The progressive meltdown over the election continues apace. The trajectory of that meltdown is troubling. What started as a primal scream on Nov. 9 has now coalesced around the meme that Trump only won the election because of “hacking” by Russia. Yesterday, Democrat Rep. John Lewis, in an interview with Chuck Todd, had this to say:
Lewis: I don’t see this president-elect as a legitimate president.
Todd: You do not consider him a legitimate president?
Todd: Why is that?
Lewis: I think the Russians participated in helping this man get elected, and they helped destroy the candidacy of Hillary
Clinton. I don’t plan to attend the inauguration. It would be the first one that I miss since I’ve been in the Congress. You cannot be at home with something that you feel that is wrong.
Todd: That is going to send a big message to a lot of people in this country, that you don’t believe he’s a legitimate president.
Lewis: I think there was a conspiracy on the part of the Russians and others to help him get elected. That’s not right. That’s not fair. That’s not the open, democratic process.
That exchange has resulted in two totally foreseeable responses: