Karine Jean-Pierre’s ‘Election Denier’ Double Normal

The central hypocrisy of President Joe Biden’s indictment of the “MAGA Republicans”—in addition to the Nancy Pelosi-picked panel on Jan. 6—is all of the proof of liberals and Democrats being “election deniers.”

Democracy is crumbling when Republicans query election outcomes, however the whole lot Democrats say and do needs to be categorized as workouts in idealism.

In Tuesday’s Biden press briefing, Fox White Home reporter Peter Doocy began to level out what press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre tweeted in 2016.

She stated, “Oh, I knew this was coming.” Doocy stated, “You tweeted Trump stole an election. You tweeted Brian Kemp stole an election. If denying election outcomes is excessive now, why wasn’t it then?”

On Dec. 17, 2016, nearly six weeks after Donald Trump’s upset victory over Hillary Clinton, Jean-Pierre tweeted, “Stolen emails, stolen drone, stolen election … welcome to the world of #unpresidented Trump.”

On April 2, 2020—about 17 months after Stacey Abrams misplaced her election in Georgia—Jean-Pierre tweeted over an MSNBC video hyperlink: “Reminder: Brian Kemp stole the gubernatorial election from Georgians and Stacey Abrams.” Why so late? Liberals at the moment have been suggesting Kemp (like Trump) was a kind of GOP COVID-19 mass murderers.

Jean-Pierre tried to name the comparability “ridiculous,” that she “was speaking particularly at the moment of what was occurring with voting rights and the—what was at risk of voting rights.”

That modifications completely nothing. The hypocrisy stays. The one leg these liberals have to face on is that they didn’t riot on the Capitol. They spent most of Trump’s presidency treating him as a Russian-imposed fraud, however that’s in some way not being a harmful “election denier.”

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Conservatives shortly identified the apparent: If the press secretary had lengthy anticipated this query, why was the reply so remarkably inadequate?

Then ABC’s “The View”—the platform the place frequent sense goes to die—tried to defend this hypocrisy. Whoopi Goldberg argued these tweets have been simply high quality, since “she was a part of MoveOn.org. She was not an elected official. She was doing her half as an American citizen saying how she felt about an election.” It was her “freedom of speech.”

Hundreds of thousands of “election deniers” are personal residents exercising free speech. That didn’t stop Biden from attacking them as a rhetorical disaster-movie earthquake shaking the foundations of democracy. However new faux-conservative “View” panelist Alyssa Farah Griffin advised Doocy’s comparability was “apples and basketballs.”

It will get sillier. Goldberg added not solely was Jean-Pierre a “personal citizen,” she “wasn’t even on tv.” That’s blatantly false. She proudly touted herself as an MSNBC political analyst in her MoveOn days, and in addition confirmed up on CNN with Don Lemon. In 2017, she railed in opposition to Trump on Pleasure Reid’s present for supposedly hating black girls, that “he now sits behind the Resolute desk within the Oval Workplace, basically defecating on girls.”

In November of 2019, when NBC’s “Immediately” gushed over Jean-Pierre’s memoir “Shifting Ahead,” co-host Craig Melvin instructed viewers, “You can too catch her on MSNBC nearly each day.” That’s not a “personal citizen.”

It’s a rollicking a part of our democracy that Democrats search to maintain their minority voters activated and lining as much as vote by scaring them relentlessly about Republican conspiracies of “Jim Crow” voter suppression and eager to “put y’all again in chains,” to cite then-Vice President Biden.

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The “unbiased reality checkers” fail to pounce, and the Huge Tech platforms gained’t squash them for “disinformation” and harmful election-denier messaging.

Karine Jean-Pierre was solely performing like each different cynical liberal enjoying this recreation. Doocy might have thrown this query at her when she took over for Jen Psaki in Might. Her reply would have been simply as lame then.

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