Elections, Politics

Hillary Was For Democracy Before She Was Against It

It’s shocking, we know, but Hillary Clinton has reversed her opinion on an issue this week.

She’s still on her election loss blame-game tour entitled “What Happened: Hillary Clinton”.

And in an interview with liberal mag Mother Jones, she declared about the presidential election: “There are lots of questions about its legitimacy.”

Recall, however, that she went to DEFCON 1 after candidate Donald Trump suggested in a debate he might wait until after the election to decide whether he’d accept the outcome.

Hillary blasted in response, “He is talking down our democracy. And I am appalled that someone who is the nominee of one of our two major parties would take that position…That is not the way our democracy works.”

Funny how things change when the shoe’s on the other foot.

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

President Trump has a gift.

He can get a person to reverse on a previously held position without saying a single word. His mere presence in U.S. politics is enough to compel both supporters and opponents, white-knuckled with rage, to flip on a dime so long as they believe it helps or hurts him.

Consider, for example, the fact that Hillary Clinton now thinks it’s good to question the legitimacy of U.S. presidential elections. Never mind the fact that she held and vigorously propounded the exact opposite view a mere 12 months ago.

“[T]here are lots of questions about its legitimacy,” Clinton said this week in an interview with Mother Jones, referring specifically to supposed voter suppression efforts and Russia’s meddling in U.S. politics.

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Russia “was one of the major contributors to the outcome,” she said, adding that Moscow used “weaponized false information [in] a very successful disinformation campaign [that] wasn’t just influencing voters, it was determining the outcome.”

She added, “We don’t have a method for contesting that in our system. That’s why I’ve long advocated for an independent commission to get to the bottom of what happened.”

This is rich considering it was a little more than a year ago that she recoiled in horror – horror! – after Trump refused to say whether he would accept the election results if he lost.

“I will look at it at the time,” he said during an Oct. 19 presidential debate. “I will keep you in suspense.”

Clinton pounced.

“That’s horrifying,” she replied. “Let’s be clear about what he is saying and what that means. He is denigrating — he is talking down our democracy. And I am appalled that someone who is the nominee of one of our two major parties would take that position.”

She continued, listing other examples of when Trump has suggested that the system had been rigged against him.

“It’s funny, but it’s also really troubling,” Clinton said. “That is not the way our democracy works.”

“We’ve been around 240 years. We’ve had free and fair elections and we’ve accepted the outcomes when we may not have liked them and that is what must be expected of anyone standing on a debate stage during a general election,” she added.

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