McConnell Deconstructs Biden

Once, it was a well-known tradition to deconstruct an argument by refuting and hold a person responsible for any previous statements that they have contradicted. It has been replaced by sound bites statements that are made in political parties and used to confuse the general public.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., unpacked this once great technique when he responded to some of President Joe Biden’s outlandish claims over his first year in office that included his inaugural address and remarks made at his news conference last week and in an Atlanta speech about minority voting rights.

McConnell claimed that the Biden at these events is not the Biden he knew for decades. Anyone who has seen or known Biden over his 50-year career in politics will agree.

McConnell began his Senate floor speech by recalling Biden’s promise in his inaugural address to unite the nation. Instead, said McConnell, “that very same man delivered a deliberately divisive speech that was designed to pull our country further apart.”

One year ago, said McConnell, Biden said, “We should not see ourselves as adversaries, but as neighbors.” Now he calls “millions of Americans his domestic enemies.”

McConnell noted a year ago the president called for lowering the rhetorical temperature, but now says “if you disagree with him, you’re George Wallace. If you don’t pass the laws he wants, you’re Bull Connor. And if you oppose giving Democrats … one-party control of the country, well, you’re Jefferson Davis.”

He may have mentioned that these, along with many other elected officials who were opposed to civil rights legislation, are Southern Democrats. It was mostly Republicans, starting with Abraham Lincoln who supported racial equity.

McConnell went on to recall that Biden has said disagreement must not lead to disunion, but then “invoked the bloody disunion of the Civil War to demonize Americans who disagree with him. He compared the bipartisan majority of senators as literal traitors. How profoundly unpresidential.”

McConnell said he has “known, liked, and personally respected Joe Biden for many years. I did not recognize the man at (his news conference).”

The president acts as if he has a mandate for all the far-left policies he has been pushing, but McConnell noted the 50-50 Senate and the bare majority Democrats hold in the House: “the narrowest majorities in over a century” and that “he did not get a mandate to transform America or reshape society.”

McConnell said the president did get a mandate to do one thing: bridge the political divide, lower the temperature, and end “the perpetual era of crisis in our politics.” He has done the opposite.

He called Biden’s “rant … incoherent, incorrect, and beneath his office.”

The president again mentioned “Jim Crow 2.0” to assert Republicans are attempting to make it more difficult for minorities to vote, which is untrue. As McConnell noted, there are more ways for people to vote in Georgia than Biden’s state of Delaware. It is important to note that Jim Crow laws were also created by Democrats. This fact is often ignored by the major media.

His remarks are not complete. The entire 16-minute speech can be viewed here.

Too many of today’s “journalists” sound like shills for the Democratic Party, crafting their questions and writing their stories as if they are channeling that party’s talking points and worldview.

McConnell did their job in deconstructing recent remarks made by the president. Polls show Biden voters are expressing buyer’s remorse. They could reverse their course in November.

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