Special Opinion to the Mirror submitted by Paul Plante
So, the anarchy at the capitol is over, mass arrests are taking place, the House of Representatives under Nancy Pelosi is demanding the the vice president remove the president and install himself in his place, and the nation is split even further than it was back in 1968 when Eugene McCarthy, a little-known Democratic senator from Minnesota, announced on November 20, 1967, that he would seek the party’s nomination for president, being very straightforward about his political goals —rehabilitating the American political system and getting the antiwar protests off the streets:
“There is growing evidence of a deepening moral crisis in America — discontent and frustration and a disposition to take extralegal if not illegal actions to manifest protest.”
“I am hopeful that this challenge…may alleviate at least in some degree this sense of political hopelessness and restore to many people a belief in the process of American politics and of American government…[and] that it may counter the growing sense of alienation from politics, which I think is currently reflected in a tendency to withdraw from political action, to talk of nonparticipation, to become cynical and to make threats of support for third parties or fourth parties or other irregular political movements.”
That deepening moral crisis McCarthy spoke about in 1968 — the discontent and frustration and a disposition to take extralegal if not illegal actions to manifest protest, were as a direct result of the policies of Democrat Lyndon Baines Johnson who had been elected in 1964 with the greatest majority since Franklin Roosevelt’s reelection triumph in 1936, and four years later, on the eve of the 1968 election, had become the most hated man in America.
“I feel like a hitchhiker caught in a hailstorm on a Texas highway,” he told his press secretary.
“I can’t run.”
“I can’t hide.”
“And I can’t make it stop.”
So, yes, people in the United States of America, one single man, in that case, Lyndon Baines Johnson, can split the nation asunder and bring us to the brink of a civil war, which thought takes us to a Yahoo News article entitled “Joe Biden, now president-elect, declares it is ‘time to heal in America'” by David Knowles, Brittany Shepherd and Hunter Walker on November 7, 2020, where we had as follows:
In his first speech as president-elect on Saturday, Joe Biden said he hoped to unify the nation after an especially bitter campaign with President Trump, who has so far refused to concede defeat in the race.
Now, when I read that part about Joe Biden of all people saying he hoped to “unify” the nation, my first thought was, yeah, right, Joe, and how exactly do you propose to do that after working so hard to divide it?
Yes, people, like Democrat Lyndon Baines Johnson before him, Joe Biden has done more to divide this nation than has Donald Trump, which proposition is before us in this essay.
As to really healing this nation after he and Hillary Clinton and Barack Hussein Obama and Nancy Pelosi and Charley “Chuck” Schumer have done so much to divide it, does Joe Biden plan to apologize to all those people in America he previously called the “dregs of society” as in The Daily Wire story “Joe Biden Calls Trump Supporters ‘Virulent People,’ The ‘Dregs Of Society'” by Joseph Curl on September 17, 2018, as follows:
Joe Biden just had his “deplorables” moment.
Biden, who says he’ll decided in January whether to run for president in 2020 but who is making all the moves of a presidential candidate, used a pro-LGBT Human Rights Campaign annual dinner on Saturday to rip President Trump.
And in so doing, Biden had a moment reminiscent of Hillary Clinton, when she called Trump supporters “deplorables.”
Biden did his old act, starting off soft and avuncular before booming through his power points, punching the air and flailing about.
“Despite losing in the courts, and in the court of opinion, these forces of intolerance remain determined to undermine and roll back the progress you all have made,” he said.
“This time they — not you — have an ally in the White House.”
“This time they have an ally.”
“They’re a small percentage of the American people — virulent people, some of them the dregs of society.”
“God forgive me,” he added, making the sign of the cross as the audience applauded.
“Our work is not yet done by any stretch of the imagination.”
“The stakes are much too high.”
And then he went even further. “This is deadly earnest, we are in a fight for America’s soul,” Biden said.
So what now does Joe Biden plan to do with those “forces of intolerance,” those virulent people, some of them the dregs of society?
If he is going to unify the nation, where does he envision those forces of intolerance, those virulent people, some of them the dregs of society, fitting into his scheme?
Or is he going to pull a Lenin or Stalin act and simply eliminate them from society to clear the path for the better world Joe Biden and the Democrats are promising to those who are his followers?
Getting back to the Yahoo News article while we wait for that answer from Team Biden, it continues as follows:
The former vice president repeatedly sought to reinforce his message during the campaign that he would seek to be a president for all Americans, regardless of whether they had voted for him.
He would “seek” to be a president for all Americans?
What the **** is that?
Doesn’t the Constitution make it incandescently clear that the president is supposed to be the president for all Americans by taking care that OUR laws be faithfully executed?
So what is up with this talk of “seeking,” which is defined as an attempt or desire to obtain or achieve something?
If Joe Biden has to “seek” to be a president for all Americans, then in my estimation as an American citizen, he is not fit to be the president of a free people.
Getting back to the story:
“I pledge to be a president who seeks not to divide, but unify.”
All well and good, Joe Biden, but dude, by calling American citizens dregs of society, you were seeking to divide us for partisan political gain for yourself and the Democrat party, which represents only a third of the American people at best, so how can you now possibly unite us, those of us in the 70% who never were Democrats and don’t want to be?
Getting back to it one more time, we have:
“We need to stop treating our opponents as our enemies,” Biden told the crowd.
“They’re not our enemies.”
Yes, Joe Biden, they are Americans, aren’t they.
And they were Americans when you called them “dregs of society,” and you encouraged your followers to treat them as enemies.
So when you tell us, “This is the time to heal in America,” what now is your plan for doing so?
The candid world that watches and waits would like to know!