Biden’s Bile, or How to Guarantee a National Disaster if Republicans Don’t Act

 

While Joe Biden raves and rants at MAGA Republicans, who he thinks are determined to destroy our democracy (which is actually a republic), the rest of the country is taking stock of Biden’s presidency and asking the difficult question: why are we supporting this man who has led this country in such a disastrous direction? I’m becoming more convinced every day that he has sealed his own fate and that of all citizens by believing that the country will be inspired by his rhetoric, which is not only irresponsible but denigrates the very people he is supposed to be serving.

Why have I come to this conclusion?

He insists on thinking that Democrats don’t realize that his administration is responsible for all the hardships that are unfolding. Inflation has risen on his watch; the borders have been decimated with his ignoring enforcement; interest rates are rising; the food and household goods continue to be in short supply.

And how is that caused by the MAGA Republicans?

Then there are his climate change causes. Biden tells us that we will all be driving electric vehicles in 15 years, even though they are very costly; they only travel limited distances; and charging stations are still in short supply, or will be expensive to install in people’s homes. And those solar power panels for rooftops? If the roof or the panels are damaged by installation or afterward, insurance companies will likely not cover them.

And how is that caused by MAGA Republicans?

In addition, there are all the changes that Biden promised to his followers: gun control legislation; national abortion legislation (even though SCOTUS says that legislation belongs with the states); reform to the criminal justice system (although no one seems to know what that means); dealing with crime all over the country; stopping voter suppression (as Americans support voter ID laws); and dealing effectively with China and Russia.

And how are these factors caused by MAGA Republicans?

Biden is in serious trouble, and with his raging rhetoric, he’s only making his public persona worse. And yet, in his speech reminiscent of a Nazi forum, he made the following comment:

But the heart of Biden’s address was a ringing alarm bell about what he called ‘an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our republic.’

‘MAGA forces are determined to take this country backwards. Backwards to an America where there is no right to choose, no right to privacy. No right to contraception, no right to marry who you love,” he said, striking on cultural issues Democrats believe can help them win in November.

‘They promote authoritarian leaders,’ he went on. ‘They fanned the flames of political violence.’

If we parse just this particular comment, there is no legitimate evidence that any of these outcomes have anything to do with MAGA Republicans (except perhaps January 6, when a MAGA Republican was killed by the Capitol Police). In fact, who are these MAGA Republicans?

According to the Pew Research Center, 43 percent of independents and nonaffiliated voters supported the former president, as did 4 percent of Democrats. Are we going to declare them ‘MAGA Independents’ and ‘MAGA Democrats?’ By transitioning from ‘MAGA Republicans’ to ‘Trump and his supporters,’ the scope of those who may be classified under the ill-defined ‘threat to democracy’ is widely broadened. . .

What is new is how the Biden administration is further expanding components of the National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism and using powerful federal agencies to target political opposition. The Democrats’ intent is clear: anyone who rejects their agenda is an enemy.

If you dissent from the narrative or oppose the radical agenda, you will be branded a ‘MAGA Republican.’ And Democrats consider ‘Maga Republicans’ to be fascists. Don’t be fooled by their doublespeak.

We’re seeing the signs that the Democrats are seeing the truth behind Biden’s hateful speech and lies:

In the end, no voters like to be attacked for their choices by those seeking votes.

Make no mistake: this isn’t the Democrats fired up and ready for war.  This is the rage of the rejected and the dejected.

It is now up to the GOP to make adverts carrying excerpts of Biden’s toxic rhetoric to fire up not only GOP voters but independent voters who may not have watched the entire speech. [Italics are mine.]

Republicans can no longer sit back and watch the frightening signals that Biden is sending out. There is much more to lose than they are willing to admit, and they must act now:

There is a very real possibility that Biden will back up his threatening speech with actions. He may not round us up in ghettos (at least not in his first term) but make no mistake: He just declared war on 74 million of his fellow Americans. If Republicans don’t win big in the midterms, or if Joe Biden gets a second term, there will be no stopping the Left. Our most sacred rights—freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of association, the right to bear arms—could go away—poof—like all that student debt he just ‘forgave.’

What is it going to take for the Republicans to speak out and tell the truth?

