Hypocrisy is a key component of liberalism, of course, and their ridiculously predictable feigned outrage over Donald Trump’s simple, common sense statement that he reserves the right to question election irregularities was no exception.
Here is a transcript (H/T Real Clear Politics):
HAROLD FORD JR.: So that means he is not willing to say I will accept the outcome.
SCARBOROUGH: No, what that means is he will look at it at the time. I love everybody saying — I woke up to these screaming headlines saying, “Donald Trump will not respect election results.” He actually said I will look at it at the time. I’ll see.
FORD JR.: Has there ever been a presidential candidate to say that?
SCARBOROUGH: If there are voting irregularities, then any presidential candidate, anybody —
MIKE BARNICLE: What would you have said? What would your response be to that question?
SCARBOROUGH: I’d say yeah, I’ll certainly respect the outcome of the election. I of course would want to make sure that’s fair. I will want to make sure that it’s fair, it’s on the up and up.
BARNICLE: Well, he didn’t say that.
SCARBOROUGH: Yeah but you know what? This is an example the media got something they can absolutely freak out about and claim that he is an agent of Vladimir Putin and destroying democracy in America. And it’s just another example of the media having to find a little phrase and freak out.
“As a Republican, I have listened to Democrats talk about the only two times we won the White House in like 200 years that we stole both elections. I had to sit through Fahrenheit 9/11 and a lady was sobbing violently behind me about the election being stolen by George Bush and I patted her half way through and said, ‘it’s alright, it’s alright. It’s all a lie anyway.’ Democrats have been whining for 16 years, they’re still writing articles about how Bush stole the election in 2004 and 2000. So this holier-than-thou attitude that this is the first time anyone has suggested that the election is not a sacrosanct process. It is a joke! You guys bathe in that hypocrisy if you want to. (emphasis mine)
See also this post, which contains a video montage, also from Morning Joe, showing a variety of liberals and democrats complaining about rigged elections.