Barack Obama shaped today’s Democratic Party in many ways, but the longest lasting might be his belief that you should never let a crisis go to waste. Over the weekend, high-ranking Democrats memorialized the tragic events of that day not to remember the victims or criticize radical Islamic terrorism but rather to attack half of the country again.
Following up on his divisive speech from a few weeks ago in which he labeled those who oppose his policies as threats to democracy, President Biden used his speech to say that remembering 9-11 had more to do with the current favored attack line for the midterms than memorializing those who we lost that day.
Biden again suggested that his critics merely want to undermine American democracy, “Because on this day, it is not about the past, it’s about the future. We have an obligation, a duty, a responsibility to defend, preserve, and protect our democracy, the very democracy that guarantees the rights and freedom that those terrorists on 9/11 sought to bury in the burning fire and smoke and ash.
For always remember: The American democracy depends on the habits of the heart of “We the People.” That’s how our Constitution — “We the People.” The habits of heart of “We the People.”
It’s not enough to stand up for democracy once a year or every now and then. It’s something we have to do every single day.”
A writer at PJ Media tied the president’s last to speeches together, writing, “The implication is clear. On September 11, 2001, Biden said, enemies of “our democracy” tried to bury our rights and freedoms “in the burning fire and smoke and ash.” And now, we must fight against the “insurrectionists who placed a dagger to the throat of our democracy” and their friends and allies who “look at them as patriots.”
Vice President Kamala Harris was even more explicit. “Asked in an interview that aired Sunday on NBC News’ “Meet the Press” whether the threats from within the U.S. pose a risk equal to or greater than what the nation faced 21 years ago on 9/11, Harris drew upon the oaths of office she had taken as a prosecutor, California’s attorney general, a senator and vice president to uphold the Constitution “against all enemies, foreign and domestic — and we don’t compare the two.”
“It is very dangerous and, I think, very harmful. And it makes us weaker,” Harris said.
Harris continued by defending Biden’s radical language calling “MAGA” Republicans “extremists” and “semi-fascist.” She said, “Joe Biden has spent his entire career … working across the aisle, his whole career. Sometimes he’s been criticized for believing in bipartisanship, for believing in compromise, for believing in working across the aisle, finding common ground.”
“But there are moments in time when we have to also agree, all good people who care about our country, that there are those who right now are vividly not defending our democracy,” Harris added. “And I think we want that our commander in chief, that the president of the United States, will speak up and raise the alarm about what this means to our strength and our future, much less our integrity.”
For the vice president, violence and labeling people as “domestic enemies” depends on who you vote for. Harris famously supported bailing out those arrested for destroying property and lighting fires in Minneapolis during the protests that followed the murder of George Floyd.
Hillary Clinton also joined in, saying that one of the lessons from 9-11 was that MAGA extremists needed to be dealt with. She said last Sunday “that the anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks serves as a sobering reminder that the United States must “deal with extremism of any kind,” according to Fox News.
She continued: “We have also, I think, been reminded about how important it is to try to deal with extremism of any kind, especially when it uses violence to try to achieve political and ideological goals. So I’m one who thinks that there are lessons still to be learned from what happened to us on 9/11 that we should be very aware of during this time in our country and the world’s history.”
Fox noted, “Clinton’s comments on the 21st anniversary of 9/11 come amid a new messaging strategy from President Biden and the White House characterizing so-called “MAGA Republicans,” or conservative members of Congress aligned with former President Donald Trump, as a threat to the country.”
Democrats in Congress got the memo to compare political opponents to 9-11 terrorists, too. On “Face The Nation,” Virginia Senator Mark Warner was asked, “I wonder how vulnerable you think America is now, are we paying enough attention to the Middle East and to Afghanistan?”
Warner responded by ignoring the disaster that was the administration’s pulling out of Afghanistan and the threat of radical terrorism. Instead, he focused on January 6th, 2021.
He said, “The stunning thing to me is here we are 20 years later, and the attack on the symbol of our democracy was not coming from terrorists, but it came from literally insurgents attacking the Capitol on January 6th. So I believe we are stronger. I believe our intelligence community has performed remarkably. I think the threat of terror has diminished. I think we still have new challenges in terms of nation-state challenges, Russia in longer-term, a technology competition with China. But I do worry about some of the activity in this country where the election deniers, the insurgency that took place on January 6th, that is something I hope we could see that same kind of unity of spirit.”
One Twitter user captured many more liberal politicians and media members on Twitter following their new cynical marching orders to compare the Capitol mobbing in January 2021 to the attacks of September 11th.
The comments from Democrats came as news broke that “military prosecutors and defense attorneys are negotiating potential plea deals that could take the death penalty off the table for the five defendants accused in the 9/11 attacks.”
The Washington Examiner reported that Americans are fed up with the constant discussion of Donald Trump and his supporters by the White House and Democrats in Congress. “A majority of voters want President Joe Biden to move past the 2020 election and its aftermath and fix the economy, a rebuke of his string of attacks on ‘MAGA Republicans.’
In the latest Rasmussen Reports survey, 58% said they want the president to focus on the economy, especially with gas prices expected to spike in the fall and more people believing the country is in a recession.
Asked if they agree or disagree with the statement ‘Joe Biden should quit blaming ‘MAGA Republicans’ and get to working on the economy he ruined,’ 58% of likely voters agreed, and 38% disagreed.”