Missed opportunities

Hillary Clinton can’t contain her joy over stripped-down studs

So many things went wrong on election day, it’d be impossible to tally them all.

But if you were to somehow rank all the missteps, mistakes and missed opportunities from the fateful night of November the 8th and rank them by importance, somewhere very, very far down the list would be five unnamed musclebound men.

And unlike most of the wrong turns that night, this one can be undone.

Stephen Colbert hosted an election night special on Showtime, and the show took a decidedly hellish direction when the results of the contest became clear.

One of the gags he and his team had to abandon after Trump’s victory solidified involved a gaggle of naked dudes. Hey, it was Showtime after all.

Colbert, not one to let a joke go to waste, decided to present the bit to Hillary during her appearance on The Late Show Tuesday night.

It’s safe to say she was into it:

The interview wasn’t all jokes, though.

Clinton talked everything from the difficulties of writing her new book:

“It wasn’t easy. It was painful. It was horrible, reliving it. And, you know, being as candid, open as I could be about the mistakes I made, and talking about those. But also trying to come to grips, as I write in the book, about everything from sexism and misogyny to voter suppression to the unusual behavior of the former Director of the FBI, and the Russians. And the Russians.”

To her thoughts on Trump’s frightening recent address to the United Nations:

“I thought it was very dark, dangerous, not the kind of message that the leader of the greatest nation in the world should be delivering…You should lead with diplomacy…You should lead with the commitment to try and avoid conflict however you can.”

You can watch the entire appearance below:



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6 Comments

  • Brody

    Pretty convincing for a reputed lesbian . . .
    (and any criticisms of this comment will be construed as anti-lesbianism, so don’t)

  • mhoffman953

    “as I write in the book, about everything from sexism and misogyny to voter suppression to the unusual behavior of the former Director of the FBI, and the Russians”

    Sounds like the blame game

    • Brody

      Liberals are nothing if not victims of . . .
      White privilege, male patriarchy, homophobia, misogyny, racism, the Koch brothers, Islamophobia, bullying, Russian meddling, capitalism, pipelines, conservative college speakers, heterosexism, the climate, every Republican ever voted into office, and of course, we deplorables who dared to support a candidate they did not.
      So yeah, there are plenty of boogeymen to pass the buck on to rationalize her loss.

    • captainburrito

      To be fair I’m not sure how well a book admitting her own failures would do. Not sure her supporters would be willing to shell out money for that. They may on outrage and assigning blame however. This narrative also gets her in the current news cycle.

    • mhoffman953

      @captainburrito

      If she took the blame and admitted to not campaigning enough, screwing up in life to make the public distrust her and her skeezy husband, failing to talk about the issues on the campaign trail by focusing too much on trashing Trump, and other failures, then it would at least come across as respectable that she can admit those things.

      Plus the constant coughing, throwing up green stuff into a glass, and falling down then being thrown face first onto her stomach in a van probably didn’t give the public too much confidence in her stamina.

      It’s funny too how she stated on The View that during the 2nd Presidential Debate that Trump was “stalking” her and it made her clam up and become fearful. Those are not qualities of a strong leader. Imagine if she was alone in a room with Putin or other leaders, would she cower like she claims she did in the debate? Plus Trump didn’t “stalk” her during the debate, she walked over to his side of the stage and stood there while Trump remained by his chair and he never once walked over to her side.

  • abachooklas

    One for every excuse. The blame game continues.

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