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“The next few days … will mark a turning point in this nation’s history,” said President Joe Biden in his Atlanta speech to reframe the debate in Congress on voting rights legislation and the filibuster.

He went on: “Will we choose democracy over autocracy, light over shadows, justice over injustice? … I know where I stand. … I will defend … our democracy against all enemies — foreign and, yes, domestic.”

And on this issue of light over shadows, good versus evil:

“Where will the institution of the United States Senate stand? …

“Will you stand against voter suppression? Yes or no? … Will you stand against election subversion? Yes or no? Will you stand for democracy? Yes or no?”

“I ask every elected official in America: How do you want to be remembered? … Do you want to be … on the side of Dr. King or George Wallace? Do you want to be on the side of John Lewis or Bull Connor? Do you want to be on the side of Abraham Lincoln or Jefferson Davis?”

Reaction was swift. “So much for unifying the country and working across the aisle,” said Sen. Mitt Romney.

“Pure demagoguery,” said Sen. Mitch McConnell: “The world saw our sitting commander in chief propagandize against his own country to a degree that would have made Pravda blush.”

“Perhaps the president went a little too far in his rhetoric,” said the Democratic Whip Sen. Dick Durbin.

The Rev. Al Sharpton dissented, describing Biden’s speech, which he had urged the president to make, as “monumental.”

Well, we shall see.

If Biden’s purpose was to add Senate votes to build a majority for ending the filibuster on voting rights, this looks like a loser. Implying that 52 senators, including Democrats Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema, are racists for the stand they have taken on keeping the filibuster does not seem like the way to bring them around.

As for calling the Republican opposition, all 50 senators, racists whose position on voting rights recalls the segregationists of the early 1960s, that would appear only to solidify and harden their opposition.

But perhaps Biden is after another game here. For what this speech did succeed in doing is to temporarily change the subject.

For months, Biden has been bedeviled by crises for which he has had no effective response:

The Afghanistan withdrawal debacle. The bleeding southern border where America is being daily invaded. The surge in shootings, killings and flash-mob, smash-and-grab robberies of elite stores.

A soaring inflation rate that is suddenly at a 40-year high. The possibility the Fed will start raising interest rates to combat it, which could tank the economy by the 2022 elections. The new surge, two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, in infections, hospitalizations and deaths.

Then, there are the polls, all of which show Biden underwater, and one, Quinnipiac, which shows his approval plummeting to 33%.

What Biden’s rant against the alleged racism of his former Senate colleagues does, then, is reframe the stakes of the voting rights debate, and change the issue from Biden’s transparent failures to the character of his opponents who threaten our “democracy” itself.

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Put starkly, what panicked Democrats and their fearful media allies are about now is reframing a 2022 election they look certain to lose into an either/or choice election: Do you wish to see democracy destroyed, or protected, because democracy’s survival is on the table now.

Consider the 180-degree turn Biden has just taken:

In his inaugural address, Biden was preaching unity and his resolve to bring it about:

“Today, on this January day, my whole soul is in this:

“Bringing America together.

“Uniting our people.

“And uniting our nation.

“I ask every American to join me in this cause.”

Now, at the end of his first year, Biden is saying we are not one nation or one people. Our adversaries on this bill, including presumably all 52 senators, belong in the company of slave-holders, segregationists and rogue cops of yesteryear who used horses, dogs and clubs to beat civil rights protesters.

The change in roles is not easy for Biden to bring off. For Biden’s rant in Atlanta seems wildly out of character with the man we knew.

For was it not Biden himself who, during his transition, spoke warmly of old friends, colleagues and mentors from the 1970s — Sens. James Eastland of Mississippi, Strom Thurmond of South Carolina and Robert Byrd of West Virginia — all in their time unapologetic segregationists.

The odd thing about Biden’s new position is that, in the short run, it is a loser; he is not going to get a majority for voting rights or for ending the filibuster this way. And, in the long run, it is simply unsustainable.

For if Biden loses the House and Senate this fall, would not the victorious Republicans exact retribution on an unpopular lame-duck president they once thought of as Good Old Joe but who put them in a box with Bull Connor?

Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of “Nixon’s White House Wars: The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever.”

