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'American democracy is under attack because the defeated former president of the United States refused to accept the results of the 2020 election'

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Biden spreads disinformation in speech demonizing Republicans while calling for unity

 

Joe Biden Wednesday gave another speech declaring half the country enemies of the state while saying Americans should not see each other as “entrenched enemies”. 

The address, which pronounced the 2020 election and President Trump as the reasons for political violence and voter intimidation “over the last two years,” was seen by many as an attempt to spread disinformation. 

Biden began with the usual January 6th hysterics, which he compared to last week’s Hammergate incident. 

“It was an enraged mob that had been whipped up into a frenzy by a president repeating over and over again the Big Lie, that the election of 2020 had been stolen. It’s a lie that fueled the dangerous rise in political violence and voter intimidation over the past two years,” Biden said. 

In fact, it has been violence against Republicans which has escalated during Biden’s occupation of the White House, particularly after Biden’s divisive and militant rhetoric. 

“We must with one overwhelming unified voice speak as a country and say there’s no place, no place for voter intimidation or political violence in America. Whether it’s directed at Democrats or Republicans. No place, period. No place ever.” 

Biden then said “democracy itself” is at stake, referring to polls showing that Americans believe democracy is under threat.  

“Recent polls have shown an overwhelming majority of Americans believe our democracy is at risk, that our democracy is under threat. They too see that democracy is on the ballot this year, and they’re deeply concerned about it,” he said. 

But Biden failed to mention that it is the federal government which is seen as the “threat to democracy”. 

According to a recent New York Times/Siena poll, most Americans (66%) believe the federal government is a threat to democracy, evenly split between those who believe it is a “major threat” and those who believe it is a “minor threat”. 

Furthermore, of the 792 registered voters surveyed between October 9-12, 68% believe “the government mainly works to benefit powerful elites,” while 22% believe it “mainly works to benefit ordinary people.” 

Nevertheless, Biden asserted that President Trump and the 2020 election are responsible for the attack on democracy. 

“You know, American democracy is under attack because the defeated former president of the United States refused to accept the results of the 2020 election. 

“If he refuses to accept the will of the people, if he refuses to accept the fact that he lost, he’s abused his power and put the loyalty to himself before loyalty to the Constitution. And he’s made a big lie an article of faith in the MAGA Republican Party, the minority of that party.” 

However, according to a recent Harvard-Harris poll, Trump remains the most popular political figure, while Biden officials remain the least popular after Russian President Vladimir Putin. 

In that same poll, “the threat to democracy of MAGA Republicans” came in as the third to lowest voting factor among eligible voters, who instead placed crime and inflation as the most important factors. 

Then Biden accused Republicans of denying the results of future elections, despite Democrats having recently declared that future elections will be stolen by Republicans, including claims by the mainstream media. 

Biden also vilified Republicans for trying “to suppress the right of voters and subvert the electoral system itself. That means denying your right to vote and deciding whether your vote even counts. Instead of waiting until an election is over, they’re starting well before it. They’re starting now.” 

In fact, Republican-led Georgia, which Biden said last year was trying to suppress voters with election integrity laws, has seen an historic turnout

“Autocracy is the opposite of democracy,” he continued, saying autocracy is the rule of “one party,” failing to mention that Democrats currently control all three branches of government. “We’re in power,” said Biden in May. 

Biden then called for unity and to stop seeing each other as enemies and to stop “disunion”. 

“We need to start looking out for each other again, seeing ourselves as we the people, not as entrenched enemies. This is a choice we can make. Disunion and chaos are not inevitable.” 

“Because democracy is on the ballot,” he said for the third time, “we have to remember that even in our darkest moments, there are fundamental values and beliefs that unite us as Americans, and they must unite us now.” 

Then, after saying that “all of us must unite,” Biden again invoked January 6th and claimed Republicans will not accept the results of future elections. 

“I hope you’ll ask a simple question of each candidate you might vote for. “Will that person accept the legitimate will of the American people and the people voting in his district or her district? Will that person accept the outcome of the election, win or lose? The answer to that question is vital.” 

Biden concluded: 

“There’s nothing, nothing beyond our capacity if we do it together.”

 

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