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Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe Reminds Us That Some ‘Big Lies’ Are More Equal Than Others

Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe Reminds Us That Some ‘Big Lies’ Are More Equal Than Others

McAuliffe falsely smeared his GOP opponent for not accepting the 2020 outcome, but has repeatedly claimed that Al Gore won the 2000 presidential election.

Former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, who is now running for governor again for some reason, just gave America an excellent reminder that when it comes to big lies: some are accepted, and some are not.

McAuliffe recently smeared his Republican opponent Glenn Youngkin for pushing the ‘Big Lie’ about the 2020 election. It is odd because McAuliffe still believes Al Gore won in 2000.

Guy Benson writes at Townhall:

Flashback: Terry McAuliffe, Smearing Opponent on ‘Big Lie,’ Insisted Democrats ‘Won’ 2000 Election

When Republican Glenn Youngkin emerged as his party’s nominee for governor in Virginia last month, the likely Democratic nominee – former DNC Chair and ex-governor Terry McAuliffe – “welcomed” him to the race with a smear. Youngkin, McAuliffe claimed is an “extreme” member of the GOP who believes the “big lie,” i.e. that Joe Biden didn’t truly win the 2020 election. It’s an extraordinary accusation that would have potency in the blue-trending purple state of Virginia, especially in vote-rich and Trump-hostile northern Virginia. And it seems like a central attack line McAuliffe intends to employ ahead of November’s general election:

Also, see McAuliffe’s tweet below:

Benson interviewed Glenn Youngkin on his radio show, and Youngkin conceded that Biden won the 2020 election, as much as he wished it wasn’t so. Therefore, McAuliffe’s accusation is untrue.

McAuliffe, on the other hand, has still not admitted that Democrats lost the 2000 election:

Houston Keene reports at FOX News:

In an article from 2002 about the Voting Rights Institute McAuliffe founded as DNC chair, the former governor claimed voters in Florida were “disenfranchised” during the 2000 election.

“If I ever allow what happened in Florida to occur again, I’ll be thrown out as chairman of this party,” McAuliffe said. “I mean, there’s no question that people were disenfranchised.”

McAuliffe also claimed in a 2001 interview with Black Entertainment Television that the Democrats “won the campaign” in 2000 but “didn’t get the prize,” and that there would be a re-re-recount that would swing Florida for former Vice President Al Gore by 25,000 votes.

“Folks, you know it, I know it, they know it,” McAuliffe said at the Democratic Business Council’s 20th-anniversary dinner in 2001. “We won that election.”

“And let’s never forget it,” he added.

McAuliffe’s campaign did not respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

I bet many high-ranking Democrat officials still believe to this day that Al Gore won in 2000.

I bet there are a lot of prominent Democrats who believe Trump was not legitimately elected. How do I know this? Because they’ve said it.

Democrats spent four years smearing Trump as illegitimate while pushing a conspiracy theory about Trump and Russia, but now accuse others of pushing a ‘big lie’ for questioning Biden’s 2020 win in any way. Such talk can even get you banned on social media.

As the saying goes, Democrats wouldn’t have any standards at all if it weren’t for double standards.


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henrybowman | June 3, 2021 at 4:44 pm

Which one is McAuliffe — the one who posed for racist photos, or the one that abused women?

Close The Fed | June 3, 2021 at 5:26 pm

White trash is, as white trash does.

2smartforlibs | June 3, 2021 at 5:54 pm

You mean like the fact he’s not a Clintonista?

texansamurai | June 3, 2021 at 7:06 pm

the header photo looks like he’s hawking a bottle of hooch–or is it some home brew viagra?

Ah, the joys of Virginia, where you can’t be governor for two consecutive terms but you can for non-consecutive terms.

McAuliffe is one of those professional political types who needs to be in office or a high-up mover and shaker. I get the sense too that he has ambitions for the WH.

The Dem primary is next Tuesday (the 8th). There are five people running. The Republican Party held a convention in May, which was a better use of their resources, IMO. But regardless of who wins the primary, McAuliffe or one of the others, that person is automatically going to be the front-runner, although Youngkin can put a lot of his own money into his campaign.

    20keto20 in reply to p. | June 4, 2021 at 6:21 am

    Just curious. What is the website I can use to see how I will have voted in the Dem primary next Tuesday? Does the “Dominion” state use “Dominion” machines? If so, I feel confident my ballot has been “received” and scanned already!

      Danny in reply to 20keto20. | June 4, 2021 at 5:06 pm

      Republicans last won a statewide race in Virginia in 2010 and last won it on a presidential level in 2004, stop searching out the most absurd evidence free conspiracy theory (which slanders innocent people without a reason by the way) for why when the answer why it went from Red to Blue is George W Bush supported mass immigration which changed the makeup of the state.

      You might as well be claiming NY or NJ or CA vote Republican if you think VA votes Republican.

Only Democrats and their media propaganda outlets are allowed to claim an election was stolen. Their claims are not disinformation, misinformation, lies, or Big Lies. And you will find all Democrats and their media allies are in agreement.

When Republicans claim an election was stolen, Democrats and their media propaganda outlets variously describe the claim as misinformation, disinformation, a lie, or a Big Lie. Invariably some Republicans and self-described ‘conservative’ pundits agree with the Dems.

To see how this game is played more generally replace ‘an election was stolen’ with [fill-in-the-blank].

    20keto20 in reply to JHogan. | June 4, 2021 at 6:34 am

    McDonald’s is the home of the Big Mac, nationally “acclaimed” burger. McDemocrat’s is the home of the Big Lie, nationally “acclaimed” corruptions (courtesy of Saul Alinsky and his Eight Steps to Socialism–healthcare, poverty, debt, gun control, welfare, education, religion and class warfare–just think about the corruptions and lies they have told and are telling in order to put 8 notches in their political belts).
    To coin their phrase–Attack, attack, attack from all sides, never giving the reeling
    organization a chance to rest, regroup, recover and re-strategize!

I’ve figured since November that Terry McAuliffe had a hand in the dirty work

Corruption and alcohol ooze out of every pore and pustule of this bought and sold little man.