Joe Biden hasn’t had the most polished political performances as of late, having stumbled and bumbled his way through much of his 2020 campaign so far.
This is a man who has long been known for his gaffes, so a few slip-ups here and there were to be expected, but this campaign has been something else entirely. Not only has the former Vice President repeatedly proclaimed utter nonsense to be the truth, but he has done so with a real attitude as well. His temper tantrums have been so severe at times that the longtime politician has been seen insulting constituents on several occasions.
This week, in Biden’s official acceptance speech at the mostly-digital DNC, his team worked to keep the message simple for the septuagenarian, but the dumbing down of the dialogue had an oddly biblical feel to it.
“The current president has cloaked America in darkness for much too long. Too much anger, too much fear, too much division,” Biden said.
“If you entrust me with the presidency, I will draw on the best of us, not the worst. I will be an ally of the light, not the darkness,” he said.
One can’t help but be reminded of the broken English tropes that we see in the old Tarzan movies; “Joe good, Donny bad”.
This sort of epic escalation of the rhetoric is “on-brand” for the Democrats, however, as they’ve long insisted that they are part of some fictional “resistance” to Trump’s presidency, lifting heavily from fantasy novels and films in the process.
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