These days, there’s a lot of talk from the Democrat Party about “democracy.”
Democrats frequently allege that democracy is in danger; typically, this talking point is used in relation to elections that Democrats don’t have very good chances of actually winning.
Look no further than the upcoming November midterms. Multiple Democrats from Joe Biden to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) on down have said that America’s in danger of being a nation without democracy if Republicans take back control of Congress later this year.
Many voters and supporters of the Democrat Party have echoed this as well. Now, the latest left-wingers to make these claims are none other than former President Bill Clinton and twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
The Clintons on Democracy in the United States
During a sit-down with the Late Late Show, Bill Clinton talked about his history in politics vs. politics in today’s America. The former president explained that in all the political battles he’s been part of, he’s never been so nervous about the country losing its “constitutional democracy.”
Hillary Clinton made nearly identical remarks as well, during her latest interview with Financial Times. The twice unsuccessful presidential candidate said the prospect of Democrats not winning the upcoming elections is “so frightening.”
Louder, for those in the back:
Donald Trump, his allies, and supporters are a clear and present danger to American democracy. https://t.co/Q8mmCQM45C
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 17, 2022
Clinton would later go on to assert that America is “on the precipice” of turning into a nation without democracy. Therefore, she claimed Democrats need to be devoting their energy toward endeavors that lead to them winning the upcoming elections.
In Clinton’s mind, Democratic wins in November are the only way for the United States to maintain its democracy.
Backlash Against the Clintons’ Claims
Critics of Bill and Hillary Clinton have pointed out how the United States is technically a constitutional republic, rather than a democracy, in and of itself.
However, many Americans also view the talk from the Clintons concerning the loss of democracy in the country as hypocritical.
For one thing, Democrats claim questioning the outcome of the 2020 presidential election is insincere and a threat to democracy.
When asked about the future of the Democratic party, Clinton said the US is 'standing on the precipice of democracy' and the most important thing is for it to win the next election https://t.co/Ay2wKUlCMS pic.twitter.com/QUxQJcPYCa
— Financial Times (@FinancialTimes) June 17, 2022
Yet, in the same breath, Democrats, including Hillary Clinton, spent the entirety of Donald Trump’s presidency claiming that he got into office because of collusion with Russia.
It is the view of countless people that Democrats can’t have their cake and eat it too. Furthermore, using the “danger to our democracy” card whenever Democrats lose an election or don’t get their way tends to be frowned upon by Americans.