President Barack Obama recently told Donald Trump to “stop whining” in regards to the possibility of a rigged election, but perhaps Obama should have taken his own advice in 2008 when he complained about “rigged” elections.
— Adam R (@Im_WithHerakles) October 21, 2016
During a speech at Kent University in New Philadelphia, Ohio, a woman asked Barack Obama if the elections could be rigged in any way. Obama’s response was:
“I come from Chicago.. sometimes Democrats monkeyed with elections.. People in power have a tendency to tilt things in their direction. That’s why we’ve got to have a, I believe a voting rights division in the justice department. That’s why we need paper trails on these new electronic machines so that you actually have something to hang onto after you’ve punched that letter, make sure it hasn’t been hacked into…I’ll tell you, it helps in Ohio that we’ve got Democrats in charge of the machines!”
It certainly seems that Obama during the 2008 elections was, according to his own words, “whining” about the possibility of a rigged election. If President Obama made such statements during his campaign to become president, why is he criticizing Donald Trump for bringing up the same topic?
In a reasonable world, members of the mainstream press would be asking Obama about his statement on rigged elections in 2008 and how it relates to what Donald Trump is saying today. Although I wouldn’t expect that to happen, considering the press has been nothing more than a mouthpiece for the Democratic party during this election.
This is why alternative media has been picking up the slack and taking the place of the major news stations who should be doing this type of investigate journalism. Regardless of who wins this election, the mainstream press will continue to decline in viewership and trust, while alternative media takes its place.