Of all the astoundingly bad moments of Biden’s press conference, perhaps one of the worst of all occurred when he astonishingly cast doubt upon the outcome of the 2022 midterm elections.
Needless to say, in light of the widely reported likelihood that the GOP is likely to sweep the house, the motivation underlying Biden’s remarks was even more suspicious, which is precisely why Psaki is presently working overtime to blame Trump, the White House’s typical response to all its errors.
As if that will change what Biden actually said.
The entire fiasco commenced when a reporter inquired whether or not Biden believes the impending midterm election “will be fairly conducted,” especially in light of the Democrat voting agenda.
“Speaking of voting rights legislation, if this isn’t passed, do you still believe the upcoming election will be fairly conducted and its results will be legitimate?” a reporter queried.
And how did Biden, the ultra-defender of the 2020 election results, respond?
“It all depends on whether or not we’re able to make the case to the American people that some of this is being set up to try to alter the outcome of the election,” Biden blared.
Well then. Biden literally just said that the “fairness” of the elections depends upon whether or not his massive voting agenda passes.
Bear in mind that this same agenda apparently depends on abolishing a filibuster meant to prevent mob rule, but apparently Biden believes that if his bills don’t pass, then the entire American electoral system is apparently corrupt.
Needless to say, Biden’s comments don’t really jibe well with the other Democrat party objective, which is to keep chasing after Trump via its January 6 panel.
Among the panel’s many complaints, one of the largest of all is that Trump routinely disputed the 2020 election results.
Yet, here is Biden, disputing the 2022 results before the election has even occurred?
Senator Tim Scott, a rising star in the GOP, was rather taken aback by Biden’s proclamations, weighing in on the president’s “shocking” remarks.
“I think it was shocking, to be honest with you. Just shocking. To have the president of the United States trying to undermine the results of an election before there’s actually an election is a stunning manifestation,” Scott remarked.
One of the lefties clearly had enough sense to realize that Biden’s remarks don’t exactly align with the party’s other objectives, which is precisely why petulant Psaki has grown even testier than usual.
After all, she apparently has to work unpaid overtime to deal with this mess of an administration, though since her work largely consists of “circling back” and deflecting, then perhaps the overtime is warranted to compensate for the absence of real work.
And one of her absolute favorite targets of deflection is none other than Trump, who clearly drives the Democrats mad long after he departed to Palm Beach.
“[Let’s] be clear: [President Biden] was not casting doubt on the legitimacy of the 2022 election. He was making the opposite point: In 2020, a record number of voters turned out in the face of a pandemic, and election officials made sure they could vote and have those votes counted,” Psaki sniffed on Twitter, before turning her ire towards Trump.
“He was explaining that the results would be illegitimate if states do what the former president asked them to do after the 2020 election: toss out ballots and overturn results after the fact,” Psaki continued, adding that the “Big Lie” allegedly perpetuated by Trump “is putting [the nation’s] democracy at risk.”
Psaki spent the next several minutes ranting and raving about Trump, saying largely the same thing, as she always does.
Right. Trump told such a “Big Lie” that Biden is in power now, exactly like the Democrat wanted. What else do they want? Oh, apparently insurance that they’ll be in power forever.
“We’re fighting to protect [democracy],” Psaki pompously proclaimed.
Sure, Psaki. Whatever helps you sleep at night.
Hint to Ms. Press Secretary: A bunch of long-winded generalities clearly designed to run out the clock are infinitely less persuasive than pithy, persuasive facts.
So, here are some facts (not to mention a question or two) to chew on:
Given that many Republicans opposed Trump over his claims regarding the 2020 elections, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, exactly why would every single Republican, plus at least two Democrats, openly oppose the “voting rights” legislation if it’s so “important” for protecting democracy?
In fact, why would Schumer want to use a “nuclear option” in order to “protect democracy?” Aren’t those two a bit contradictory?
Also, Ms. Psaki, here’s another “fact”: The voting laws in Georgia aren’t terribly different from those in Delaware.
In fact, even The Atlantic, well known for its hatred of Trump, remarked that “stats’s such as Joe Biden’s Delaware can make casting a ballot difficult.”
Care to comment, Psaki? Oh, that’s right … Easier to condescend than to care.
Author: Jane Jones