President Joe Biden is not just lying about the voting laws being passed in GOP-run states: His rhetoric is unhinged.
Biden, our “unity” president, has decided that election laws being passed in red states are “the most significant test of our democracy since the Civil War.” By this formulation, Republicans are no different than Confederates. Biden, a lifelong shameless liar, then has the gall to try and shame Republicans for not being Democrats.
“Have you no shame?”— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) July 13, 2021
Pres. Biden calls on Republicans “to stand up for God’s sake and help prevent this concerted effort to undermine our election and the sacred right to vote.” https://t.co/Qdf2D88rI9 pic.twitter.com/HhSdv6WnRD
Biden lied about Georgia's new voting law, which will expand voting opportunities for most Georgians and makes voting easier than the state of New York. He is now lying about Texas’s voting law, which has axed its most controversial provisions. Texas, like Georgia, is considering a relatively benign bill that strengthens ballot integrity and provides a healthy period of early voting.
But it isn’t just Republicans who are being slandered by the president. When running through examples of “the denial of full and free and fair elections,” Biden listed slavery and the Ku Klux Klan alongside the Supreme Court. He wasn’t talking about Dred Scott v. Sandford, the 1857 decision that determined that the descendants of slaves could not be American citizens. No, he was talking about the present-day Supreme Court, based on its decision in Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee.
What was the big determination in Brnovich that caused Biden to compare the court to the KKK? The Supreme Court ruled that Arizona could require voters to cast their Election Day ballots in their home precincts and ban ballot-harvesting.
An America without ballot-harvesting is Jim Crow 2.0, according to Biden. Biden called the Supreme Court’s decision an attack on the “beating heart of our democracy.”
This is unhinged rhetoric, the sole purpose of which is to demonize not just his political opposition, but anyone who doesn’t conform to the Democratic Party line. Biden is condemning millions to promote a failed piece of legislation, the For the People Act, that would allow the Democratic Party to toss out any and all state laws that protect against potential election fraud.
It’s not like we didn’t know this was who Biden is all along. His most memorable moment during the 2012 campaign was when he said the milquetoast presidential ticket of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan was going to put black people back in chains. He is a race-baiter who smears his opponents while touting his lifelong leeching off the taxpayer dime in the Senate as making him a beacon of bipartisanship.
Joe Biden knows he is lying. He knows his media allies will let him get away with it or just dismiss it as run-of-the-mill political rhetoric. But Biden is comparing Republicans and the Supreme Court to the KKK and slave owners. His opposition to these voting laws is completely detached from reality. It is despicable, and it must be recognized as such.