After four years of attacking President Donald Trump as “illegitimate,” “fascist,” “Nazi,” “tyrant,” “dictator,” “racist,” “anti-Semitic,” “Russian stooge,” and a “traitor,” former Vice President Joe Biden now says, “Let’s heal.”
In his “victory speech,” Biden said: “And to those who voted for President Trump, I understand your disappointment tonight. I’ve lost a couple of elections myself. But now, let’s give each other a chance.”
“It’s time to put away the harsh rhetoric. To lower the temperature. To see each other again. To listen to each other again. To make progress, we must stop treating our opponents as our enemy. We are not enemies. We are Americans,” he said.
“The Bible tells us that to everything there is a season — a time to build, a time to reap, a time to sow. And a time to heal. This is the time to heal in America,” he added.
As noted by conservative commentator Larry Elder, now Democrats want us to “heal” after being smeared and attacked for four years.
Well, that’s lovely. But please forgive Trump supporters for not being in a mood to “heal.” How bogus was the Trump-Russia collusion investigation that consumed most of the Trump presidency?
Neither Joe Biden nor Kamala Harris bothered to mention it during the campaign. Ditto for Trump’s impeachment. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and former FBI Director James Comey now admit that, knowing then what they know now, they would not have signed off on FISA warrants that were crucial to the investigation.
In his piece, Elder then mentions Economics and Political Science Professor Tim Groseclose’s book about how America’s overwhelmingly liberal media affects how Americans think and vote?
Groseclose wrote in 2011:
“For the past several years, I have researched this question, trying to solve the following thought experiment: What if media bias were suddenly to disappear? In such a world, how would America look and act politically?
“The answer is, approximately like Texas.” (Note: This year, President Trump handily won that state.)
“More specifically, if media bias were to disappear, according to the analysis, then America would think and vote like any region that voted around 56-43 percent for Republican John McCain in the last presidential election. Besides Texas, such regions include Kansas, North Dakota, Kentucky, Salt Lake County, Utah, and Orange County, Calif.”
Dean Baquet, the executive editor of The New York Times, once admitted, “The left, as a rule, does not want to hear thoughtful disagreement.”
Given this mentality, liberals, Democrats, and the media find Trump absolutely, positively insufferable.
As Elder noted, this raises one important question: “which side needs to heal, Mr. Biden?”