On Thursday night, President Biden gave a speech over what he called “The Continued Battle for The Soul of the Nation.” What he provided was a glimpse into his own soul. Earlier in the day, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told America if Republicans disagree with the supposed majority, they are extremists.
Still, Biden continues to find ways to blow his message that MAGA Republicans, a derogatory term meant to disparage those who support former President Donald Trump, are a threat to Democracy. During the president’s prime-time speech, the imagery was frightening. One pundit even said Thursday night’s campaign event was an “enemies of the state speech.”
There stood Biden, with two Marines behind him. Independence Hall was in the background, with red streaking up the side of the brick wall with tones of black reminiscent of the evil Soviet Union from days past. Or colors of Communist China. What was said through the color choice was more potent than the divisive and corrosive words used by the Commander in Chief.
Here’s the good news… the shadow Biden’s trying to cast over the electorate is a distraction that won’t work. When the media goes out of its way to proclaim with glee that he is surging because he’s now at 40% approval instead of 37%, that says all you need to know.
For months, I warned Democrats would come out with a full-scale campaign attack as their prospects for the midterm elections faded. It’s not even Labor Day, and look at how the Left is ratcheting up their divisive campaign machine. While Americans struggle under the weight of grocery and gas price increases, exploding inflation, job losses, illegal immigration, Critical Race Theory, transgender policies that hurt children, and left-wing policies that rot America — Democrats hope they can distract voters from the things that matter.
The question is, will it work?
According to a new Fox News poll, inflation is one thing on voters’ minds leading up to November. Most say it’s a more significant issue than abortion, illegal immigration, climate change, or voting rights.
Biden’s campaign rhetoric won’t work if voters remember they are the ultimate check and balance over the government. All the money in the world donated to political campaigning is worthless if people sense the president and Democratic candidates are out of touch with their lives.
Consider this, Americans of all political stripes congregate together regularly. Most don’t see each other as enemies. They may disagree, and they may be passionate about their views. Still, we’re not enemies in the sense China is an adversary of the United States. We all feel the sting of bad government policies, regardless of who is in office. The question is, how many will break with those policies at election time?
That’s where the politicians step in. They don’t want you to go against them. Democrats are no better than Trump when it comes to their heated rhetoric. The only difference is the media. The press expressed outrage at Trump’s choice of words. They champion Biden. The truth is, there is no sense of fairness.
Biden has become the very thing he accused Trump of being. He is not a statesman and perhaps never had intentions of uniting America. The president is angry, bitter, and hostile. He regularly attacks the GOP as racists and Jim Crow. He can throw names around like no one’s business, and his propensity for lying rivals few. None of this should be a surprise. He essentially got tossed out of the 1988 presidential election for plagiarism. It’s been a hallmark of his political career. He is the master of moral relativism, and so is the Left.
There was nothing in the Thursday night speech that inspired America. He didn’t reveal anything new or demonstrate he could change the economy’s trajectory, prevent a recession, or restore belief that the government can do great things. Instead, he showed he was willing to use the power of his office to single out 70 million Americans or more. His tone suggested the government could suppress people’s voices simply because they are in the minority view. Don’t believe me, consider Biden’s words and those of his press secretary.
Those are not American values, as I discussed on Wednesday. The only values Americans share are derived from the US Constitution.
In the coming days and weeks, the intensity will heat up. Biden’s rhetoric will cast a long dark shadow over the midterm elections and beyond.
How will voters respond?
We’ll know more in the days and weeks ahead.
Don Purdum, Political Analyst
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