Progressive-Democratic Party Presidential candidate Je Biden gave a speech in Philadelphia Saturday at his first official rally.
I have some comments on excerpts from his speech—excerpts because he repeated a few themes time after time after time for 30 minutes.
Instead of debating our opponents, we demonize them. Instead of questioning judgments, we question their motives. Instead of listening, we shout. Instead of looking for solutions, we look to score political points. … This politics is pulling us apart, ripping this country apart at the seams. Our politics today traffic in division, and our President is the Divider in Chief.
This is textbook projection; it’s almost like he was looking in a mirror. It’s been, after all, Progressive-Democrats and the NLMSM who’ve smeared Tea Partiers as teabaggers; who’ve expressed their deep contempt for bitter gun and religion clingers in flyover country; who insist that Conservatives aren’t capable of the nuance of their Betters on the Left; who’ve expressed their hatred for millions of Americans as irredeemably deplorable homophobes, Islamophobes, racists, misogynists; who’ve called Republican Congressmen in discussions over the budget, national debt, and other topics hostage takers and terrorists (it was Biden, after all, who said it was like dealing with terrorists when working the debt ceiling some years ago). It’s been Progressive-Democrats who smeared a Supreme Court Justice nominee and who currently are attacking an Attorney General.
Although there are exceptions, neither Conservatives nor Republicans have engaged or are engaging in these naked, baseless attacks on the character of those who disagree.
He’s just the worst practitioner in politics, that singles out, scapegoats, and demonizes. Holds out the other as the source of all our problems. You hear it: the immigrants, the Muslims, anyone different in creed or color or conviction. They’re the problem. … That’s been the scheme used by unscrupulous politicians for decades.
See above. Add to it some additional facts. It’s the Progressive-Democratic Party who’ve been pushing the modern segregationist policies of identity politics. It’s members of the Progressive-Democratic Party in Congress—Omar and Tlaib, for instance—who actively spew anti-Semitic slurs, and it’s that same Progressive-Democratic caucus who flatly refused to censor those bigots and who, instead, pretended to express their opposition to bigotry with a deliberately watered, saccharine “condemnation” of bigotry generally. It’s Party leadership who say no one can be a Democrat and oppose abortion—solidifying Party’s willingness to kill babies in the womb.
America guarantees everyone—and I mean everyone—will be treated with dignity. America gives hate no safe harbor.
Indeed, we try. It’s why we fought WWII, it’s why we resist the PRC’s assaults on our economy and its sub rosa assaults on the nations surrounding the South China Sea, it’s why we’re in the Middle East—so all of those folks could, and can, be treated with dignity in their own lands, however clumsy our efforts often are. It’s the Progressive-Democrat Party that wants us to retreat from our responsibilities. Domestic dignity? It’s the Progressive-Democrats’ welfare cage that traps minorities; the rest of us want everyone—and I mean everyone—to have the chance to see to their own ends, their own prosperity, rather than having to hold their hands out for Party alms.
Folks, I’m running to offer our country—Democrats, Republicans, and Independents—a different path. Not back to a path that never was, but to a future that fulfills our true potential as a country.
Because, like another Progressive-Democrat, his BFF New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, says, we were never great. This is a sentiment, a disdain for our past, that’s held also by Eric Holder. It’s a position actively pushed by the Left in our schools, as they move to purge our Founders, removing monuments to them and erasing names and murals. All because our Founders had feet of clay; they didn’t measure up to Progressive-Democrat purity.
[F]olks say Biden just doesn’t get it. You can’t work with Republicans anymore. That’s not the way it works anymore. … I know how to make government work. … I’ve worked across the aisle to reach consensus. Helped make government work in the past.
Now he’s also living in his past. It’s not that Progressive-Democrats can’t work with Republicans today—it’s that they refuse to work with Republicans. They reneged on a deal that would stabilized the status of DACA recipients plus an additional million similarly situated aliens, then they refused even to discuss DACA in later efforts. Biden’s Party refuses to discuss spending cuts, refuse to discuss permanentizing individual income tax cuts. Biden’s Party refuses to discuss border security in any serious fashion.
His past? It’s a past of fighting for ever higher taxes, ever higher spending. It’s a past of pushing through Obamacare—there was consensus—and then bragging about what a big…deal it was.
Then Biden launched into a litany of his Progressive-Democratic Party progressive goals. Recall, by the way, that he said some weeks ago that he was more Progressive than anyone else in the race.
Let me be real clear. Everybody listen. Democrats and Republicans. If I’m elected your President, I’m going to do whatever it takes to make progress on the matters that matter most: civil liberties; civil rights; voting rights; women’s right to choose; national security; personal security; health care; an economy that rewards work, not just wealth; a climate change policy that will save our children and grandchildren and this planet.
Like the pen and phone he’ll borrow from his mentor, Barack Obama, “whatever it takes” can only mean he’ll rule by fiat if he can’t get Congress to rubber stamp him. Get Congress to bring our economy to ruin with the Green New Deal; destroy citizens’ votes by eliminating voter identification requirements so anyone—and I mean anyone—can vote; push abortion-on-demand, even at birth; reduce our national security with open, undefended borders and reduced defense spending; one-size-fits-all Government-run health care provision and health care pseudo-insurance; redistribution of hard-earned income through expanded welfare caging.
This is the Progressive-Democratic Party’s leading candidate for President.