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  1. kedavis Inactive
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    If so many people understand Biden’s incompetence etc, then why is he still at around 40% “approval,” sometimes higher?

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  2. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    If so many people understand Biden’s incompetence etc, then why is he still at around 40% “approval,” sometimes higher?

    Sometimes he’s gone lower, too. In my experience, there are always Democrats who will support the Democrat in the polls. And we all know that polls are deceptive. Just look at the number of Hispanics who are coming on board. Democrats in Florida are very worried about the Hispanic group.

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  3. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    If so many people understand Biden’s incompetence etc, then why is he still at around 40% “approval,” sometimes higher?

    They believe him.

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  4. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    If so many people understand Biden’s incompetence etc, then why is he still at around 40% “approval,” sometimes higher?

    They believe him.

    I don’t know that this is true. They just vote in lockstep, but I think we are going to see their numbers drop in farther, although I don’t know if it will be in time for the midterms. I think their Dem friends are going to putting pressure on them to wake up.

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  5. Red Herring Coolidge
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    It is in their DNA. 

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  6. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    Mollie Hemingway in her podcast was lamenting the pathetic behavior of the Republicans. Somehow we need to give them a hard kick in the you-know-what and tell them to speak out. I know some are acting, but there needs to be a groundswell and soon.

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  7. Red Herring Coolidge
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    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    Mollie Hemingway in her podcast was lamenting the pathetic behavior of the Republicans. Somehow we need to give them a hard kick in the you-know-what and tell them to speak out. I know some are acting, but there needs to be a groundswell and soon.

    They probably fear the Democrats.

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  8. kedavis Inactive
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    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    Mollie Hemingway in her podcast was lamenting the pathetic behavior of the Republicans. Somehow we need to give them a hard kick in the you-know-what and tell them to speak out. I know some are acting, but there needs to be a groundswell and soon.

    Like this?

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  9. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    Red Herring (View Comment):

    It is in their DNA.

    I love Byron York, but he wrote this book in 2005. I think we would all agree that A LOT has changed since then. He  may still believe in these ideas, but I’ll see if I can find any current quotes by him.

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  10. Red Herring Coolidge
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    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    Red Herring (View Comment):

    It is in their DNA.

    I love Byron York, but he wrote this book in 2005. I think we would all agree that A LOT has changed since then. He may still believe in these ideas, but I’ll see if I can find any current quotes by him.

    He predicted this.

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  11. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
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    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    If so many people understand Biden’s incompetence etc, then why is he still at around 40% “approval,” sometimes higher?

    They believe him.

    I don’t know that this is true. They just vote in lockstep, but I think we are going to see their numbers drop in farther, although I don’t know if it will be in time for the midterms. I think their Dem friends are going to putting pressure on them to wake up.

    I’ve met left-wingers and they buy it all

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  12. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    There’s a question I’ve been meaning to ask for a while, especially for those of you who are doom-and-gloom about the midterms, but not offering meaningful solutions. I know this will probably sound sarcastic, but why stay engaged if we’re going to lose? If nothing can be done, why are you staying around to watch the disaster? To prove you were right? Wouldn’t it at least be more helpful to point out the glimmers of hope–and don’t tell me there aren’t any. Just look at the shift in Hispanic voters, for one.

     

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  13. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    Red Herring (View Comment):

    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    Mollie Hemingway in her podcast was lamenting the pathetic behavior of the Republicans. Somehow we need to give them a hard kick in the you-know-what and tell them to speak out. I know some are acting, but there needs to be a groundswell and soon.

    They probably fear the Democrats.

    But what are they afraid of? That they’ll be seen as meanies??

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  14. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):
    I’ve met left-wingers and they buy it all

    But you haven’t met all Democrats and you don’t know what they all think. And I guarantee, just like with Republicans, they don’t “buy it all.” 

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  15. kedavis Inactive
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    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    Red Herring (View Comment):

    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    Mollie Hemingway in her podcast was lamenting the pathetic behavior of the Republicans. Somehow we need to give them a hard kick in the you-know-what and tell them to speak out. I know some are acting, but there needs to be a groundswell and soon.

    They probably fear the Democrats.

    But what are they afraid of? That they’ll be seen as meanies??

