The mainstream media has launched full-scale assault on Donald Trump for undermining the legitimacy of the US electoral system by recklessly throwing around the term “rigged” every chance he gets.
While American democracy ultimately hinges on the integrity of clean elections, liberals and leftists are knee-deep in hypocrisy here. It’s a classic case of the pot calling the kettle black. To quote President Obama, perhaps these losers should have accepted defeat instead of “whining” about it.
Here are 5 times self-righteous liberals whined about supposedly “rigged” elections.
1. Gore loses to Bush in 2000 and takes him to court. To this day, Democrats argue that the 2000 presidential election was “stolen” from them. The charge is of course absurd, but that didn’t stop the liberal gatekeepers of election “integrity” to launch a crusade to prove that President George W. Bush was illegitimate. The Daily Wire’s Michael Knowles explains:
…loser Al Gore at least followed the Huffington Post’s presidential election etiquette on election night 2000 by calling and conceding to George W. Bush–until he called back and rescinded his concession, and then demanded a recount, and then contested the results of that recount, and thenthrew the election into the courts, and then continued to insinuate as recently as last week that the election results were illegitimate.
2. Howard Dean whines about the 2004 elections. In an interview with left-wing Rolling Stones magazine, former Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean perpetuated the leftist myth of “voter suppression” to suggest that election results coming out of Ohio were essentially illegitimate. In other words, the election was rigged! Here’s what Dean said at the time:
I’m not confident that the election in Ohio was fairly decided. We did our own Democratic party study in Ohio with a panel of experts. We absolutely know that there was a systematic voter suppression. We couldn’t say one way or another if the election was stolen. We couldn’t rule it out, but we couldn’t prove that it was. We know that there was substantial voter suppression, and the machines were not reliable. That’s clear.
3. Jesse Jackson demands that the US Justice Department initiate an “inquiry” into the 2000 presidential election. In the days following Al Gore’s loss to George W. Bush, many prominent voices on the Left, including race-baiting extraordinaire Rev. Jesse Jackson, issued a series of demands to every government agency at their disposal in order to challenge the results of the election. Jackson actually called on the US Department of Justice to launch an “inquiry” into Florida, where Gore famously fell just a few thousand votes short of Bush, sealing his fate as a climate change preacher.
4. Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore makes a movie stating flat-out that Florida “was stolen” by Bush. The infamous “documentary” Fahrenheit 9/11 might as well be liberal pornography. The film goes out of its way to espouse a variety of leftist conspiracy theories. Many of them targeted every liberal’s favorite strawman, George W. Bush. Citing partisan officials, Moore’s film suggests that Gore was the rightful winner of the 2000 election. If one assumes this assertion is true, then by default Bush was an illegitimate head of state.
5. Liberal publications including Salon, Talking Points Memo, and Rolling Stones all publish hit-pieces in 2004, arguing that the GOP essentially rigged the election for Bush in Ohio. “Was the 2004 election stolen?” stated one Rolling Stones headline. “Is the GOP stealing Ohio?” read another Salon headline. The list goes on and on.