Anyone shocked, shocked! by this is surely deserving of the Louis Renault Award for 2019. It should also come as no shock that he used the occasion of his announcement to support a cherished—and completely false—narrative about President Trump. I speak of the lie that Mr. Trump praised white supremacists/Nazis in the aftermath of disorder in Charlottesville over the dismantling of monuments. The NY Times provides Biden’s announcement:
Charlottesville, Va., is home to the author of one of the great documents in human history. We know it by heart: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights.’
We’ve heard it so often, it’s almost a cliché. But it’s who we are. We haven’t always lived up to these ideals; Jefferson himself didn’t. But we have never before walked away from them.
Charlottesville is also home to a defining moment for this nation in the last few years. It was there on August of 2017 we saw Klansmen and white supremacists and neo-Nazis come out in the open, their crazed faces illuminated by torches, veins bulging, and bearing the fangs of racism. Chanting the same anti-Semitic bile heard across Europe in the ‘30s. And they were met by a courageous group of Americans, and a violent clash ensued and a brave young woman lost her life.
And that’s when we heard the words from the president of the United States that stunned the world and shocked the conscience of this nation. He said there were ‘some very fine people on both sides.’ Very fine people on both sides?
Not quite, Gropin’ Joe. Here, courtesy of Legal Insurrection and Scott Adams, is what President Trump actually said:
Gropin’ Joe again:
With those words, the president of the United States assigned a moral equivalence between those spreading hate and those with the courage to stand against it. And in that moment, I knew the threat to this nation was unlike any I had ever seen in my lifetime.
Apparently Mr. Biden can’t read and understand English. President Trump was referring to people on both sides of the political- correctness-over-honorary-statuary issue, and noted that there are worthy people on both sides of that debate. In so doing, he was trying to bring Americans together, unlike Biden, who is trying to divide them.
I wrote at the time that we’re in the battle for the soul of this nation. Well, that’s even more true today. We are in the battle for the soul of this nation.
I believe history will look back on four years of this president and all he embraces as an aberrant moment in time. But if we give Donald Trump eight years in the White House, he will forever and fundamentally alter the character of this nation — who we are — and I cannot stand by and watch that happen.
Ah! So when Mr. Trump said “neo-Nazis and the white nationalists” should be “condemned totally,” he was spreading hate? We must all, gentle readers, be thankful to Mr. Biden for explaining that we must believe hi–and the fake news media–rather than our own lyin’ eyes and ears. We must also be thankful to Gropin’ Joe for demonstrating it is people like him that are trying to “fundamentally alter the character of this nation,” not Mr. Trump, who is actually honoring the Constitution, keeping campaign promises, and restoring the rule of law, which secures equal justice and equality for all.
And wasn’t Mr. Biden part of an eight year attempt to fundamentally transform America into a socialist cult of personality? I seem to remember something about that… One wonders about the integrity of a former vice president that so blatantly lies, but of course he has plenty of practice at that, and he’s merely maintaining a democrat/socialist narrative, most of which are blatant lies, and that’s different, because shut up and Trump. Speaking of who:
As usual, Mr. Trump is on target. The Democrat primary will be a particularly ugly, irrational affair as the 20+ candidates rush to be so far to the Left, their debates will have to be held in China, Cuba or Venezuela. This time the DNC won’t need Hillary Clinton to rig the primary in favor of the contemporary socialist of choice.
One final thought: some are suggesting that Mr. Trump dare not attack Biden’s serial groping because he once said something insensitive about women. Here too context tells the story.
Mr. Trump, in a private conversation—memorialized by The NY Times here–observed women would gladly allow him liberties because he was “a star.” The implication was that if one is famous and/or rich, women will tend to be receptive to advances–or welcome them–they would reject from people who are neither famous or rich.
Am I shocked, shocked! by Mr. Trump’s language, or that observation? Having been in the military, police work, teaching, and life in general, the reality that men will talk in coarse terms about women, and much else, does not register on my shocked, shocked! meter. I am particularly shock free because Mr. Trump’s comment is demonstrably true, and honest men and women know it. I have, amazingly enough, heard more than a few women engage in similar banter.
The difference between Mr. Trump and Mr. Biden is that there is no plethora of photos and video of Mr. Trump groping unwilling women and girls. The same cannot be said of Gropin’ Joe, who has issued a clumsy and utterly non-self-aware pseudo apology for his decades of taking actual liberties with women and girls rather than talking about a well understood aspect of human nature.
We’d all like to think we’re blameless in thought, word and deed, but I’ll take a coarse man who actually upholds the Constitution, likes America and Americans, and puts American interests first, any day over a man who was an integral part, and fervent supporter of, an Administration that not only did not uphold the Constitution, but actively sought to destroy it on a daily basis.
We’ll see Joe at the starting gate—maybe. He’s awfully old, white, male, not insanely socialist and straight, and had real trouble speaking intelligibly at his first post-announcement speech.
Enter “Biden” in the search bar on the SMM homepage to find my articles on Mr. Biden going back to 2013.