We’ve seen this before, where liberals rip a Republican president as both a staggering moron and an evil genius at the same time. Readers with good memories will remember the administration of George W. Bush, where the commander-in-chief was at once too dumb to comprehend even the basic building blocks of language…and also brilliant enough to orchestrate a phony war in Iraq. And that’s not even counting the idiots who actually believed that Bush single-handedly devised the 9/11 attacks in such a way that it would give America the freedom to invade the Middle East!
It’s a hell of a thing, being both stupid and clever, but Republican presidents always seem to ride that thin line. Trump is another case in point. On the one hand, he’s too stupid to sit through a national security briefing without being amused by colorful graphics and charts. On the other, he’s so brilliantly dastardly that he spends his time thinking up ways to lead a nation of cult-like white supremacists, all while speaking in secret codes and dog-whistles. Such a strange phenomenon.
While it was predictably praised by the liberal media as “an example of how to be presidential,” Joe Biden had what we would term his “deplorables” moment on Wednesday as he delivered a speech in Burlington, Iowa. It was there that Biden laid the blame for El Paso at Trump’s feet and assailed him as not just an ordinary, Archie Bunker-style racist, but a white supremacist mastermind calling out to his minions across the nation.
A president’s words, said Biden, “can encourage us to appeal to our better angels, to our better nature, but they can also unleash the deepest, darkest forces in this nation.
“And that’s what I believe Donald Trump has chosen to do,” he continued. “When he said after Charlottesville there were, and I quote, ‘very fine people on both sides,’ I said then it gave license, and safe harbor to white supremacists and neo-Nazis is the Ku Klux Klan. These words not only stunned America, but they stunned the world. And in doing so, he assigned a moral equivalence, a moral equivalence between those spewing hate and those with the courage to stand against it. I said at the time we’re going to battle for the soul of this nation. I said it again when I announced my candidacy. And I say here today we are in a battle for the soul of nation. That’s why primarily I’m running for president. ‘
Joe, my brother, if your primary reason for running against Trump is to save the “soul of a nation” from his Charlottesville remarks, then you are getting ready to make a fool of yourself in a way that would even make Hillary Clinton cringe.
Oh wait, he already did: “In both clear language, and in code, this president has fanned the flames of white supremacy. His mouthing of the words written for him, condemning white supremacists this week I don’t believe fooled anyone at home or abroad.”
Nor does your sudden woke-ness, Joe. And if you are setting up your 2020 run to be Joe Vs. The Racists, you might want to recall how well that worked in 2016.