Over the last six months, we’ve seen and heard a lot about election integrity, mainly due to the many problems that ensued with the 2020 presidential election. But talking about such issues has become taboo in certain circles, particularly those surrounding left-leaning Washington D.C.
Well, if the left is to be believed, 2020 gave the United States one of the most secure and honest elections in history, making now-President Joe Biden America’s true leader and choice. And to question the outcome or even agree with the idea that voter fraud could have happened, thus influencing those results, is treasonous.
How do I know this?
Let’s take it straight from the horse’s mouth, so to speak – or at least the mouth of former Democratic Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe.
As you might know, McAuliffe is vying for his old job again, as the current Democratic VA governor’s term is coming to an end later this year. And, as such, he’s running ad campaign after ad campaign purporting himself as the much-needed change Virginia deserves.
Of course, in doing so, he’s also attempting to run the name and reputation of his GOP opponent, Glenn Youngkin, through the mud.
And his main argument as to why he’s better than Youngkin?
Well, according to McAuliffe, his opponent has helped former U.S. President Donald Trump perpetuate the idea that the 2020 election was stolen from Trump.
In a recent ad released on May 19, McAuliffe’s campaign stated, “The Republicans in Washington have pledged their loyalty to Donald Trump over our democracy.” The ad then goes on to play a clip of Texas Senator Ted Cruz making a statement about “serious disputes about the vote totals.”
The ad continues, saying, “They kicked out Liz Cheney for saying the simple truth that we all know. And her in Virginia, they chose a nominee for governor who promotes the same conspiracy theories.”
Needless to say, for anyone who thinks merely questioning election integrity is treasonous, this ad looks and sounds quite damning for Youngkin.
There’s just one problem: Youngkin has never, ever questioned the legitimacy of the Biden White House.
In fact, in an interview with Fox Businesses’ Maria Bartiromo last month, Youngkin actually said that Biden was the legitimate president, even if he doesn’t like how he’s doing the job all the time.
“Joe Biden was legitimately elected our president. I mean, he took the oath and was sworn in. He’s sleeping in the White House. He’s, unfortunately, signing executive order after executive order.”
And as Youngkin pointed out, that’s not even the real problem with McAuliffe’s argument against him.
He continued, saying, “But the reality here is I’m not going to get lectured by the same people – Terry McAuliffe and all of his liberal friends – who actually said nothing when Hillary Clinton said that Donald Trump was an illegitimate president.”
Quite the point, isn’t it?
I mean, who does McAuliffe think he is acting as though he’s all perfect for Virginia even though he’s done exactly what he falsely claims his opponent has?
Besides, 2016 was not even the first time McAuliffe participated in such supposedly treasonous “conspiracy theories.”
Let’s go back a bit further…
Say to 2000, you know, the year that George W. Bush, a Republican, won the presidency.
At the time, McAuliffe was the Democratic National Committee or DNC chairman. And soon after the election in which his party lost, he was noted to have said, “Our base voters are madder than heck and think they were robbed. They worked their hearts and souls out in the presidential election only to have it taken from them,” according to The Daily Wire.
And yet, here we are on the other side of the fence, and McAuliffe and pals don’t like that anyone has the gall to question their win…
This is especially poignant considering that Trump and McAuliffe seemed to be on relatively good terms for a while. In 2009, for example, Trump donated $25,000 to the Democrat’s campaign for governor. And in 2017, McAuliffe repaid the favor by giving the then-president high praise while speaking at a National Governor’s Association dinner.
But when McAuliffe’s now-opponent praises Trump and even slightly raises concern about the 2020 election, it’s Youngkin who’s apparently in the wrong…
Right, because that makes perfect sense. Not!