Biden’s Call For Unity Are Coming Back to Haunt Democrats.
Of course, Republicans are turning his words right back against him.
Since before he even announced his intentions to run for President, the Democratic party with the media as their extended arm, and Joe Biden himself worked hard to reinforce his image as someone with the ability to “unify”. Throughout the entire primary process and into the general election, Biden continuously touted both his willingness and ability to work with Republicans for the sake of unity, healing, and getting things done in a bipartisan manner. Of course, not even a week into his Presidency and already these promises of unity are coming back to bite Joe Biden and the Democratic party.
It seemed almost inevitable, really, that in the wake of the January 6th pro-Trump riot at the capitol the Republican party would take every opportunity to use “unity” as a means by which to escape any and all accountability or responsibility for their role in what happened. Ohio Representative Jim Jordan, of course, was among them. After weeks of aiding and abetting the former President and his claims of voter fraud, sowing the seeds for continued anger, and baseless beliefs that the election was stolen merely because it did not turn out how the Republican party would have liked, Jordan was quick to say that he did not see how the rightful impeachment charges brought up against the President would do anything to unify the country.
After helping to light a match over what’s left of our already fragile democracy for the sake of the former President’s ego and his own self-serving future political ambitions, Representative Jordan had the audacity to say we need to work on bringing the nation together. He wasn’t alone, though. Nikki Haley wasted no time in expressing her belief that Democrats can’t claim to be in favor of unity while pushing for impeachment, and even argued that at some point, we have to give Trump “a break”.
I suppose it’s moments like these where it hits us, isn’t it? When we realize that the people in positions of power entrusted with leading the nation through not only one of the most polarized times in its history, but one of the greatest public health and economic crisis’ its ever faced, see it all as nothing more than a game.
Of course, the flipping of the unity narrative exists outside the realm of impeachment as well. It was only a couple weeks or so after the riots at the Capitol and Democrats took control of the Senate that Senator Marco Rubio was on social media, tweeting about how Biden’s supposed “radical leftist agenda” wasn’t going to do anything to unite the country.
Can anyone really be surprised that it’s turning out this way? Isn’t this what happens when we don’t believe people when they tell us who they are? What else can we expect when Biden continues to treat his Republican colleagues as though they have character, morals, and a sense of duty to the American people no matter how many times they’ve proved otherwise. The thing is, I’m not sure even Biden was naive enough to believe that a Republican lawmaker’s idea of unity is what they want and policies they like, nothing more.
For the next four years, this is what we have to look forward to.