Most voters over the age of 25 remember the back and forth mania of the 2000 presidential election. Despite trailing Al Gore in popular votes, Republican nominee George W. Bush was declared the winner and Gore called him to concede. Briefly. After learning how close the contest in Florida was, Gore said he was retracting his concession. When the recount in Florida went Gore's way, Bush took his case to the Supreme Court. Finally, after an anxious three weeks of waiting for their decision, the Court officially declared Bush our 43rd president.
As expected, the losing party had a hard time accepting the final results - one of them being none other than current Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
At a private fund-raiser in Los Angeles for Democratic Sen. Jean Carnahan of Missouri, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton told the crowd that President Bush merely had been “selected” president, not elected, Newsweek reports in the current issue.
Her bitterness did not expire in 2000. Hot Air's Larry O'Connor noted that just last week Clinton nodded in agreement with her crowd of supporters who chanted that Gore "won" the controversial state contest with Bush.
With this context in mind, how can Clinton and her team criticize Donald Trump for claiming the election is "rigged" and refusing to agree he'll accept the results on November 9? Certainly, that has been one of the loudest headlines to come from Wednesday night's debate. When Moderator Chris Wallace asked Trump if he'd accept the results, the GOP nominee said, "I'll keep you in suspense."
How could he! the media is screaming. Perhaps they should turn back the clock and see if they asked Gore and Clinton the same question in 2000.
Final note: The "Morning Joe" hosts on Thursday morning provided a montage of liberals and Democrats questioning election results. I'd encourage you to watch and discover the hypocrisy for yourself.