Democrats live by the adage, “Do as we say, not as we do.” They blast Americans for destroying the environment while flying private jets to climate change summits. They accuse conservatives of excessive “violence” even as they loot and burn entire cities to the ground.
And they challenge election results, even when no path to victory exists.
On November 7, Republican Bob Anderson won the Loudoun County, Virginia Commonwealth’s Attorney race, narrowly defeating Democrat incumbent Buta Biberaj.
Anderson held a 1,021-vote lead as of Wednesday morning, and the Virginia Public Access Project had called the election in his favor. But Biberaj refuses to concede, claiming that there were still about 2,000 outstanding votes in the Loudoun County race, which were set to be counted by November 13. But the reality is far different than Biberaj claims. All mail-in, early voting, and in-person ballots have been counted.
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Given the events of 2016 and 2020, Republicans have little patience for Democrats’ moral posturing on issues like “election denial” and “saving democracy.” And past elections are rife with examples of Democrats crying “foul” and refusing to acknowledge results that end in losses.
Take, for example, former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, who faced defeat in 2018 at the hands of her Republican rival Brian Kemp. Instead of accepting the people’s voice, she announced plans to initiate legal action against Georgia’s election system and began fundraising to overturn the election.
But Abrams resents comparisons between her refusal to accept her gubernatorial loss and former President Donald Trump’s concerns over the 2020 election results. It was, after all, a different kind of fraud. Abrams chose to contest the election over false and exaggerated claims of “voter suppression.”
It’s a symptom of the profound refusal of the left to accept results they dislike. Failed Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton continuously claims that the 2016 election was “stolen” from her. Throughout the Trump presidency, Clinton consistently referred to him as an “illegitimate president.”
It was a repeated pattern of election denial by Clinton. In 2000, both Hillary and her husband Bill refused to acknowledge Republican George W. Bush’s presidential election victory over Democrat Al Gore, claiming he had been “selected,” not elected. Hillary claimed that the only way Republicans could win the election was by stopping the vote recount in Florida. Gore’s loss was denounced by key Democrats, from former President Jimmy Carter to then-DNC chairman Terry McAuliffe and Gore himself.
In 2004, Democrats were at it again. Thirty-one House Democrats voted to reject the electoral votes from Ohio, a state that was a key player in securing a second victory for George W. Bush.. House Democrats in 2005 authored a report asserting the presence of “numerous, serious election irregularities” in Ohio.
Clinton has called for dismantling the Electoral College because, in her 2016 election bid, she won the “popular vote.” The hypocrisy is staggering since her husband, Bill Clinton, won in 1992 with less than fifty percent of the “popular vote.”
Clinton’s rallying cry of “Trump is an illegitimate president” was carried on throughout Trump’s term by noted Democratic leaders like Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), former President Carter, and Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga). Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) took to social media to claim, “Our election was hijacked. There is no question.”
Notably, President Joe Biden, fearful of projected massive losses, called the integrity of the 2022 mid-term elections into question before voting began. The President and Democrats at large ignored the numerous voting irregularities seen nationwide during the mid-terms because they benefited Democrats.
Democrats frequently call their supporters to engage in violent protests. In 2017, following protestors’ seizure of Hong Kong’s legislature, Pelosi noted that a violent protest is “a beautiful thing to behold.” 2018 found her lamenting, “I just don’t know why there aren’t uprisings all over the country.”
Also in 2018, Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) told a crowd to go to the Hill and “get up in the faces of some congresspeople.” In 2020, Representative Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) told Joe Scarborough, host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, that “there needs to be unrest in the streets for as long as there’s unrest in our lives.” Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA) has repeatedly called for Democrats to engage in violence against Republican lawmakers.
Americans outside Virginia might not be tuning in to the Loudoun County Commonwealth’s Attorney race, but it’s worth a closer look. It’s another clear example of a repeated pattern of double standards often seen in the Democratic Party. What’s notable is that the left seems so emboldened that they no longer try to hide their hypocrisy. It’s become synonymous with who they are, so commonplace that it has become an accepted part of their core values.