Tom Tradup, With little more than a week and a half of the Biden Administration under our belts, America has already contracted a raging case of “buyer’s remorse” when it comes to our 46th president.
It began when Joe Biden—who mercilessly taunted President Donald J. Trump for “not having a plan” to stop the China Virus as he campaigned against Trump from his basement—addressed that issue two days after being inaugurated. “There’s nothing we can do to change the trajectory of the pandemic over the next several months,” he told a stunned nation. His beleaguered and comically underprepared press secretary, Jen We’ve-Only-Been-Here-Fill-In-The-Blank-Days Psaki, was left to sputter for the 77th time that she would “circle back” on what Biden was talking about. (As a kid, I had one of those Hasbro SpiroGraph toys that—in its years of nonstop playtime—didn’t “circle back” as much as Jen has.)
Then there were all those executive orders signed by LunchPail Joe (the “worker’s friend”) responsible for closing the Keystone XL pipeline, halting oil and gas leases on federal lands, and getting the ball rolling on ultimately eliminating the fracking industry. This will blow a big hole through America’s energy independence under President Trump and send oil prices for home heating through the roof, not to mention gasoline prices at the pump and all those vaporized energy sector jobs.
As for the pointless and now-doomed “trial” of his predecessor by Democrats in Congress, Biden has done a masterful impression of Sgt. Schultz on the old Hogan’s Heroes television series. “I know nothing!” is his watchword, declaring all that messy business is the doing of Chuck Schumer and other members of Schumer’s lynch mob—er, I mean, Senate colleagues. Obviously, John F. Kennedy did not have Joe Biden in mind when he wrote his Pulitzer Prize-winning Profiles in Courage.
But nothing is more serious and deeply disturbing than how Biden’s mantra of “unity” has produced just the opposite. That is unless your idea of unity is conformity to looney Democratic Party agenda items, including renaming schools, surrendering an entire generation of children on the altar of the AWOL teachers’ unions, and the unfettered muzzling of free speech by Big Tech.
Jim Daly, president of Colorado-based Christian organization Focus on the Family, reports the group’s Daily Citizen account has been locked out of Twitter for allegedly violating Twitter’s rules against “hateful” content. Daly states: “It’s simply not true. We did no such thing.” So what was the alleged offense?
At issue was a tweet pointing to an article about Dr. Rachel Levine, President Biden’s controversial nominee for assistant secretary for health at the Department of Health and Human Services. The tweet also contained the following sentence: “Dr. Levine is a transgender woman, that is, a man who believes he is a woman.”
Poof! The Daily Citizen is now locked out of Twitter. As Jim Daly notes, according to Twitter simply acknowledging a biological fact is now “hateful.” This continues the blitzkrieg by titans of Big Tech to silence individuals and organizations that don’t knuckle under to their political and social point of view. Social networks like Facebook and Twitter now like to sneakily hide behind “our employees being upset by this content” as they stamp out viewpoints of conservatives and especially Christians.
Yes. As the unfettered forces of repression have been unleashed by the new administration and their lackeys on Capitol Hill, they’re slowly transforming America—founded on the cornerstone of Judeo-Christian values—into the Biden Roach Motel. Like the old Raid product, liberals hope Christians will check in.. but they won’t check out. Liberal media outlets are working overtime to muzzle-and-marginalize people of faith in America.
The new dog whistle is “Conservative Nationalism.” Especially in the wake of the January 6th riot at the U.S. Capitol, every anti-Christian crackpot has found new audiences on CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times and other outlets.
Thomas Edsall penned a column in the Times titled “The Capitol Insurrection Was as Christian National as It Gets.” Another article in the Times carried the incendiary headline, “How White Evangelical Christians Fused with Trump Extremism.” Yale University sociology professor Philip Gorski was recently quoted as suggesting the Christian National boogeyman was front and center in the January 6th riots: “Many observers commented on the jarring mixture of Christian, nationalist and racist symbolism amongst the insurrectionists: there were Christian crosses and Jesus Saves banners, Trump flags and American flags, fascist insignia and a ‘Camp Auschwitz’ hoodie.” Professor Gorski added the riot “was really a fruit cocktail: White Christian Nationalism.”
Which circles us back, again, to “Mr. Unity” himself, President Biden. If he truly is the man of faith he’s always professed to be, it is time for Biden to put on his Big Boy Mask and demand that the forces of his political allies abandon the dangerous Christian-bashing they’ve unleashed. For years Biden and his fellow Democrats have draped every racist nut or fringe group in America around the neck of Donald Trump. Should we crank-up the same smear machine, tying Biden to every anti-Christian nutter who crawls out from under a rock?
Rather than waste any more legislative time and, oh yeah, taxpayer dollars on a stupid trial to “remove” a president who has already left office, it’s Biden‘s responsibility to pump the brakes on “Cancel Culture” whose mantra is: You will comply—or you will be silenced.
By any definition, that isn’t unity. It’s totalitarianism.
Tom Tradup is VP/News & Talk Programming at Dallas-based SALEM Radio Network. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org