. There's an agenda here. Resolving differences of opinion is not chaos, it is reasoning.

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Response to WellDarn (Reply #5)

Sun May 21, 2017, 10:15 PM

6. The authors were determined to write a certain story. So they wrote it.

Facts weren't a big concern for them.

Of course, that is pretty much the story of the whole election.

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