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President Biden called the entire Republican Party fascists.
“What we’re seeing now is either the beginning or the death knell of extreme MAGA philosophy,” Biden told Democrats at a Maryland fundraiser. “It’s not just Trump, it’s the entire philosophy that underpins the — I’m going to say something, it’s like semi-fascism.”
During the 2020 presidential campaign he said that Republicans who support traditional marriage were the dregs of society.
In essence, the president was dehumanizing his political enemies. There’s a great danger in that sort of philosophy.
In recent days Republican gubernatorial candidate Lee Zeldin was attacked by a man on-stage at a campaign event. The attacker was armed with a knife-like weapon.
Most recently, vandals attacked the GOP headquarters in Seminole County, Florida. A profane message directed at fascists was spray painted on the windows.
The Seminole County GOP office was vandalized overnight. The criminals echoed Biden’s “fascists” slander.— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) August 29, 2022
There is no place for violence in our political discourse, and the GOP will not be intimidated. pic.twitter.com/fmiiMVmi0t
“The criminals echoed Biden’s ‘fascists’ slander,” RNC chair Ronna McDaniel wrote on Twitter.
“There is no place for violence in our political discourse, and the GOP will not be intimidated,” she said.
It’s clear that President Biden is no nice guy. Even the Washington Post documented the shift in tone.
On Thursday night, he used newly ramped-up rhetoric in ways that the White House and Biden’s political advisers are signaling will be part of a no-holds-barred strategy for the midterms. The president accused the GOP of “semi-fascism” and said he doesn’t respect, and can’t work with, “MAGA Republicans” who he said “embrace political violence.” He hardened his assertion that democracy is under threat, and said the country could be facing the sort of test that comes every few generations, “one of the moments that changes everything.”
From a high school auditorium in Rockville, Md., Biden also mocked Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.) for touting a local project he had voted against. White House aides spent the late afternoon using the official Twitter account — normally reserved for policy charts, press releases and fact sheets — to go on the attack. They went viral by naming Republicans, like Marjorie Taylor Greene and Matt Gaetz, who had criticized student loan forgiveness while benefiting from their own business loan forgiveness. The tweets had more engagements and retweetsthan almost any other from Biden’s White House, or previous ones.
It all amounted to a clear sign that Biden and the Democrats will not rely solely on touting his legislation and other accomplishments, as some Democrats feared he would do, but will directly accuse Republicans of fascism and violence in an attempt to raise the stakes of the midterms to the survival of democracy itself.
“It’s not hyperbole,” Biden said. “Now you need to vote to literally save democracy again.”Washington Post
Words matter — especially in this heated political cycle.
“Biden and Democrats promised to ‘unite’ our country, but that was just another blatant lie from the radical left. Republicans will not be silenced by cowards – harmful rhetoric and disgusting acts like this will only make us work harder to propel Republicans to victory come November,” McDaniel said in a statement.
As the Good Book reminds us — you shall know them by their fruits. And this presidential apple is rotten to the core.