Beginning with his “soul of the nation” address, Joe Biden spent the last week repeatedly attacking and insulting Republicans who support Donald Trump.
According to Joe Biden, the nearly 75 million Americans who voted for Donald Trump are the greatest threat facing our nation.
But at least 21 vulnerable Democrats are worried that Joe Biden’s threatening rhetoric will backfire in the Midterm elections.
Joe Biden and the Democrats have been trying to paint Republicans as violent insurrectionists ever since the events at the Capitol on January 6.
But it’s not working.
After Nancy Pelosi’s January 6 hearings failed to convince the American people that Trump supporters posed a dangerous threat to democracy, Joe Biden decided to take matters into his own hands.
Biden declares war on “MAGA Republicans”
During the “soul of the nation” speech he delivered from Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Joe Biden dialed up the rhetoric against Trump and his supporters by officially declaring them enemies of the United States government.
“Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans represent an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our Republic,” Biden said during his speech in Philadelphia.
Biden encouraged Americans to stand up and act to thwart the “MAGA Republicans.”
“There is no question that the Republican Party today is dominated, driven, and intimidated by Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans, and that is a threat to this country,” he said.
Republican voters were horrified to hear the President of the United States officially declare them enemies of the state.
Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) ripped Joe Biden for acting like a “divider-in-chief” after he promised to unify the country.
But it’s not just Republicans who were taken aback by Joe Biden’s inflammatory language.
Vulnerable Democrats are concerned
21 vulnerable Democrats running for re-election refused to say whether they agreed with Joe Biden about “MAGA Republicans” posing a dangerous threat to democracy.
“Fox News Digital reached out to each of the 21 Democrats running for re-election in districts considered ‘toss-ups,’ as well as ‘lean’ and ‘likely Republican,’ and asked them whether they, like Biden, do not respect ‘MAGA Republicans’ and whether they believe Republicans are a ‘threat’ to democracy as the president has claimed,” Fox News reported. “None of them responded.”
Joe Biden also received some backlash from a few members of the corporate-controlled media.
And now the White House is attempting to walk back Joe Biden’s repeated condemnation of Republicans who voted for Donald Trump.
“He’s been very clear when he’s talked about MAGA Republicans, Ultra MAGA Republicans,” White House Press Secretary Jean-Pierre said on Tuesday. “He’s talked about the leadership in the Republican Party.”
Joe Biden also put out a message on social media where he tried to claim he wasn’t talking about all Republicans who voted for Trump.
“I want to be clear: Not every Congressional Republican is a MAGA Republican,” Biden wrote. “I know because I’ve been able to work with these mainstream Republicans. But an extreme set of MAGA Republicans in Congress have chosen to take us backwards. Together, we can choose a different path.”
I want to be clear: Not every Congressional Republican is a MAGA Republican. I know because I’ve been able to work with these mainstream Republicans.
But an extreme set of MAGA Republicans in Congress have chosen to take us backwards.
Together, we can choose a different path.
— President Biden (@POTUS) September 6, 2022
The first poll taken since Joe Biden labeled Trump voters enemies of the state found that the majority of Americans thought the President’s rhetoric was dangerous and only served to escalate violence.
Joe Biden is trying to walk back his comments.
But the American people won’t forget hearing their own President label them as the greatest threat facing our nation.
And Biden’s comments could end up harming Democrats this fall.
Patriot Political will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.