For Joe Biden, democracy appears to be synonymous with support for the Democratic Party.
Biden claims Donald Trump and his MAGA supporters intend to undermine the republic.
Biden appeared to make the claim that MAGA Republicans were enemies of democratic norms during an event honoring the Republican Sen. John McCain in Phoenix, Ariz., on Thursday.
“There is something dangerous happening in America. There is an extremist movement that does not share the basic beliefs of our democracy: the MAGA movement … History has brought us to a new time of testing,” Biden said. “All of us are being asked right now: what will we do to maintain our democracy?”
Biden Claims Trump Supporters Oppose the Constitution
He claimed the followers of the MAGA movement do not believe in the U.S. Constitution.
“I’ve never even heard a president say that in jest. Not guided by the Constitution or by common service and decency toward our fellow Americans, but by vengeance and vindictiveness,” Biden said.
He recalled a comment by his predecessor from 2019 that echoed Richard Nixon’s view of the office that said, “Then I have an Article II [of the U.S. Constitution], where I have the right to do whatever I want as president,” Trump said at the time. “But I don’t even talk about that.”
For Democrats like Biden, “democracy” has become a dialectical throwaway line for anything that advances their agenda, and “anti-democratic” equals any election or policy that obstructs the Democratic Party platform. Words have ceased to have meaning except as propaganda tools in America.
Democrats defended and advocated for the violent “George Floyd Uprising” in 2020 because it advanced their agenda but condemned the equally heinous violent Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021, because it hindered their agenda.
Disputed presidential elections are as old as the republic with 1824, 1875, and 1888 being notable examples.
Biden ran for president claiming he would not divide Americans. Instead, he looks to his fellow Americans who disagree with him politically.
The difference is that the winner did not demonize his opponent’s supporters, unlike Joe Biden, who is intent on labeling Trump supporters as enemies of the people, deepening the political divide.
Biden Shows Vengeance Toward His Enemies
Biden’s rhetoric is one thing, but his actions show a different side. Vindictiveness and vengeance are part of who Joe Biden is.
The New York Times reported in March that Biden expressed frustration that Attorney General Merrick Garland was not doing enough to prosecute Trump and his associates in connection with the January 6 Capitol riot. Biden previously vowed last November he would do everything he could to keep Trump from becoming president again.
“But he does have opinions. In the past, Mr. Biden privately told his close circle of advisers that Mr. Trump posed a threat to democracy and should be prosecuted for his role in the events of Jan. 6, according to two people familiar with his comments,” the Times said. “He also told confidants that he wanted Attorney General Merrick B. Garland to stop acting like a ponderous judge and to take decisive action.”
A top aide to Special Counsel Jack Smith curiously met with the White House numerous times and House Republicans say this “reinforces the perception that Smith’s pursuit of President Trump is not an impartial and unprejudiced investigation.”
Democrats infamously impeached Trump in 2019 for “election interference,” and Biden’s comments raise questions as to his involvement in the legal jihad against his predecessor.
Democrat Precedents Undermine Electoral Confidence
Democrats refused to accept the outcomes of elections starting in 2000, again in 2004, and in 2016, which set the stage for MAGA Republicans under Trump following the 2020 election to do likewise. When Trump was elected president in 2016, Democrats created a “resistance” movement aimed at undermining his administration despite the pretense to believing in “democracy” and a supposed belief in the Constitution that Biden prattles about.
“What is it they intend to do,” Biden said, “once they erode the constitutional order of checks and balances and separation of powers? Limit the independence of federal agencies? Put them under the thumb of a president?”
Biden, Democrats Undermine Separation of Powers
Democrats have spent the Biden years working to delegitimize the U.S. Supreme Court because they disagree with its rulings.
Biden himself ignored the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on student-loan forgiveness, and his party wishes to pack the court to end its independence and the separation of powers in the name of “democracy.” The Supreme Court’s entire reason for being is decidedly undemocratic and exists to filter out the passions of the people.
Democratic Administrations Undermine Democratic Norms
The Durham Report showed that the FBI was all too willing to open investigations against candidate and then President Donald Trump based on unverified evidence. It showed the Barack Obama’s CIA Director John Brennan briefed Obama and Biden about the plans against Trump, their main political rival in 2016.
Not only that, the “evidence” used to open the Trump Russia investigation was based on information provided to former British spy Christopher Steele that came from a source who had been suspected of being a Russian spy by the same Bureau.
And evidence has come to light that the Justice Department blocked scrutiny of the president in connection with the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) investigation of his son to protect the president.
Biden DOJ Punishes Americans For Exercising Democratic Rights
Liberal democracy means having political candidates and messages freely competing in the marketplace of ideas without governmental interference, yet Biden has not practiced what he preaches.
Parents have been targeted by the FBI at school board meetings for challenging their elected Democratic Party officials and exercising their basic democratic rights under the First Amendment at Garland’s direction in Loudoun County, Va.
Biden’s MAGA boogeyman is a distraction away from how he and his party have undermined the country’s tradition of an open society and limited governance. Hyperbole harms our nation whether it comes from Trump or Biden, and their overheated irrational rhetoric only harms the nation.
What Biden and the Democrats fear most of all is that Donald Trump will return to power and end the Democratic Party’s stranglehold on the unelected permanent federal bureaucracy.
John Rossomando is a defense and counterterrorism analyst and served as Senior Analyst for Counterterrorism at The Investigative Project on Terrorism for eight years. His work has been featured in numerous publications such as The American Thinker, The National Interest, National Review Online, Daily Wire, Red Alert Politics, CNSNews.com, The Daily Caller, Human Events, Newsmax, The American Spectator, TownHall.com, and Crisis Magazine. He also served as senior managing editor of The Bulletin, a 100,000-circulation daily newspaper in Philadelphia, and received the Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors first-place award for his reporting. He writes opinion articles from a conservative perspective.