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The words that undermine Biden’s call for unity

The problem with Democrats calling for unity is that, deep within them – or even not so deep within – is the assumption that Trump voters and most Republicans are indeed “deplorables.”

It lurks there, not matter the kind words.

Biden’s inaugural address hit most of the right notes, even if it wasn’t especially memorable. But there was a moment that showed what he and his advisers truly think.

Biden said:

I know speaking of unity can sound to some like a foolish fantasy.

I know the forces that divide us are deep and they are real.

But I also know they are not new.

Our history has been a constant struggle between the American ideal that we are all created equal and the harsh, ugly reality that racism, nativism, fear, and demonization have long torn us apart.

The battle is perennial.

Victory is never assured.

This is a clear reference to Trump supporters, and it is egregious name-calling.

The forces that divide us are not racism or nativism, although these certainly exist. Rather, those who oppose the establishment and the Biden and Harris agenda are people who believe their country is falling away, that their culture is being destroyed, and that their views and their speech are not tolerated.

They are people who no longer recognize the nation they are living in.

That’s why they voted for Trump. Not because they are racists.

Biden is right, they are fearful. And with good reason. But when he talks about “demonization,” well then, he needs to speak to his own followers and stop doing it himself.

6 thoughts on “The words that undermine Biden’s call for unity”

  1. Well said, Rebekah. I couldn’t have said it better myself. Self-virtuous Michelle Obama not too long ago told her supporters to feel for us Trump supporters and to talk to us and make us see the light. We need to be brought to the light, that is, their side, their ideology and way of seeing and interpreting things and events. Any other view and you are a deplorable or, as my son and his wife called me, “abhorrent” for supporting a “racist”. I have never talked to them about Trump; they saw stuff lying around my residence that I support Trump. That’s all it took.

  2. How unfortunate for you. We don’t talk politics with our kids – not because they are raging liberals or would treat us any differently – they generally know where we sit on the fence when it comes to different things and we are pretty much the same. Both of them are pretty apolitical but well grounded and know what stinks and what doesn’t. Politics discussion is not a priority in our family life. They are adults and have their own families and like us see things with our eyes open. – warts and all. So many hateful family members. Shame on them.

  3. When senile Biden speaks (aka; reads a teleprompter) and todays hate-filled socialist Democrats speak…everyone remember their Orwell “1984” :-(

  4. Ben Rhodes and Katie Couric have each stated that all Trump supporters need to be deprogrammed. I think they pretty much speak to how the Party apparatchiks really think. They are the people who need the re-education. If these idiots want to light this match, it’s game on, let the education begin. It will not end well but we will prevail.

  5. Unity: the state of being united or joined as a whole.
    We can be united in our belief in a sovereign nation and respect the rights of all and all thought.
    When we force half our citizens to walk in a way that is genuinely opposed by them, we create conflict and often violence.
    We must have a diversity of opinion to survive, to prosper, but it must be respected on all sides.
    If not, we are Germany, 1938.


    1. We are not Germany 1938, not yet. But the new regime in DC, their enablers and supporters are working on it. When we get there, that is, Germany 1938, they will blame President Trump and his supporters.

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