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Thu Jan 21, 2021, 11:33 AM

Greg Sargent: Fake GOP rage over Biden's 'unity' speech is a sucker's game



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Don't get snowed by fake GOP outrage about Biden's criticism of right wing extremism. It's a sucker's game, a bad-faith effort to redefine "unity" as agreeing to absolve Republicans from blame for enabling Trump and his attack on our country. My latest:

Opinion | Fake GOP rage over Biden’s ‘unity’ speech is a sucker’s game
Don't get snowed by GOP fury over Biden's condemnation of right wing extremism.
washingtonpost.com
9:11 AM · Jan 21, 2021



https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/01/21/gop-response-biden-speech-unity/

President Biden declared in his inaugural address that our prospects for much-needed “unity” are threatened by various political forces. Among them, he said, are racism, nativism, political extremism, white supremacy and domestic terrorism.
Republicans promptly decided that in condemning those things, Biden was actually talking about them.

Republican officials and their media allies are now widely condemning these words as an attack on themselves and their voters. The obvious trick is to game the media into saying Biden is already reneging on his unity promise by being divisive.

But there’s a deeper ploy here. With this new fake outrage fest, Republicans are working to reframe the national debate over how to repair the damage done during Donald Trump’s presidency on terms favorable to them.

This reframing is designed to bury their own culpability for the injuries they inflicted by actively enabling Trump and by deliberately harnessing the destructive forces he unleashed toward their own instrumental ends.

“If you read his speech and listen to it carefully, much of it is thinly veiled innuendo calling us white supremacists, calling us racists, calling us every name in the book, calling us people who don’t tell the truth,” Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) complained to Fox News.

“The next four years will be about shaming, blaming and cancelling until diversity of thought is completely extinguished,” sobbed the chairwoman of the Minnesota GOP.

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Reply Greg Sargent: Fake GOP rage over Biden's 'unity' speech is a sucker's game (Original post)
Nevilledog Jan 21 OP
grumpyduck Jan 21 #1
BComplex Jan 21 #2
The Roux Comes First Jan 21 #3
ProfessorPlum Jan 21 #4

Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Thu Jan 21, 2021, 11:42 AM

1. If the shoe fits...

"Republicans promptly decided that in condemning those things, Biden was actually talking about them."


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Response to grumpyduck (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 21, 2021, 11:47 AM

2. I know. Duh!

That shoe fits like a glove.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Thu Jan 21, 2021, 11:48 AM

3. "Fake Rage" is Spot-on, But Doesn't Do It Justice

Another round of Big Lies is headed our way, unless the press can continue to stand on their back legs and call knavery for what it is.

This dishonesty doesn't even overlap with an attempt at unity. When they're through with the preliminary tantrums and efforts to erase history, maybe we can have a blunt talk that might help them with their pre-school efforts at self-examination and grappling with the truth, rather than the fabulous nuanced inaugural speech Biden was so gentle as to grace them with.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Thu Jan 21, 2021, 01:07 PM

4. a hit dog yelps

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