Monday, September 5, 2022

Biden's Reich

So was it presidential historian Jon Meacham who wrote Biden's Mussolini Meltdown speech?

Joe Biden's Mussolini meltdown moment in Philadelphia, which was summed up to voters with the image below, left a lot of people on both sides of the political aisle scratching their heads.

After all, as the meme says, "If you're going to dedicate an entire speech to 'my opponents are Nazis' don't specifically go for this visual".  Just days earlier, Joe Biden had been denouncing Republicans as "semi-fascists." In the wake of the Philly speech, voters learned that apparently, it was the "semi" part that upset him. Why settle for "semi-fascist" when what he was offering was full-blown fascist?

It didn't help him any politically, and internal polls must have been horrific. Politico reported that the remarks had been three months in preparation, so they were hardly unintentional gaffes. Biden's desperate walkback of them the following morning exposed him for a clown, a boob, and a phony. They called to mind President Obama's admonition to "never underestimate Joe's ability to f*** things up."

Grotesquely enough, though, the Biden team still likes it. They still consider it a masterpiece of oratory. According to Politico:

But Biden’s team also rolled its eyes at the media coverage of his address, which fixated on the dramatic red backdrop and the pair of U.S. Marines positioned behind the president. They found the substantive criticisms unpersuasive, too.

“Standing up for democracy has only recently become a contrast issue and it’s a very sad commentary that it can be seen that way,” said one senior administration official. “The premise of the speech was that every American can unite around the principle of living in democracy and that it’s worth defending… That’s not a divisive issue 10 years ago.”

With that the case, American Thinker contributor Patricia McCarthy raised the important question that maybe the public ought to know who actually wrote those disgusting statements so that he can come out and take a bow.

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