 
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  1. JR Foley says:

    War is what will indeed unite the United States. The faster the USA will go to Ukraine and march shoulder to shoulder with NATO and enter Russia and gun down all those Russians the better. CNN and Fox needs more interesting news —Covid is boring and inflation is aggravating —Americans need more War action to keep America humming and the news channels buzzing—–

    • LOL: Realist
  2. Jim Given says:

    Still, it is educational, no? Who knew that Bull Connor was a Republican voter?

  3. For if Biden loses the House and Senate this fall, would not the victorious Republicans exact retribution on an unpopular lame-duck president they once thought of as Good Old Joe but who put them in a box with Bull Connor?

    No. There will be another two years of Red+Blue governance on behalf of the con\$tituent\$. The Establishment uses cheerleaders like Mr. Buchanan to stampede sheep for the next Most Important Election Ever with “Brandon called us racists!

    The notion that these pillow fighters “exact retribution” on each other as they adopt new positions for screwing ordinary people is preposterous.

    • Agree: beavertales
    • Replies: @beavertales
  4. Anonymous[315] • Disclaimer says:

    Biden is a dewsh. It’s that simple.

    • Replies: @Webster Dictionary
  5. mijj says:

    a government serves those who have power over it.
    The abysmal condition of the US shows that for the US Government, that ain’t the US People.

    The USA isn’t a democracy.

    • Agree: Max Maxwell
  6. Anon[255] • Disclaimer says:

    Samuel Johnson is purported to have said “Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel” these days you could paraphrase that to something like Screaming racism is the last refuge of the truly stupid scoundrel

    • Agree: Prester John
    • Replies: @Grahamsno(G64)
  7. I fondly remember this old codger murmering through a big black mask into a microphone at a historic black lawdy lawdy church about how a black guy in fact invented the light bulb before he bent over and ripped ass. Great clip.

    IMO, you have to have a deep, profound character flaw to be around in the 1970s and still pretend to be in love with blacks.

    He was a lawyer by then that somehow was a wannabe blue-collar man, apparently. But I would hard a time huckstering for color while you would have witnessed his beltway like Delaware, New Jersey and New York eradicate the white working class (jobs included) with blacks and Puerto Ricans, in real time.

    • Replies: @Wokechoke
  8. TGD says:

    The US Constitution writers envisioned the president as a democratically elected king- a sovereign benevolent ruler. The king brings the country together under his’r rule.

    This is a major problem with the constitution. Making a devious, lying, dotardish politician like Biden into a king is laughable.

  9. “The next few days … will mark a turning point in this nation’s history,”

    No it won’t.

    This speech was machine written by artificial stupidity.

    • LOL: Grahamsno(G64)
    • Replies: @Prester John
  10. Cateechee says:

    Mr. Bidden. Jefferson Davis was elected president of his nation.

  11. Fuzzbaby says:

    I didn’t know there was a voting rights problem here. We have had liberal dominated news in this country for decades and this was never a story until lately.

    One would think that if voting rights were being denied during the Reagan era, Bush , and others that we would have been bombarded with factual instances of people being barred from voting.

    The democrats are inventing a problem because in an educated liberal’s head nothing is more nostalgic or noble than their little junkets in the name of “voting rights’ back in the 60s.

    Maybe they believe that if they can resurrect the “good ole day’s” of making civil rights the main issue of the day that it will propel them forward with certain groups.

    • Agree: Max Maxwell, Rich
    • Replies: @Chris Moore
  12. SafeNow says:

    Even assuming that Republican majorities take over in both the House and Senate, there will be no legislative “retribution” because Biden would not sign the bill. Biden will have a legislative veto, and will have the justice dept, the CDC, the military, immigration policy, and the media. I see Biden as being a guy who is increasingly cornered and frustrated, and who has a lot of power with which to fight back. Biden is going to sharply escalate the fight, and it will happen fast. I ended the last sentence where I did, because the following deserves a separate sentence. Biden’s escalation will come from that part of his mental activity that lies beyond the component that we call conscious rationality.

  13. @Greta Handel

    What would be suitable retribution by the GOP on the Dems?

    Every J6 protestor should be immediately pardoned and paid compensation for any distress suffered.

    A new commission of inquiry should be struck to investigate J6, and rewrite the official record to reflect that it was an FBI/Dem entrapment operation. Anyone who lied or was evasive about the truth should face consequences, starting with Garland and Wray.

    A good army doesn’t leave its people behind.

  14. The Democrat darling Stacey Abrams snubbed Biden in Atlanta. Its been a tough week for Joe; he can get used to this for the next two years; this is the treatment unpopular presidents get.

