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Traveling to Philadelphia Tuesday, President Joe Biden laid out in apocalyptic terms the gravity of the “threat” to American democracy from Republican efforts to reform and rewrite state election laws.

“We are facing the most significant test of our democracy since the Civil War. That’s not hyperbole. Since the Civil War. The Confederates back then never breached the Capitol as insurrectionists did on Jan. 6.”

Biden is inviting a comparison of what he faces with what Abraham Lincoln faced when he took office in 1861 with seven Southern states having voted to secede and Fort Sumter a month away.

The Republican “threat” to our democracy, implied Biden, is mortal.

“I never thought in my entire career I’d ever have to say it. But I swore an oath to you, to God — to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution. And that’s an oath that forms a sacred trust to defend America against all threats both foreign and domestic.

“The assault on free and fair elections is just such a threat.”

Republicans seek to deny “full and free and fair elections” and are engaged in “the most un-American thing that any of us can imagine, the most undemocratic, the most unpatriotic.”

Un-American? Undemocratic? Unpatriotic?

When Sen. Joseph McCarthy challenged the patriotism of Truman Democrats in such terms in the 1950s, he was censured by the Senate.

Is Biden really saying that minor alterations in election laws, all of which would have to pass muster with federal courts and the Supreme Court, represent an existential threat to our republic?

This is beyond hyperbole. It is ridiculous. It is absurd.

Such hype is a measure of just how far out of touch with the real world the rhetoric of our reigning elites has drifted.

Yet, by casting himself and his party as today’s party of Lincoln, and Republican governors as Confederates, with the stakes equal to the survival of the Union, Biden has raised the stakes of this minor political skirmish.

And raised the political risk to himself, if he fails, as is likely.

Biden has just shoved a large pile of his political chips into the middle of the table in a show of confidence that he can bring off Senate passage of the For the People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act, when both pieces of legislation look to be certain losers.

Neither has the 60 votes needed for passage. Neither has a single Republican vote. Nor is there evidence either can gain the 50 Democratic votes in the Senate that would require a unanimous caucus.

And if either measure got the 50 votes needed for passage, Democrats would still need 50 votes to break a GOP filibuster. Yet, Democratic senators such as Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema are opposed to abolishing the filibuster. As six-term Sen. Joe Biden appears to be himself.

Is Biden putting on a show of defiance for the progressive wing of his party? For, again, what is at issue here so critical as to elicit comparison with a Civil War that cost 600,000 American lives?

To prevent voting legislation from being enacted into law, Texas Democrats fled from the state legislature in Austin and from Texas itself — to deny Republicans a quorum.

And what do the liberal and progressive Texans fear?

Two pieces of legislation, says The New York Times:

ORDER IT NOW

“Both measures would ban 24-hour voting and drive-through voting; prohibit election officials from proactively sending absentee ballot applications to voters who had not requested them; add new voter identification requirements for voting by mail; limit the types of assistance that can be provided to voters; and greatly expand the authority and autonomy of partisan poll watchers.”

Are such modest proposals, all within the prerogatives of state government under the Constitution, truly a threat to the republic as serious as the possibility of a second Civil War?

Democrats are faking this, casting themselves in the familiar role of progressives fighting heroically for democracy against neo-fascist forces of the right.

Declared Biden at the National Constitution Center: “The 21st-century Jim Crow assault is real. It’s unrelenting.”

Yet, with all his rhetoric placing himself in the tradition of Lincoln, and casting Republicans in the role of die-hard segregationists and vote deniers, Biden is promising something he almost surely cannot deliver.

What lies ahead?

Having raised the stakes in this fight, Biden has raised the cost of his likely defeat. The probable elements of that defeat will be a failure to bring about a unanimous Democratic Senate vote or the refusal of Democratic senators to break a Republican filibuster.

Out of this will come anger at Biden among progressives for his not going public to demand suspension of the filibuster, rage at Manchin and Sinema and other Democratic senators who secretly back retention of the filibuster, another victory for Sen. Mitch McConnell, and more lost time for the bigger items on the Biden agenda.

All the price of Joe Biden’s absurd rhetorical hype.

