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By Tony Perkins

For Joe Biden, the Atlanta speech checked all the boxes: a handful of out-of-context Bible verses (check), wild historical inaccuracies (check), gratuitous references to January 6th (check), the abandonment of another decades-long political view (check), and a general shaming of any American who thinks consensus and honesty ought to be part of our governing structure. Twelve months into this White House, the president’s rambling attack on democracy was the move of a desperate man at the head of a desperate party. It was also, as Rich Lowry put it succinctly, garbage.

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Let’s set aside for a minute that the Democrats’ idea of subverting the Senate — and later, our entire election process — is a long shot. As Politico points out, it’s not just Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) who are worried about letting a simple majority make all of the decisions anymore, but also a handful of other Democrats who wonder if blowing up their own institution just might come back to haunt them. A lot of them, it turns out, still have regrets about lowering the vote threshold to 51 for nominations — including the same man pushing for this unpopular overhaul, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), who has since said he “wish[ed] it hadn’t happened.”

But Biden, like everyone else on his sinking ship, is out of options. His presidency is a disaster, the American public are starting to turn on the Democratic Party, and the only chance they have to hang onto to power is to abuse the power they have now. “It’s all about taking advantage of a temporary moment where Democrats control the House, they control the Senate, they control the White House,” Senator Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) explained on “Washington Watch.” “And in all cases, they’ve tried to act like… they have a mandate to move forward with dramatic changes in the country, [and yet]… the Senate’s 50/50, House Democrats have the closest margin they’ve had in 170 years, and there is no mandate.”

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