Joe Biden is getting justifiably beaten up by people for his disgusting speech in Atlanta comparing Republicans and frankly anyone who disagreed with his position on trying to federalize elections to racists.
Biden — who has previously been strongly against tossing aside the filibuster — said he was willing to do anything, including throwing away all principles, to get his way.
“To protect our democracy, I support changing the Senate rules, whichever way they need to be changed, to prevent a minority of senators from blocking action on voting rights,” Biden ranted.
“The next few days, when these bills come to a vote, will mark a turning point in this nation’s history….Will we choose democracy over autocracy, light over shadows, justice over injustice? I know where I stand.” Biden continued, “Do you want to be on the side of Dr. King or George Wallace? Do you want to be on the side of John Lewis or Bull Connor? Do you want to be on the side of Abraham Lincoln or Jefferson Davis?”
Now, those are all Democrats, we hasten to add. But to compare wanting voter integrity bills to racists and segregationists is vile. They can’t point to one bill that would deprive anyone of the right to vote. Many of the bills increase the opportunity to vote. Indeed, Biden’s own state has fewer opportunities to vote than does Georgia, one of the states Joe Biden has attacked.
Now, it’s no secret how terrible Joe Biden is. He’s had years of pitching divisive rhetoric. He’s made countless racist comments. It was also quite clear where Democrats would go in their desire for power, if they were able to grab back the office.
But the Never Trumpers are upset with Biden’s speech?
Joe Biden’s speech yesterday was filled with misleading comparisons, cheap demagoguery & false claims. The worst of his presidency – from the guy who claimed unifying the country is in his “whole soul.”
We opened today’s Morning Dispatch for our analysis.https://t.co/JO89Ji7EEh
— Stephen Hayes (@stephenfhayes) January 12, 2022
His rhetoric was unbelievably inflammatory. And Biden has a history of inflammatory racial comments. Remember “Put you all back in chains”? He made that comment about the Romney/Ryan ticket. Yes, Romney/Ryan. https://t.co/KEnD2K9cFj
— David French (@DavidAFrench) January 12, 2022
Yes, but we all knew that before — and you guys helped get him into office. We’ve known for decades that Joe has race issues; they’ve been out there for all to see, and we’ve covered them at length. We all knew he wasn’t the sharpest tool in the drawer and, indeed, had been regarded for decades as a gaffe-ridden fool.
We knew that if Democrats got into the office, they would try to push the country further to the left and grab what power they could. They were talking about things like pushing to stack the Supreme Court and tossing away other norms, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise.
Biden has always been this guy. But Never Trump folks didn’t care what the results of their actions would be because they were so broken over President Donald Trump. They couldn’t think far enough down the road to see. Or maybe didn’t care about the inevitable result because they were (and still are) so wrapped up in Trump.
Look around you, Never Trump folks. You helped get us into this mess, which we all now have to deal with. Don’t you dare act upset with anything Biden says now.
Americans savaged them. Here’s just a small sample.
— Andrew Smith (@AndrewSmithClub) January 13, 2022
You bought the ticket; take the ride all the way. https://t.co/1k6poJVDkh
— David Reaboi, Late Republic Nonsense (@davereaboi) January 12, 2022
Do you still find Biden a good person in a sort of serial lying, race baiting, feckless boob kind of way? https://t.co/rW1gJ5hKfh
— Rocco Tomaso (@t_santarelli) January 13, 2022
You helped make it happen.
I’d laugh as the Communists destroy you, but your stupidity is dragging the rest of us down with you. https://t.co/VjIH8NUN7m
— Cowboy Ben (@CowboyBen23) January 13, 2022