Joe Biden is not the second coming of Abraham Lincoln. No one is proclaiming this. Joe Biden is also not engaging in rhetoric that glorifies violence and threatens democracy. Does anyone really look at Joe Biden and think he is going to actively encourage an antifa uprising? Or that he supports rioting and looting? Of course not. No one in their right mind thinks this.DrDonkeyLove... wrote: ↑Thu Oct 01, 2020 2:30 pmTrump is a weirdo, it's undeniable. He stuck his own foot in his mouth in the debate and has to live with the consequences. Joe seems to be getting a complete pass for denying that Antifa is even a group.newguy wrote: ↑Thu Oct 01, 2020 1:42 pm Oh I get the Proud Boys. I don't remember who it was, but someone who used to post here regularly back in the day would often talk about how he wasn't a racist but a western chauvinist. (Those were not his exact words.)
Look, I don't give a shit about the proud boys. Have guns, venerate the housewife, push for closed borders. How you spend your weekend is up to you.
We also both know that telling the proud boys to "stand back and stand by" is either really fucking weird, or from another point of view not weird at all.
Back when he was first doing this is 2020, there was a lot of weird nazi references and people talked about how it was tongue in cheek or just mistakes.
Now you've got this fucker whose whole reelection strategy seems to be to convince everyone that the election is being rigged by the democrats and he's telling these armed paramilitary groups to stand back and stand by.
Trump said a moderately violent group should "step back and stand by" while Joe said a very violent group that we've watched burn our country all summer is just an "idea" and doesn't exist. Both of them are quietly giving a soft green light to such groups. That should be the story if we're to delay the great unraveling.
It wasn't a slip of the tongue or sticking a foot in the mouth. It was an extremely weird, odd, unreal thing to say at a debate.
Read an article yesterday that was comparing trump in his 2016 debate with hilary vs. now, and it was really interesting to see how much he has unraveled.