Since the media is doing its selective outrage, this morning, let’s take a walk back in the wayback machine to see the double standard on legitimacy.
Hillary Clinton refused to concede defeat to Obama for as long as she could. Gore retracted his concession to Bush. But the media would like you to think that was history.
No, it’s not.
Here’s Hillary and Gore at a current campaign rally. Hillary smiles and nods when the crowd chants that Gore really won.
And, oh yes, that was a whole week ago.
Hillary has stated in the past that President Bush’s victory was illegitimate.
In 2002, Clinton attended a private fundraiser for Democratic Missouri Senator Jean Carnahan in Los Angeles. According to Newsweek, Clinton told the crowd that she believed that Bush– then the sitting president– was “selected,” not “elected.”
Later in 2009, Secretary of State Clinton was holding a town hall in Abuja, Nigeria. When asked about electoral irregularities in the African nation, Clinton said that even the United States was not perfect in that regard. “Our democracy is still evolving. We had all kinds of problems in some of our past elections, as you might remember,” she said.
“In 2000, our presidential election came down to one state where the brother of the man running for president was the governor of the state, so I mean, we have our problems too. But we have been moving to try to remedy those problems as we see them,” she said.
But this kind of thing isn’t unacceptable. It doesn’t make Hillary undemocratic. After all, she is a Democrat.