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Biden and Trump: Competing Speeches Considered
A Stark Contrast
The other day, Trump attended a rally for Mastriano and Oz in Pennsylvania, giving a speech which focused on various policy issues, as well as his own personal gripes with the FBI and Biden administration.
The day before, Joe Biden delivered an address to the nation which fixated on the "threat to Democracy" posed by fans of Donald Trump. While it is amusing that he backtracked this claim within 24 hours I wanted to make three salient comparisons between these two speeches:
1. Biden is called "unifying" after demonizing 75 million people. Trump is deemed "divisive" for criticizing the FBI
I have seen numerous mentions by media wonks of Donald Trump "attacking law enforcement" for his criticism of the FBI raid at the Maralago. It is interesting that criticizing a single Federal bureau is considered beyond the pale, while Biden gets a pass after effectively giving a war-time style speech about the need to wage ideological combat on millions of citizens.
2. Trump spoke on a plethora of issues. Biden relegated his entire address to only one.
The border, crime, drug addiction, foreign policy, and much more, was the meat and bones of Trumps address. I only ever heard two things mentioned during Bidens speech (or rant)- "Trump is evil" and "If you vote for my policies things will magically improve." How this would happen was not addressed at all.
3. Trump, not Biden, is the one criticizing the war-happy corporate side of the GOP
Biden declared that "real conservatives" work with him and he is happy to do so. Trump has effectively severed ties with the likes of Romney and McConnell- people who have repeatedly stood for war and corporate kickbacks.
Trump is correct; the nation is hurting, and the Biden administrations' inability to see that is the sort of out-of-touch business-as-usualism that led to the rise of MAGA in the first place. Rather than admit to this, Democrats, it would seem, would rather place the blame on some sort of organic evil- an evil commonplace among those they disagree with. The evil of a fascism which doesn't really exist.
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