Here we go again with another lecture about how voting for Republicans undermines voting itself.
President Unity™ gave yet another ugly and divisive political speech last night, though this time his handlers at least had the sense to not put him in front of a Marine-guarded Nazi background. Honestly, Joe Biden had some good and powerful things to say if he had been rebuking the powerbrokers of his own party, who have sowed division and hate, who have questioned and refused to accept election results, and who believe that their own authoritarian and autocratic rule is the only thing that can save “democracy.”
But we live in a Republic, and since Biden is the divider-in-chief and primary peddler of big lies, he was left to project the faults of his own party onto the other one, insisting that democracy can be saved only by voting Democrat this November. It was abject hypocrisy at its “finest.” We could pick apart nearly every line of his histrionic speech, but we’ll show a little restraint and hit some important points.
For some reason, Biden devoted the entire speech to Donald Trump and other “election deniers.” For some reason, he didn’t talk about inflation, rising interest rates, surging crime, record illegal immigration, or a host of other ills facing America. It’s a mystery why, isn’t it?
Instead, the president began by effectively berating millions of Americans over the violent attack of one deranged individual — the lefty nudist who assaulted Paul Pelosi with a hammer. As if we’re all about to beat up that neighbor with a yard sign we don’t like.
But the zip ties! That was just like January 6! (Also just like the lefty who tried to assassinate Justice Brett Kavanaugh, but never mind that.) Pelosi’s attacker allegedly asked, “Where’s Nancy?” And those, said Biden, “are the very same words used by the mob when they stormed the United States Capitol on January the 6th.”
The attack on Pelosi and the Capitol riot were indeed disgraceful. We warned at the time of the riot that Democrats would have a field day hanging the actions of a few around the necks of the entire Republican Party. Biden alone has given numerous speeches piously lamenting and sanctimoniously lecturing thanks to that riot. It’s beyond unfortunate that the rioters provided that opening.
But it is not a couple hundred rioting yahoos who pose the real threat to our Republic. It is Joe Biden and his Democrat cadre who despise our Constitution and the greatness of America itself. It is Democrats who have undermined election integrity by refusing to accept any loss, changing rules (exploiting the pandemic in 2020 to do so) to benefit Democrats, and turning Election Day into Election Season.
No longer do Americans go to the polls on one day to participate in our functional Republic. Now, as Biden noted, “27 million people have already cast their ballot” via early voting or mail-in voting nearly a week before Election Day. Millions more will do so in the days to come.
“We know that more and more ballots are cast in early voting or by mail in America,” Biden said. “And we know that many states don’t start counting those ballots till after the polls close on November 8. That means in some cases we won’t know the winner of the election for a few days — until a few days after the election. It takes time to count all legitimate ballots in a legal and orderly manner. It’s always been important for citizens in the democracy to be informed and engaged. Now it’s important for a citizen to be patient as well. That’s how this is supposed to work.”
Is it any wonder that millions of Americans might question that process? Biden wants to be able to say he told us so when it takes a few days to know the results in some elections. But he is also intentionally gaslighting Americans who already doubt that Democrat election officials in Atlanta or Milwaukee or Philadelphia have honorable intentions. He’s already painting any questions as illegitimate conspiracy theory.
“The great irony about the two 20 [sic] election is that it’s the most attacked election in our history,” he said. “And yet there’s no election in our history that we can be more certain of its results.” The 2020 election was thoroughly tainted by many things that have nothing to do with what or how votes were counted. But because Donald Trump lost a few court cases, Biden wants you to think 2020 was the Most Legitimate Election Ever.
There are, according to Biden, “more than 300 election deniers on the ballot all across America this year.” He neglected to mention that his party spent millions of dollars funding a good many of them because Democrats thought such “extreme” Republicans would be easier to beat. He also neglected to tally how many Democrats on the ballot are on the record denying election results.
“Extreme MAGA Republicans aim to question not only the legitimacy of past elections, but elections being held now and into the future,” Biden warned. Not two weeks ago, Biden’s administration and Hillary “Trump Stole the 2016 Election” Clinton were insisting that MAGA Republicans are going to steal the 2022 and 2024 elections. Back in January, Biden was asked about the midterms and replied, “I’m not saying it’s going to be legit.”
Are we questioning legitimacy or are we not allowed to question legitimacy? Pick one, Joe.
Republicans are “trying to succeed where they failed in 2020, to suppress the right of voters and subvert the electoral system itself,” he declared. “That means denying your right to vote and deciding whether your vote even counts.” Five minutes later, he boasted that there’s already been “record turnout all over the country.” And the “suppression” he’s talking about is things like requiring an ID to cast a ballot or authenticating mail-in ballots. Horrors, we know.
“We must,” he said, “stand against political violence and voter intimidation.” His is the party of political violence and intimidation through censorship. “We don’t settle our differences, America, with a riot, a mob, or a bullet, or a hammer,” pronounced the president whose party mobs rioted and shot people for months in dozens of major cities in 2020. His then-running mate raised money to bail them out of jail. “We settle ‘em peacively [sic] at the battle— at the battle blox [sic]— the ballot box.” That’s some Freudian slip.
Much like the pandemic amnesty idea being peddled on the Left, Biden’s speech can largely be explained by the fact that suburban women are swinging toward Republicans — by 27 points in one poll. The second-most important issue to women, according to that poll, is “threats to democracy.” Thus, Biden is doing everything he can to shore up his gender advantage.
Veteran political analyst Jim Geraghty summed up Biden’s speech this way: “President Biden argued that to preserve your right to vote for the candidate of your choice, you have no other option but to vote for the candidate of his choice.”
By the way, most major cable networks carried Biden’s campaign speech last night, leaving us to wonder what this political ad would have cost if he had to pay for it.