Eugene Robinson, a Washington Post columnist, admitted that President Joe Biden’s recent anti-MAGA speech amounted to a “wartime address.”
Robinson made the admission, according to Townhall, during a recent appearance on MSNBC, where he commented upon Biden’s speech.
“The speech last night, to me, sounded like a president delivering a wartime address,” Robinson said.
In case you missed it, Biden went after former President Donald Trump and Trump’s supporters, whom Biden referred to as “MAGA Republicans” – during a speech that he gave last Thursday.
At the event, Biden was flanked by two uniformed U.S. Marines. The Marines followed him up onto the stage and stood behind him as he delivered his speech.
“Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans represent an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our Republic,” Biden said.
With this statement and with the Marines in the background, it certainly looked as though Biden was openly declaring war on his political opposition. And, surprisingly, Robinson would seem to agree.
“An urgent wartime address”
Although Robinson, during his MSNBC appearance, agreed about it appearing as though Biden, with the speech, was declaring war on his political opposition, Robinson did so in a way that was sympathetic to Biden.
“Joe Biden sees this as, as he said, a battle for the soul of the country,” Robinson said. “It is a battle for the preservation of our democracy.”
“To me,” Robinson continued, “the significant thing was that he — yes, he called out Donald Trump, but he also called out the MAGA Republicans, the MAGA Republican officials, and followers who, for whatever motive, every whatever delusion, are going down this authoritarian path, this undemocratic path, and trying to take the nation with them.”
“He framed this as an emergency, as something that we as a nation need to bond together to stop and to reverse – to return to our democratic principles and our democratic practices,” Robinson added. “To me, it was — it was an urgent wartime address.”
None of this is that surprising, considering that Biden and the Democrats have been waging war on Trump and his followers for some time now. The surprising bit is that the political left now appears to be openly admitting to it.