Ever since Election Day, the calls for unity and healing from Democratic leaders, the Biden campaign, and the mainstream media (but I repeat myself) have been rolling in fast and furious.
We must now all join together in the spirit of bipartisanship in order to move our nation beyond the deep political divisions that exploded over the past four years, they have stated in so many words.
Joe Biden, in particular, has made frequent statements to this effect, claiming he’s ready to start building bridges and forging ahead in an effort to get things done, yada yada.
The election is over.
It’s time to put aside the partisanship and the rhetoric designed to demonize one another.
We have to come together.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) November 24, 2020
Considering Biden and his surrogates have spent the last year and a half demonizing President Trump and his supporters as racists and “chumps”, it’s not too terribly surprising that not many Republicans have found the calls sincere enough to step up to the plate and oblige him beyond mouthing off platitudes about how we must respect the Electoral College.
So with all of that in mind, it should come as a shock to absolutely no one who has been on to the media’s/left’s phony “unity” games from the start that Jen O’Malley Dillon, the person Biden has picked as his Deputy Chief of Staff, decided she was going to do her part to bring unity and healing to the nation by calling Biden’s Republican opposition “a bunch of f**kers* in a recent Glamour interview:
Glennon Doyle: That might be what we’re missing—is that redefining of compromise. That it is or it can be the ultimate victory.
Jen O’Malley Dillon: Yes, exactly. And frankly, that’s what we need. The president-elect was able to connect with people over this sense of unity. In the primary, people would mock him, like, “You think you can work with Republicans?” I’m not saying they’re not a bunch of f**kers. Mitch McConnell is terrible. But this sense that you couldn’t wish for that, you couldn’t wish for this bipartisan ideal? He rejected that. From start to finish, he set out with this idea that unity was possible, that together we are stronger, that we, as a country, need healing, and our politics needs that too.
Either someone didn’t get the “unity and healing” memo …
If you were wondering whether Joe Biden is in control of his incoming administration, this sort of interview shows the reality… https://t.co/4t3aVxfLHa
— Steve Krakauer (@SteveKrak) December 16, 2020
…or the memo itself was a lie to begin with.
I’m going with Option 2. Not because of hurt feelings or anything like that, because Republicans have certainly been called worse by Democrats including Biden himself over the years, but instead because after what Democrats (and the media) did to Trump over the last four years, there’s no way they’ve suddenly flipped their animosity switch towards Republicans to “off.”
The spouting off of feel-good catchphrases about uniting together and all that jazz coming from Democrats rings more hollow now than they ever have, and for good reason. Not just because of the last four years of “racism!” accusations, but also because every time – and I do mean every time – they call for differences to be put aside, for a “new tone” in politics, etc., what they’re really wanting is for Republicans to sit back and shut up while Democrats pull the country further to the left without impediment.
So if anything, a thanks of sorts is owed to O’Malley Dillon for in so many words saying the quiet part out loud. We “Republican f**kers” knew it all along, but it’s still nice when Democrats make our jobs easier by just coming right out and admitting it.