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. Rational says:

    BIDEN IS NOT EVEN HUMAN, SO HOW CAN HE BE LINCOLN? HE IS PUBLIC ENEMY NO. 1

    Thanks, Pat. Words fail to express the disgust and revulsion I feel for this fraud, liar, crook, with Alzheimer’s dementia, called Biden, and who goes on all fours like a canine in front of his Jewish masters, and who stole the election and was installed by his Jewish masters:

    https://www.timesofisrael.com/biden-kneels-before-rivlin-aide-after-learning-she-has-12-kids/

    If a Republican had done this, the libbarbarians would be making memes mocking his homo-type pose, but instead, the liberal media is covering up Biden the fraud’s total canine form.

    Eg. See: https://ahvalnews.com/turkey-united-states/erdogans-media-say-jews-control-america-brought-biden-office

    And he is so evil ordering our military to transport illegal aliens and dump them into middle America, as reported by Tucker.

    Shame on the liberal white scum who voted for America’s biggest enemy–Biden.

    • Replies: @Sick of Orcs
  2. What a ridiculous article from a silly man, one who has likely been controlled opposition within conservatism for three decades now. Biden is a sock puppet, a lifeless Bernie being dragged around by his young cohorts during their weekend squatting in the upscale neighborhood. He’s not Lincoln or Jackson or even sentient, for that matter. He’s an automaton who reads the words that are placed before him on a screen. Comparing him to anything is like comparing gossamer to pixie’s breath–a meaningless exercise that legitimizes the illegitimate.

    • Agree: American Citizen, Escher
  3. Jim Given says:

    Did Mr. Biden spontaneously say that this is the greatest challenge since the Civil War?
    Or did his handlers approve this hyperbole?

    Is the effort here to claim that the January 6 demonstration at the US Capitol and the state requirements of voter ID are both the work of “white supremacists.”?

    This makes me crazy. Does it make most people crazy, or do people think this is all sensible?

  4. Rational says:

    ADDENDUM: HERE IS THE LINK, TUCKER REPORTING MILITARY FLYING IN ILLEGAL INVADERS.

    See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkCbzieFFfY

    Only in the criminal state Jew-S-A, Biden’s military attacking its own nation. Shame on all the libscum who voted for this evil annie mull Biden.

  5. Far-left subversion is propelling Amurika to a South African meltdown. Whether the latter blows up in a full scale civil war will tell us much of our own future.

  6. Biden is a raging nutbag controlled by zionist nutbags.

  7. Is this the leading country of this rock or simply a gong show dressed up as a nation?

    • Replies: @Greta Handel
    , @El Dato
  8. Biden is a dementia patient, incapable of any of these claims.

    • Agree: tyrone, Kolya Krassotkin
  9. BuelahMan says:

    Once the corona vaxx deaths start in mass, he may be as bad as the murderous Lincoln was. Until then, Lincoln was/is (by far) the worst POTUS to have ever served.

    But Biden is trying hard.

    • Agree: Wade Hampton
    • Replies: @Wade Hampton
  10. KenH says:

    Biden is a 78yr old dementia afflicted president who can’t give a speech without mumbling and trailing off and who can’t hold a press conference without note cards with talking points to pre-selected questions.

    Biden is a washed up old man who is nothing but a shabbos goy. He’s no Lincoln.

    BTW, Biden’s black and Jewish handlers are proposing rules changes to the filibuster which Biden seems to support. If successful it will enable them to ram through all of their radical legislation regarding amnesty, voting and declaring American who don’t vote Democrat “domestic terrorists” subject to 24/7 FBI surveillance.

    I also don’t believe state election laws always have to pass muster with federal courts. Federal judges are becoming de factor legislators and it has to stop.

  11. Will someone please lead Lincoln biden to the nearest photo Booth for a few headshots?

  12. @Rational

    Shame on the liberal white scum who voted for America’s biggest enemy–Biden.

    If you want to cuss out the bulk of “biden voters” you’ll need to conduct a séance.

  13. I see Biden as another James Buchanan, a third-rate hack who ended up in the presidency after decades in politics just because he was a wily nonentity with great endurance, and had made himself into a useful tool for special interests. Another ominous parallel is that Buchanan succeeded a man, the unhappy Frank Pierce, whose advancing alcoholism rendered him yearly more irrational, just the way Trump’s astonishing mania grew until it has finally reduced him to a sulking cipher obsessively denying his rejection at the polls.

