The Pot Calling the Kettle Black

Since Joe Biden has been elected president, we are all supposed to accept the results, sing Kumbaya, and rally around the president, more unified than we have been since the 9/11 terrorist attacks. We should disregard the appearance of any election irregularities, suppress our desire to ask questions, and simply buy into the Democrat/Never Trumper narrative that 2020 was the most secure election in our nation’s history. If we do not do exactly that, then we are conspiracy theorists, kooks, white nationalists, insurrectionists, and domestic terrorists. At least that is the left’s thinking regarding the election, its aftermath, the January 6th riot, and our future. What makes the leftist demands laughable is everything we have seen and heard from them the past four years.

According to John Solomon, in The Hill, the Democrat Party joined Hillary Clinton’s campaign in funding Christopher Steele’s bogus dossier that provided the so-called evidence and prompted the Trump-Russia collusion paranoia. He notes that “the Clinton machine flooded the FBI with pressure — and bad intel — until an investigation of Trump was started.” We all know the result… The Trump campaign and transition were spied on, the president was investigated by House committees, Senate committees, the FBI, and an independent counsel, and the government spent millions of taxpayer dollars on a politically motivated wild-goose chase. The purpose was simple – first it was to stop Trump from becoming president, until he had won, when it then became to remove him from office and overturn the results of the 2016 presidential election. When these efforts failed and the Mueller investigation found no evidence of any such collusion, and further investigations found improprieties by FBI personnel and government bureaucrats, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi picked up the flag and marched the House of Representatives into impeachment. Not once, but twice! There is only one word to be used for the combined efforts of a political party, a losing presidential candidate, law enforcement and intelligence agencies, the media, and powerful government leaders to forcefully change the elected government of a nation… it was an attempted coup.

Was there collusion in 2016 and beyond? No doubt, but it did not involve the Trump campaign. The collusion was between Hillary Clinton, the Democrat Party, Christopher Steele, Jim Comey and subordinates, John Brennan, congressional democrats, the mainstream media, and Big Tech, for the purposes of overthrowing a duly elected president of the United States. The hatred of one man led so many public servants to eschew the Constitution and conduct what was tantamount to witch trials. Following the failed coup, Big Tech joined the mainstream media, leftist advocacy groups, and democrats in doing everything possible to destroy President Trump’s reelection chances, including spreading false narratives, misleading the American people, and flat-out lying, while protecting his opponent, the feeble former Vice President who spent more time under the cover of “lids,” then campaigning. Their efforts including using the Covid-19 pandemic to unconstitutionally alter election laws, disregard election procedures, and undermine the integrity of the vote, all in the name of public safety and democracy.

After four years of attempting to delegitimize the nation’s president, calling into question the results of the 2016 presidential election, and colluding to render the American government ineffective, the Democrats and their allies on the far left expect Americans to forget what they saw, ignore their experiences, and accept the results of the most corrupt election in modern times. Forget vote-counting stopping mid-stream only in battleground states, mysterious dumps of hundreds of thousands of ballots in the middle of the night, poll watchers being denied access to ballot counting, and countless other irregularities, and just believe that the entire election was above reproach. Trust our elected officials when they tell us it was the most secure election in history – trust the cybersecurity experts who can’t protect us from international cyberthreats, trust the election officials that refused to follow lawful procedures, and trust the politicians who lie with every breath they take. If you don’t, and you dare to have questions, then you are part of the problem, undermining our democracy and joining the “vast right-wing conspiracy,” at least according to Hillary Clinton and her liberal socialist friends.

Politico reported that Building Back Together, a liberal advocacy group started by advisors and allies of President Biden, has called for Facebook to investigate whether its failure to censor right-wing posts contributed to the January 6th riot. There has been no pressure to investigate if leftist posts encouraged some of the Black Lives Matter and Antifa violence in the past year, and no calls made to censor posts supporting the summer riots, looting, police attacks, and sieges of police precincts and governmental buildings. Why is Building Back Together not calling for investigations into whether leftist posts contributed to violence against Republican officials, including assaults on Rand Paul and his wife, and the shooting that nearly cost House Minority Whip Steve Scalise his life? Representative Maxine Waters has openly called for violence against Trump officials and members of the Squad have encouraged more rioting (they call them “peaceful protests”), yet no calls for censoring the Squad, Waters, or any Black Lives Matter instigators. They are quick to identify Trump supporters, some of whom were way out of line on January 6th, as domestic terrorists, but refuse to do the same to individuals responsible for destroying police cars, burning down businesses, throwing unknown liquids on people, accosting restaurant patrons, and actually seizing and occupying parts of American cities. Who are the American people truly more afraid of… a group of right-wing loons who laid siege to the Capitol building, or angry and violent mobs found in cities throughout the country seeking only to cause pain and discomfort? The perpetrators of the capital riot should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, but who is actually terrorizing American citizens?

Talk about the pot calling the kettle black! The same people that have undermined our democratic processes for years, denied the results of a presidential election, colluded to bring down a presidential administration, questioned every action and every word of the executive branch and Republicans in Congress, and thwarted any efforts to improve the plight of the American republic and the safety and security of its people, now demand that we all fall in line. When they questioned election results, it was in the defense of democracy; now, if one questions election results, it is a threat to democracy. When political and governmental actors came together to undermine a president, it was patriotic; when the American people come together to question irregularities, it is subversive. Unlike the left, who tried every way imaginable to destroy the man who won the electoral college vote, those on the right do not seek to overthrow President Biden, at least the majority, despite what the media and leftists preach.

We want irregularities to be investigated, faults in our electoral system to be repaired, and our elections to be beyond question the most secure in the world. We want the American people to have confidence once again that their votes count, that the system isn’t rigged one way or the other, and that the individual elected president can rightfully claim the loyalty of all citizens. Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, and others who continued to question Trump’s legitimacy and knowingly spread false rumors of treasonous behavior have only poisoned the well when it comes to the public’s confidence in our electoral system. President Trump’s insistence that the 2020 election was stolen has not helped rally the American people behind our representative democracy. Despite objections to the conduct of officials during the past election, issues with the legality of certain ballots, and questions of the legitimacy of some of the vote counting, those on the right must accept that Joe Biden is president. We do not, however, have to lie down and conform to the demands of the woke majority currently residing within the Democrat party. We can question, and must question, election irregularities and cases of fraud. We can demand, and must demand, that our election laws make it easier to vote and harder to cheat. We have a responsibility to future generations, as good citizens, to support our democratic processes and make them secure, to follow our constitutional guidance and best traditions in ensuring the peaceful transition of governments, and to demand that our politicians and elected officials always live up to the lofty standards of American exceptionalism.

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