This past Tuesday, Former President Barack Obama once again had to chime in with a stern warning for President Biden that the act of “demonizing” his political opponents was only going to ensure people “get hurt,” a warning that went out just a day prior to Old Uncle Joe choosing to ignore the sage advice and issue a speech demonizing Republicans while speaking to the nation.
These statements from Obama take place as many Democrats have needed him across the campaign trail in the runup of next week’s midterm elections because of Biden’s low approval ratings and the overall dissatisfaction that many throughout the country have concerning just how things are being handled, most notably concerning the economy.
“This increasing habit of demonizing political opponents creates a dangerous climate,” explained Obama out in Nevada while attending a rally on Tuesday. “Elected officials who do not explicitly reject or participate in over-the-top rhetoric, if that’s what they’re doing instead, if they just ignore or make light of that kind of violence, or if they encourage their supporters to stand outside voting places armed with guns and dressed in tactical gear, if that’s the environment that we create, more people are going to get hurt.”
Biden went on to give a speech to the nation in which he tried to push Americans to come together around shared values despite trying to demonize the millions of Republicans around the country as an overt threat to the country as a whole.
Biden made the claim that the statements from former President Donald Trump concerning the 2020 presidential election have “fueled the dangerous rise in political violence and voter intimidation over the past two years.”
“This violence against Democrats, Republicans and nonpartisan officials just doing their jobs are the consequence of lies told for power and profit,” stated Biden. “Lies of conspiracy and malice. Lies repeated over and over that generate a cycle of anger, hate, vitriol, and even violence.”
Biden made the claim that the “overwhelming majority of Americans believe our democracy is at risk, that our democracy is under threat” due to “the defeated former President of the United States refused to accept the results of the 2020 election.”
Biden stated that Trump’s comments were “an article of faith in the MAGA Republican Party” and that “extreme MAGA Republicans aim to question not only the legitimacy of past elections, but elections being held now and into the future.”
“The extreme MAGA element of the Republican Party, which is a minority [of] that party as I said earlier, but is its driving force, is trying to succeed where they failed in 2020, to suppress the right of voters and subvert the electoral system itself,” expressed Biden without having any kind of evidence. “That means denying your right to vote and deciding whether your vote even counts.”
“Instead of waiting until the election is over, they’re starting well before it,” concluded Biden. “They’re starting now. They’ve emboldened violence and intimidation of voters and Election Officials. It’s estimated that there are more than 300 election deniers on the ballot all across America this year. We can’t ignore the impact this is having on our country. It’s damaging, is corrosive, and it’s destructive. And I want to be very clear, this is not about me. It’s about all of us.”