The Babylon Bee headline was good.
“‘Trump Might Not Accept The Results Of The 2020 Election,’ Says Movement That Still Hasn’t Accepted Results Of 2016 Election.”
“Leftists are warning that President Donald Trump might not accept the results of the 2020 election,” the satirical web site wrote. “These same leftists have spent the last four years declaring that Trump is not their president, that Hillary Clinton actually won because she won the popular vote, and that Trump only won because of Russian interference.”
Because the outdated saying goes, it’s humorous as a result of it’s true.
After Mrs. Clinton’s humiliating loss in 2016 (she obtained crushed within the Electoral Faculty vote, 304-227), the Democratic nominee went on a world tour to elucidate what occurred.
For months — which was years — she blamed FBI Director James Comey, Russia, laptop bots, WikiLeaks, Bernie Sanders, Fb, Joe Biden, pretend information, Twitter, voter ID legal guidelines, the huge right-wing conspiracy, sexism, Barack Obama, ageism, youngster intercourse pervert Anthony Weiner, white girls, xenophobia, black individuals, the Electoral Faculty, the Democratic Nationwide Committee, misogyny, girls cowed by their husbands, and even former New York Metropolis Mayor Rudy Giuliani (we by no means might determine a former mayor of New York Metropolis prompted Mrs. Clinton to lose Wisconsin and Pennsylvania and Michigan and Florida and … you get the purpose).
“Well, I think it is a fair point to raise as to whether or not, if he loses, he’s going to go quietly or not. And we have to be ready for that,” the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee stated on “The Daily Show.”
Mrs. Clinton appeared on the present to push mail-in ballots — and declare that Mr. Trump is making an attempt to disenfranchise People. “There have been so many academic studies and other analyses, which point out that it’s just an inaccurate, fraudulent claim,” she stated.
“There isn’t that problem. All the games that are played … to try and keep the vote down — that’s the real danger to the integrity of our election, that combined with disinformation and misinformation and all the online shenanigans we saw in 2016,” Mrs. Clinton stated.
The sore loser has spent almost 4 years objecting to the result of the 2016 election — and made a fortune within the course of. She wrote a e-book, aptly named “What Happened,” and hawked it endlessly in public appearances, all the time pushing the conspiracy idea that the election was influenced by exterior forces — and thus Mr. Trump just isn’t actually president.
With Hillary main the cost, others have been making the identical declare, too.
“Whether he knows it yet or not, he will be leaving,” Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, stated July 20. “Just because he might not want to move out of the White House doesn’t mean we won’t have an inauguration ceremony to inaugurate a duly elected president of the United States.”
The declare that Mr. Trump will refuse to go away the White Home made its strategy to the hallowed halls of the Capitol on Tuesday.
“Mr. Attorney General,” Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, New York Democrat, requested Invoice Barr in a Home listening to, “what will you do if Donald Trump loses the election on Nov. 3 but refuses to leave office on Jan. 20?”
Mr. Barr answered: “If the results are clear, I would leave office.”
The conspiracy idea — in addition to others much more nefarious — has made its strategy to Hollywood.
Alec Baldwin, the previous “30 Rock” actor, final week tossed out a idea that Mr. Trump will deploy the navy to cease the final election in November. The actor’s feedback got here as federal brokers descended on Portland, Oregon, amid weeks of protests sparked by the Might 25 dying of George Floyd whereas in police custody.
“The ‘police’ activity in Portland, and lack of outrage over/resistance to it tells us how Trump could stop the election in November,” Mr. Baldwin wrote on Twitter. “It’s his only hope.”
The Babylon Bee joke article was good as a result of liberals declare Mr. Trump is planning on doing simply what they’ve been doing since Nov. 7, 2016 — ignore the result of the election and declare victory. And whereas it’s humorous, it’s additionally unhappy — and scary. But it surely illustrates simply how a lot Democrats concern Mr. Trump, they usually’re already organising the conspiracy idea that the 2020 election gained’t be truthful — a minimum of if Mr. Trump wins.
Mrs. Clinton has steadfastly refused to just accept the election’s final result, and now she has the audacity to assert that Mr. Trump may not settle for the tally this time round? Losers like Mrs. Clinton by no means blame themselves, and now, the two-time loser is laying the groundwork to reject the result of the 2020 election.
That’s what losers do.
• Joseph Curl lined the White Home and politics for a decade for The Washington Occasions. He may be reached at [email protected] and on Twitter @josephcurl.