Well, it appears, that Joe Biden has won the presidential election. I “appears” because it’s the media that have called the race. The media don;t get to decide who’s president. Donald Trump has not conceded and there are several challenges his campaign has filed concerning voter fraud and other tactics in a few states so until those have been ruled on in Biden’s favor or Trump actually concedes, we don’t have a President-Elect today. The media can claim victory as they choose but until the counts are completed (Georgia, in fact, is going through a recount) nothing is official.
I think what’s bothers me the most is the speculation from the Mainstream Media of how Trump (and his supporters) would react to losing. I actually heard some on NBC suggesting Trump may try and sabotage the transition. How would he do that? Well, that speculation went wild and it was so ridiculous that it’s really not worth mentioning here. What about his supporters? Are they now out in the streets destroying businesses , setting cars on fire? Not that I’ve seen so far. I think there will be great disappointment for some if what the media has called turns out to be the legal decision.
Of course, there will be those that claim Biden is #NotMyPresident and that his campaign cheated to gain the White House. Maybe with the Chinese. Sound familiar? It should if you were part of the Trump Resistance because those are the exact claims (sans China, you used “Russia”)to attempt to delegitimize a duly elected president. No way did Trump become legally elected, many said. Impossible. the Russians flipped votes for him because Trump’s a traitor and a puppet of Putin (members of Congress actually declared this to the public, without proof). there was a 22 month investigation into “Russia Collusion” in the 2016 election. The result? No collusion, but that didn’t stop those same members of Congress from claiming the opposite.
So if we can’t get him one way, we’ll get him another. We’ll impeach Trump based on the transcript of a call with the President of Ukraine where no one, not a single witness called, could testify to a quid pro quo. Oh, there were some that claimed there was, but none of those people were even on the call. Again, Trumps enemies did Impeach him 9like Bill Clinton in 1998) but the Senate did not convict.
So you go through 4 years of this and now the same media that were making the collusion claims, some pundits actually calling the president a traitor and accusing him of treason on TV (John Brennan) and you’re afraid of what Trump and his supporters may do or say? Put more succinctly on Twitter from Hannah Cox:
The media and leftist leaders would have a whole lot more credibility on the unlikelihood of the election being rigged if they hadn’t spent the past 4 years selling a conspiracy about Russia rigging the election in 2016. And that’s why it’s important to not be a hack, kids.
So I don’t think it’s right for the same people who for 4 years called the last election illegitimate to say anything about this one. I even heard some on TV say that Biden has a mandate. Seriously? It’s taken days for the media to decide who has won and that’s not certified by anyone yet.
So, before everyone starts celebrating, or crying, just wait a few more days until the court cases are resolved.