    Well, for one example, judges who might be able to question or even overturn certain election results, might legitimately fear being treated like Kavanaugh has been.  Including at least one assassination attempt.

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  16. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    kedavis (View Comment):
    Well, for one example, judges who might be able to question or even overturn certain election results, might legitimately fear being treated like Kavanaugh has been.  Including at least one assassination attempt.

    Technically, judges are not supposed to be identified as “Republicans.” Whether they have a legitimate fear, I don’t know. If they don’t like the heat, they don’t have to enter the kitchen (and they can decline moving to a higher judgeship). But I’m getting tired of excuses. If you are already in a positive to make an impact, do something! Enough excuses!

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  17. kedavis Inactive
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    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):
    I’ve met left-wingers and they buy it all

    But you haven’t met all Democrats and you don’t know what they all think. And I guarantee, just like with Republicans, they don’t “buy it all.”

    If Biden has like 40-45% overall approval, and since that’s likely to be largely – if not entirely – Democrats, wouldn’t that mean something like 80% approval among Democrats?

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  18. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    Mollie Hemingway in her podcast was lamenting the pathetic behavior of the Republicans. Somehow we need to give them a hard kick in the you-know-what and tell them to speak out. I know some are acting, but there needs to be a groundswell and soon.

    Like this?

    I’m going to say that those are the Republicans standing at attention and Biden bowing down!

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    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):
    Well, for one example, judges who might be able to question or even overturn certain election results, might legitimately fear being treated like Kavanaugh has been. Including at least one assassination attempt.

    Technically, judges are not supposed to be identified as “Republicans.” Whether they have a legitimate fear, I don’t know. If they don’t like the heat, they don’t have to enter the kitchen (and they can decline moving to a higher judgeship). But I’m getting tired of excuses. If you are already in a positive to make an impact, do something! Enough excuses!

    I agree, but whether a judge is a Republican or not, doesn’t even matter.  They might be a Democrat, yet still able to see what the correct decision would be, but unwilling to make it because of the feared reaction.

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  20. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    kedavis (View Comment):
    If Biden has like 40-45% overall approval, and since that’s likely to be largely – if not entirely – Democrats, wouldn’t that mean something like 80% approval among Democrats?

    What’s your point? First of all, I thought for the most part we aren’t going to rely on polls. They always, always, favor Democrats by a large margin this far out. And then there are the Independents. And the Hispanics. And maybe, just maybe, Democrats who are reluctant to say they don’t adore Biden. So if you want excuses to give up, to cave in, go for it. 

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  21. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    kedavis (View Comment):
    I agree, but whether a judge is a Republican or not, doesn’t even matter.  They might be a Democrat, yet still able to see what the correct decision would be, but unwilling to make it because of the feared reaction.

    Yep. Could happen. And they should be ashamed and embarrassed. Just like the frightened COVID and vax followers. Just line up and mind your fear. And in this country we don’t put guns to their heads to make our preferred choices. We win some, we lose some. It’s called a Republic (not a democracy).

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  22. EODmom Coolidge
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    If so many people understand Biden’s incompetence etc, then why is he still at around 40% “approval,” sometimes higher?

    #don’tbelieveallpolls

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  23. kedavis Inactive
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    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):
    If Biden has like 40-45% overall approval, and since that’s likely to be largely – if not entirely – Democrats, wouldn’t that mean something like 80% approval among Democrats?

    What’s your point? First of all, I thought for the most part we aren’t going to rely on polls. They always, always, favor Democrats by a large margin this far out. And then there are the Independents. And the Hispanics. And maybe, just maybe, Democrats who are reluctant to say they don’t adore Biden. So if you want excuses to give up, to cave in, go for it.

    Not my point.  Yet sometimes it seems that showing a 40% approval in a poll, gets some people to believe that it’s only 40% among “that side” too.  But of course that isn’t the case at all.  And if perhaps 80% or more of Democrats still support Biden, your apparent belief that they are seeing the truth now, in significant numbers, doesn’t seem to hold up.  No, 80% isn’t “all.”  But it’s difficult to be optimistic about that side.

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  24. kedavis Inactive
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    EODmom (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    If so many people understand Biden’s incompetence etc, then why is he still at around 40% “approval,” sometimes higher?

