'MAGA forces' determined to 'take country backwards,' Biden says in speech from Philadelphia (USA TODAY)
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden said "MAGA forces are determined to take this country backwards" in a prime-time address to the nation Thursday, urging Americans to "stand up" to defend democracy and "choose a better path forward."
Biden warned that "equality and democracy are under assault," singling out former President Donald Trump by name and his supporters who have denied the results of the 2020 presidential election. He called it his "duty to level with you to tell the truth" as he accused Trump's followers of fanning political violence.
Biden has embraced a more aggressive tone as the campaign kicks into high gear, accusing Republicans aligned with Trump of "semi-fascism." He's singled out "MAGA Republicans," referring to the Make America Great Again movement spawned by his predecessor, to argue the party has become increasingly "extreme." He sought Thursday to differentiate the far right from "mainstream Republicans," who he said he respects.
"MAGA forces are determined to take this country backwards – backwards to an America where there is no right to choose, no right to privacy, no right to contraception, no right to marry who you love," Biden said.
He said they "embrace anger, they thrive on chaos, they live not in light of truth, but in the shadow of lies," but added "together we can choose a different path."
"That feckless dementia-ridden piece of crap" takes OrangeMan to a place never has gone, and, I suspect, never will.
Trump is, as pb has said, despicable for his classless attacks on DC Dems and the SwampMedia, but he never attacks even the most progressive voters.
Trump disgusts pb. But, after this, pb has only one word for the Former Truck Driver. Hitlerian.
What pb is asking himself is: Will Biden followers denounce this hate? Will you Biden followers repent? Can they say, "Enough! This is despicable?"