President Joe Biden gave a powerful speech on the anniversary of one of the darkest days in modern history. He was not shy about what he had to say, and he minced no words when he said: “We must be absolutely clear about what is true and what is a lie. Here’s the truth: A former president of the United States of America has created and spread a web of lies about the 2020 election. He’s done so because he values power over principle.” That is the absolute truth. Trump has no concept of value other than what he might place on things. He certainly knows nothing about human value systems, as he has none. President Biden then twisted the knife: “He’s not just a former president; he’s a defeated former president.” Ouch. It had to be said, but Biden’s speech was not taken well by some Republicans.
Reuters quoted Lindsay Graham: “What brazen politicization of January 6 by President Biden,” and Mitch McConnell claimed that Democrats are using the event “for partisan reasons.” The two sane Republicans in Congress, however, saw things differently. Liz Cheney lays the blame at Trump’s feet and said that “the threat continues” because Trump continues the lie, and Adam Kinzinger pointed out how we have made no progress. He, in fact, thinks we are even worse off. He is correct. Relations continue to deteriorate as people who choose to believe the big lie continue to cling to their hope that it is true. They are wrong, yet they prefer to be wrong. It does not help that Trump is still out there, trying to rile people up—this time over vaccine mandates. Anything that Trump can do to create turmoil, he will do. It is unfortunate that these people cannot see him for what he is: a wolf ticket. He talks a big game, but he is just a weak, whiny, shadow of a man. He showed that in his remarks following President Biden’s speech.
The Hill reported that Trump called Biden’s speech “political theatre” to cover up for the fact that President Biden “has completely and totally failed.” He further said that the president “used my name today to try to further divide America.” No one can divide like Trump. As usual, Trump likens his own behaviors to others to distract from the fact that he is little more than a useless troublemaker. That is the very reason why, as the Hill reported, some Democrats, constitutional scholars, and democracy advocates are exploring a “disqualification clause” contained in the Constitution, which will, hopefully, disqualify Trump from holding office in the future. This clause speaks specifically to people who: “shall have engaged in an insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies there.” That clause certainly applies to Trump. If not for him, there would have been no insurrection. He then comforted them by telling them they were “special” and “we love you.” Fits to a proverbial “t.” If we ever hope to heal as a nation, we must ensure that Donald Trump never holds office again.
Shirley is a former entertainment writer and has worked in the legal field for over 25 years