    #don’tbelieveallpolls

    It might just be cover for upcoming cheating, but unless uncovered and dealt with, does it matter?

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  25. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    kedavis (View Comment):
    But it’s difficult to be optimistic about that side.

    How about striving for success and having that be your focus, instead of being pessimistic? You don’t have to believe the conclusions that I have reached, nor do I have to accept the conclusions you have reached. You can be sure that the Dems love our pessimism. We just keep helping them along.

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  26. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    Sometimes data simply doesn’t help our cause. I’m as vulnerable as anyone to the data and polls, and I have to keep reminding myself that there are factors that we simply cannot measure. But our concurrence with negative data doesn’t help our cause. It certainly hasn’t motivated the Republicans up to now. I don’t have simple, easy answers, either, but I refuse to accept the picture they are presenting. They may think they have all the power and controls over the outcomes, which is just what they want us to believe, but they don’t.

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  27. kedavis Inactive
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    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):
    But it’s difficult to be optimistic about that side.

    How about striving for success and having that be your focus, instead of being pessimistic? You don’t have to believe the conclusions that I have reached, nor do I have to accept the conclusions you have reached. You can be sure that the Dems love our pessimism. We just keep helping them along.

    I’m actually not one of the “severely pessimistic” ones, just pointing out that what seems to be part of the optimism on your part, is likely unsupported by facts.  40% overall approval doesn’t show that a lot of Democrats are finally seeing the light.  And unsupported optimism could be just as harmful to actual results, as unnecessary pessimism.

    And ultimately, it doesn’t matter whether 80% or more of Democrats support Biden because they actually believe he’s doing a fine job, or just because they “vote in lockstep.”  If they vote for him, they vote for him.

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  28. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    kedavis (View Comment):
    I’m actually not one of the “severely pessimistic” ones, just pointing out that what seems to be part of the optimism on your part, is likely unsupported by facts.

    When you say “facts,” you don’t really know if they’re valid, since they reflect the polls. Which you won’t acknowledge those “facts” are, at the very least, questionable.

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  29. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    Interesting . . . Trafalgar is more reliable than most . . . https://www.gjsentinel.com/news/national/poll-voters-say-biden-has-further-divided-country/article_a80be5a0-190a-5e56-b114-8e6444b2b150.html

    (The Center Square) – The majority of Americans say President Joe Biden has further divided the country, according to a new poll.

    Convention of States Action, along with the Trafalgar Group, released the polling data, which showed that 58.7% of surveyed voters say that “Biden has divided the country during his time as president.”

    Only 20.6% of voters said Biden has united the country. The poll queried more than 1,000 likely midterm voters from Sept. 2-5.

    Notably, 64.1% of Independents said Biden has further divided the country during his term.

    This poll comes as Biden has taken fire for a controversial speech earlier this month in which he attacked “MAGA Republicans,” calling them a threat to Democracy, “a threat to this country,” and a threat to “the very foundations of our Republic.”

    “They promote authoritarian leaders, and they fan the flames of political violence that are a threat to our personal rights, to the pursuit of justice, to the rule of law, to the very soul of this country,” Biden said in the speech.

    Another recent poll from the same group asked respondents about that speech. The survey found that the majority of Independents said Biden’s remarks went too far.

    As The Center Square previously reported, 62.4% of Independents said Biden’s comments were “a dangerous escalation in rhetoric and is designed to incite conflict amongst Americans.” The poll found only 31% of Independents said it was “acceptable rhetoric during an election year.”

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  30. kedavis Inactive
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    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):
    I’m actually not one of the “severely pessimistic” ones, just pointing out that what seems to be part of the optimism on your part, is likely unsupported by facts.

    When you say “facts,” you don’t really know if they’re valid, since they reflect the polls. Which you won’t acknowledge those “facts” are, at the very least, questionable.

    I don’t need any other facts of my own, specific definitive contrary facts, to show that yours don’t hold up.

    And I’m not the one claiming that Democrats are seeing the light, in large numbers.  That’s you.  That’s what your post/comments suggest, anyway.  And you don’t have the facts to back that up, if Democrat support for Biden is still high.  Not overall support, just Democrat support.  Which seems to be the case even if polls aren’t accurate.

     

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