Joe Biden is the greatest avatar of American decline since James Buchanan, whose title as Worst President Ever Biden will steal away in under 18 months in office. But what’s perhaps most frightening about Biden, given the advanced state of mental discombobulation his wife, party and handlers have disregarded in foisting him on the American people (through a fraudulent election, by the way, as Dinesh D’Souza’s 2000 Mules clearly demonstrates), is the utter lack of self-awareness he shows with comments like his attack on Donald Trump as the “MAGA King.”
You surely heard about this, but if you haven’t seen it, here’s how that went.
What Dagen McDowell said in that clip is correct, but for a larger reason than she noted.
I’ve said this over and over, and it’s a big theme of my book The Revivalist Manifesto which is coming out in a couple of weeks. Namely, that Donald Trump didn’t create the MAGA movement. He might have given it a name, but it existed long before he came along.
What people think of as MAGA was present with the Tea Party. The ruling class, of which Joe Biden is a lesser member, did everything they could to suppress the Tea Party. Republican establishment politicians tried to co-opt it and generally shined Tea Partiers on to get elected, only to ignore them after the fact. And nobody did a damn thing about the Obama-Biden administration’s abuse of the IRS as a political weapon against Tea Party organizations.
But they didn’t kill the movement. And Trump wasn’t the only 2016 presidential candidate who appealed to it. Remember that if Trump hadn’t won the GOP nomination that year Ted Cruz would have, and Cruz was absolutely a Tea Party guy and an anti-establishment “revivalist” (my word) conservative. The movement had grown so large by 2016 that one of the most qualified presidential fields in American history ate dust from Trump and Cruz’ heels because most Republican voters were disgusted with establishment politics.
The Left did what it does best to Trump. They calumnized and demonized him. It wouldn’t have worked but for COVID-19, and even then it took, in Biden’s words, an unprecedented voter fraud operation which D’Souza has now exposed.
But the movement still hasn’t died. It’s grown. And this fall there’s a wave election brewing which could relegate the Democrat Party to political irrelevance in a way not seen since the era dawned by Buchanan’s transformationally awful presidency.
This is Joe Biden’s legacy. It’s being forged amid disastrous news on the economic, foreign policy, national security and social fronts. Nothing works, everything is stupid. We’re governed by people who suck on the national level and Americans are sick of it. There is a growing national sense that Biden is illegitimate, that his potato brain isn’t sufficient to the job, that his party is run by morons and freaks and that the country is on the verge of collapse.
A shortage of baby formula, of all things, will do that to you.
And his response is to call the MAGA movement, which I’m calling the revivalist movement, because revival is what it seeks, a bunch of terrorists and hurl lame insults at Trump. Biden also took a poke at Rick Scott, the senator from Florida who could well oust Mitch McConnell as the next Majority Leader with a big enough wave election this fall, and got mauled for his trouble.
Biden couldn’t even get the state Scott comes from correct. He thinks Scott is from Wisconsin. Ron Johnson is who’s from Wisconsin. One wonders whether Biden even knows what state he’s from.
This won’t end well for Biden. But what’s worse is it won’t end well for us. You can’t have an incompetent crook and liar who can’t tell what time it is running the country. At least it’s clear change is coming, though, and with enough turnover in Congress and then in the White House in 2024 we’ll have a chance to rebuild.