Joe Biden sent the media into raptures of enthusiasm with a vicious and demagogic speech about the “big lie” on Tuesday.
Ironically, Biden advanced a series of partisan falsehoods and distortions to support the narrative that the 2020 election was on the level — and that Republicans are now working to destroy America’s democracy using the “big lie” that Biden won unfairly, Breitbart reported.
As part of his argument, Biden claimed that the Supreme Court had closely examined Donald Trump’s claims of voter fraud and found them to be baseless. In fact, the high court never heard the case.
“Most scrutinized” election
Biden advanced the bogus claim as he attempted to paint the 2020 election as having been thoroughly examined. In his words, it was the “most scrutinized” election ever, conducted under the “highest” possible standards.
Needless to say, there was no mention of the last-minute changes to election procedure, or 11th-hour collusion between Big Tech and the press to quash a major, damaging scandal about his involvement in his son’s business deals.
Instead, Biden asserted that “challenge after challenge” had been brought, “even to the United States Supreme Court not once but twice,” and debunked every single time.
Nevertheless, Biden said that “no other election has ever been held under such scrutiny and such high standards. The big lie is just that— a big lie.”
Biden compares Jan. 6 to the Civil War
But Biden did not stop there. In a deeply ironic moment, he accused Republicans of failing to accept defeat with grace. “In America, if you lose you accept the results,” he said.
Biden was, of course, ignoring years of non-stop and ruthless efforts by his party to paint Trump as a Russian agent compromised by a mythical “pee tape” of prostitutes urinating on him. Democrats rejected the 2016 results as illegitimate, and they never rested in their efforts to subvert them.
But Biden said that Republicans simply can’t accept that — unlike in 2016 — “democracy prevailed” this time around. He accused them of launching an existential “assault” on democracy with “odious,” “vicious,” and “anti-voting” laws limiting voter fraud, and even asserted that the Jan. 6 “insurrection” was worse than the Civil War, emphasizing, “that’s not hyperbole.”
“We’re 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 January the sixth,” he said.