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def. Hyperbole – Exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally.
I genuinely believe that Joe Biden’s speech in Philadelphia (last Tuesday) was one of the most demagogic speeches ever given by an American President. Although there was much in the speech that was truly revolting, one paragraph did stick out in my mind.
“The assault on free and fair elections is just such a threat, literally. I’ve said it before: We’re facing the most significant test of our democracy since the Civil War. That’s not hyperbole. Since the Civil War. The Confederates back then never breached the Capitol as insurrectionists did on January the 6th.”
Now, take those three words that I highlighted, “That’s not hyperbole”. Of course, it was hyperbole and, more importantly, hyperbole of the worst kind. Yet, the President of the United States was comfortable spewing this garbage when he knew better.
Although Biden may be in the early stages of dementia, even he knows that on March 1, 1954, there was an open gun battle in the House that wounded 5 congressmen. And, he certainly knows that the Capitol was bombed on March 1, 1971, and the Senate bombed on November 7, 1983.
But that doesn’t matter to Biden. Facts do not matter. All that matters; all that drives the man is the need to spout the most ludicrous claims, in the hope that they will stir the hysteria the Democrats need to retain power.
It appears that most, if not all Democrats are following his lead. On Thursday, U.S. Representative Joyce Beatty (D) from Ohio was arrested by Capitol Police after she led a march into the Senate Building to push for passage of S. 1 (the so-called “For the People Act”).
After her mostly ceremonial arrest, Beatty rushed to the microphones to declare, “We might as well still have the dogs and the hoses because we don’t have the Voting Rights Act.” HUH?
Whenever I hear such drivel, I have to wonder, “What possesses these people to continually spew this crap and expect the American public to take them seriously?” One answer might be that they are pandering to the low information voters but why do they constantly pursue this tactic? Are there really that many low information voters? (That might be a stupid question but I just had to ask it.)
How much lower can the Democratic party sink? As the 2022 election approaches, I think we’ll have our answer.Published in