Democrats and Hyperbole

 

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.

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  1. kedavis Member
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    CACrabtree: How much lower can the Democratic party sink?  As the 2022 election approaches, I think we’ll have our answer.

    You might get your answer to “how stupid are the American people?” at the same time.

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  2. James Salerno Coolidge
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    The fact that someone as low-IQ as Biden can even hold a position of power just shows how pathetic our country has become. Our civil discourse and knowledge is at an all-time low. I’ve been studying 19th century American politics lately and the overall quality of statesman is leaps and bounds above what we currently have. Even those that I have huge problems with, like Hamilton, both John Adams, Andrew Jackson, I would greatly prefer to the options that we have now.

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  3. kedavis Member
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    James Salerno (View Comment):

    The fact that someone as low-IQ as Biden can even hold a position of power just shows how pathetic our country has become. Our civil discourse and knowledge is at an all-time low. I’ve been studying 19th century American politics lately and the overall quality of statesman is leaps and bounds above what we currently have. Even those that I have huge problems with, like Hamilton, both John Adams, Andrew Jackson, I would greatly prefer to the options that we have now.

    Maybe it’s the next stage of “Hard Times Make Tough Men, Tough Men Make Soft Times, Soft Times Make Soft Men, Soft Men Make Hard Times…”

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  4. DonG (2+2=5. Say it!) Coolidge
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    CACrabtree: 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.

    There are now no limits on the lying to the man who brought us the saying, “Put y’all back in chains.”   He is untethered from reality and was pathological liar before that.   These are dark and divisive times.  

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  5. Barfly Member
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    James Salerno (View Comment):

    The fact that someone as low-IQ as Biden can even hold a position of power just shows how pathetic our country has become. Our civil discourse and knowledge is at an all-time low. I’ve been studying 19th century American politics lately and the overall quality of statesman is leaps and bounds above what we currently have. Even those that I have huge problems with, like Hamilton, both John Adams, Andrew Jackson, I would greatly prefer to the options that we have now.

    I’m inclined to think that the Republic has always had its Joe Biden. People of the left will always be with us, and some of them will always be charming sociopaths of limited intelligence and fortunate circumstance. The peril today is that the left has had its way with the youth and cheap pop culture for several generations; Disney did this to us as much as anything else. Now we’re hollowed out with a degenerate citizenry. Of course Joe Biden comes to the fore.

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  6. kedavis Member
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    Barfly (View Comment):

    James Salerno (View Comment):

    The fact that someone as low-IQ as Biden can even hold a position of power just shows how pathetic our country has become. Our civil discourse and knowledge is at an all-time low. I’ve been studying 19th century American politics lately and the overall quality of statesman is leaps and bounds above what we currently have. Even those that I have huge problems with, like Hamilton, both John Adams, Andrew Jackson, I would greatly prefer to the options that we have now.

    I’m inclined to think that the Republic has always had its Joe Biden. People of the left will always be with us, and some of them will always be charming sociopaths of limited intelligence and fortunate circumstance. The peril today is that the left has had its way with the youth and cheap pop culture for several generations; Disney did this to us as much as anything else. Now we’re hollowed out with a degenerate citizenry. Of course Joe Biden comes to the fore.

    Once again, H.L. Mencken was prescient:

    “As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”

    Some people foolishly thought that meant Trump, but clearly he was referring to Biden.

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  7. CACrabtree Coolidge
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    James Salerno (View Comment):

    The fact that someone as low-IQ as Biden can even hold a position of power just shows how pathetic our country has become. Our civil discourse and knowledge is at an all-time low. I’ve been studying 19th century American politics lately and the overall quality of statesman is leaps and bounds above what we currently have. Even those that I have huge problems with, like Hamilton, both John Adams, Andrew Jackson, I would greatly prefer to the options that we have now.

    Yeah, as I was watching one of the debates for the 2020 Democratic Presidential candidates, I thought about Admiral James Stockdale’s words, “Who am I?  Why am I here?”  Although Stockdale was a genuine American hero, he was ill-suited for the office he was seeking.  All those Democratic candidates should have been asking themselves the same questions.

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  8. Jim McConnell Member
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    Joe is consistent; if he’s not outright lying, he’s exaggerating. Joe has only a tenuous relationship with the truth in any setting.

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  9. James Salerno Coolidge
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    CACrabtree (View Comment):

    James Salerno (View Comment):

    The fact that someone as low-IQ as Biden can even hold a position of power just shows how pathetic our country has become. Our civil discourse and knowledge is at an all-time low. I’ve been studying 19th century American politics lately and the overall quality of statesman is leaps and bounds above what we currently have. Even those that I have huge problems with, like Hamilton, both John Adams, Andrew Jackson, I would greatly prefer to the options that we have now.

    Yeah, as I was watching one of the debates for the 2020 Democratic Presidential candidates, I thought about Admiral James Stockdale’s words, “Who am I? Why am I here?” Although Stockdale was a genuine American hero, he was ill-suited for the office he was seeking. All those Democratic candidates should have been asking themselves the same questions.

    In all fairness, Republicans are just as guilty of this. Watching the 2020 RNC, it was all “Look how many women we run! It’s the Democrats who are the REAL sexists!” and “look how many blacks we have! Democrats are the REAL racists!”

    We see it now with Caitlyn Jenner “Democrats are the REAL transphobes!” It’s so boring and unimaginative, and it isn’t winning over a single voter. The only Republican who talked policy in any significant way in recent memory was Ron Paul and the party chewed him up and spit him out.

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  10. Freeven Member
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    CACrabtree: 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.)

     

    “You can fool too many of the people too much of the time.”

    ~ Abraham Lincoln

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  11. DJ EJ Member
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    It’s been memory-holed so well I forgot about it until just a couple days ago:

    The deadliest deliberate, pre-meditated, and armed attack on the Capitol and a Capitol police officer this year was on April 2nd, 2021 when Nation of Islam follower Noah Green rammed his car into two Capitol police officers guarding one of the barriers surrounding the Capitol building, killing Officer William Evans and injuring the other officer. He then exited the vehicle brandishing a knife (he had bought specifically for this attack, cf. above link) and “started to lunge aggressively toward U.S. Capitol Police officers”, stated acting U.S. Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman. Green was then shot when he refused to comply with officers’ verbal commands. Once again – two dead, one wounded – the deadliest attack on the U.S. Capitol this year.

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  12. James Salerno Coolidge
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    DJ EJ (View Comment):

    It’s been memory-holed so well I forgot about it until just a couple days ago:

    The deadliest deliberate, pre-meditated, and armed attack on the Capitol and a Capitol police officer this year was on April 2nd, 2021 when Nation of Islam follower Noah Green rammed his car into two Capitol police officers guarding one of the barriers surrounding the Capitol building, killing Officer William Evans and injuring the other officer. He then exited the vehicle brandishing a knife (he had bought specifically for this attack, cf. above link) and “started to lunge aggressively toward U.S. Capitol Police officers”, stated acting U.S. Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman. Green was then shot when he refused to comply with officers’ verbal commands. Once again – two dead, one wounded – the deadliest attack on the U.S. Capitol this year.

    I’ll admit, even I forgot about that one. Just goes to show that even when you’re unplugged from the mainstream media, they still dictate a large portion of the narrative.

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  13. kedavis Member
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    DJ EJ (View Comment):

    It’s been memory-holed so well I forgot about it until just a couple days ago:

    The deadliest deliberate, pre-meditated, and armed attack on the Capitol and a Capitol police officer this year was on April 2nd, 2021 when Nation of Islam follower Noah Green rammed his car into two Capitol police officers guarding one of the barriers surrounding the Capitol building, killing Officer William Evans and injuring the other officer. He then exited the vehicle brandishing a knife (he had bought specifically for this attack, cf. above link) and “started to lunge aggressively toward U.S. Capitol Police officers”, stated acting U.S. Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman. Green was then shot when he refused to comply with officers’ verbal commands. Once again – two dead, one wounded – the deadliest attack on the U.S. Capitol this year.

    Naw, that can’t be right.  @garyrobbins assures us that the Capitol has only been attacked in 1812, and on Jan 1, 2021.  The shootings, bombings, etc, including what happened on April 2, that’s just more Big Lies from Trump.

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  14. DJ EJ Member
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    James Salerno (View Comment):

    DJ EJ (View Comment):

    It’s been memory-holed so well I forgot about it until just a couple days ago:

    The deadliest deliberate, pre-meditated, and armed attack on the Capitol and a Capitol police officer this year was on April 2nd, 2021 when Nation of Islam follower Noah Green rammed his car into two Capitol police officers guarding one of the barriers surrounding the Capitol building, killing Officer William Evans and injuring the other officer. He then exited the vehicle brandishing a knife (he had bought specifically for this attack, cf. above link) and “started to lunge aggressively toward U.S. Capitol Police officers”, stated acting U.S. Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman. Green was then shot when he refused to comply with officers’ verbal commands. Once again – two dead, one wounded – the deadliest attack on the U.S. Capitol this year.

    I’ll admit, even I forgot about that one. Just goes to show that even when you’re unplugged from the mainstream media, they still dictate a large portion of the narrative.

