by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
In a prime-time speech explicitly designed to demonize half of the country and criminalize the conservative agenda ahead of the November midterms, President Joe Biden, positioned in front of a hellish background of red lights, accused former President Donald Trump and “MAGA Republicans” of being “a threat to the very sould of this country.”
But it’s Biden and Democrats, not the more than 74 million Americans who voted for Trump in 2020, who are guilty of violating the Constitution, democracy, the rule of law, and the will of the people.
Mere months after Biden said the 2022 midterms could “easily be illegitimate,” he claimed on Thursday, “We honor the will of the people. We do not deny it.”
Tell that to the other Democrats, including Biden’s current press secretary, Karine Jean-Pierre, who explicitly rejected the will of nearly 63 million people in 2016 when they realized that will was for Trump to run the White House.
Blue politicians in Congress not only tried to block the certification of Trump’s election and every GOP election this century, something they lambaste Republicans for doing in 2020, but they campaigned on and continue to campaign on the delusion that Trump “stole” the election and was an “illegitimate” president.
More Democrats denied that Trump won the 2016 election than people who claimed Biden wasn’t legitimately elected in 2020. One in three House Democrats boycotted Trump’s inauguration celebrations in 2017.
But according to Biden, it’s Republicans with “blind loyalty to a single leader and a willingness to engage in political violence” that will deliver the final blow to the nation’s integrity.
Tell that to all the Democrats who abandoned celebrating the Fourth of July this year over the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.