Biden’s Speech: “GET OFF MY LAWN!”
There have been a lot of mean “old man” jokes about President Biden soiling himself. Last night, Americans got the chance to watch that process play out over half an hour on live TV. Biden managed not only to soil himself in front of the world, but also to soil Independence Hall, the American flag, the US Marines, the Democratic Party and the Presidency of the United States.
I called it the speech that will go down in history as the “GET OFF MY LAWN!” speech when I appeared on Hannity with guest host Tammy Bruce. For someone who hates fossil fuels such as our plenteous supply of natural gas, Joe Biden used up about 10 years’ worth of our supply by “gaslighting” the 74 million people who voted for Trump. I had NO idea voting for someone other than Joe Biden made me an “extremist, un-American, hate-filled, and an enemy of democracy.” It was truly a disgraceful abuse of the Presidential Seal. But the reason most people won’t hold him and his hate-filled Democrat party accountable is because ol’ Joe has a willing partner in the media. They will mostly cover for him, defend his bile-filled screed, and justify it.
This may be the first time in history that a presidential speech could be considered an impeachable offense all by itself. Some of the more charitable terms used to describe it, across the political spectrum, included “dark,” “divisive,” “demonic,” “menacing,” “appalling,” “bitter,” “un-American,” “hate-filled” and “Mussolini-like.” At no time in American history, even during the lead up to the Civil War, has any President stood before the nation in his official capacity and slandered tens of millions of his fellow Americans as evil for disagreeing with his political views. Biden said, “I believe America is at an inflection point” as to whether it will be “a nation of hope and unity and optimism, or a nation of fear, division, and darkness.” At least he was right about that. He then went on to prove it by making the sales pitch for fear, division and darkness.
To their credit, the major TV networks that normally have no problem with ceding prime time to Democrat campaign commercials masquerading as “official government business” just said no to Biden’s State of the Abomination Address. I don’t know whether that was because they realized that his scurrilous demonization of half the US population was clearly unfit to air, or they realized what damage it would do to the Democrats’ electoral prospects and were trying to save Grandpa from himself.
Of course, MSNBC aired it, and some of their Democrat Renfields actually praised Biden’s horrifying rhetoric. But while CNN aired it, even they were critical of some aspects of it, like the two Marines forced to flank Biden, an obvious attempt to co-opt and politicize the military.
How could any President be so utterly clueless as to not only think that this kind of slanderous demonization of his fellow Americans would appeal to anyone but the most unhinged leftwing extremists, but not even to consider how he was encouraging those deranged nutjobs to commit violence against Republicans? Because despite the blizzard of lies he was spewing, he can’t be dumb enough not to know that the main source of dangerous, violent extremism in America today is not patriotic, pro-life, churchgoing, working class moms and dads in red MAGA caps.
In Biden’s fevered brain, what makes you a dangerous extremist and threat to democracy is believing that we shouldn’t have millions of illegal immigrants pouring across the border, along with the human trafficking, violence and deadly drugs that entails; that we shouldn’t be kowtowing to China and Iran, or begging Saudi Arabia for oil; that criminals should be behind bars and not law-abiding citizens who are cowering in their barricaded homes; that schools shouldn’t brainwash small children with indoctrination in socialism, transgenderism and graphic sexual practices; and that babies in the womb shouldn’t be brutally dismembered right up to – and perhaps beyond – the moment of birth. Funny, I seem to recall a time when believing that any of that stuff was good made you a dangerous extremist. Now, those are his official policies and you’re a dangerous, “semi-fascist” extremist if you oppose them.
A handful of angry Trump supporters rioted for a couple of hours on one day in 2021. Despite Biden’s claims, I don’t know of a single Republican, myself included, who didn’t condemn the January 6th violence and call for the perpetrators to face the full legal consequences (the ACTUAL perpetrators; not grannies who wandered through an open door of a public building and took a few selfies.) The true danger from radical violent extremists is 99.99% from the left, as witness the 570+ BLM/Antifa riots that ravaged America’s cities in 2020, injuring over 1,000 police officers and doing more than a billion dollars in damage. The reaction of Biden’s VP to that was to contribute to their bail fund so they could get out and do it again.
Or witness the illegal protests at SCOTUS Justices’ homes that Biden’s DOJ refused to stop. One of his unhinged followers even tried to assassinate Justice Kavanaugh. Biden’s reaction to that was no reaction. He couldn’t even bring himself to condemn an attempted assassination of someone he disagrees with politically. Did he even think about how this speech was going to be interpreted as a call to arms by genuine violent leftist extremists like that, or like the masked goons of Antifa, who have recently started toting AR-15s? And he calls Republicans “dangerous extremists” and a “threat to democracy!”
Normally, I reject out of hand any attempts to tar political opponents with comparisons to the Nazis or Hitler. It’s usually a disgusting and cynical belittling of the true horrors of the Holocaust (and sadly, one that the Democrats have embraced wholeheartedly.) But many commentators couldn’t help pointing out how frighteningly Hitlerian this speech was, with Biden angrily denouncing half the citizens of America in terms that sounded eerily like Hitler’s demonization of the Jews (“they live in the shadow of lies!”) while shaking his raised fists in front of a flag bathed in blood-red light and flanked by two soldiers at attention. It might as well have come with a credit reading “Cinematography by Leni Riefenstahl.”
All meme makers had to do was add a couple of swastikas and a toothbrush mustache and their job was done.
For those who did want to avoid invoking Nazi references, I saw comparisons of it to Vladimir Putin’s demonization of his political opponents, and to Darth Vader, the dictator imagery in the movie of Pink Floyd’s “The Wall,” and the infamous “Two-Minute Hate” speeches in George Orwell’s “1984.”
As much as I disapprove of foul language, especially on TV, I have to admit that the only moment of true American spirit during that entire speech was when an unseen heckler yelled, “F— Joe Biden!” It was a well-timed reminder to Biden that the First Amendment does still exist.
Astoundingly, Biden also called for “unity” in this speech. Well, he accomplished that. All but a tiny handful of radical left wackos are today united in universal condemnation of what could easily be the single most cringe-inducing public appearance by an American President since this nation was born. And yes, I’m including the time President Bush threw up on the Prime Minister of Japan.
Further reading: Some more commentaries on last night’s low point in Presidential history, from Prof. William Jacobson at the Legal Insurrection blog…
…Paula Bolyard and Stephen Kruiser of PJ Media…
…Spencer Brown at Townhall.com…
Here are a couple of round-ups of comments from various sources about this “rancid” “disgrace to the office of the Presidency.”
Finally, although this was written before the speech about similar comments Biden already made this week, I know you’ll want to read what Kurt Schichter has to say about Biden and the Democrats’ desperate attempt to distract you from their catastrophic policy failures with their fantasies of dictatorial power and a one-party state.
Mike Huckabee was the 44th governor of Arkansas and a 2016 Republican candidate for president.
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