If only there were a word like schadenfreude that we could use

Hillary Clinton had her concession speech prepared – she just never thought she’d need to read it out loud.

And when the moment came early today to admit that her lifelong dream of becoming America’s first woman president had been dashed, she simply couldn’t face the world.

The devastated Democratic candidate remained locked in her New York hotel room as it became clear that her glass ceiling had come crashing down around her.

Doesn’t bode well for how she would have acted in office, does it?

31 thoughts on “If only there were a word like schadenfreude that we could use”

  1. That health/incapacity thing was bullshit from the start. The only thing wrong with Hillary tonight is a severely lacerated ego. That’s enough to be fatal with her though.

  2. And on the pedestal these words appear:

    ‘My name is Hillarydias, queen of kings.

    Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!’

  3. as it became clear that her glass ceiling had come crashing down around her.

    Glass ceiling? Rolls eyes. Of course, the Patriarchy, AGAIN.

  4. It’s fucking hilarious. The most establishment of Establishment candidates against the Maverick, but the establishment candidate lost because the establishment prevented a woman from being President.

  5. Just love it so, so much, the evil witch bitch is not big enough to concede defeat because she was so convinced that she was going to get what she believed was her right. Spend the rest of your life as a total failure with the philandering prick of a husband you tolerated in pursuit of your dreams, you odious cow. At least you’ll have the millions you corruptly acquired through the Clinton Foundation to console you.

  6. Worrying.

    Not having conceded implies there might be a Plan B swinging into action?

    “The Florida voting machines were hacked by Putin”?

  7. “The devastated Democratic candidate remained locked in her New York hotel room as it became clear that her glass ceiling had come crashing down around her.”

    It is likely a good idea for her to get some practice at being locked in rooms.

  8. BiCR: “I think she’s seriously ill and will be dead by 2018”. I dunno about 2018, but seriously ill sounds awfully likely to me. And I don’t suppose that drowning her sorrows will do her any good.

  9. ..a word like Schadenfreude

    We could always invent our own, of course.

    Hillarity, with L×2 would be pretty much an off-the-peg solution.

  10. I’d be rather anxious in her position, and I wouldn’t be the only one. That Foundation of hers accepted millions of donations from various arab billionaires over the years, and they were not exactly scrupulous about declaring it all. Those donors aren’t going to get their quid pro quo now. Plus the tales of what some of those millions were actually used for. Then there’s the very strange behaviour of the head of the FBI, who must be the loneliest bloke in the world this morning. Finally the most improper collusion between Bill, and the Attorney General on an airstrip while Hilary was under investigation.

  11. If it is true that the President can’t pardon someone who hasn’t been charged then it may still be that Comey was a coward trying to be brave. His re-opening of the case certainly helped Trump –as did the pathetically obvious “She’s innocent again” cover-up number two.

    Who knows what pressure was applied.

    Lynch and Obama need to be dragged down also. They were in the Clinton/Democrat capers like 3d bits in a Christmas pud.

  12. I think Comey reopened the investigation and then shut it down so transparently obviously in order to send a clear message to the electorate about the truth of the matter whilst technically honouring whatever dodgy agreement he’d been backed into making with the Clintons.

  13. @S2, NielsR, I’m not so sure. His neck is now very well and truly on the block. Whereas had the presidency and the House gone Dem, he’d have been off the hook.

    I’m not sure.

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