    I remembered it while I was driving a few days ago. Don’t know what brought it to mind, but I thought “oh yeah, how did I forget about that!”

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  15. genferei Member
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    CACrabtree: How much lower can the Democratic party sink?

    The slaveholding, KKK, Jim Crow, court-packing, internment, radical chic, islamo-gauchiste, ballot-stuffing Democratic Party? Who can say?

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  16. Kozak Member
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    Now They Are Saying That The Republican Party Is The #1 “National Security Threat To The United States Of America”

     

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  17. JoelB Member
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    Freeven (View Comment):

    “You can fool too many of the people too much of the time.”

    ~ Abraham Lincoln

    You found that quote on his Facebook page, right? ;-)

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  18. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    My own concern is that, since we are continuously bombarded with hyperbole and lies, at what point might I become numb to the whole barrage, just to protect myself? I find it very difficult to stay engaged in this environment; it’s like standing in front of a target and getting hit on a regular basis. I feel battle weary.

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  19. Freeven Member
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    JoelB (View Comment):

    Freeven (View Comment):

    “You can fool too many of the people too much of the time.”

    ~ Abraham Lincoln

    You found that quote on his Facebook page, right? ;-)

    I don’t do Facebook.

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  20. James Salerno Coolidge
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    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    My own concern is that, since we are continuously bombarded with hyperbole and lies, at what point might I become numb to the whole barrage, just to protect myself? I find it very difficult to stay engaged in this environment; it’s like standing in front of a target and getting hit on a regular basis. I feel battle weary.

    Somebody should remind them what happened to the boy who cried wolf.

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  21. navyjag Coolidge
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    Barfly (View Comment):

    James Salerno (View Comment):

    The fact that someone as low-IQ as Biden can even hold a position of power just shows how pathetic our country has become. Our civil discourse and knowledge is at an all-time low. I’ve been studying 19th century American politics lately and the overall quality of statesman is leaps and bounds above what we currently have. Even those that I have huge problems with, like Hamilton, both John Adams, Andrew Jackson, I would greatly prefer to the options that we have now.

    I’m inclined to think that the Republic has always had its Joe Biden. People of the left will always be with us, and some of them will always be charming sociopaths of limited intelligence and fortunate circumstance. The peril today is that the left has had its way with the youth and cheap pop culture for several generations; Disney did this to us as much as anything else. Now we’re hollowed out with a degenerate citizenry. Of course Joe Biden comes to the fore.

    Agree Barfly. But not as Commander in Chief. As incompetent as Carter and Obama were, I don’t remember them mouthing flat out lies like this one.  They were both circumspect, in my opinion, when it came to overt power grabs.  Obamacare might be an exception. But to try to get a federal grab of the state election process by spouting this nonsense is beyond the pale. 

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  22. kedavis Member
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    Freeven (View Comment):

    JoelB (View Comment):

    Freeven (View Comment):

    “You can fool too many of the people too much of the time.”

    ~ Abraham Lincoln

    You found that quote on his Facebook page, right? ;-)

    I don’t do Facebook.

    Must be Twitter then. @realAbrahamLincoln.

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  23. kedavis Member
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    James Salerno (View Comment):

    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    My own concern is that, since we are continuously bombarded with hyperbole and lies, at what point might I become numb to the whole barrage, just to protect myself? I find it very difficult to stay engaged in this environment; it’s like standing in front of a target and getting hit on a regular basis. I feel battle weary.

    Somebody should remind them what happened to the boy who cried wolf.

    What if they’re not the boy, but rather the wolf?

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  24. CACrabtree Coolidge
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    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    My own concern is that, since we are continuously bombarded with hyperbole and lies, at what point might I become numb to the whole barrage, just to protect myself? I find it very difficult to stay engaged in this environment; it’s like standing in front of a target and getting hit on a regular basis. I feel battle weary.

    But Democrats are the only folks who get PTSD, right?

    You are correct; we are being subjected to 24 X 7 Agitprop from the MSM.  All the more reason to call scream B.S. every time we get the chance.

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  25. Graham Witt Coolidge
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    @CACtabtree: 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. 

    The Biden administration and the Left, but I repeat myself, have sold everything into this unhinged narrative that doesn’t line up with reality. “Who you gonna believe, me or your lying eyes”. They are convinced of their own truth in order to stay sane. If the stakes weren’t so high at this point this might still be funny:

     

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  26. Graham Witt Coolidge
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    https://youtu.be/3sldbKYyTU4

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  27. I Walton Member
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    Biden doesn’t write his own speeches.  So the insanity comes from the top, dangerously ignorant folks.

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