Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the woods of Chappaqua, New York…
As you may have heard, Hillary Clinton is out there doing the rounds to promote her new book, “What Happened,” which promises readers an inside look at the Democrat’s failed 2016 presidential aspirations. In addition to building up a blame list a mile long – Russians, FBI Directors, and Matt Lauers, oh my! – Clinton is now floating a new possibility that should alarm Americans of all political stripes: She says she might challenge the very legitimacy of the election.
And here TRUMP was supposed to be the big, bad danger to democracy!
In an interview with NPR’s Terry Gross, Hillary was asked if she would be open to the possibility of mounting a legal challenge to Trump’s victory.
“Would you completely rule out questioning the legitimacy of this election if we learn that the Russian interference in the election is even deeper than we know now?” asked Gross.
“No,” Hillary answered. “I would not.”
“You’re not going to rule it out?” asked Gross, mildly astonished.
“No, I wouldn’t rule it out,” Clinton confirmed.
Remember when Trump said “I’ll leave you in suspense” about whether or not he would accept the outcome of the election and all the Democrats lost their minds? Well, here we are nearly a year AFTER the election, and Hillary Clinton still apparently isn’t sure she accepts the outcome. She’s out there on government-funded radio saying that she may very well challenge the legitimacy of our election process! Because she lost!!
Russians, Smushians, this is outrageous.
Make no mistake about it, this is a brand new idea from Camp Clinton. She’s been blaming everyone in the world for her loss, but this is the first time she’s seriously made any comment about the legitimacy of Trump’s victory. So either Gross asked the question in just the right way or Hillary just learned something that has made her think that her White House dreams might actually be once again within her grasp.
What could that possibly be?
Well, there are a couple of possibilities. One, someone on Team Mueller has told her that they’ve uncovered something – some weak, debatable voting problem – that would open the door to doubt. And Hillary and the Democrats wouldn’t need but the slightest shadow of doubt to begin saying that Trump is an illegitimate president. Hell, half of their supporters already believe it.
Two, she may think that raising such questions will give her an “in” to run again in 2020. Sure, sure, she’s said all along that she’s retired, but we wonder. A little time out on the book tour around all of her adoring fans…yeah, we wouldn’t be surprised if she’s once again entertaining the fantasy of finally – finally – breaking Ye Olde Glass Ceiling. By raising questions about whether or not she actually lost in 2016, she could open a door that seems – for now, at least – to be shut and sealed.
We’re not even slightly concerned that Clinton might actually succeed in overturning the election results, but you never know what could happen to a narrative once it gets out among the masses – especially if that narrative is supported by the mainstream media. Not only could it set us up for the dismal prospect of Clinton Vs. Trump II, it could easily do longterm, lasting damage to our collective faith in the election process.
And isn’t that what the intelligence agencies claim Russia was trying to do in the first place? Bet they’re glad to have such a willing accomplice in the scorned Mrs. Clinton…