Remember all that talk about Donald Trump needing to man up and accept the election results if Hillary Clinton had won this past November?
Can you imagine if Trump had lost and was on Twitter even today railing against those results nine months after the fact? The liberal media would be tearing him a new one as we speak.
Now imagine someone not accepting the election results over 17 years after the fact.
That’s exactly what happened with Al Gore during a recent exchange with comedian Bill Maher.
The host of “Real Time” on HBO was discussing Gore’s latest global warming alarmist documentary, citing certain locations that would be “lost” to rising sea levels. One of those locations was Florida.
“And who would know better about losing Florida?” Maher quipped.
Gore responded, “Actually, I think I carried Florida.”
Sorry, ManBearPig, but the facts say otherwise.
— Real Time (@RealTimers) August 5, 2017
Maher gave what one could only describe as a sympathy clap for Gore, who is clearly still suffering from delusion over the 2000 election against George W. Bush.
As you well know, following the contest with Bush, Gore refused to accept the free and fair election results and would not concede defeat. He instead tied up the electoral process through litigation in the courts for months. Each time, his bid to overturn the election was unrealized, but — to paraphrase a present-day liberal hero — “he persisted,” all the way up to the Florida Supreme Court. But still no dice.
He would not concede until mid-December of that year, a month and a half after Election Day.
In October of this year, Gore appeared at a campaign rally for Clinton, urging everyone to vote based on the premise that the 2000 election had been stolen from him.
“Your vote really, really, really counts,” Gore said. “You can consider me as an exhibit A of that. For those of you who are younger than 25 you might not remember the election of 2000 and what happened here in Florida.”
One might reasonably question whether Gore remembers, because regardless of what he thinks, he lost.
Cross posted at the Mental Recession