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Offline Right_in_Virginia

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Why Does Biden Think He’s ‘Saving America’s Soul’?
« on: October 18, 2020, 11:34:08 AM »
Why Does Biden Think He’s ‘Saving America’s Soul’?
He hypocritically casts the election as a holy war.
American Spectator, Oct 18, 2020, Rob Crisell

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What is certain is that the idea of fighting a spiritual war against Trump and his “enablers” keeps Biden’s supporters and the mainstream media (but I repeat myself) distracted, self-assured, and uninterested in other issues they’d rather not discuss. These include: Biden’s pedestrian record in the Senate, his foreign policy blunders, his plagiarism, his racial insensitivities, his 1994 crime bill, his forgettable turn as vice president, Tara Reade, his hair sniffing, the riots, his Chinese and Ukraine connections, his lukewarm base, his growing senility, his stance on court packing, Hunter and China, Hunter and Burisma, and Hunter’s damned laptop that threatens to expose him for the corrupt phony that he is.

Luckily for him, reporters don’t want to discuss those things either. That would waste precious time that could otherwise be spent bashing the president.

It’s also much easier to campaign as a crusader, locked in virtuous combat with a devil and his minions that have poisoned and corrupted the soul of the country. (Forget for the moment that, as a progressive, you don’t think America was ever that good, let alone great.) Candidates and their voters don’t need to think too deeply about issues when they’re on the right side of an epic struggle between good and evil.

Economist Thomas Sowell would see Biden’s cri de guerre as a textbook example of the “vocabulary of the anointed” — a high-minded, but largely meaningless phrase, serving only to highlight the moral rectitude of the person using it while demonizing any who disagree. It’s the politics of self-congratulation.

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By framing the political campaign as a quasi-religious battle for America’s soul, Biden and his supporters are bound (in Haidt’s sense) to treat half of their fellow citizens as not just wrong, but as bad people, even enemies. This is why a President Biden would never be able to unify us, despite all his platitudes about bringing the country together. If anything, American politics would become even more divisive. The “Healing America’s Soul” section of the DNC site shows why Trump’s defeat would only be the beginning of this holy war.


More:  https://spectator.org/biden-presidential-election-soul/

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Re: Why Does Biden Think He’s ‘Saving America’s Soul’?
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2020, 11:31:15 PM »
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Why Does Biden Think He’s ‘Saving America’s Soul’?

And right there is where your train left the tracks. Slow Joe is incapable of thinking.
The Democratic Party has declared war on America.


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