Donald Trump said he thought the election process was rigged. He said that he would wait to see what happens before he would accept the results. The Left went nuts.
But the Donald won and Hillary lost and the shoe is on the other foot.
The Left is going nuts again this time saying the election was rigged demanding recounts and propounding all sorts of conspiracies.
Before Hillary Clinton Lost, Scrutinizing Election Results Was ‘Unpatriotic’ and ‘Undemocratic’
Now, liberals are singing a different tune.
From National Review: By PAUL CROOKSTON, November 30, 2016 @P_CROOKSTON
When Hillary Clinton was expected to win the presidency, liberals called Donald Trump’s claims that the vote would be “rigged” and his refusal to promise he’d accept the results an assault on democracy itself. In the wake of Trump’s victory, they’re singing the opposite tune.
Trump never should have called into question the legitimacy of the presidential election. But it has been amusing to watch the Left engage in the same conspiracy-mongering that it denounced as beyond the pale just weeks ago.
- Trump’s refusal to concede an election day loss now leading Politico, CNN, NYT, WaPo, WSJ, LAT and BuzzFeed. pic.twitter.com/UQPfq15558
— CJR (@CJR) October 20, 2016
Hand-wringing about Trump’s dubious claims appeared on the front page of nearly every major news source after his third and final debate with Clinton. The Associated Press’s lead story stated that Trump was “threatening to upend a fundamental pillar of American democracy.” The Toronto Star suggested that democracy on earth was at risk. A Rolling Stone piece, headlined “At the Final Debate, Trump Threatens American Democracy,” opened with a grave warning: “America. Our Republic is at risk.” The New York Times’s Charles Blow penned a piece titled “Donald Trump vs. American Democracy,” in which he called Trump’s failure to promise he would abide by the election results “horrifying . . . jaw-dropping, unprecedented, and thoroughly irresponsible.” For good measure, he added, “This is an attack on our democracy itself.”
Now that Trump has won the election, however, Democrats are suddenly concerned with the integrity of the vote. Clinton’s defeat has brought about everything from denunciations of the Constitutional electoral process to feverish accusations of vote-hacking by Russia. The evidence that election fraud sunk Hillary Clinton’s candidacy is nonexistent, so those claiming otherwise have simply asked a question: If the Russians hacked Democrats’ e-mails, why couldn’t they have hacked our election?