Joe Biden Praises Mitch McConnell As 'A Man of Honor'
The Democratic leadership’s outward anti-GOP stance is a charade. The reality is that both ruling parties serve mutual capitalist interests.
There comes a point when you have to believe what a person keeps telling you. Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi, two of the most powerful Democrats of the 21st century, cannot help but heap praise on Republicans. There’s a simple reason: They serve the same corporate masters.
At the National Prayer Breakfast today, Biden told Mitch McConnell (one of the most dangerous political leaders in America): “You’re a man of word and a man of honor. Thank you for being my friend.”
Jonathan Larsen @jtlarsen"You're a man of your word and a man of honor," Pres. Biden to Sen. Min. Leader Mitch McConnell just now at the National Prayer Breakfast. https://t.co/7niGIaV4jz
Complimenting Republicans is hardly out of character for Biden. He and Nancy Pelosi have repeatedly praised the GOP over the years and called for a stronger Republican Party instead of a stronger party to their left.
“You’re the grand old party of America, you’ve done wonderful things for our country.” - Nancy Pelosi, September 2021
“I think our country needs a strong Republican party. It's very important." - Nancy Pelosi, February 2021
"We need a Republican Party.” - Joe Biden, January 2021
“The country needs a strong Republican Party that’s done so much for our country.” - Nancy Pelosi, September 2021
Worried that the GOP might get “clobbered” in 2020. “I’m really worried that no party should have too much power.” - Joe Biden, December 2019
“In my view, we need a strong Republican Party. We need a Republican Party that’s united.” - Joe Biden, November 2011
While quick to show kindness to white supremacist Republicans, Democratic leaders punch left reflexively:
For years, Barack Obama has used his post-presidency to warn of the supposed dangers of leftists. Meanwhile, the same Republicans who created the path for Donald Trump (The Lincoln Project, Bush, Cheney, etc.) are embraced and lauded by Democrats:
I worked in the upper ranks of the Democratic Party for a decade, believing the people I worked for were as interested in fighting the GOP as I was. Once I recognized that the system cannot be changed from within and that both ruling parties uphold a corrupt system, I changed my registration to become unaffiliated. That independence from the duopoly has given me the clarity to see how Democratic leaders deceive their voters:
While labeling Trump an “imminent threat” to the Constitution, Pelosi funded his most egregious abuses, including the torture of migrant families at the border. Like Mitch McConnell and other contemptible Republicans who manipulate the inner workings of Congress to advance the oligarchy’s agenda, Pelosi uses her power to enrich herself and her corporate donors. She and her husband have amassed a fortune of tens of millions of dollars; she is credibly accused of insider trading, and currently stands in the way of a bill to curb stock trading by members of Congress.
I hope that more Democrats and liberals see through the performative opposition of the Democratic Party’s ruling elites. Biden, Schumer, Harris, and Pelosi are not “defending democracy,” they are protecting the oligarchy.
Just like their friend Mitch McConnell.