Friday, October 21, 2016
Democrats and some Republicans continue piling on Donald Trump because he refused Wednesday night to give up his right to question election irregularities.
For months now, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have been constantly undermining confidence in our democracy, routinely suggesting that Russia might hack polling places and saying that Wikileaks is a Russian plot to get Trump elected.
Every Republican leader should be asking the obvious questions: Why would Russia be in favor of the candidate who wants to make America great again and who is promising a major military buildup? Why wouldn't Putin want Obama's third term?
Hillary brags about the fact that she opened the door to Iran, Russia's ally in the Middle East. Together, Iran and Russia are marching toward dominance in the region. Under Obama, Putin seized Crimea. So much for Hillary's "reset."
Given all that Obama and Hillary have said about Russia trying to steal the election, what if there is a shocking result on Election Day? What if Trump wins?
Will Obama and Clinton pack their bags and leave town quietly? I doubt it. I suspect that the left, aided by the media complex, will attempt to delegitimize Trump by suggesting Russia stole the election for him.
To this day, the left refuses to concede that George W. Bush beat Al Gore. Hillary Clinton has said that Bush was "selected, not elected," referring to the Bush v. Gore Supreme Court decision.
John Kerry still thinks the 2004 election was rigged against him.
Here's the latest: Obama officials are now claiming that Russian hackers might try to fake fraud just to sow confusion. Really? So if elections officials see what looks like fraud, what are they supposed to do? Assume it is Russian hacking and ignore it?
I understand why the left distorts a perfectly legitimate statement by Donald Trump. Their demand that he preemptively surrender is just more evidence that the left expects Republicans to lose gracefully. What I don't understand is why some Republicans are falling for this nonsense.
Today's Washington Post has this headline: "Trump's Refusal To Honor Outcome Swells GOP Angst."
One of the factors that contributed to Donald Trump's candidacy is that too many in the GOP suffer angst if they have to actually defend the values of the people who elected them.
GOP leaders should be feeling angst at the news that left-wing activists are stoking political violence against conservatives.
They should feel angst that a top Clinton operative is pushing voter fraud.
They should feel angst that a top Clinton ally in the media was feeding Hillary questions in advance.
They should feel angst about zombie voters.
The Republican Party and the entire conservative movement have been deeply concerned about cheating for decades. That is why GOP states have passed voter ID laws.
The American people are with us. They know there is a problem and they support our solutions.
Lose the angst and find some fight!