President Biden Delivered A Speech Yesterday Warning America About The Threat The MAGA Extremist Movement Poses To Democracy. He said, “Democracy cannot survive when one side believes there are only two outcomes to an election: either they win, or they were cheated.” On The Same Day, Trump Announced If Elected President Again, He Will Pardon The Insurrectionists. It’s A Crime. He Hasn’t Been Indicted.
The polar opposite of Trump’s traitorous rhetoric was Biden’s pro- democracy speech in Philadelphia. The speech stands proudly amongst the great speeches of former US presidents who stood up for democracy in the face of evil, hatred, and anti-democratic attacks. Biden is urging Americans to reject all MAGA candidates and their attacks on law enforcement, the rule of law, and the integrity of our democratic election system. Biden, like Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Delano Roosevelt is committed to the values embedded in the American Constitution. He alerted America to the threat that MAGA Republicans present to the survival of our democracy. Senators like Ben Sasse of Nebraska, Lisa Murkowsky of Alaska, Susan Collins of Maine and Mitt Romney of Utah are as detrimental to America as the MAGA Republicans. They cower in silence, refusing to campaign for democracy by publicly rising up against Trump and the anti- democratic MAGA GOP.
President Biden was politically cautious when he referred to the MAGA Republicans as “semi-fascist.” The Trump Republican party meets all the criteria of a fascist government. Declaring the results of a legitimate presidential election fraudulent and stolen by losing is a fascist maneuver. Organizing a coup to stop certifying the peaceful transfer of power from one president to another is an authoritarian, fascist act. Inciting violence in politics to suppress opposition and subvert democracy is what fascist regimes do. Enacting laws that marginalize minorities, block immigration, support a one-party system led by a dictator, and spread propaganda is how a fascist government operates. Trump violated the rules in the Constitution throughout his presidency and is continuing to do so. His allies in government supported his anti-democratic pursuit of power and enabled his fascist approach to governance in America. Biden was right to use the word “fascist” because American voters need to feel the fear of what a MAGA government would look like.