On September 1, President Joe Biden gave a prime-time address warning the United States that “MAGA forces” around the country were posing imminent threats to democracy.
The speech was widely decried as authoritarian and despotic. The U.S. had never seen anything like it. Pundits were convinced that the White House would never try something so out of touch again.
We were wrong.
On Wednesday, the White House announced that Biden would be giving a speech for the Democratic National Committee focusing on Trump supporters and the threats posed by Republicans should they win midterm elections next week. The event will take place at the historic Union Station in D.C.
“He has been clear democracy is under assault and we cannot pretend otherwise,” White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said of the president on Wednesday. “The president will continue to call attention to the threat to democratic integrity and to public safety posed by those who deny the documented truth about election results and those who seek to undermine public faith in our system of government.”
KJP also threw in a new twist — “Ultra MAGA Republicans” no longer exist. That supposedly fascistic wing of the GOP is now called “Mega MAGA Republican.”
“Unfortunately, we have seen mega MAGA Republican officials who don’t believe in the rule of law,” she claimed. “They refuse to accept the results of free and fair elections and they fan the flames of political violence through what they praise and what they refuse to condemn. It remains important for the president to state strongly and unequivocally that violence has no place in our democracy.”
KJP: “Mega MAGA Republicans do not believe in the rule of law. They refuse to accept the results of elections and they fan the flames of political violence." pic.twitter.com/W4Pw4gUhI4
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What KJP does not say is that she herself is an election denier, having cast doubt on both the 2016 presidential election as well as the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial election.
The press secretary also claims that the GOP has encouraged violence — yet appears unaware that less than three weeks after Biden asked all Americans to help defend against so-called Republican “extremism,” an 18-year-old named Cayler Ellingson was killed by a nutcase in North Dakota who told police he murdered the teenager because he was a “Republican extremist,” according to authorities.
It is probable that Biden will attempt to connect the suspected Pelosi attacker — a drugged-out nudist, hippie, illegal alien, who had lived in a California commune, and who has supposedly posted QAnon-related messaging and other conspiracy theories in recent months — to Republicans who deny the election.
But there is zero evidence to suggest that that weirdo was inspired by Republican talking points. In fact, it seems that he is just a nutcase attracted to the fringe of both parties.
This brings us to the real reason for the speech.
Biden knows that his party is going to get shellacked in the midterms. Polls indicate that Republicans will surely win back the House by a healthy margin and could even secure the Senate by a tally of GOP 54 to Democrats 46.
The American people are fed up with wokeism, Democratic policies, and the D.C. establishment. Biden and his gang have been unable to convince voters that the economy isn’t so bad, that crime isn’t really a problem, or that abortion should be the main concern at the ballot box.
So, instead, Biden will again try to denigrate half the country as threats to democracy. Fearmongering is the Left’s only option. In the words of Yogi Berra, it’s deja vu all over again.
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