    Into the leadership vacuum of the 1850s stepped the most determined enemies of the American people, maneuvering into positions of power everywhere in the national government, packing the Supreme Court, silencing voices of reason in the south, diverting weapons from US arsenals in the north for the war they were plotting, with foreign encouragement, to shatter the world’s only experiment in self-government. All for what, because arrogant aristocrats thought themselves entitled to establish plantations where they were not welcome – the pity of it is just overwhelming, that some today imagine those lying traitors were some kind of heroes. Or, for that matter, that their adversaries were selfless friends of enslaved Africans and advocates of freedom for all.

  14. @GomezAdddams

    Mr. Buchanan won’t dial back far enough to allow people to Consider that.

    As always, he instead funnels everything through Red+Blue politics-as-sportsball. This diverts any dissent into participatory assent for the next Most Important Election Ever.

  15. anon[289] • Disclaimer says:

    biden = andropov

  16. Wyatt says:

    Is Biden Really the Lincoln of Our Time?

    He’s an overbearing tyrant who thinks he can do whatever the hell he wants without repercussions and is using coloreds to undermine decent white people.

    So yes, he is. It’s a shame how dogshit American education is that we don’t learn in schools that Lincoln:

    Sent in the army to quell draft riots in New York and shot a bunch of people
    Arrested a federal judge for ruling against him legally
    Sent in German and Irish immigrants as cannon fodder against the South
    Shut down negative press organizations that supported peace with the South

    There’s a lot more, but the man was awful.

  17. Since Lincoln was far and away the worst president to ever sit upon the Eagle Throne, a tyrant and mass murderer who destroyed the republic, Biden might be the Lincoln of our time.

  18. SafeNow says:

    750,000 Civil War deaths. Revised by demographic historian, using new technology. (You might possibly hit paywall on this link, but this revision is all over the place).

    https://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/03/science/civil-war-toll-up-by-20-percent-in-new-estimate.html

    Unnecessary deaths, of course, all of them, as I have explained before. Worst president, of course. So far.

  19. Biden IS the Lincoln of our time; he’s the corpse of Lincoln, post-April 1865. In fact, Lincoln, post-April 1865 was brighter.

    Show me different.

  20. Biden lacks agency for just about everything beyond going to the toilet and getting dressed, and he probably needs prompting and assistance for that as well.

  21. cassandra says:

    Is Biden really saying that minor alterations in election laws, all of which would have to pass muster with federal courts and the Supreme Court, represent an existential threat to our republic?
    This is beyond hyperbole. It is ridiculous. It is absurd.

    Of course Biden is Lincoln. He can even be Mata Hari if it suits him.

    The continuing playbook: make outrageous claims, obfuscate evidence, and censor dissidence. Make sure the underlying facts are never brought to light, and everything becomes credible, people can say anything, and politics turns into one big food fight.

    Burying information so that facts stay debatable is the recipe for convincing people to take anything seriously.

  22. Biden doesnt care about political risks because he knows he will not run for re-election; he is almost 79 and will be 82 at the end of his term; Sleepy Joe knows neither he or Kamala Harris will be in office after January 2025 and that the Republicans will retake Congress next year so he is trying to ram through as much radical legislation as he can; Biden is against the state voting laws because he wants the Election fraud that led to his ”election” to continue; but all the election fraud in the world will not get Harris elected; Joe knows his political days are numbered.

  23. Xiden is a front for the DNC which is a front for the Deep State which is a front for the Oligarchy. All are in the service of evil.

  24. Bayviking says:

    Biden is a servant of Banksters and Israel, followed by the military industrial complex. Nothing new to see here. But, at least he tries to put your health before the outcome of the next election. Trump knew that a collapsed economy would cost him the election, which is why he let people die, rather than do anything which would slow the economy. This is also the reason Republicans and Fox are creating Vax fear, hoping the economy will collapse again and let them sweep the next election. Fucking lowlife scum, all of them.

    • Replies: @GomezAdddams
  25. SMK says: • Website
    @Wyatt

    Lincoln, the “great emancipator,” slaughtered over 700,ooo white men and censored and jailed and killed opponents and critics to “save the union” and free the slaves so their descendants, especially after the passage of 1964 Civil Right Act, could blight and ruin the South and its cities and scores of cities in the Northeast, Midwest, and West and commit millions of crimes against European Americans: murders, rapes, gang-rapes, assaults, muggings, armed robberies, etc.

