Conservatives ridiculed President Joe Biden’s “despicable” speech on Wednesday in which he warned midterm voters of threats to democracy ahead of Election Day.
In his last speech before the balance of power was decided in Washington DC, Biden pleaded with Americans to vote against Republicans, accusing them of being election deniers and MAGA extremists who have encouraged political violence, promoted former President Donald Trump’s “Big Lie” about the 2020 election, and engaged in voter intimidation.
Rather than focusing on the core issues that voters are most concerned about, namely runaway inflation and other economic issues, Biden’s speech singled out his political opponents. He noted the assault on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband, Paul Pelosi, exposing the violence and misinformation allegedly fostered by hardline Republicans.
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Biden said, “Recent polls have shown that an overwhelming majority of Americans think our democracy is in danger, that our democracy is under threat. They too see that democracy is on the ballot this year, and they are deeply concerned about it. .”
He also claimed that MAGA extremists seek to “take away the right of voters and subvert the electoral system itself. That means denying your right to vote and deciding whether your vote even counts.”
Biden said, “They emboldened the violence and intimidation of voters and election officials.” He also said, “We don’t settle our differences in America with a riot, a mob, a bullet or a hammer, we settle them peacefully in battle – the ballot box.”
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Conservatives on Twitter repudiated the speech, slamming Biden for avoiding big issues and calling him a hypocrite for slamming Republicans for alleged lies and intimidation while forgetting his and his party’s.
Conservative radio host Buck Sexton described the speech, saying: “Although it lacked some of the ‘7th circle of hell’ vibes from his August speech, you could argue that, given the timing and of the message, it was the most bizarre, tone-deaf, vicious, delusional speech of Biden’s presidency. Which says a lot.”
Responding to Biden’s denunciation of the riots during his speech, American Wire News editor Tom Tillison asked, “Did he sleep during the BLM riots???”
Matt Whitlock, GOP communications strategist, tweeted, “Whoever said common sense election integrity laws in Georgia are ‘Jim Crow 2.0’ and ‘Jim Eagle’ has no credibility to lecture on “free and fair elections”.
In response to Biden’s call for peace, Rep. Dan Bishop, RN.C., referenced Democrats’ defense of BLM protests, asking, “Is ‘mostly peaceful ” account ?”
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Former Republican Congressman David Giglio tweeted, “This is literally what the illusion looks and sounds like.”
Townhall.com political editor Guy Benson blasted Biden’s hypocrisy, reminding his supporters that Biden “endorsed an election denier in Georgia and called the state’s election reforms worse than Jim Crow. Take square.”
In response to Biden’s assertion that “democracy is on the ballot this year,” Townhall.com editor Matt Vespa wrote, “No, it’s not. C This is the economy and if you were fully functional you would know it by now.”
Federalist editor David Harsanyi tweeted: “Despicable speech from a despicable president”.
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Slamming the fact that Biden made much of his speech about GOP ‘deniers’ rather than the economic issues driving voters to the polls, Fox News contributor Joe Concha tweeted, “It’s amazing that that is what the ruling party has chosen. as a closing argument before a midterm where every sane Democratic strategist will admit it’s about inflation, crime, borders, fentanyl, education.”
He added: “This speech will only energize the other side more.”