Before Donald Trump ever considered the results of the 2020 presidential election, and whether or not they may have been accurate, Democrats were delegitimizing election results. Hillary Clinton, who lost in a major upset to Trump in 2016 still hasn’t admitted it was a fair election. And leftwing darling Stacey Abrams, who lost a race for the governorship of Georgia in 2018 still hasn’t conceded. The race was not close. Needless to say, Democrats have perfected the tactic of delegitimizing elections.
Now it seems Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is preemptively preparing to declare the results of the 2022 congressional election, in which her party is predicted by most to lose control of the lower house of the legislature, the end of Democracy. David Catron writes in The American Spectator:
In just over 7 months, the Democrats will face their constituents in the midterm elections — and the voters are in a surly mood. Most polls suggest this dissatisfaction is about the state of the economy combined with a sense that, under President Biden and the Democrats, the country is careening from crisis to crisis. The latest Quinnipiac survey, for example, shows that only 36 percent of voters approve of the way Biden has handled the economy, and that inflation is their most urgent concern. According to the latest Morning Consult poll, 70 percent of voters believe the country is on the wrong track.
These numbers portend a major midterm loss for the Democrats when combined with the generic congressional ballot which, according to the RealClearPolitics average, favors the GOP. Historically, this wouldn’t be unusual. The President’s party almost always suffers losses in the first midterm of his tenure. The only exceptions occurred in 1934 and 2002. Consequently, the Democrats shouldn’t be surprised to find themselves on the verge of losing their tiny congressional majorities. Yet House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made a disturbing claim during a recent interview with Time magazine’s Molly Ball, who posed the following question:
We’ve got a midterm election this year. Most people are saying it doesn’t look very good for your party. How do you see the midterms going, and what do you see as the potential consequences if Democrats lose Congress?
Pelosi’s answer won’t reassure voters who think she will stop at nothing to stay in power:
I don’t have any intention of the Democrats losing.… It is absolutely essential for our democracy that we win. I fear for our democracy if the Republicans were ever to get the gavel. We can’t let that happen. Democracy is on the ballot in November.
There’s more here than the usual bombast we get from politicians who think their party is about to lose an election. She didn’t say the GOP will enact bad policies if they win. She suggests that democracy itself will die if the Republicans “were ever to get the gavel.” Pelosi no longer thinks of an election between Democrats and Republicans as a competition between two parties with differing views on the best way to govern the country. She has adopted the far left position that elections are properly viewed as Manichean struggles between good and evil. It goes without saying, of course, that the Republicans represent the forces of darkness.
The adoption of this Manichean approach to politics by the Speaker of the House — third in the presidential line of succession — is no laughing matter. It endows Pelosi with a sense of moral superiority that justifies virtually anything it takes to win—including the othering of half the electorate and the criminalization of political opponents. The textbook example of othering voters was, of course, provided by Hillary Clinton’s infamous “deplorables” speech, and it continues apace among Democrats and in the corporate media.