The real reason the left lost is the GOP, an arm of the right or rich, are a deeply organized group and have organized from a county level up, they have worked themselves through every township in red states doing their best to keep the system rigged in their favor via gerrymandering the electoral map to maximize their wins state by state.
They have RW think tanks making sure their message is delivered in a timely manner. They have the media in their pocket and despite the nonsense that the media is liberal, it is not. And we know that because the media indulged all the email scandals the GOP accused Clinton of despite being constantly cleared of all wrong doing - they would keep throwing up smoke to make people believe that somewhere there was a fire.
And over and over again I heard the left trot out this drivel - no doubt to the delight of the right who orchestrated all of this.
Orchestrating this is no problem for the right - they have lots of money to throw at doing this. Figures quoted to finance the average republican's election campaign were astonishing, an example is Jeb Bush who was given over $150m in donations to run for election, a bid that failed very quickly in the primaries.
Yet people would incessantly be blathering on and on about Clinton's financing without ever questioning anybody else's funding.
The right-wing have invested decades of time and money into developing an electing machine to make sure they win and control the government which they would have pretty much done even if Clinton had won.
With the GOP constantly distracting the population with endless investigations that waste both time and money and avoid real issues with non-stop tantrums to get their own way closing down government for any reason, and constantly trying to make the left look bad, without any attempt to get anything done but pass funding bills for corporations.
Meanwhile they have think tanks to dog whistle libertarians with statements like: democrats are the same as republicans, when they clearly are not. That government is supposedly trying to destroy ... whatever ... government schools are bad... when all they are trying to do is drum up yet another way to make sure everything in our country is for profit - a huge mistake given the prison industrial complex, something libertarians called for because corporations are supposedly more efficient than government.
No corporations are NOT more efficient than government. Government doesn't have to make a profit and corporations only exist to make a profit. Making everything for profit is a huge overhead on the economy of the nation.
Then they bleat about everything government does is bad and the GOP goes out of it's way to make it so...
But then even corporations are gamed by these RW think tanks. Corporations are told their only mission is to maximize their profit share price and this is to remain supposedly competitive. This is the gambit of MBAs, accountants and lawyers. To hell with competition, customers, products or services. Corporations have little say in what is going on in the world around them because they are also chasing their tails.
Our problem is the super rich who want to control our way of life, manipulate what we think and how we think. Be very aware of the spin of late night hosts on TV and the media in general.