Conservatives nationwide were frustrated by the contents of President Joe Biden’s inaugural speech, which they considered to be a politically correct misdirection of Americans’ attention away from the Biden administration’s true goals.
In his speech, Biden spoke of “a rise of political extremism, white supremacy, domestic terrorism that we must confront, and we will defeat.” The now enshrined preside also referenced civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and former President Abraham Lincoln’s 1863 signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, the post-Civil War document that ostensibly abolished slavery, seeming to equate his administration to those who freed Black Americans from the bonds of the culture of the time.
“My whole soul is in this: bringing America together. Uniting our people. Uniting our nation,” Biden says in his inaugural address after being sworn in as the 46th U.S. president #InaugurationDay pic.twitter.com/no3XzaEXJX
— Bloomberg Quicktake (@Quicktake) January 20, 2021
“My whole soul is in this: bringing America together, uniting our people, uniting our nation,” Biden said in his speech. “Uniting to fight the foes we face: anger, resentment and hatred, extremism, lawlessness, violence, disease, joblessness and hopelessness. With unity, we can do great things, important things.”
“We must end this uncivil war that pits red against blue, rural versus urban, conservative versus liberal,” Biden said. “We can do this if we open our souls instead of hardening our hearts. And if we are this way, our country will be stronger, more prosperous, more ready for the future.”
President Biden’s message to those who didn't support him in the election: “Hear me out as we move forward… I pledge this to you: I will be a president for all Americans, all Americans. And I promise you I will fight as hard for those who did not support me as for those who did” pic.twitter.com/xOcibNuqbb
— CNN (@CNN) January 20, 2021
Biden’s comments about red and blue seemed to infuriate some more than others, making it clear that not everyone was buying into the peaceful persona that the Democrat was putting forward.
“It’s not unity they want, it’s compliance,” libertarian commentator Tomi Lahren said on Twitter. “If you voted for Joe thinking you’d get a moderate, jokes on you. He has been a puppet for the far Left since the day he got the nomination. He may have won but it’s America that loses.”
It’s not unity they want, it’s compliance. If you voted for Joe thinking you’d get a moderate, jokes on you. He has been a puppet for the far Left since the day he got the nomination. He may have won but it’s America that loses.
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) January 21, 2021
And she added:
The Left has cultivated a silencing and compliance mechanism wherein anyone who dares to criticize the Biden administration will be falsely deemed an insurrectionist. TOO BAD! I can promise you I will not be quiet.
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) January 21, 2021
Newsmax anchor Tom Basile was also less than encouraged by Biden’s comments:
“It was very dark,” Basile said Wednesday. “It was actually, you know, not unifying. It was actually quite divisive. It’s very difficult to drive a unifying message when you’re going to simultaneously talk about an overblown sense of white supremacy and systemic racism. And you lead a party that is driving cancel culture in America.”
“Oftentimes when he was talking about unity, I kept on thinking to myself, ‘So does this apply to conservatives as well? Does this apply to pro-life people? Does this apply to people who’ve been canceled at their jobs, at their universities, in the media, in their own lives because they believe in traditional American values, in more conservative values?'”
Those comments are in stark comparison to former President Donald Trump’s 2017 inauguration speech where he talked about making sure that power was transferred back to the people, citing the “American carnage” gang-ridden inner cities, lost jobs and manufacturing, failing education a disenfranchised and depleted military, Islamic terrorists and drug-related crimes and gangs.
“The Bible tells us how good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity…. When America is united, America is totally unstoppable,” Trump said.
“Whether we are black or brown or white, we all bleed the same red blood of patriots,” Trump continued. “We all enjoy the same glorious freedoms, and we all salute the same great American flag. Together, we will make America strong again. We will make America wealthy again. We will make America proud again. We will make America safe again. And yes, together, we will make America great again.”