I wrote an article a few days ago that managed to anger many readers who lean to the right, and (not surprisingly, I guess) please those who lean left. In the aforementioned article, I said “To be clear, just today I signed a petition for a recount in several battleground states. Do I think this was a clean election? No. Do I think voter fraud is a clear and present danger? Yes. But do I think there was such rampant fraud that SCOTUS (because that is where all roads would lead) would have enough evidence to declare the election results null and void? No.“
My main point was that when all the election litigation is said and done, my guts tell me Mr. Biden will still be the President-elect, and I implored Mr. Trump to exit with grace and dignity.
If I am wrong, and Mr. Trump’s legal team actually has enough compelling evidence to reverse the results of the election, then I will own being wrong, and I will be the first to resoundingly say “the system works!”
Now hear this. The left is borderline apopletic over the idea that Mr. Trump wants to contest the results in several battleground states. Attorney General Barr has now authorized his Justice Department to investigate all “valid” claims of fraud and/or miscreant behavior. The horror!
What an utter load of manure. A considerable portion of the left never (and I mean never) accepted Donald Trump as a duly elected President. They then spent four years trying to de-legitimatize him. They stopped at nothing. They lied. They fabricated an entire Russian hoax. The scandal went all the way into President Obama’s circle of knowledge, and included the sitting CIA Director, and, of course, Hillary Clinton. They have never been held accountable.
We live in a world of double standards. What should be abundantly clear to all is that there is a progressive narrative and it is almost unilaterally supported by the main stream media. It is virtually impossible to get to the actual nub of any story. Media reports today are based upon layer after layer of subterfuge. It is embarrassing. It is scary.
I am not ready to say I was wrong when I wrote that the net result of all this litigation will still be the election of Mr. Biden. But I am ready to say I should have given more time to acknowledging the stunning hypocrisy of the left. Even Mr. Biden has morphed within a week from saying that every vote must count to saying “The people of this nation have spoken. They have delivered us a clear victory. A convincing victory.”
Ummm. There is nothing “clear” or “convincing” about last week’s election. That is the stuff of cloud-cuckoo land.
The attacks from the left have already begun. It is very reminiscent of the Nazi Brown Shirts in the 1930’s. AOC is sending tweets threatening to keep lists of all those who supported Donald Trump. Nancy Pelosi is refusing to repudiate socialism. Hey, folks, you get what you pay for!
As George W Bush said in his statement over the weekend, “President Trump has the right to request recounts and pursue legal challenges, and any unresolved issues will be properly adjudicated. The American people can have confidence that this election was fundamentally fair, its integrity will be upheld, and its outcome is clear.” I agree, and the fact that millions of those who lean left think it is outrageous that the President hasn’t yet conceded, is, well, hypocritical! I guess we shouldn’t expect any other behavior from them. It is their way or the highway and it has ever been thus.
To be clear, I am writing solely about the integrity of the American election process, without which we are nothing. Nada. Zippo. All Americans should want to know that all (and only) legal votes have been counted. The last thing Mr. Biden should want is the knowledge that he would take the oath in January, and a minimum of 70,000,000 people think he won by crooked devices. Joe Biden should be first in line to advocate for a clear and decisive victory. Where we stand now is anything but that.
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