Tag: Mayhem

The Inciter-in-Chief: Just Win Them Over with Fear

 

How could I have missed all the signs? We’ve listened to Joe Biden for weeks alerting the citizenship of what a danger the Right will be if they don’t get what they want, i.e., wins in the upcoming elections. I found myself rolling my eyes every time I heard him allude to the potential vicious attacks of the MAGA Republicans. Yet the Democrats bought it. His comments have been especially absurd because he only needs to look at the summer of 2021 to see the political Left’s vicious attacks on people, businesses, and government buildings. While he and others insisted that these activities were peaceful protests, people died, and dreams were destroyed.

His allusions to violence began before Donald Trump left office:

The Democrats’ Hermetically Sealed World

 

I was barely 16, a high school junior growing up in a small conservative farm town in Oklahoma. I was weirdly interested in politics, especially for a teenager. Not long after President Nixon won a massive landslide in the 1972 election over his challenger, US Sen. George McGovern (D-SD), I remembered a quote from Pauline Kael being bandied about in the media. At the time, she was the film critic for the New Yorker. I’ve kept it all these years.

Nixon’s landslide should have surprised no one. McGovern’s campaign was a mess almost from the start of the Democratic National Convention when he gave his acceptance speech so late that almost no one watched it. He was forced to ditch his first running mate, Senate colleague Thomas Eagleton (D-MO), over psychiatric treatment (electric shock) reasons for Kennedy family icon and our nation’s first Peace Corps director, Sargent Shriver. That didn’t help.