It’s obvious now that the January 6 select committee has one mission: to ensure that Donald Trump can’t run for office again. The committee was originally formed to answer questions like how the Capitol riots happened, but they already have their answer to that: President Donald Trump incited the crowd to riot at the Capitol Building during his speech.
The committee could do some good by looking into why so many people believed the election was stolen, but that question’s off the table. Ironic, then, that committee member Rep. Jamie Raskin can be seen on video questioning the results of the 2000 election and trying to disqualify electoral votes for Donald Trump in 2017. Raskin was on of the Sunday shows this week explaining how one of the hallmarks of a fascist party is not accepting the results of elections that don’t go their way.
Talking Points Memo founder Josh Marshall was asked recently who won the 2000 election, and the question seemed to make him cranky.
— max (@MaxNordau) September 5, 2022
lol at first I thought you were stupid but then I realized you’re just a lying degenerate. My bad.
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) September 6, 2022
Who won the 2000 election, Josh?
— max (@MaxNordau) September 6, 2022
the Supreme Court intervened to stop the counting. That gave Bush Florida’s electoral votes and the presidency. No insurrections, no conspiracy theories, no repeat sedition. Easy to answer. we know you know the difference. just embrace the lying degenerate thing. It suits you.
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) September 6, 2022
But we’re not talking about insurrections, we’re talking about 2000.
This is not an answer to the question of who won the 2000 election, Josh. https://t.co/1hEbRMONRs
— Noam Blum (@neontaster) September 6, 2022
Notice that Marshall, 22 years later, still will not say that Bush legitimately won the 2000 presidential election. These guys were trafficking in this sort of thing for two decades before “Stop the Steal.”
(That’s even before you get to the mischaracterization of Bush v Gore). https://t.co/lmzKMCmfbn
— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) September 6, 2022
Look no further than this thread if you’re wondering how election denialism (the left’s term) was rooted into the body politic.
Hint: it was libs and their crusade, which continues to this day, to delegitimize the 2000 election. https://t.co/HTvuRm22FB
— Anthony Abides (@AnthonyAbides) September 6, 2022
No, the Supreme Court intervened to stop the Florida Supreme Court from stealing the election for Gore. Stop being an election denier. https://t.co/rOuSC4yyXG
— James McQuaid (@James_J_McQuaid) September 6, 2022
Been 22 years and bro can’t say that Bush won https://t.co/9g8lspTOpO
— Billy Gribbin (@BillyGribbin) September 6, 2022
Josh is being a threat to democracy by denying that Bush won the election in 2000.
I didn’t write the rules. Biden did.
Josh is an election denier. https://t.co/OapZ9oq7Nd
— Bob Weave (@lowkeyrbe) September 6, 2022
Refusing to accept the legitimate result of an election is an act of terrorism. Someone arrest Josh and throw him into a gulag. https://t.co/56MnER2nZm
— Democracy dies in ⬛⬛⬛⬛ #Redacted #AmPo (@dying_democracy) September 6, 2022
Here’s proof that election denial doesn’t end American democracy… unless maybe it’s a slow death, started by these guys in the early 2000’s? 🤔 https://t.co/BOqBG1IecT
— Fuzzy Chimp 🇺🇸 (@fuzzychimpcom) September 6, 2022
Jan 6th was the latest step in a slide down the slippery slope started by the Democrats in 2000. They have continued to try to deletimize every Presidential election since, that did not go their way. And they *still* have not learned a damn thing. https://t.co/B1ir30BNwg
— LoLNothingMatters (@DastDn) September 6, 2022
Who won the 2000 election, Josh? https://t.co/QME9iDEKTZ
— Carlos (@txiokatu) September 6, 2022
Can’t quite bring himself to answer the question directly. https://t.co/Krm2ieIhZV
— roly giz (@rolygiz) September 6, 2022
Psssst, the Dems have been spouting wacko conspiracy theories about election results for decades https://t.co/m9Wl3xbrgV
— Steven 🇺🇸🇮🇹🇻🇦 (@SFlipp) September 6, 2022
No conspiracy theories? Remember how the Diebold voting machines were rigged to change votes to George W. Bush? Democrats refused to accept the results of the 2004 election too.
Rep. Jamie Raskin tells CBS that a fascist political party doesn’t accept the results of elections https://t.co/UBO6eU4qYg
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 5, 2022