Thursday, July 15, 2021

Joe Biden’s Shameful Voting-Rights Speech; Biden Labels GOP Voting Laws Greatest Threat to American Democracy Since Civil War; Biden’s Voting Lies, and related stories

Joe Biden’s Shameful Voting-Rights Speech:
The president’s fabricated panic had lots of hyperbole but few specifics
Republican “anti-voting laws,” President Joe Biden claimed during his demagogic speech at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia this afternoon, are the most “significant threat to our democracy since the Civil War.” These laws are “odious,” “pernicious,” “vicious,” and “unconscionable,” a “subversion and suppression,” the “21st-century Jim Crow,” and the sure sign of an emerging “autocracy.” Biden’s fabricated panic offers lots of space for hyperbole, but precious little room for specifics. I was prepared to fact-check Biden’s contentions about new election laws, but the president offered few details. Perhaps he comprehends that most Americans would probably find voter-integrity laws rather innocuous.
Biden must also have sensed how preposterous his hyperbole sounded, littering his speech with a bunch of “literallys” and “for reals.” None of the voting laws passed in 17 states — some drafted better than others — comes anywhere in the vicinity of “authoritarian.” To compare photo-ID laws to Jim Crow is to cheapen history. Then again, Biden, doesn’t have a problem using Goebbels’s “Big Lie” formulation, either — the kind of Nazi reference that Democrats pretend to be upset by when used by Republicans. --->READ MORE HERE
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Speaking from the National Constitutional Center in Philadelphia on Tuesday, President Biden forcefully condemned the wave of election integrity laws recently passed in red states, calling the laws an “assault” on the right to vote and the “most significant threat” to the U.S. since the Civil War.
There is “an unfolding assault taking place in America today, an attempt to suppress and subvert the right to vote,” Biden said. “We’re facing the most significant test of our democracy since the Civil War. That’s not hyperbole, since the Civil War.”
Throughout the speech, Biden sought to tie the election integrity laws recently passed in Republican-led states like Georgia to the Capitol Riot, suggesting they are symptoms of the same distrust in the American system.
“The Confederates, back then, never breached the Capitol as insurrectionists did on January the 6th,” Biden said, extending the Civil War analogy. “I’m not saying this to alarm you; I’m saying this because you should be alarmed.”
State Republicans who advanced those laws have argued that they are necessary to restore faith in the voting process after a number of emergency measures were adopted to make it easier to vote during the pandemic. --->READ MORE HERE
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