    That’s why his ugly visage is carved in stone on Mount Rushmore and why he’s admired and revered and lionized as one of our greatest presidents by a majority of our ruling-elites and governing-classes, left and right and center, Democrat and Republican, including the deranged Trump-hating left-wing former Bush-McCain Republican grifters of the “Lincoln Project,” led by the odious Rick Wilson, Steve Smidt, and John Weaver.

  26. Anzelo says:

    Do not overcomplicate again english people. He is just retard Zombiden, he will do Resident Evil to you, if you let him. You get the T-virus soon. I like Resident Evil, your choice. If you want that, go on.
    You all know i will be better in Resident Evil than you all. You will be humiliated. Do you really want to try that?

  27. Weenutz says:

    “Is Biden Really the Lincoln of Our Time?”

    Is that a serious question, Pat?

    • Replies: @SaneClownPosse
    , @tyrone
  28. Lincoln wasn’t the great president that American Fake History makes him out to be.

    Lincoln never cared about the slaves as humans, it was all about Federal (basically New England Industrialists) domination over the South, and how to bring the South to its knees in surrender.

    The Southern states wanted to return to the Articles of Confederation with its weak Federal machine. Hence, they reformed as the Confederate States of America.

    The Federal government began overstepping its authority almost immediately after the founding. The Whiskey Rebellion was about an unconstitutional tax on a domestic product imposed by George Washington, just 18 years after the Boston Tea Party.

    Juneteenth was all about unleashing a human wave socioeconomic weapon of mass destruction on the South. Disrupting the labor force, creating civil unrest, etc.

    Hmm, those recent nationwide BLM “mostly peaceful” protests, is that history repeating, or at least rhyming?

  29. @Weenutz

    Depends on one’s point of view on Lincoln.

    Nixon, Buchanan’s claim to fame, widened an illegal war, closed the Gold window, unilaterally abrogating the Bretton Woods Agreement, then campaigned on a Law and Order platform in 1972.

  30. Antiwar7 says:

    Pres. Biden:

    “The Confederates back then never breached the Capitol as insurrectionists did on Jan. 6.”

    And they didn’t take selfies, either!

  31. What is wrong with showing photo ID to Vote? This is how it is done in Canada.

    • Replies: @El Dato
  32. Atle says:

    Is Biden the Lincoln of our time. Damn. Something I’ve so often thought about….

  33. @BuelahMan

    Lincoln, Wilson, FDR, LBJ all worked from the same progressive playbook, each transferring more power to the FedGov and away from the States and their citizens and each involving America in foreign wars with no conceivable benefit to the country they were sworn to protect.

    Certainly the bastard Lincoln carries away the laurels for “most murderous”, but the others compete strongly for the prize as well.

    I’ve said frequently that a vote for Biden was a vote for war, just as it was for his puppeteer Obama. We are only 6 months in and no new wars yet, but it is early days. I stand by my prediction, unless he fails to serve out his term, in which case his VP is sure to validate my prediction.

    • Agree: Rurik
    • Replies: @USA1943
  34. El Dato says:
    @anonymouseperson

    Anyone with half a brain does it.

    Do you allow any software from the Internet to run on your machine? Same thing here.

    It might have been ok when the voters were well known in the village and you had to ride for 2 days to reach the next polling station.

    – If someone does not even manage to present verifiable Id, they shouldn’t vote.
    – If someone doesn’t want to have Id, they shouldn’t vote.

  35. El Dato says:
    @GomezAdddams

    Do you want me to post woke CIA recruitment videos?

  36. Biden is The Stalin of our Times maybe Hitler damned sure Doesnt Believe in Freedom for anyone other than himself https://rushlimbaughjrjr.blogspot.com/2021/07/liberals-dead-from-neck-up-now-blaming.html

  37. The question Buchanan asks is not as silly as it sounds when first considered. The crux of the question lies in the problem that seems common to both Lincoln and Biden, to wit, selling out on states rights. Some folks would be of the opinion that both were/are selling out on America’s true meaning and purpose as a nation..

  38. tyrone says:
    @Weenutz

    Right, the title of that post is a troll.

  39. @Bayviking

    Yes— and Biden’s IQ is 10 greater than Trump’s .

