Biden’s message to America: We’re all united, except for you 75M who voted for Trump
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We really must get those crack journos – or at least some journos on crack – covering the make-believe “Office of the President-Elect” to ask Joe Biden if it’s regularly “opposite day” in his incoming administration, or if he really is just trolling us.
The people putting on Biden’s inaugural event – which he told you to stay away from because, you know, COVID – now say the theme will be “America United.” The theme, his people told the Associated Press, “reflects the beginning of a new national journey that restores the soul of America, brings the country together, and creates a path to a brighter future.”
“This inauguration marks a new chapter for the American people – one of healing, of unifying, of coming together, of an America united,” said the chairman of the inauguration, Tony Allen. “It is time to turn the page on this era of division. The inaugural activities will reflect our shared values and serve as a reminder that we are stronger together than we are apart, just as our motto ‘E Pluribus Unum’ reminds us — out of many, one.”
Of course, of course. Cue up “Imagine.”
Biden has been all about unity, such as when he characterized President Donald Trump as a racist when he started his campaign, and blamed him for killing everyone with the coronavirus, or claimed the rioters at the Capitol would have been treated if they were Black, or says nothing about social media scrubbing conservatives from their platforms. It seems like just yesterday – it was Friday – when our unifier in chief was likening GOP Sens. Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley to the Nazi propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels.
Biden tells @NikolenDC that GOP senators who supported election falsehoods, like Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley, are "part of the big lie," and references Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels https://t.co/ho31YYlJfR pic.twitter.com/ukQMDFebHq
— CBS News (@CBSNews) January 8, 2021
Meanwhile, as he jabbers on about coming together, Democrats in Congress, who spent four years telling us without evidence that Trump was an illegitimate president because he stole an election thanks to Russians, want Trump impeached, removed from office and drawn and quartered, and not necessarily in that order, for claiming, without a lot of evidence, that Biden won because the election was stolen.
The inaugural plans also include former President Barack Obama. Ah, what a unifying figure he was. Coyly winking and nodding at the IRS as it went after conservative nonprofit groups, green-lighting the FBI and the CIA as they concocted reasons to spy on Team Trump and denounced you – yes, you on the Barcolounger wiping the Cheetos dust off your tank-top – a bigot if you didn’t support rioters who wanted to burn down cities, gays who wanted to marry, illegal immigrants who wanted simply walk across the border, or women who wanted to end human life.
After the riots, Obama declared that pursuing legal challenges to make sure the election was aboveboard was built on a “fantasy narrative,” coming atop “years of sown resentments.” Never mind, that no group of people in this country has been more resentful over the last four years than “The Resistance,” which formed both inside and outside of government the day Trump took office.
And nothing says unity like having Hillary “basket of deplorables” Clinton front and center at the inauguration. Clinton, who knows a little something about impeached presidents, claimed the other day in The Washington Post that last week’s riot at the Capitol was the “predictable result of white-supremacist grievances fueled by President Trump.” And what is her way forward?
Last week’s attack is cause for grief and outrage. But it should not be cause for shock.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) January 11, 2021
Well, it’s “essential” to remove Trump from office, to force to resign or expel lawmakers who “joined him in subverting our democracy,” to enact new state and federal criminal laws “that hold white supremacists accountable” and track the activities of “extremists” and social media companies must do more “to stop the spread of violent speech and conspiracy theories” – such as calling people racists or saying the Russians stole the election.
Yet even if we do all that, Hillary thundered, “That alone won’t remove white supremacy and extremism from America” – even though no one has shown the rioters were actual KKKers.
To do that, we must “confront what happened and ensure that nothing like it ever happens again,” she wrote. “That’s what real patriotism looks like.”
To libs and Joe Biden, that may be what Biden’s call for unity “looks like” – but more correctly, it smells like a stroll through a cow pasture.