Joe Biden Demonizes Trump Supporters In Campaign Video – It’s official. President Joe Biden announced his bid for re-election on Tuesday with a video that demonized his political opponents as MAGA extremists who he deemed as opponents of democracy and freedom. His campaign theme focuses on finishing what he started over the past four years.
That Joe Biden Video
It opens with footage of the January 6, 2021 Capitol riot and proclaims that “Abortion is Healthcare.”
“Personal freedom is more fundamental to who we are as Americans; that has been the work of my first term,” Biden says.
“Around the country MAGA extremists are lining up to take on those bedrock freedoms.”
He claims that the election is a battle for the “soul of America.”
He accuses his opponents of banning books. The ad glosses over the context. The targeted books that brought parental outrage by concerned parents and by politicians such as Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis were pornographic in nature and found in schools where minors could read them.
Joe Biden also used the time-honored Democratic Party tactic of claiming that Republicans want to cut Social Security, saying it is something Americans have been paying into their whole life. A the same time, he ignored the fact his own Treasury Department warned this year the Social Security trust fund would be depleted in 11 years. That’s five years later than the 1996 projection that suggested it would happen in 2029.
He accuses Republicans of wanting to cut taxes for the wealthiest Americans at the expense of everyone else.
He claimed that Republicans want to tell people who they can love and make it more difficult to vote.
January 6th Ties
Biden’s video connects all Republicans, including DeSantis, with the January 6 riot, suggesting that he plans to make it a theme of his campaign.
“The question is whether you want to have more rights or fewer,” Biden says. “I know we’re still a country that believes in honesty and respect, and treating each other with dignity. We’re a nation that gives hate no safe harbor.”
Biden’s campaign message included a strong call out to Black Americans saying he would protect the right to vote and invoking the memory of civil rights leader and former Rep. John Lewis.
Black Republican Rep. Byron Donalds, who endorsed Donald Trump for president, countered Biden’s announcement calling it false.
“Joe Biden is shamelessly making ‘freedom’ the theme of the White House basement strategy, which is a complete 180 from EVERY action he’s taken as president. This is the same Joe Biden who waged a vicious war on unvaccinated Americans claiming they’d face a winter of ‘severe illness and death’ for them and their families. No one believes you, Joe,” Donalds wrote on Twitter.
Donalds also attacked Biden, saying that Republican-led states including Texas, Florida, and Georgia make it easier to vote than Biden’s Democratic-run home state of Delaware.
“Stop the race-baiting. Black and Brown Americans aren’t being disenfranchised. You and I both know this,” Donalds wrote.
Americans Are Getting Tired…
Polling suggests that Americans have grown tired of both Trump and Joe Biden, and would prefer someone else.
The Democratic Party has no plans to allow primary debates in 2024 between Joe Biden and his announced challengers Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Marianne Williamson. Kennedy, however, said he has known the president for many years and likes him personally and challenged him to debate.
“I have known and liked Joe Biden for many years, but we differ profoundly on fundamental issues such as corporate influence in government, censorship, civil liberties, poverty, corruption, and war policy, among others. I look forward to engaging him in debates and town hall meetings, in a primary election that is honest, civil, and transparent. I invite him into a new era of respectful dialog in these times of division. #Kennedy24,” Kennedy wrote on Twitter, claiming that the Biden administration represents the “Neocons, war hawks, Wall Street people, and former corporate lobbyists” and not the Democratic Party rank and file.
John Rossomondo is a 19FortyFive contributor and award-winning journalist.