C.E. Dyer writes that the liberal media dismissed claims that the elections were rigged before the election, but after Donald Trump won, they began to sing a much different tune.
Mic published this headline before the election, courtesy of Weasel Zippers:
And after the election:
Didn’t the Left rip Trump when he said that he wouldn’t automatically concede the results of the election? Yes they did, even though his reasoning was perfectly sound, particularly with what we know about the Left’s dirty tricks and voter fraud.
It’s extremely childish to whine about the rules of the game after you’ve lost. We’ve all probably done it one time or another, but those on the Left, who generally have next to no self awareness, rarely admit that’s what they’re doing.
Before the election, polls the Left pointed to — rigged in some cases, incorrect thanks to out-of-touch pollsters in others — often showed Hillary Clinton ahead.
As the Young Conservatives pointed out, it was surmised by some that Clinton would win the electoral vote, but maybe not the popular vote. When that was the case, the Left didn’t seem too concerned about the fairness of the Electoral College, but now all of a sudden it’s rigged.
Now that Trump has won the election, we have some of the same liberals that maligned Trump for discussing a rigged system now crying about how unfair the election was — without any proof why that’s the case.
People have debated the merits of the Electoral College for quite some time, but do you think that the Left would have been concerned about it if Clinton had won? Of course not.
The Left whined about the “peaceful transition of power” when they thought their candidate was going to win, yet now they claim on social media that Trump is #NotMyPresident and riot in the streets with next-to no admonishment by Clinton cronies in the media.
Where were these Clinton cronies during the Democrat primary when Sen. Bernie Sanders’ supporters expressed their frustration with the super delegates that favored Clinton? How about when the Democrat National Committee strong-armed the primary for Clinton? *Crickets*
The bottom line is that both campaigns knew the rules going in and ran their campaigns accordingly. In the end, Trump won.
If people want to talk about the pros and cons of the Electoral College that’s fine, but it’s a discussion that should center on changing it for the future (if you think it should be) and not crying about its unfairness because your candidate lost.