It only took two weeks for Joe Biden to finally say that Trump has committed an impeachable offense.
“To preserve our Constitution, our democracy, our basic integrity, he should be impeached,” Biden said. “That’s not only because of what he’s done. To answer whether he’s committed acts sufficient to warrant impeachment is obvious. We see it in Trump’s own words. We see it in the texts from State Department officials that have been made public. We see it in his pulling much of the United States government into his corrupt schemes, individuals within the government, his appointees. But we have to remember that impeachment isn’t only about what the President’s done, it’s about the threat the President poses to the nation if they allowed to remain in office.”
He talked once again about restoring the “Soul of America.” Joe Biden has argued that once Trump is gone that Republicans will have an epiphany and come to their senses. We will be in a time before Trump, which was a more bipartisan place.
As proof of his ability to get us talking to one another again, Biden has offered, both in private fundraisers and on the stump, anecdotes about his personal success in bridging ideological divides throughout his career, including stories about the relationships he built with segregationists like James Eastland and Herman Talmadge. Despite the controversies those remarks spurred, polls suggest the larger message he wanted them to convey has resonated with a large share of Democratic voters, who would like to believe, as Biden insists, that we’ll return to a more productive politics after Trump leaves office. “The thing that will fundamentally change things is with Donald Trump out of the White House,” Biden said at a May campaign stop in New Hampshire. “Not a joke. You will see an epiphany occur among many of my Republican friends.”
Look at what his Biden’s so called Senate Republican colleagues are not saying. How many are going out of their way to defend Joe Biden? In fact, the guy who Biden claims to be able to work with has promised to defend Trump in the Senate: Moscow Mitch.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is actively telling donors on social media how doggedly he intends to defend Trump. “Nancy Pelosi’s in the clutches of a left wing mob,” he said in a video recently published on Facebook. “All of you know your Constitution. The way that impeachment stops is a Senate majority with me as majority leader.” This is the man Biden is promising voters he’ll be able to work with to pass ambitious and divisive legislation on health care, climate change, and gun control—a man who openly intends to defend Trump’s recruitment of a foreign power to investigate Biden’s son.
And here is another take on how all that bipartisanship in the age of Obama worked out, especially with the help of Mr. Fix It Biden:
Biden’s suggestion that the willingness of McConnell and other Republicans to behave this way is a product of the Trump era should be measured against evidence from just before Trump swallowed up the political scene—especially those years in which Biden was, in fact, tasked with working with McConnell to achieve the Obama administration’s policy objectives. He has little to show for those past interactions with McConnell beyond a record of politically crippling budget negotiations that needlessly forced austerity upon a recovering economy and did little to ameliorate a debt situation which the Trump presidency has proven McConnell and Republicans never really cared about in the first place. The policy achievement Biden is proudest of and talks the most about on the trail, the Affordable Care Act, was passed without a single Republican vote. Yet, Biden talks up the Obama years as though they were replete with bipartisan successes. “Every time we got in trouble with our administration, remember who got sent up to Capitol Hill to fix it?” he asked during an August fundraiser. “Me. Because they know I respect the other team.”
Emboldened is mine.
The GOP was rotten to the core before Trump showed up. How else did Trump take over the Republican Party? It’s because it was already a party that was only interested in attaining and maintaining power at any cost.
The Republicans are aiding and abetting Trump in destroying America, and they are in the process of trashing Joe Biden and his family. But Biden is still blind to all of this. He is not the fighter we need to beat Trump AND THE REPUBLICAN PARTY.