Six years after Hillary Clinton wrote off half the country as “deplorables” and derailed her own campaign, a desperate Joe Biden is following her failed playbook, only this time as president.
At the White House on Wednesday, Biden stoked hysteria over the potential overturning of Roe v. Wade after a majority draft opinion from February was leaked on Monday night. In doing so, Biden depicted half the country he represents in the Oval Office as zealous extremists who are hellbent on a new era of segregation.
“What happens if you have states change the law saying that children who are LGBTQ can’t be in classrooms with other children?” Biden said. “What are the next things that are going to be attacked? Because this MAGA crowd is really the most extreme political organization that’s existed in American history, in recent American history.”
Biden’s characterization of the more than 74 million Americans who voted for Trump as the “most extreme political organization” in U.S. history, even “recent” history, would usurp Antifa or the Ku Klux Klan, which is still active today.
Mr. Civility’s depiction of this imaginary GOP-led segregation targeting LGBT people in schools is as ridiculous as it sounds. No doubt in reference to recent legislation passed in Florida — dubiously branded by the left and its allies in the corporate press as the “Don’t Say Gay” law — Biden, determined to energize his own base ahead of a hostile midterm cycle, engaged in his own extremist fearmongering to warn that Republicans are in pursuit of something they are not.
In March, Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed legislation barring classroom instruction on “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” for kids in kindergarten through third grade. The bill merely prohibits grown-up teachers from seeking validation about their own identities, some of which are completely made up, from impressionable children who are too immature to comprehend inappropriate topics that have been complicated by today’s left-wing orthodoxy on sex and sexuality.
That’s a far cry from explicit LGBT segregation, especially when more than half the Republican Party today, 55 percent, now supports same-sex marriage, according to a Gallup poll published last summer. The survey found that 70 percent of all Americans support gay marriage.
Democrats, however, have continued to depict the impending end of Roe as the beginning of a nightmare where Republicans move on to criminalizing same-sex intimacy and even interracial marriage. Never mind that Clarence Thomas, a black justice who reportedly concurred in the February draft opinion that was leaked, is married to conservative activist Ginni Thomas, who is white.
Instead of tamping down on his own hysterical party breeding the divisiveness he campaigned against in 2020, the nation’s “unifier in chief” has chosen to amplify their dystopian prophecies that are really disinformation. This line of attack is in character for Biden, however. He launched his presidency with a cascade of divisive social policies while he defamed half the country as white supremacists in his inaugural address.
“To overcome these challenges, to restore the soul and secure the future of America requires so much more than words. It requires the most elusive of all things in democracy: unity, unity,” Biden declared the day he was sworn in, which his White House proclaimed to be “A National Day Of Unity.”
The words had immediately followed a call to end “political extremism”:
The cry for survival comes from planet itself, a cry that can’t be any more desperate or any more clear. And now a rise of political extremism, white supremacy, domestic terrorism that we must confront and we will defeat.
Within months, Biden dispatched the Department of Justice to investigate parents who attended school board meetings to express their concerns about explicit material presented to their children and endless COVID protocols.
In December, Biden ended the first year of his presidency the same way he began it: with a divisive message. In its closing Christmas message to Americans, the White House released a briefing with Covid response coordinator Jeff Zients thanking vaccinated Americans for having “done the right thing.”
“For the unvaccinated,” the White House said, “you’re looking at a winter of severe illness and death for yourselves, your families, and the hospitals you may soon overwhelm.”
Tristan Justice is the western correspondent for The Federalist. He has also written for The Washington Examiner and The Daily Signal. His work has also been featured in Real Clear Politics and Fox News. Tristan graduated from George Washington University where he majored in political science and minored in journalism. Follow him on Twitter at @JusticeTristan or contact him at Tristan@thefederalist.com.