With their reluctance to simply accept the crushing losses inflicted upon the Democrats by Donald Trump and the GOP, many liberals and progressives have embraced election trutherism. According to the loony left there is just no way that Queen Hillary could have been blocked from her rightful throne unless there was a good amount of cheating on behalf of Republicans who they overwhelmingly believe stole the election.
It’s an interesting conspiracy theory when considering that the same leftist whackos spent months wailing about how the “Russians” and Vladimir Putin were going to hack the voting machines to put Trump into the White House.
In this humble writer’s travels through the moonbat fever swamps of the liberal blogosphere there appear to be three dominant strains of election trutherism that are circulating.
1) Hillary actually won: This is the dominant meme being pushed and is being promoted by the establishment media. Trump actually LOST because he had fewer popular votes than Mrs. Clinton.
This one is particularly effective due to the lack of civics knowledge that exists with the Millennials and the Democrats need to keep exploiting their dumbed-down base who don’t get it that the Electoral College is used to determine winners in presidential elections, not the popular vote.
In posting comments at a number of prog sites, rather than attempting to explain the concept behind the Electoral College to emotionally unhinged dinguses I tried using the following analogy:
Say that the New England Patriots are playing the Dallas Cowboys in the Super Bowl.
Tom Brady throws for a whopping 400 + yards and four touchdowns but alas the Dak Prescott led Cowboys eke out a 38-37 win. While New England and Brady may have won the statistical battle in terms of sheer yardage the Pats still came out on the wrong end of what is ultimately used to determine the winner of the game. It’s the same principle with the Electoral College, the only thing that matters is the scoreboard and the Democrats got their asses kicked.
Unfortunately that didn’t really do it as the only football knowledge most libs and progs possess is limited to trivia about their new hero Colin Kaepernick who they absolutely adore for his wiping of his ass with the flag and fomenting an air of hostility towards the police.
2) The GOP meddled with the counts: This one is similar to point-shaving in sports and has gained currency in liberal circles with a massive piece published by the Columbus Free Press entitled “Did the GOP Strip & Flip the 2016 Selection?”, an exercise in partisan hackery masquerading as serious investigative journalism.
The piece opens at full-throttle with language that is guaranteed to rouse the rabble:
Hillary Clinton’s margin of victory in the 2016 vote count continues to climb, at this point well over a million.
But her impending defeat in the Electoral College comes with familiar signs that the election was stripped and flipped.
These indicators include the realities of pre- and post-election polling; the massive stripping of primarily black, Hispanic and Asian-American voters from computer generated registration rolls mostly maintained by private partisan companies; unverifiable “black box” electronic voting machines and central tabulators, also mostly manufactured and maintained by private corporations, and much more.
Were this election held in any other country, the US State Department and independent monitors from around the world would denounce it as a fraud, and contemplate international intervention.
The authors Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman made similar claims in 2004 when George W. Bush beat back a challenge by Obama’s buffoonish Secretary of State John Kerry. The 2016 piece is basically just a rehashing of old conspiracy theories and from all appearances seems to me to be a cynical attempt by the dynamic duo to cash in by feeding into liberal paranoia. Look for the upcoming book and DVD release soon and liberal nutballs will be flocking to buy them.
3) It Just Must Be Racism: In a sad commentary on how little that the Democrats have learned since their November 9th accountability moment, the party is tripling down on race-baiting.
Liberal propaganda factory Salon explains away Hillary’s failure to get the black vote to turn out not as the result of distrust and disgust within black communities but as a nefarious plot by Jim Crow loving Republicans to disenfranchise that key demographic.
The low turnout for Clinton had little to do with her black support and everything to do with the effective campaign of voter suppression run by Republicans, one that has decimated accessible options for people of color. This election illustrates the importance of alternatives to the current voting system, which continues to actively disenfranchise marginalized populations subject to numerous barriers to entry. It’s time to update the ballot box to make sure everyone’s voice is being heard.
Voting in the U.S. isn’t equal for all groups. Black voters, who are often concentrated heavily in inner-city areas, are forced to endure the nation’s longest lines, ones that may discourage them from voting altogether.
The Salon piece cites a plethora of studies by the usual biased entities and wraps it in dog whistle mumbo jumbo to push the meme that all Trump voters are racist – a narrative that failed spectacularly when Hillary made it the centerpiece of her campaign.
So going on two weeks after Trumpageddon, the Democrats and liberals are putting their down payment on future losses in 2018. Instead of purging the party of Clinton and Obama loyalists, kicking grievance mongers to the curb and focusing on regaining the trust of a white working class that they long ago abandoned, the loony left is steeped in denial and donning their tin foil hats en masse. Not exactly a recipe for crafting an appeal to an American mainstream that they have shunned for years and paid a devastating price for their arrogance.
It’s hard to believe that only a few short weeks ago that Democrats and their media Muppets were crowing about the extinction of the Republican party as a viable entity.
Originally published at Downtrend.com