Yesterday, Donald Trump, the GOP candidate for president of these United States said this:
I will totally accept the results of this great and historic presidential election — if I winOf course he yammered a lil' bit about following the rules and such, but the message was clear as it always was. To Donald Trump and his deplorable supporters, if he loses, it's because the election is rigged.
No one serious believes that.
Not even our Pennsylvania senator Pat Toomey:
Pat Toomey may not be ready to say whether he plans to vote for Donald Trump, but he was unequivocal on one talking point that has dominated the Republican presidential nominee's recent speeches.Ah...but you'll note the first sentence.
"People have to believe the election reflected the wishes of the American people," Pennsylvania's incumbent U.S. senator said Wednesday. "I am confident it will and we should not be propagating any notion that it won't."
Even with all of that, even with the grand assault on the democracy that Trump's threat represents, Pat Toomey is still not ready to say he won't vote for the small-handed pussy-grabber.
Pat's position hasn't changed:
His reasoning? Hillary Clinton is even worse.
He gives reasons (all of which turn out to be false):
- Clinton's supposed dishonesty (even though Politifact rates Clinton as massively more truthful than Trump)
- The supposed corruption of the Clinton Foundation (even though Charity Watch and Charity Navigator each give the foundation glowing reviews . The Trump foundation looks like a slush fund.)
- The supposed illegality of the emails (even though as we all know that while the the director of the FBI said the handling of the email was careless, there wasn't enough there to warrant charges)