You knew there was no chance that Democrats and the liberal media were going to come out and say that the election results were because Americans rejected their ideas, right?
With that, here are some of the funniest (unintentionally) responses liberals have had to having their policies and platforms soundly rejected by the American people on Election Day.
Richard Trumka (AFL-CIO Union boss):
Americans were duped.
They may have been duped into voting for people who won’t give them (minimum wage hikes or Social Security benefits).
Donna Brazille (CNN and ABC News contributor):
Voters smoked pot prior to voting.
Voters went for pot and Republicans. They must have gone for the pot first. The lesson here—never vote when you’re stoned.
— Donna Brazile (@donnabrazile) November 5, 2014
I’m sure some did …
The Daily Kos kooks:
America didn’t reject liberal ideology. The problem is we weren’t liberal enough. Check out this temper tantrum …
You know what the narrative is going to be. “Democrats need to moderate their policies. They were too liberal.” But that’s total bologna. The GOP won this election despite having approval ratings themselves in the low 20s. Their “more conservative” policies won them no support. People in this country hate the GOP. If your approval rating is 21%, even a lot of Republicans hate the GOP. The public hates their extremism, their attempts to take away Social Security, their attempts to pander to the rich, their warmongering, their own sloppy management of the budget, etc.
Republicans won by pretending to be Democrats.
Republicans won big in the 2014 elections. They captured the Senate and gained seats in the House. But they didn’t do it by running to the right. They did it, to a surprising extent, by embracing ideas and standards that came from the left.
Charlie Rangel (D-NY):
Republicans are racists who still believe in slavery.
I meant that they used to call themselves ‘slave-holding states.’ They’ve been frustrated with the Emancipation Proclamation. They became Republicans, then tea party people. These are the people that are trying to frustrate people from voting, changing the voting rights that we fought so hard for. … I’m just saying that it’s unfortunate America doesn’t deal with the problem of racism. Until we acknowledge that it exists and fight hard to eradicate it, then we still have to be frustrated by people. They all come from the south and they all have these feelings about superiority and that’s true whether you’re picking cotton or you’re president of the United States. … Racial superiority, unfortunately, is a disease that a handful of people have. And they were holding back the Republican majority in the House of Representatives. Maybe now that Republican leadership doesn’t need them, they can go along with people who want to improve the quality of life for all Americans and not those who just look like them.
Tim Scott and Mia Love beg to differ …
And of course, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews:
A screenshot that will live in infamy. pic.twitter.com/HeZ07W1QTM
— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) November 5, 2014
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