Joe Biden Has Only One Way to Win in 2024: There is no denying that former President Donald Trump’s policies have divided the United States of America.
Trump knows that to win back the Oval Office, he’ll have to maintain his divide-and-conquer strategy. Trump needs Americans – at least his base – to be outraged, angry, and concerned about the direction the country is headed.
It is a sad strategy for any candidate.
Joe Biden’s Dilemma
Unfortunately, the very same tactics are now being employed by President Joe Biden, who has suggested that the 2024 election will be a battle for the “soul” of the country. Hear these two guys talk, and if they lose there won’t be an America anymore.
No doubt, too many Americans believe this to be true.
What is notable is that a lot of Biden voters seem to miss that this is his strategy. Yet, Joe Biden has never really claimed to be a unifier, and he certainly never tried to be one either. During his 2020 campaign, Biden proclaimed “I’m running as a Democrat but I will govern as an American president.”
It is a line that sounds great – until you give it some thought. Of course, he’d govern as an “American,” because that’s what Biden is. What should we expect? That’d he govern as a Martian?
MAGA Republicans Are Now the Enemy
Fast forward, and the sitting president routinely casts those he opposes as “MAGA Republicans,” blaming them for any time he doesn’t get his way.
For someone who has said we need to work together, it certainly seems not to be the case. As recently as last month, Biden has claimed MAGA Republicans are threatening to hurt the economy, TheHill.com reported.
“Extreme MAGA Republicans in Congress, on the other hand, are threatening to wreak havoc on our economy with debt limit brinkmanship,” Biden said in a statement.
It was hardly the first time he’s gone on such an offensive.
Last September, Biden gave a speech at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, which has become known as the “Continued Battle for the Soul of the Nation.”
In that address, he said, “Democracy cannot survive when one side believes there are only two outcomes to an election: either they win or they were cheated. And that’s where MAGA Republicans are today.”
Though it is true that too many Trump supporters – even today – fail to accept the outcome of the 2020 election, it should be remembered that supporters of Al Gore, Hillary Clinton, Stacey Abrams, and many others have taken very much the same case. They all lost, and they said not because they ran bad campaigns and not because the voters decided to pick someone else. It was because they were cheated, they claim.
Stacey Abrams became a liberal media darling because she failed to concede her 2018 loss.
Likewise, Hillary Clinton wrongly blamed her 2016 loss to Trump on a plethora of reasons that suggest it wasn’t a fair election. But we must remember that even as she had famously labeled half of Trump’s supporters as being in a “basket of deplorable,” she never went as far as Biden in demonizing so many Americans.
As noted, this is sadly where we are in America.
Fortunately, others of note see this problem. Last October, USA Today opinion columnist John Wood Jr. suggested, “To heal America, we need a generosity and courage of spirit that is incompatible with the notion of ‘total war’ in our politics.”
Again, Biden isn’t alone in dividing America. But he shouldn’t pretend to be a unifier.
Unfortunately, the two candidates likely to face off in next year’s election each see half the country (anyone who doesn’t vote for them in other words) as the enemy. That also explains why the majority of Americans don’t want either of these men to run again.
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A Senior Editor for 19FortyFive, Peter Suciu is a Michigan-based writer. He has contributed to more than four dozen magazines, newspapers, and websites with over 3,200 published pieces over a twenty-year career in journalism. He regularly writes about military hardware, firearms history, cybersecurity, politics, and international affairs. Peter is also a Contributing Writer for Forbes and Clearance Jobs. You can follow him on Twitter: @PeterSuciu.