Media cheered prior objections by Obama, Dems, but vilify GOP for similar moves: Video

President Donald Trump and his allies on Capitol Hill have been labeled by some critics as insurrectionists over their opposition to the results of the electoral results in November’s presidential race.

As PJ Media argued, however, the same response was not used by progressives against the many Democrats who raised questions about and objected to prior White House victories by Republicans.

Democrats celebrated for prior election challenges

The outlet included examples of such reactions from Trump’s 2016 win as well as former President George W. Bush’s re-election victory in 2004. Prominent Democrats including former President Barack Obama and 2016 presidential nominee Hillary Clinton were among those who have expressed opposition to those and other races.

Instead of being vilified as some Republicans were in the aftermath of the violent Jan. 6 breach of the Capitol building, Obama and Clinton were among the Democratic Party leaders lauded as patriots by their own party and many in the mainstream media for taking a supposed stand in defense of democracy.

In the wake of the 2016 election, various Democrats questioned the legitimacy of Trump’s victories. Hollywood liberals joined the opposition, even going so far as to push for electors to ignore the voters’ choice and cast their votes in the Electoral College for Clinton.

Video shows it all

Twelve years earlier, then-Sens. Obama (D-IL) and Clinton (D-NY) were among their party’s elected officials who supported a formal objection to the certification of the reported results in Ohio.

Watch video highlights of these objections, as compiled by the Media Research Center, below:

Grabien Media founder Tom Elliot took note of the stark dichotomy in a Twitter thread questioning, in part, why claims of “sedition” and “treason” being applied to Republicans had not been similarly aimed at Democrats in prior elections.

“Traitors and patriots”

He shared another MRC video compilation in making a related point that “the media celebrated” Democratic leaders who protested the 2004 election results in much the same way that some Republicans challenged November’s election.

Contrasting that take in response to the 2020 race, CNN’s Jake Tapper represented the mainstream media view in his on-air quote of an 1861 letter from Ulysses S. Grant: “There are but two parties now, traitors and patriots.”

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  1. Are you for real, are they actually going to do something for a change. Hope it actually come around, we are tired of empty promises. Wait and see, as usual.

  2. It would really be nice if house, and senate Republican’s would grow some backbone’s and dish out to Democrats what Republicans have been receiving from them for past 15 years.

    1. I agree. Sounds like they are all being threatened and they are cowards. Email or call or write any republican congress person and tell them how you feel. I’ve started doing it. Maybe if enough do it they will start to think. After all, it is the voter who voted them in….

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    I wonder if it was in the letter??

  5. I am a 76 year old woman who has been watching Democrats slam Republicans for 50 years and gotten away with it -name callling, blaming, threatening and hating. It is bewildering to me how the Dems can trash the Constitution and the voters who voted for Trump time and again; yet, the media and Legislators do nothing about it. What happened January 6th was very wrong, but it was the culmination of all the wrongs that have been done to the right for far too many years. However, myself and others like me, question several issues around the January 6th break in to the Capital. This has to stop because our country, as we have known it, is dying. Joe Biden is a puppet and Kamala Harris thinks only that we are a racist country.

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