Keep the Iowa Standard Going!
The Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins penned a column on Monday asking “What Happened to the ‘Party of Healing?'”
It is a good piece, and I encourage you to read the full version. Here are the first few paragraphs:
“With the campaign over,” Joe Biden has insisted, “it’s time to put the anger and harsh rhetoric behind us.” You first, several Republicans are saying. After a week of turmoil and partisanship, it seems the president-elect is no more willing to abandon his name-calling ways than his friends on the far-Left.
It was always going to be an uphill climb to decency for the man who called President Trump’s supporters “the dregs of society” in 2018. Biden, who a lot of voters wrongly trusted to shrink the country’s divides, has proven in these last several days that he’s no more capable of that than the rest of his party. Desperate to squeeze all of the political capital out of last Wednesday’s scene that he can, the soon-to-be Trump successor made it clear that he has no intentions of ratcheting down the language.
In a press conference on Friday, Biden was asked whether he thought Senators Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) should resign for objecting to the way the several states bypassed their election laws. The former vice president, who called on Americans to “turn the page” went on to illustrate why the nation is in this mess, comparing the two conservatives to Nazi propagandists.
“They’re part of the big lie,” Biden told reporters. “[Nazi propagandist Joseph] Goebbels and the great lie. You keep repeating the lie, repeating the lie.” (Goebbels once said, “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.”) Of course, as hundreds of affidavits and court challenges make quite clear, the senators were right (and hardly alone) in their concerns about the election. An overwhelming number of Republicans and surprising number of Democrats believe the outcome of November 3rd and process were neither free nor fair. In other words, Biden isn’t just maligning these senators but the tens of millions of people who share their concerns. At least now, he said in disgust, the American people have “a real, clear, good look at who they are.”
You can read the full article here.