  15. Chris Moore says: • Website

    Put starkly, what panicked Democrats and their fearful media allies are about now is reframing a 2022 election they look certain to lose into an either/or choice election: Do you wish to see democracy destroyed, or protected, because democracy’s survival is on the table now.

    Isn’t that the line that neocon jackass George W. Bush used to lie the country into war with Iraq? So this is all neocon trickery, bait n’ switch, smoke and mirrors…

    Same lines, different team. Same product, different packaging. This is government run by ZOG. Pat Buchanan knows this, because he wrote extensively about ZOG’s endless Mideast war lies to the American people, and called out the “Israel lobby” explicitly.

    Some of us always knew “tolerance” for ZOG would blow back on the American people. Some of us always knew ZOG is no “democrat,” but rather a ruthless, soulless, megalomaniac dictator. Yet some of us are still trying to play nice with Machiavellian sociopaths. What’s wrong with them?

    Fake “Christians”? Fake human beings? Has ZOG rubbed off on them? Looks like it.

  16. Chris Moore says: • Website
    @Fuzzbaby

    The democrats are inventing a problem because in an educated liberal’s head nothing is more nostalgic or noble than their little junkets in the name of “voting rights’ back in the 60s.

    More appeals to senile, whacked out liberal Boomers and their dimwitted offspring from the ultimate senile, whacked out ((Jewish)) tool: Silent Generation Joe.

    The ((Jewish)) cultural revolution in America of the 60’s/70’s really did a number on the American Republic. Such crass, gullible, grasping people, completely setup by ((LBJ)).
    https://rense.com/general87/century.htm

  17. Wokechoke says:
    @Carthage Underground

    His family were shipyard contractors at the level of ownership. The uncle or grandfather owned an amor plate company for ships in ww2 shipyards. Joe Biden’s dad was an executive in company and a private pilot who flew planes back n forth to work for the armor plate company. His stutter was caused by being teased by working class guys who called him “L L L L Lord Biden”. Biden’s dad struggled after the war and Joe was forced to rub shoulders with working class Joes. The dad attempted to open a large furniture store but got ripped off by a partner. This is where his hate for average joes really comes from. Info is in a kids book “Joe Biden is our 46th president”. It’s on display at most libraries. The childhood story you don’t hear on the TV.

  18. Notsofast says:

    surprised he didn’t asked if we were going be like robert byrd or corn pop.

  19. Wokechoke says:

    This book isn’t worth buying but it is in libraries. The first 10 pages or so give you much of what you need to know about Biden’s hang ups about race and class.

    The book is on most library shelves and can be looked through quickly. Biden’s hostility to average working class voters is easy to see given that Joe was a rich kid from the upper class who’s dad tripped up after ww2 when transitioning from lucrative military contracting to civilian shop keeping. Dad was an exec at a family owned armor plate company in a shipyard and had a private plane. The dad fell on hard times after ww2 and Joe had to go to school with tough working class boys who teased him about his rich background. “L L L L ord Joe”. No wonder he instinctively attacks skilled working class whites. They bullied him in School.

    • Replies: @Beavertales
  20. Vinnie O says:

    “rogue cops of yesteryear who used horses, dogs and clubs to beat civil rights protesters”

    They actually used horses and dogs to beat protesters?? I was in college back in the ’60s, and I don’t remember that part.

    Ya might wanna learn how to WRITE before you try Writing in public again.

    • Replies: @Wyatt
  21. Rich says:

    Had J Davis or G Wallace or Mr Connor succeeded, I think we’d be living in a better world.

    • Agree: Wade Hampton
  22. There are some things which we cannot bear. There are some experiences or thoughts or prospects which are so soul shattering that we cannot bear up under the load. We are crushed. In such moments we call upon someone, anyone, to step in, to intercede. If we believe that there is an interceder, if we can formulate a picture of Him, then today, we call him Christ.

    We sense that we are overwhelmed. Our innermost trust is broken and we cannot, could not, proceed without some relief. And if we do receive relief, we advance as empty husks. We bear on with grim fortitude, as warriors who go about their business with stoic determination. There is no exultation in our bearing. We have lost the illusion of trust.

    The USA has betrayed us. The government seeks to crush us under a burden of financial and legal warfare. There is no hope of redemption or mercy from that quarter. Any redemption will have to come from the Ontos, Being at Large. We have no allies but those who have been similarly crushed. We shall know them by their having shared the experience of having called out for succor in the hour of their greatest need. That or He to whom they appealed is who or what unites us. He is inchoate, not yet fully manifest. But in having been reduced to utter need–and having survived–we shall be put in contact with an unconquerable part of ourselves.

