Massive election turnouts of broadly diverse and highly energized voters have at least temporarily forestalled a disunifying progressive assault upon America’s core constitutional governance principles and institutions.
Pollsters who had predicted big Democratic wins in state and federal-level congressional races fortunately got it very wrong.
Conditions might have turned out differently, however, if radical elements of a never-Trump "resistance" movement hadn’t terrified broad segments of the country with threats to pack the Supreme Court, nullify the 60-vote legislative filibuster rule, and eliminate the Electoral College to cede eternal executive, legislative and judicial powers to a few most populous states.
Notably, in the final days of his campaign, Joe Biden refused to rule out any of these repressive proposals. And with two Senate seat runoffs precariously remaining in the balance, those un-recanted and rancorously divisive threats have never been either more confrontational or consequential.
Nevertheless, Mr. Biden now presents himself as a bright beacon of tolerance and unity.
Recently speaking at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware, Biden said, "Let’s give each other a chance" and "put away the harsh rhetoric" and "lower the temperature."
He might begin to set an example on this by clarifying that there will be no place in his administration for anyone who joins in Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s call for a de facto blacklist of Trump supporters.
After heading a rancorous campaign in which he repeatedly called the incumbent a racist whom he personally blamed for every COVID-19 death, Biden stated, "To make progress, we must stop treating our opponents as our enemy. We are not enemies. We are Americans."
Yet over nearly four years the bulk of his Democratic Party, a good deal of the permanent government, and almost the entire cultural establishment of the country, has treated the Trump presidency and its supporters as an occupying enemy.
Together with media and deep state politicos, Democrats have worked relentlessly to reverse the outcome of our nation’s 2016 election, remove the president from office, and undermine his ability to govern.
In January of 2017, Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., announced that he was boycotting Trump’s inauguration (along with one-third of his fellow House Democrats) claiming that while the president was "legally elected," he still wasn’t "legitimate."
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi led a charge to reverse Trump’s victory through a failed impeachment attempt for "trying to corrupt, once again, the election for his benefit."
During the first 2020 debate, former Vice President Biden called Trump a "racist," building again on his earlier claim that Trump was America’s first racist president. During a May 2019 New Hampshire campaign stop, a woman came up to Biden and said Trump was "an illegitimate president in my mind." Biden responded, "I absolutely agree."
A complicit media has relentlessly piled on with spurious attempts to paint the president as a racist who supports white supremacy. Never mind that he has just scored more minority votes than any modern Republican presidential candidate.
The Wall Street Journal recently characterized such assaults as "the dirtiest trick in American presidential history." Their Nov. 9 editorial, "Joe Biden’s 'Time to Heal'" observes that powerful partisan insider elites "only trust democracy when they dominate it."
Over the past four years, an insurgency led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., together with an entrenched Washington bureaucracy, transparently like-minded media networks and entertainment industry supporters have thwarted the Trump presidency by all disruptive and destructive means available.
During the past six months alone, this pack of revolutionary resistance has seized upon crises far too good to waste that capitalize upon blameless Trump administration achievement setbacks caused by our nation’s tragic descent into a dark abyss of economic and social pandemic misery and compounded by disturbing urban social disorder.
Democratic officials and Democratic-appointed judges in critical states used the coronavirus pandemic as an opportunity to bend rules and decades-long norms of voting procedures to maximize turnout in ways that doubtless favored their party.
Let’s remember that amidst myriad and rapidly mounting evidentiary charges of illegal mail-in vote counts in tight battleground states — and a total lack of tally count certifications in any state across the nation whatsoever — all Democratic Party or media references to a "President-elect Joe Biden" remain premature and speculative.
Substantial vote tally irregularities and uncertainties have prompted Georgia to conduct a pre-certification hand re-count, and other states are being called upon to do the same.
Meanwhile, President Trump and Republican-sponsored attorneys have both a legal right and public obligation to aggressively defend the integrity his and all other national elections. Moreover, a truly confident and unifying Joe Biden should similarly demand nothing less.
In any case, if successful, Biden’s biggest obstacle in restoring political calm and comity won’t likely come from Republicans, but rather from the Bernie Sanders-Elizabeth Warren wing of his administration’s radical Left.
We can bet that old slow Joe will be no match for a young, politically ambitious Kamala Harris — formerly the most far-left progressive senator (including Bernie and Lizzie) — the president they had planned on all along.
Larry Bell is an endowed professor of space architecture at the University of Houston where he founded the Sasakawa International Center for Space Architecture (SICSA) and the graduate program in space architecture. Larry has written more than 700 articles for Newsmax and Forbes and is the author of several books. Included are: "How Everything Happened, Including Us" (2020), "Cyberwarfare: Targeting America, Our Infrastructure and Our Future" (2020), "The Weaponization of AI and the Internet: How Global Networks of Infotech Overlords are Expanding Their Control Over Our Lives" (2019), "Reinventing Ourselves: How Technology is Rapidly and Radically Transforming Humanity" (2019), "Thinking Whole: Rejecting Half-Witted Left & Right Brain Limitations" (2018), "Reflections on Oceans and Puddles: One Hundred Reasons to be Enthusiastic, Grateful and Hopeful" (2017), "Cosmic Musings: Contemplating Life Beyond Self" (2016), "Scared Witless: Prophets and Profits of Climate Doom" (2015) and "Climate of Corruption: Politics and Power Behind the Global Warming Hoax" (2011). He is currently working on a new book with Buzz Aldrin, "Beyond Footprints and Flagpoles." Read Larry Bell's Reports — More Here.
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