The irony, it burns like FIRE.
Can Republicans relearn how to accept political outcomes they don’t like?
Note: this is NOT the Bee. Incredible as it seems, the guy appears to be serious.
One occasionally hears liberals muse that even if Trump were to lose next year, he might simply refuse to vacate the White House. This seems a highly unlikely scenario, especially since there may be nothing Trump fears more than public humiliation. Instead, what is far more likely is that Trump would not have to be physically removed from the Oval Office, but would — starting immediately after Election Day and continuing into his post-presidential life — undertake a campaign to discredit the results.
He might claim, as he did after the 2016 election, that millions of people voted illegally against him.
Which is, y’know, true.
He might allege that a foreign country hacked the voting machines (not Russia, of course — Vladimir Putin would never do such a thing).
And it only took you three years, millions of dollars, and the whole Mueller fraudulent waste of time to admit it.
He’ll certainly object that the media were biased against him.
Which is, y’know, true.
All of it would be, in Trumpian style, unburdened by facts but nevertheless convincing to his devoted supporters.
Every last one of whom are a damned sight more knowledgeable, well-informed, and just plain honest than you are, apparently. A lot more loony logorrhea follows this stinking pile of puerile projection, ending thusly:
If those Republicans send a message that the election’s outcome was unfortunate but not cause for a revolution, things could calm down quickly. But I fear they may not have it in them, that the way they tried to delegitimize Barack Obama will be not half as bad as what they have in store for the next Democratic president.
We can only hope.
Trump might not have the attention span to lead a revolution, but Republicans know how to spend years sabotaging a president. As depressing as it is to say, that might be the best outcome we can hope for.
After the outrageous gyrations we’ve all spent the past three years witnessing from these gibbering, delusional maniacs, one can only stand back and admire the sheer balls on this guy for attempting to fob his own side’s refusal to accept defeat onto us, however hamhandedly he does it. This, mind, after we stoically endured eight years of His Most Puissant Majesty, Barry Soetero, without trying to launch a revolution. Hell, we didn’t even bring up doing away with the Electoral College—not even once. Matt Margolis puts the cherry on top:
Has Waldman not been paying attention for the last two-and-a-half years? Heck, the last ten? You can’t criticize Barack Obama’s policies without being accused of racism. No barrage of facts is enough to sully their perception of Obama’s messianic status. Meanwhile, after eight years of deluding themselves into believing Obama’s infallibility, they’ve convinced themselves that Trump is the exact opposite, the embodiment of pure evil, who only got elected because Putin hacked our elections. To this day, despite all evidence to the contrary, the left still thinks Russia elected Trump, and have been obsessed with impeaching him from the start. Need I remind him that on January 20, 2017, the Washington Post, the same paper he wrote his piece for, published an article titled, “The campaign to impeach President Trump has begun.”
Waldman says that Trump’s potential defeat, and the refusal to accept it, leaves a “genuine potential for violence.” Has he heard of Antifa? This goes to show you how true it is when the left accuses the right of doing something, it’s the left that is actually guilty of it.
Mike’s Iron Law of Liberalism holds true across the board—at all times, in all ways, each and EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.