  40. Biden is the Kerensky of our time. The people who run the Democrats put him up as window dressing for the boomers, he’ll soon be put out to pasture and replaced with someone more ideologically pure.

    Biden isn’t enough of a zealot, he’s a midwit who’s always been for sale.

  41. SteveK9 says:

    There is a relentless assault, but it is coming from the Left for anyone with half a brain (which excludes Biden).

  42. Is Biden Really the Lincoln of Our Times? Will Pat Buchanan ever stop asking the kind of questions that give people, including myself, a splitting headache..??

  43. USA1943 says:
    @Wade Hampton

    There wont be any Major wars at least Putin and Xi and everyone else knows they are no match for the USA Militarily.

    • Agree: JohnPlywood
    • Replies: @Rurik
    , @Boomthorkell
  44. No, he is the Reagan of our time.

  45. Rurik says:
    @USA1943

    Putin and Xi and everyone else knows they are no match for the USA Militarily.

    every patriotic, honest, straight, white male in the U.S. military today- with two brain cells, knows to a certainty that a war between Russia vs. the U.S., is a war he’d prefer to fight on Russia’s side.

    As would I.

    To serve today in the ZUS military, is to serve the enemies of our nation, our civilization, people, truth, blood, and every notion of honor or decency that exists in the world, or ever has.

    There have been conflicts and wars in the past, where the ‘good’ guys and ‘bad’ guys were a little vague to make out. The Colonists who remained loyal to the British crown, had an argument.

    The North and the South in our Civil war, both had arguments.

    But in this case, when the regime occupying the White House today, overtly refers to any American who honors the Constitution, to be a (domestic terrorist, white supremacist) enemy of the state, well then it doesn’t get more stark than that!

    Fighting for the ZUS today would amount to fighting so that your sons and daughters will be delivered over to the tender mercies of wokeness, and anti-white hatred on acid. Where George Floyde is the new martyrd chirst-like saint, and every white male is a suspect and guilty.

    Will you go to war to that AOC and Omar can use your death burn down the America of Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin- so that an anti-white, Marxist construct of their hideous dreams can be built on the ashes of your former country?

    I’d prefer to fight for Putin, or even China!, before I’d don a ZUS uniform to fight for the domestic enemies of my dying ((murdered)) nation.

    In this new ((America)), only black lives matter, Israel must defend itself, Globohomo is ascendant, AOC- its founding intellectual, and ‘domestic terrorists, white supremacists’ (straight, white, law-abiding, gun-owning, truck-driving, Christian Americans who love their children), are its existential enemies..

    OK, fine.

    But in a war with Russia, don’t expect too many of those hated and despised ‘supremacists’, from Private to Sergeant to Colonel, to do too much killing and dying on behalf of the government that hates their white guts with a psychopathic, genocidal derangement. Gazillion dollar military spending, or not.

    • Agree: Boomthorkell, sulu
  46. ‘Is Biden Really the Lincoln of Our Time?’

    Hell … Bidet’s barely the Yugo of our time … or the AMC Gremlin … or the Nash Metropolitan … in fact, he’s barely what we used to ‘drive’ as kids — an Irish Mail Wagon …

  47. anastasia says:

    Who said he was the “Lincoln of our time” A retard?

  48. @USA1943

    I figured it was the converse.

    Well, whatever brings about peace, as nice as it would be to have someone put this country out of its misery quickly.

  49. sulu says:

    Is Biden Really the Lincoln of Our Time?

    Yes, Lincoln. One second after the bullet entered his brain.

    Sulu

  50. Dr. Doom says:

    Biden is a good example of what is left of old Amerika.
    A decrepit old fool yelling at clouds and trying to stay alive.

    The Jewish Century is now over. 1913-2016
    Trump was just the beginning of THE END.

    As troops leave Afghanistan, the old images of the Soviet withdrawal come to mind.
    Afghanistan has the ignoble title of being where Empires go to DIE.

    The Zionist Empire is now over. A brutal all vs all Civil War II awaits.
    The Left wants a War. They are dumb enough to believe the system can survive.

    It cannot. There are no shared values. Unpayable debts. No more dreams.
    The brutal reality of a Failed State will materialize virtually overnight.

    That doddering senile old fool is a fitting figurehead for the Failed State.

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