    They wanted war and they shall get it.

    Christ is risen.

  23. Progots and progotry.

    Traditionalists vs Fashionalists.

  24. lavoisier says: • Website

    Good old Joe???

    How about corrupted, incompetent, treacherous, stupid JOE.

  25. As long as we’re pretending 81 million living, legal voters chose this clown, there appears to be a smorgasbord of impeachable offenses ripe for the picking.

    Too bad we only have a worthless uniparty.

  26. Wyatt says:
    @Vinnie O

    Well, Nathan Bedford Forrest’s horse, King Philip, tried to bite Union troops. I imagine it would be easy to train them to attack blacks.

  27. @JR Foley

    Then the bosses in Hollywood can make a new MASH show but this time… it’s in the Ukraine!
    Instead of The Four O’ Doubble Seventh, this unit can be
    The Four O’ Tripple Sixth.
    And for the domestic audience, like in the original show, the in-country population will be absent. No pesky Boris to see here.
    Then, next time I am required to visit California, I can get a lecture from a total stranger in the grocery line about how real the show really is.

    Ka-Ching!
    Emmy Please.

  28. Anonymous[214] • Disclaimer says:

    Biden has become a one trick pony in his dotage. To him, every issue now centers around “racism” and “white supremacy.” He just can’t hold another idea simultaneously in his empty noggin. Besides, sucking up to blacks is his only remaining avenue to any support. Bashing Russia clearly gives him no credibility or traction.

  29. Biden and his party shamelessly courted black voters to unseat Donald Trump and to sabotage Bernie Sanders’ quixotic insurgency. His administration promoted loyal field hands to house servants in exchange. Nevertheless he is right that there can be no compromise with Mitch McConnell, who never met a corporate campaign donor he didn’t like, or Mitt Romney, who won’t be satisfied until his hedge fund puts every American worker on the unemployment line.

  30. Voting rights are already so well-protected even dead, illegal and imaginary voters have no trouble casting votes.

    Does anyone really believe 81 million living, legal voters chose Mumbles McDiaper over Trump?

  31. @Anon

    An excellent and absolutely relevant paraphrase of Dr. Johnson. Thanks.

  32. @Wokechoke

    Canada’s Justin Trudeau was born into wealth and liberal political aristocracy. He taught at a private school and gave snowboard lessons before entering politics.

    His idea of a vacation is to spend time on Agha Khan’s private island, talking ‘post nationalism’ and how much he despises bigots and racists.

    He is globalist to his core, groomed and hand picked like Macron.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  33. Exile says:

    The (((directors))) of the Joe Biden puppet show have apparently decided to burn whatever political capital this degenerate rube has left in a blazing dumpster-fire.

    Rather than speculate on why that’s happening, I’m just considering the similarities with how Zion Don was politically Epstein’d in 2020 – doubling down on unpopular Black outreach, utter failure to flex during the riots with national guard, etc (an absolute no-brainer if he was playing to win), etc…

    Any theories that explain why our Fellowest Whites are breaking their toys like this? To me, factionalism among Jews doesn’t satisfactorily explain why both crooked fighters in the kosher kayfabe are being told to throw the fight in this tight of a timeline.

  34. Petermx says:

    “Do you want to be … on the side of Dr. King or George Wallace? Do you want to be on the side of John Lewis or Bull Connor? Do you want to be on the side of Abraham Lincoln or Jefferson Davis?””

    The way things are going, people may start giving answers to that question that don’t want to be heard.

    • Agree: nokangaroos
  35. Joe Biden was always a classless bully. He’s even worse – much worse – now that he’s the senile president. His yelling at and demeaning of the unvaxxed was always doomed to failure. Most people don’t respond well to threats, especially coming from an illegitimately elected would-be dictator whom none of us on the dissident right respects. I doubt if he scared many of us free thinkers into relinquishing our principles, even if it is our “patriotic duty.” (lol). The only way the big bully could get what he craves is to make the jab mandatory if you don’t want to be fired and ostracized from normal society. That’s what tyrants do. Choosing between Lincoln and Jefferson Davis is an easy call for me.

