The Democratic National Committee announced on Sunday that Hillary Clinton's campaign had turned over its email list, giving the party a major boost as it rebuilds under a new chair and prepares for the midterm elections next year and the 2020 presidential race.Emphases mine.
The list, provided as an in-kind contribution from the Hillary for America campaign organization, includes more than 10 million new names that the DNC did not have on its voter files, according to both Clinton and DNC aides. The contribution was valued as $3.5 million, according to data from the Federal Election Commission.
..."[P]utting the DNC on a strong footing is something that she's been very focused on since the campaign, when she set out to leave the DNC in the black and did so," said Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill. "But in addition to a strong financial footing, sharing campaign data and resources is something she views as critical to electing Democrats in 2017, 2018 and beyond. It is an important and unprecedented step toward a strong, unified Democratic Party going forward."
Hillary Clinton's whole career has been defined by the hideous misogyny of Can't Fucking Win, and the aftermath of the 2016 election has been no exception. If she doesn't say anything publicly, she's not stepping up. If she does say something publicly, she should go away. She can't fucking win.
But Clinton has never allowed herself to be sidelined by the impossibility of meeting these unfair and contradictory standards. So here she is once again, plowing ahead despite being expected to play by rules in a game no person could ever win.
"What is Hillary even doing?"— Melissa McEwan (@Shakestweetz) April 17, 2017
"Oh, just building the Democratic Party. Like she's been doing for 40 years."
For years, Clinton has been followed by narratives about her voracious ego and destructive ambition, and, at this point, it should be abundantly clear that the only people who believe those narratives are people who want an excuse to hate her.
We know what a candidate who is driven sheerly by ego looks like: All we have to do is cast our gazes toward the White House.
By stark contrast, Clinton has followed up her loss—after a campaign in which her (temporarily) Democratic primary opponent traded on three decades of Republican lies about her to create a gross caricature of her record; a large swath of Democratic voters uncritically regurgitated lies about her and shared gross memes about her; the media was ruthlessly cruel to her; her general election opponent engaged in rank misogyny against her; a foreign government orchestrated a campaign to defeat her, about which her warnings were not heeded; and then she was blamed for being a "shitty candidate" despite winning the popular vote—by giving an extraordinary gift to her party, because she cares about this country, its people, and its future in unfathomable measure.
Hillary Clinton is one of the greatest patriots this nation has ever known. And anyone who doesn't see that is making a grand effort not to.
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Relatedly: I did some tweetstorming over the weekend about Hillary Clinton having gotten Donald Trump exactly right during the campaign, and how none of the election postmortems address the reality that everything we talk about regarding Trump these days are things about which Clinton warned us. I have Storified those tweets, for anyone who would like to read them.