That is especially true in today’s political climate and the climate of the past decade. The newest entrant into the fray of hyperbolic suggestions that can result in physical chaos is none other than the Old White Guy, the new hope of the Left, Joe Biden. That’s right, Joe has suggested that if the Republicans won’t cooperate with the Democrats then the Democrats should engage in a ‘brass-knuckle fight’. Seriously, Joe?
Joe Biden was at the ‘Moral Action Congress of Poor People’s Campaign’ in Washington, D.C., and asked by MSNBC’s Joy Reid how he would get past a majority Republican Senate that would be determined to stop everything he suggested. His answer, even giving him the benefit of the doubt, is problematic for Peace Loving People, or should be.
Her question was, “How would you get past either a majority Republican Senate in which Mitch McConnell was determined to kill all of these ideas or even a Mitch McConnell in the minority who repeated the consistent filibustering when you were vice president and anything that came from the Obama-Biden administration Mitch McConnell considered dead on arrival?” That’s the question on the table for POTUS wannabe, Joe Biden. How did he respond?
I would agree with the assessment of several others who have reported on this, that his initial response was somewhat lucid and reasonable. But, it went into the tank quickly, because Joe, being Joe, cannot stop with saying something, he has to stick his foot deep in his mouth before he zips the lip. I’m sure his handlers are beyond frustrated with trying to clean up his messes, but that’s Joe and has always been Joe. It is often entertaining.
Biden said, “Joy, I know you’re one of the ones who thinks it’s naive to think we have to work together. The fact of the matter is if we can’t get a consensus, nothing happens except the abuse of power by the executive.” That sounds somewhat logical and reasonable. But, then Joe offered this little ditty, that called for a “brass knuckle fight.” Wow! He said, “If you start off with the notion that there’s nothing you can do, then why don’t you go home then, man? Or let’s start a real physical revolution if you’re talking about it. Because we have to be able to change what we’re doing in our system.”
As much as I want to give him the benefit of the doubt, I find that difficult. I have watched the antics and actions of ANTIFA and other Leftist groups as a result of leading Democrats calling for action including physical violence. They respond like Pavlov’s dogs to the sound of their leader’s voices and salivate at the opportunity to “do harm” to anyone disagreeing with their position. Joe may be remembering his early days in Congress where bipartisan agreements were much easier to obtain. Today, with the smartphone cameras, internet, and the 24/7/365 ranting of the Media for Trump’s head, using hyperbole to convey a point that everybody just needs to do something and find a way to work together is not likely.
Maybe Joe is so out of touch with reality and his own party that he doesn’t think they will take him seriously and engage in physical violence. How he could think that after the eight years as Vice President under Barack Obama is beyond reason, but maybe he does. Therefore, even trying to give him the benefit of the doubt, this suggestion is one that should give everyone concern. The other Democratic hopefuls have largely called for some kind of violence from time to time. That seems to be the way of the Left of today and it is a very dangerous place to put the Republic.
Those of us on the Right, the Conservatives, and Constitutionalist can only be pushed so far. Those of us who prefer peaceful solutions and want to see a reclamation of our Republic that puts the oversight of the government back in the hands of ‘we the people,’ can only be pushed so far. Those of us who believe in America, and do not want to see it ‘fundamentally transformed’ into a Socialist Tyrannical State can only be pushed so far. Therefore, when a presidential hopeful suggests this course of action, he is dangerously close to engaging in Sedition and Inciting Riots, Anarchy, and Chaos.
Trump is repeatedly blamed for doing that. But his supporters do not take to the streets, burn buildings and private property. They do not beat down the elderly or those holding signs or wearing t-shirts with their message. Yes, there have been a few attacks against them, but in comparison to the actions of the Left in groups like ANTIFA and others, those are minuscule.
This kind of rhetoric by Biden and the Democratic Candidates is dangerous and impossible to defend. Sorry, my benefit of the doubt, just became full doubt and as dumb as I think he is, he is a shrewd politician. He could not have survived as long as he has without being somewhat astute at his trade and he has enough people around him to inform him of the dangers, I believe he knows. I believe he is doing this fully aware of the dangers, just like his boss was before him.
God help us if we do not wake up and reject the toxicity of liberalism being advanced by the Left. God bless you and God bless America!