The headline of a column by liberal Washington Post op-ed columnist Paul Waldman is being mocked unmercifully online.
In a display of just how tone-deaf those inside the DC bubble are, the headline asks, “Can Republicans relearn how to accept political outcomes they don’t like?”
This coming from the crowd who celebrates today, Friday, the third anniversary of fighting the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.
Opinion: Can Republicans relearn how to accept political outcomes they don’t like? https://t.co/XXWENEaQu1
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) November 8, 2019
Coming off the fiasco of a headline following the death of ISIS leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, you’d think the newspaper would be hesitant to hold itself up again this quick for public ridicule.
“Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, austere religious scholar at helm of Islamic State, dies at 48,” the since-deleted WaPo headline read.
Waldman points to razor-thin results in Kentucky, where Democrat Andy Beshear beat incumbent Republican Gov. Matt Bevin on Tuesday in the gubernatorial election by 5,000 votes, bemoaning that Bevin has yet to concede.
He draws President Trump into the piece and speaks of rumors that Trump “might simply refuse to vacate the White House” if he loses next year, before reassuring his readers this is an unlikely scenario “since there may be nothing Trump fears more than public humiliation.”
But he warns that Trump may “undertake a campaign to discredit the results.”
You know, like the Democratic Party and their media allies, to include the Post, have been doing for three years, starting with the Russian collusion hoax.
Like we saw in the outcome of the Georgia gubernatorial election, where the left has refused to accept that Stacey Abrams lost — by nearly 55,000 votes.
Hillary Clinton said after the 2018 election that Abrams would have won if there had been a fair election.
“We saw what happened in Georgia where Stacey Abrams should be governor of that state,” Clinton said.
— The Hill (@thehill) September 18, 2019
Waldman takes his fear-mongering to an even higher level in going after Trump’s “trained” supporters, who may refuse to accept a loss.
“Some of those supporters certainly won’t accept it. They’ve been trained by Trump and other Republicans over and over to reject anything that challenges their faith in Trump’s godlike perfection,” he wrote.
Reading tripe such as this, the very first question that comes to mind, as seen below, is did the satire site Babylon Bee take over the Post?
— Rhonda Koenig (@Rhondako) November 8, 2019
But more troubling, as noted by Mollie Hemingway, senior editor at The Federalist and a Fox News contributor, is the “media corruption” on full display here — a reality that gives Democrats a distinct electoral advantage in America.
“We just finished year three of media and Democrats’ outright and dangerous refusal to accept reality of 2016,” Hemingway tweeted. “This headline is a great example of media corruption.”
We just finished year three of media and Democrats’ outright and dangerous refusal to accept reality of 2016. This headline is a great example of media corruption. https://t.co/a5dmCrByUk
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) November 8, 2019
A parade of blue-check folks seeing the Post headline couldn’t believe what their eyes were telling them.
Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:
— Jay Caruso (@JayCaruso) November 8, 2019
Can a headline be any less self aware?
— Mike Glenn (@mrglenn) November 8, 2019
Irony is dead. These people are actually living in a different moral universe than we are. It’s becoming hard to even think of them as our fellow citizens https://t.co/xzjYa9xCKm
— Dinesh D’Souza (@DineshDSouza) November 8, 2019
Democracy dies in total lack of self-awareness https://t.co/3dZ8DkbAk3
— John Daniel Davidson (@johnddavidson) November 8, 2019
Democracy dies in dorkness https://t.co/vKbY7VtGmN
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) November 8, 2019
— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) November 8, 2019
The only way to make this more accidentally ironic would be if it had been written by Hillary Clinton or Stacey Abrams. https://t.co/dYAVe5KlWv
— Virginia Kruta (@VAKruta) November 8, 2019
Oh crap, is today “Opposite Day”? Didn’t get a calendar notification… https://t.co/djgESpaZeu
— Steven Crowder (@scrowder) November 8, 2019
It’s as if the Washington Post never covered any of the months and months and months that followed the Georgia governors race. https://t.co/cdsrhxhYeF
— SalenaZito (@SalenaZito) November 8, 2019
Is Stacey Abrams teaching this class? https://t.co/eBghG6fJSg
— Allie Beth Stuckey (@conservmillen) November 8, 2019
Oh you people have no idea. I’m gonna blame every Republican election loss on Russia from now until the end of time. I’m gonna demand special prosecutors and impeachment inquiries. The game has changed and you changed it. https://t.co/uBvxo6hmg8
— Jesse Kelly (@JesseKellyDC) November 8, 2019
Y’all really doing this. https://t.co/yM9DXIHnwI
— Krystle Baker (@TarheelKrystle) November 8, 2019
Bwahahahahahahaha! The projection is strong with this one. https://t.co/uTjlslMTO1
— Rita Panahi (@RitaPanahi) November 8, 2019
Say the people tweeting about coups and impeachment since Jan, 2017.
They’ve really become parodies of themselves. https://t.co/VZZh2LMVT2
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) November 8, 2019
Wait, WE are the ones who can’t “accept political outcomes” we don’t like?!
The Dems and their allies in corporate media have spent three entire years, obsessed with trying to nullify our 2019 triumph!… https://t.co/hSx6Ad0j3B
— Steve Cortes (@CortesSteve) November 8, 2019
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