Republican Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) has exposed Democrats, “woke” Hollywood celebrities, and their allies in the liberal media who questioned President Donald Trump’s 2016 election victory.
Sen. Paul shared a video on social media to shame those who questioned Trump’s win but complained when he disputed the 2020 results.
Paul posted a YouTube video posted by TK News that shows 5 minutes of leading Democrats like Hillary Clinton and Chuck Schumer, prominent media figures, and Hollywood celebrities all calling Trump’s win “illegitimate.”
Paul tweeted: “Democrats: ‘Trump stole the election!’”
“Will left-wing media ever admit their hypocrisy?”
However, the story takes a sinister turn as Matt Taibbi, the founder of TK News, said YouTube demonetized the video calling the Democrats out for their hypocrisy.
YouTube has since reversed course and monetized the video which you can see below.
Democrats: “Trump stole the election!” Will left wing media ever admit their hypocrisy? https://t.co/123Vfz38Ze
— Rand Paul (@RandPaul) September 30, 2022
Taibbi wrote earlier:
“As with Ukrainegate and impeachment, and Russiagate before that, polls show January 6th remains low on the list of voter concerns (the cratering economy is first).
“However, the reason it ‘may be hard for people to understand,’ as Maloney says, is that congress has spent too much time blurring lines between election denial and conspiracy to overturn the result.
“If they just focused on the latter — and they have produced evidence, like Trump asking Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen to seize voting machines — the hearings might be more effective, even with Republicans.
“But they haven’t been, for a reason made obvious by Matt Orfalea’s damning video — which YouTube incredibly has already demonetized — above.
“Amid sweeping efforts to punish election denial in the Trump context, both criminally and with censorship, an almost exactly similar denial campaign that inspired four-plus years of blue politics has been dropped down a memory hole.
“Led by the losing candidate in 2016, Democratic Party politicians along with law enforcement and intelligence officials and media spent years denying the legitimacy of Trump’s presidency, based on an equally specious/dishonest formulation: ‘The election was hacked.’
“Moreover, they instigated removal efforts based on the same declare-guilt-now, prove-it-later mentality that gripped figures like Trump and Rudy Giuliani in 2020.
“How different really is ‘Just say it was corrupt and leave the rest to me’ from ‘We just have to dig deeper, do the investigation and find it’?
“The January 6th hearings ironically are an outgrowth of the Democrats’ own six-year-long election denial endeavor, involving the same people who pushed attempts to remove Trump based on manufactured theories of foreign collusion.
“There’s an automatic Boy Who Cried Wolf factor built in to hearings that include the likes of California’s Adam Schiff (‘I can’t go into the particulars, but there is more than circumstantial evidence now’) or Maryland’s Jamie Raskin (‘Donald Trump is the hoax perpetrated on the Americans by the Russians’).
“Moreover, congressional Democrats’ successful push for censorship on platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube — a campaign that began even before January 6th — reveal that the party considers the act of denial itself illegitimate and ban-worthy, if not criminal.
“But how can that be if, as the video shows, the party’s own leaders engage in the same behavior? How can declaring the 2020 election illegitimate be prohibited, if saying the same thing about 2016 was and is encouraged?
“The two stories obviously aren’t the same.
“But they’re a lot closer than we’ve been led to believe:
“On December 10, 2020, after Joe Biden’s election but before the January 6th riots, Vanity Fair’s Eric Lutz went on CBS to talk about the historic implications of the 2020 race.
“’When Joe Biden is inaugurated,’ he said, ‘a huge segment of the country is going view him has an illegitimate president.’
“He added: ‘This sets a precedent now.’
“Except, as seen above, the precedent already had been set.
“The most serious form of denial was the narrative that Russian hacking constituted a ‘9/11-style’ emergency rendering Trump’s election illegitimate.
“This contention, usually phrased in a way that could lead people to believe vote tallies had been changed by Russian operatives, began before Trump was sworn in.”