To those who were shocked and incensed when trump refused to say in October that he would unconditionally accept the results of the November election… and all those who are now protesting, rioting and refusing to accept the results from the vote of the American people on Election Day in November…
Clinton called Trump’s remarks “horrifying.” “He’s denigrating and talking down our democracy,” she said. “I, for one, am appalled that somebody who is the nominee of one of our two major parties would take that kind of position.”
Hollywood elites, college students, even high schoolers who have been whipped into a frenzy expecting one result and waking up Wednesday to a completely other one are doing exactly what Trump was assumed that he would have done if he’d lost. They are refusing to accept the results of the election and either planning to renounce citizenship, leave the country or just riot in the streets. As Clinton said in October, it denigrates our democracy and is appalling.
And look who else agreed back then…
(((Of course he said this when he was confident that Hillary would win. Now, of course, his tune has apparantly changed…)))
Seems to me that Robert Reich just called Robert Reich a traitor. Not me, I mind my words better than he does apparantly.
These are some of the others who have taken their balls and plan to stay home, not to honoring the Constitutionally mandated Peaceful Transfer of Leadership.
I would add that it’s childish and shows how undemocratic and uncommitted to real democracy these people are. In a real democracy, people disagree… and they aren’t necessarily racist or sexist or Homophobic if they do. Then we sit down at the same table, us all disagreeing folks, and talk to and with each other. Talk… not shove or manipulate or emotionally extort or even riot or take our ball and go home if we don’t get our own way… or call the other guy racist or sexist or Homophobic if he disagrees with us.
Childish and horrific reactions, whether they come from Republicans upset that Obama was elected/re-elected or Democrats pissed off that Hillary didn’t win. It ‘denigrates our democracy’ when your reaction to losing an election is to riot, blame your opponents for being idiots, sexist, racist and (insert whatever emotionally charged pejorative term) for not doing what you wanted them to do.
“When they go low… we go high”
Well, yesterday’s examples of the High is well below even the Low that Democrats and major media outlets expected from Trump supporters had they been on the losing end Tuesday. Take your own advice. Apply it to yourselves this morning:
- Go high (with Mrs obama)
- and Go Forward. (with Obama’s reelection slogan)
- and work Together, because we’re Stronger that way as a democracy (applying Hillary’s campaign slogan)
So grow up. Accept the outcome of the election even if you disagree. Its what orhers have done throughout the history of our country. This is what real democracy looks like. It’s what you would have been urging and encouraging Trump supporters to do in your place if Hillary had been elected. And according Hillary Clinton and Robert Reich, at least before the election, it’s what is best for the integrity of our system of government..
As Hillary Clinton said… It would be “horrifying” to do otherwise.