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As Sentiment Turns Against Biden, Anti-Trumpers Try to Regain Their Credibility
Elizabeth Vaughn 9/14/2021 1:01 PM
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On Monday morning, President Joe Biden began a two-day trip to three western states with a stop at the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho, where he met with Gov. Brad Little and fire officials.
Idaho is Trump country. Former President Donald Trump easily won the state in 2020 with nearly 64 percent of the vote compared to 33 percent for Biden. So it wasn't all that surprising to see Biden confronted by Trump supporters upon his arrival.
The protestors were carrying signs which expressed their opposition to Biden's vaccine mandate and other issues.
The signs said, "F*** Biden," "Trump won," "My body, my choice," and "This is the government our founders warned us against."
This story is noteworthy because it's becoming a trend. Ever since Biden's disastrous handling of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, it seems as though everywhere he goes (and even some places he doesn't go), he is greeted by protesters.
Two weekends ago, spectators at college football games across the country joined together in chants of "F**k Joe Biden."
The chants were heard at Coastal University, Virginia Tech, Auburn, Texas A&M and even in super liberal Austin, Texas. They were heard at a sports bar in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. I posted about this here.
Tampa, Florida, rapper Burden posted his rap song, "F-Biden," on YouTube several weeks ago. The video has over 1.2 million views so far - and the social media platform hasn't censored it.
Team Biden hoped that would be the end of it.
But after Biden's announcement of an unconstitutional vaccine mandate which will extend to private companies with 100 or more employees last Thursday evening, the chants resumed in college football stadiums this past weekend.
To make matter worse, the chants have spread beyond football stadiums.
Biden was greeted with "boos" at the 9/11 Memorial in New York City on Saturday.
As he drove through Pennsylvania on his way to the 9/11 memorial in Shanksville, he passed signs that said "F*** Biden."
And he posed with a group of "MAGA" kids at the crash site of Flight 93. It's unclear if he even noticed.
On Monday evening, a group of protesters who oppose the vaccine mandate repeated the chant as they marched over the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City.
Even rabid anti-Trumpers have turned against Biden.
The New York Times Bret Stephens, a conservative who supported Biden, wrote an op-ed last week entitled, "Another Failed Presidency at Hand, " in which he describes Biden as a "diminished president."
National Review Editor Rich Lowry. another anti-Trumper, wrote, "Biden was always fundamentally a default president, elected in opposition to Donald Trump and initially buoyed by the contrast to his outlandish predecessor."
"Privately, Democrats must know that his performances at his press conferences weren’t reassuring, let alone commanding," Lowry tells readers. "The problem Biden has is that any act of incompetence will, fairly or not, raise questions about his age, even if he would have done exactly the same thing at 38 that he’s now done at 78."
The problem is not his age Rich, the problem is his dementia. Analysts like Lowry and Stephens, with huge platforms and influence, both paid handsomely to share their shrewd political analysis, were well aware Biden was failing cognitively and that Trump was the superior leader. Yet they supported the senile, weak candidate anyway because of their personal animus toward Trump.
What are Stephens and Lowry trying to accomplish here? Now that Biden has failed spectacularly, they're scrambling to maintain their credibility.
Their support of Biden's candidacy, despite what was plain to see at the time, makes them complicit in the disastrous consequences of his presidency.
Great job, guys.
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Elizabeth Vaughn is a contract writer at The Western Journal and a current contributor to American Free News Network. She is a former contributor to RedState, Newsmax, The Dan Bongino Show, and The Federalist. Her articles have also appeared on Instapundit, RealClearPolitics, MSN, Hot Air, The Gateway Pundit, Ricochet and other sites. Prior to blogging, Elizabeth was a financial consultant at Merrill Lynch and an independent equity trader. She is a wife, a mom to three grown children and several beloved golden retrievers, and a grandmother.
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