Hillary Clinton has an ominous warning ahead of the 2024 election: right-wing extremists, she said this week, are already planning to steal it.
If they were, she would certainly know something about it. Hillary has been shrieking about “vast right-wing conspiracies” since the 1990s when she and her husband were mapping out their political futures of “Eight for Bill, Eight for Hill.” The poor woman just can’t catch a break. You’d have to hood Hillary like a falcon to stop her from talking about how elections have been stolen from her. She claimed that about the 2016 election, in which she seemingly forgot the state of Wisconsin existed for 104 days.
First, she claimed that Facebook had stolen the election from her by amplifying what she and her media allies labeled “fake news,” a term that was quickly appropriated by Donald Trump. Then came the assertion that Trump was an illegitimate president. Clinton urged Joe Biden not to concede on election night should the race tilt toward Donald Trump. She was even photographed humiliating herself at a prop resolute desk.
And these claims only bookend her long history of such denials. In 2002, Hillary Clinton stated at a fundraiser that then-President George W. Bush was “selected” president, not elected. In 2005, when Senator Barbara Boxer made a motion on the Senate floor to object to certifying Ohio’s electoral votes, Hillary also rose to support her, saying there were “many legitimate questions” regarding the Ohio results and voting machine tallies (there were not).
Yet somehow Mrs. Clinton continues to roam the hallways of elite society, invited into newsrooms, onto panel shows, giving speeches, attending galas. She has been given book deals and a streaming show on Apple+, and commands the entirety of the media whenever she opens her mouth, all while she and her allies demand a pariah be made out of anyone who is simply copying her past behavior. This is the reason her hollow harping falls mostly on deaf ears now. Hillary is not making a warning or prediction; she’s simply acting in a way that has made her millions and brought her political power.
The 2016 election was not stolen; it was the result of miscalculations on the part of her campaign, which thought that elevating Donald Trump over a field of younger Republicans would pay her dividends in the general election. Her media allies went along with it, and have spent the previous six years repenting for their sins. The 2024 election will also not be stolen, by whichever team wins the Electoral College. But rest assured: we will not stop hearing from the Queen of Election Denial.