Dear Fox News: Hillary Clinton Isn’t President. She Lost. Move On. Get Over It.

A person would be forgiven if they were to watch several hours of Fox News coverage and think Hillary Clinton was currently president. Based upon how often her name is mentioned on American’s most-watched conservative entertainment network, it’s easy to see why someone might be confused.



As Fox News has gone into overtime trying to deflect their veiwer’s attention away from Donald Trump’s expanding scandals and controversies, the network has done just about everything it can to interject Clinton’s name into as much of their coverage as possibly knowing that doing so will distract their viewers who absolutely love to hate her.

The big push lately is selling debunked conspiracies about uranium deals from five years ago, while claiming that the DNC and her campaign partially funding the dossier put together by ex-British spy Christopher Steele somehow proves she “colluded with Russia.”

If that doesn’t make sense, it shouldn’t, because it doesn’t.

Many on Fox News have been parroting the line used by Trump and his administration that Clinton colluded with Russia — against herself.

Because that make sense.

Though it goes back to the headline of this article, which was my obvious way to play off a line many Trump supporters have said to Democrats since last year’s election. Nearly every day I’m told by Trumpsters that I need to “get over it, Hillary lost.” That’s rather interesting considering most Democrats I know rarely bring her up unless they’re responding to something ridiculous Trump or his supporters are saying.

While most of us would much rather have seen Clinton win, we’ve moved on.

They haven’t.

Nearly a year later, Trump is still bringing up last year’s election. We currently have a bogus “election commission” wasting taxpayer money based on Trump’s inability to accept that Clinton received 3 million more votes than he did. When people bring up something against Trump, he’s the one who mentions Clinton’s name, soon followed by Fox News and the rest of the conservative media.

They’re the ones who can’t move on — not us.

The other day I joked with someone that I think one of the problems is that Fox News spent the last few years gearing up for a Clinton presidency so much so that when she lost, they didn’t know what to do. Bashing Clinton is big money for the conservative media. Evoking her name in some sort of negative attack brings about big ratings, page clicks, and increased traffic on social media.


That’s why they can’t let her go, they need to try to keep her relevant. Otherwise, what are they going to do — use facts to try to defend Trump’s policies and scandals?

Ha!

While I’d much rather have Clinton as president, she’s not. I don’t view Trump as my “president,” but he is, unfortunately, the person currently holding that title. Most people like myself, while disgusted by what we’re seeing, have accepted last year’s results, even if we think they were tainted and Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia. Most aren’t focused on litigating last year’s results, we’re focused on exposing the truth about how Trump “won,” whether or not he colluded with Russian agents, and how unfit he is for office.

The people who can’t get over Hillary Clinton are Trump, Republicans, and Fox News. They’re the ones who, because they can’t defend the behavior, scandals, and lies told by this administration, have utterly obsessed about a former presidential candidate.

If Hillary Clinton is guilty of some sort of crimes, fine, charge her with something and let our judicial system sort it out. If she belongs in jail, then so be it.

But guess what?

That doesn’t change anything as it pertains to Donald Trump, his incompetence, lies, or the litany of scandals (and possible crimes) plaguing him and this so-called “presidential administration.”

So I would suggest to Fox News, move on. Get over it. Hillary Clinton lost. She isn’t president. If Trump is so wonderful, as you all claim, then maybe you should spend most of your time promoting his policies and using facts to defend him from scandals instead of endlessly obsessing about a 70-year-old grandmother.

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Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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