  36. @Rich

    Biden lines up the two teams as follows: Lincoln, MLK and John Lewis versus Jefferson Davis, George Wallace and Bull Connor. I was struck with how easy it was to identify with the team Biden despises.

    Lincoln was the midwife who assisted in the delivery of the Leviathan State under which Americans groan today. Jefferson Davis was the political leader who tried to prevent it by exercising the right of secession, a right generally understood by the Founders to vest in each of the original States.

    The other four were merely on opposite sides of the ongoing battle between progressives trying to destroy the country and traditionalists trying to preserve it.

    • Agree: Rich
    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  37. G. Poulin says:

    Jeff over Abe, in a heartbeat.

  38. @Beavertales

    Canada’s Justin Trudeau was born into wealth and liberal political aristocracy. He taught at a private school and gave snowboard lessons before entering politics… He is globalist to his core, groomed and hand picked like Macron.

    Trudeau has one thing in common with Trump. He lost his country’s “popular vote” twice.

    Now, before any of you remind me that Canadians don’t vote for their head of government directly, I will remind you that Americans don’t either.

  39. @Wade Hampton

    Lincoln was the midwife who assisted in the delivery of the Leviathan State under which Americans groan today.

    John Lansing, Robert Yates, and their fellow Antifederalists would have given that title to James Madison. It’s why they stormed out of the Constitutional Convention, leaving their state without a vote.

    Among other things, the whites in their state were grossly underrepresented. By the 1800 census, Virginia had 6% fewer white people, but was awarded 22% more House districts. If that isn’t corrupt, I don’t know what is.

  40. @Rich

    Narrative: All-powerful ebil “White supreeeemist” Theophilus Eugene Connor oppresses innocent, helpless Negroes who bravely stood up for their “rights” against overwhelming odds — assisted, of course, by their wonderful, purely-altruistic “allies” who selflessly fought to tikkun the kushim)

    Reality: The allegedly “omnipotent” Connor was… Commissioner of Public Safety for the city of Birmingham, Alabama. The “innocent, helpless. powerless victims” on the other side included… all of the major narrative promotion agencies, the forces of finance capitalism, and the judicial and executive branches* of ZOG. And the Tribe of Supreme Victims, of course — but we know that’s entirely irrelevant, as their “powerless victim” status is both established by statute and formally sacralized in the state religion of Holocaustianity.

    It can be useful to compare the utopian predictions of forced integration advocates at the time to those of the so-called “bad guys” of the hegemonic narrative. Like this, for example:
    https://archive.org/details/carlton-putnam-race-and-reason-a-yankee-view-1961/mode/2up

    Follow up a few years later:
    https://archive.org/details/racerealitysearc0000putn

    Huh. Clearly, the widely-promoted canard of “muh civil rights era” did not rise to its current hegemonic position by way of its superior empirical support and predictive power…

    *Eisenhower sent in the 101st Airborne and National Guard to force integration in Little Rock in 1953.
    JFK sent in federal troops to force integration at Ole Miss in 1962, and the National Guard at Alabama 1963.

  41. Buchanan is correct to note that Biden is screeching about so-called “raycissm” as a distraction from other issues, of course — but what is Pat’s response? To spew the long-discredited “DR3” canard*. Sad!

    *Democrats R da REAL “Rayciss” — a rhetorical technique ostensibly intended to “own the libs”… which actually serves to reinforce the the false assumptions 0f their arguments; their anti-White “frame” — and helps to reify their neologisms. It amounts to saying “The anti-Whites aren’t anti-White enough!” Analogous constructions:

    The Likudniks at Breitbart with Dems R da REAL “homophobes”:
    https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2018/04/27/daily-beast-joy-reids-excuse-for-homophobic-posts-crumbles-under-scrutiny-none-of-the-images-are-faked-or-doctored/
    sometimes framed as Mestizos R da REAL “homophobes”:
    https://www.breitbart.com/sports/2018/04/30/puto-chant-mars-los-angeles-football-club-debut-banc-california-stadium/

    Preview of Pat’s next column:

  42. @WorkingClass

    On the other hand, who cares what this guy has to say anyway? He is a cipher, the latest in a line of Empty Suits who occupy an office that is essentially irrelevant.

  43. Anonymous[191] • Disclaimer says:
    @Webster Dictionary

    Douche

    “Dewsh” is the approved South Park spelling and pronunciation.
    I know how to spell, bitch.

    Get: a) a life, and b) a sense of humor.

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