In every presidential election where there’s a Republican incumbent, the drumbeat begins: “Oh, the president is so partisan – so divisive. Why isn’t he bringing us together? Why isn’t he uniting the American people?”
Earlier this month, former Defense Secretary James Mattis whined: “Donald Trump is the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people. Instead, he tries to divide us.”
Apparently, Mattis wasn’t alive when Barack Obama was president. His quest for unity started as a candidate, when he described Middle Americans as bitterly clinging to religion, guns and anti-immigrant sentiments – in other words, as fanatics, gun nuts and xenophobes.
In 2016, Hillary Clinton was the left’s unity candidate — heaping calumny on the heads of “deplorables” (bitter-clingers 2.0).
Now comes Joe Biden, who said at an April fundraiser that Trump voters, “really support the notion that, you know, all Mexicans are rapists and all Muslims are bad.” So, if you’re tired of illegals streaming across the border, Dems say you believe Mexicans are all rapists and if you’re critical of the way Muslim countries treat Christians, to Dems, it’s the same as saying, “all Muslims are bad.” Naturally, no one in the establishment media denounced this slander.
Despite his reputation, Donald Trump actually tries to negotiate his differences with opponents. The art of the deal was what made him a successful businessman and propelled him into politics.
When Democrats and their media allies use words like “unite the nation” and “bring us together,” they mean: “You agree with us – which is really the only sensible course.”
How did Obama unite the nation on immigration reform? By saying those who wanted border security hated people who didn’t look like them. When he couldn’t get DACA through Congress, he did it by executive order, even though he’d earlier said he didn’t have the power to do it that way.
Nancy Pelosi runs the House of Representatives like Benito The Botox Queen. She passed Obama Care and impeachment without a single Republican vote. She never even sought Republican input. Whatever Nancy wants, Nancy gets. The House has been replaced by the Democratic Caucus.
Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer sounded like a mob boss when he threatened Supreme Court Justices who he thought might vote the wrong way on abortion. “I want to tell you, Gorsuch. I want to tell you Kavanaugh. You have released the whirlwind and you will pay the price.” Only a CNN-spinning head could find an attempt at reconciliation there.
Today, the nation has never been more deeply divided. Democrats keep pushing their radical, racist, anti-American agenda, despite popular disapproval.
Democrats see nothing divisive about renaming military bases like Ft. Bragg and Ft. Benning that produced generations of heroes. Some of them think reparations is a matter of simple fairness. According to a June 18 ABC/Ipsos Poll, 56% of the public opposes changing the names of bases while 73% are against racial plunder.
How do you unite those who believe in border security (on keeping out gang members, drugs, dependents and potential terrorists), with a party that believes that borders are a suggestion and pushes sanctuary cities, drivers licenses and in-state tuition for illegals?
How do you unite NRA members with those who demonize gun owners as violence-prone, racist nut cases and Bambi-killers? Joe Biden did not have unity in mind when he said that, as president, Beto O’Rourke would spearhead his gun control policy. “Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15s.”
How do you unite those who believe in a color-blind society with those who make excuses for rioters and looters, blame the police for crime and believe white people should get on their knees to people of color? One side believes in combatting crime with police work, the other with social work – while cities burn and Antifa claims sovereignty over part of Seattle.
Bringing us together is a trap. It’s meant to mute Republican voices (“Now don’t you go being divisive by disagreeing with us”), while Democrats practice the politics of evisceration.
In the real world, politics isn’t about unity but offering voters a clear choice at the ballot box. You can have border security or amnesties, a law-abiding society or rioting, looting and race-baiting, courts that rule on the law or courts that make the law, freedom of speech or a cancel culture – a choice or an echo
But for the left — the Democratic Party, Black Lives Matters, Antifa and the mainstream media — there is only one reasonable choice. They believe in unity by subjugation. Anything else is tearing us apart.