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OKAY, this is the end. Of this list, at least. Come back tomorrow for (one post only, I swear, of) awesome things in the book about OTHER people. Mostly Bill.
121. "Of course, it helps when the candidate who gets the most votes wins the election. What an idea!"
122. She calls out Biden for saying no one related to the campaign talked about the middle class: "I find this remarkable, considering that Joe himself campaigned for me all over the Midwest and talked plenty about the middle class."
123. "That said, a small but still significant number of left-wing voters may well have thrown the election to Trump. Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate, called me and my policies 'much scarier than Donald Trump' and praised his pro-Russia stance. This isn't surprising, considering that Stein sat with Putin and Michael Flynn at the infamous Moscow dinner in 2015..." She then says Stein "wouldn't be worth mentioning" (ha!) except that she got enough votes in Those Three States to swing the results.
124. "Maybe, like actress Susan Sarandon, Stein thinks electing Trump will hasten 'the revolution.'"
125. "When I said, 'You could put half of Trump's supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables,' I was talking about well-documented reality."
126. "Democrats have to continue championing civil rights, human rights, and other issues that are part of our march toward a more perfect union. We shouldn't sacrifice our principles to pursue a shrinking pool of voters who look more to the past than the future."
127. "That vision did win the popular vote by nearly three million (yes, I'm going to keep mentioning that)."
128. "None of the factors I've discussed here lessen the responsibility I feel or the acing sense that I let everyone down. But I'm not going to sulk or disappear. I'm going to do everything I can to support strong Democratic candidates everywhere. If you're reading this book, I hope you'll do your part too."
129. "Why is the burden of opening our hearts only on half the country?"
130. "I was feeling restless and needed an emotional boost. I thought it might help to visit Val-Kill, Eleanor Roosevelt's cottage, which is one of my favorite historical sites." I too visit historical sites when I need an emotional boost.
131. "Unless people stay engaged and find ways to translate protests into political power, we aren't going to stop Trump's agenda or win future elections."
132. "Get involved in a cause that matters to you . . . Don't just think about it or talk about it: support a cause with your money, your time, and your talents."
133. "My advice would be simple: Don't let the bastards get you down. Stay true to yourself and your values. Most of all, keep going."
134. "Seriously, if anyone is thinking of quitting the Republican Party, now would be a good time."
135. About her campaign staff and volunteers, in the acknowledgments: "In fact, I asked the publisher whether we could print all your names here - more than 6,500 - but they said it would make this book twice as long. Please know that you are written in my heart, now and always."
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