In a perfect world, American politicians would be elected on their merit and their message. Our would-be public servants would simply stand on a stage, tell us what it is that they will do for us, and we’d vote according to what we hear.
Instead, we have modern day Democrats who would much rather sabotage their opponents, denigrate their political rivals, and utilize any number of dirty tricks that they can in order to win…no matter the cost.
The latest example of this foul perversion of American democracy comes to us from President Joe Biden himself, who this week sought to split the Republican Party in two in order to make the midterms more manageable for his own party.
“I want to be very clear up front: Not every Republican is a MAGA Republican,” Biden said at a Labor Day event in Wisconsin. “Not every Republican embraces that extreme ideology. I know because I’ve been able to work with mainstream Republicans in my whole career.”
However, he continued: “The extreme MAGA Republicans in Congress have chosen to go backwards, full of anger, violence, hate and division. But together we can — and we must — choose a different path forward.”Trending:
“The biggest contrast between these MAGA Republicans, the extreme right, the Trumpies. … These MAGA Republicans in Congress are coming for your Social Security,” Biden said, calling out Johnson and Sen. Rick Scott of Florida, chair of the Senate Republican campaign committee.
Biden then broke out the unpopular “Dark Brandon” schtick.
A protester briefly interrupted as Biden spoke about the political “battle for the soul of America,” a phrase the president used last week in reference to perceived threats to democracy from the right.
“Let him go. Everybody’s entitled to being an idiot,” Biden said after security grabbed the protester.
Biden unwillingness to push the issues in the midterms, as opposed to simply laying siege to the Republican Party, says a great deal more about the Democrats’ lack of substance than it does about the GOP.