Following the leak of a draft copy of an impending Supreme Court ruling on abortion that would overturn the precedent-setting Roe v. Wade decision, many abortion-rights supporters on the left have seriously ramped up their rhetoric against pro-life advocates on the right, and that includes President Joe Biden.
President Biden on Wednesday ripped into “MAGA Republicans” and the “MAGA crowd” and declared that those who align with and support former President Donald Trump and his policies are the “most extreme political organization” in American history, the New York Post reported.
Nor did the White House attempt to later downplay or walk back the president’s divisively hyperbolic assertion, but rather, press secretary Jen Psaki doubled down and reiterated the harsh assessment from her boss of a political constituency that theoretically encompasses upwards of half of the nation.
Biden thinks Trump’s supporters are the worst Americans ever
President Biden’s verbal assault on “MAGA Republicans” began early in a speech Wednesday morning about the economy and continued into a brief question and answer period in the end, especially once the leaked draft opinion was brought up by a reporter and the president, in response, hypothesized about other rights and court precedents that could be in danger from the right.
“What happens if you have — a state changes the law saying that — that children who are LGBTQ can’t be in classrooms with other children? Is that — is that legit under the way the decision is written?” Biden asked, even though no state has proposed anything of the sort.
“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,” he added.
Psaki doubles down on Biden’s anti-“MAGA crowd” remarks
Later in the afternoon during Wednesday’s press briefing, press secretary Psaki was repeatedly asked to further clarify and expand upon what President Biden had meant with his accusatory attacks on Republicans and the “MAGA crowd” and if more such partisan assaults on his political opposition could be expected in the run-up to the midterm elections.
“Well, I think, for those of you who’ve been covering him for some time, you’ve heard him say — and maybe back more to the campaign trail, less as President — ‘Don’t compare me to the Almighty. Compare me to the alternative,'” Psaki said. “And I would expect you will hear him with that mantra much more out there over the next coming months.”
She went on to lament the continued hold over the GOP by Biden’s “predecessor” and asserted, “And what we’re seeing — the latest antics are — made clear that they are at war with Mickey Mouse, they’re against allowing women to make choices about their own healthcare, against lowering the cost of prescription drugs. And if that remains their platform, the President’s view is: That is out of whack with the mainstream of the country.”
Baseless and evidence-free accusations of discrimination
Later, the Post noted, Fox News reporter Peter Doocy pressed Psaki on Biden’s claim that Republicans supposedly wanted to segregate LGBTQ students in schools, to which Psaki replied, “Well, I think, Peter, we’ve seen extreme laws that target LGBTQ families, their kids across the country. And I think what he’s saying is: We don’t know what they’re capable of, given what they’ve already done to date.”
Asked to name a specific state where such a move was even being discussed, the press secretary could not name one, but insisted more generally, “Well, I think we’ve seen laws that are incredibly discriminatory. That’s what the President is referring to and the fact that he doesn’t know what additional steps could be taken by extreme wings of the party that would rather divide rather than work on issues that the American people actually are focused on and actually are impacting them.”
This is merely the latest example of the fact that, for at least the past seven years since Trump first stepped onto the political scene, Democrats have turned their hyperbolic anti-Republican rhetoric up to 11 and are seemingly incapable of addressing their political opponents in a civil manner that recognizes valid differences of opinion on various issues.