Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden released a new campaign ad Tuesday that revolves so obsessively around President Donald Trump that it’s inspired one critic to label it one of the “worst” campaign ads he’s ever seen.
Instead of offering a single one of his own policy proposals, Biden instead used the ad to portray the president as a racist menace whose army of equally racist “deplorables” threaten to undermine the so-called “soul of America.”
“[I]f Donald Trump is reelected, he will forever and fundamentally alter the character of this nation. … We can’t, and I will not let this man be re-elected President of the United States of America. I’m Joe Biden, and I approve this message,” he says in the ad above.
Note how it includes video footage of the white supremacists who showed up for the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, two years ago. That rally had nothing to do with the president. In fact, after one of the white supremacists killed Heather Heyer, a 32-year-old protester, the president issued a statement condemning them.
Note also how it includes footage of deceased civil rights champions like Martin Luther King, Jr. The impression is that the president poses a threat to minorities because he’ll allegedly roll back civil rights. FYI, King’s niece, Alveda, is a Trump supporter.
Responding later Tuesday evening to the ad’s release, a Fox Nation panel slammed the Trump-centric propaganda as an epic fail.
“This is, I think, a reflection of the statement that Biden made when he entered this race, which is essentially saying Donald Trump is an irredeemable bigot and destructive force and he needs to be stopped,” Wall Street Journal editorial board assistant editor James Freeman noted.
And by the transitive property, the president’s supporters are also irredeemable bigots, “deplorables,” racists, xenophobes, sexists, Islamophobes, etc. FYI, this strategy of smearing anyone with an opposing political viewpoint hasn’t worked well for the left either here in the states or abroad in places like the U.K.
“Is that a good theme for a campaign in 2020?” Freeman then asked the other members of the panel.
“One of the worst slogans I’ve ever heard in a commercial is ‘I will not let Donald Trump be president,’” Georgetown University adjust professor Brad Blakeman replied. “That’s not the way our country works. We will decide — the people — as to who our president’s going to be.”
And that decision will be based on the candidates’ policies and ideas, not on how much they hate the president.
“Hating somebody? That’s not the way you win the presidency,” Blakeman noted. “You win the presidency by being hopeful. And there’s always a future and something to aspire to. You can’t hate Donald Trump out of office.”
That message also goes for congressional Democrats, whom he said are obsessed with trying to “remove [Trump] or damage him so bad [via impeachment]… that he’s unelectable.”
Listen to this part of the panel discussion below:
Fox Business Network’s John Stossel reportedly continued the discussion afterward by expressing his displeasure with Biden’s statement about character.
“I didn’t like the part in the Biden ad where he says if Trump gets four more years, it’ll change the character of America forever,” the FBN host said. “We the people decide the character — the president doesn’t decide the character of America.”
Plus, Biden offered no examples of Trump currently damaging the country’s character. How did this damage occur? Better yet, when did it?
Did it occur when the president …
- Donated his salary to various departments of the government?
- Came to the defense of the Hong Kong protesters?
- Became “the only one that actually reached out and gave your condolences to the family” of a California cop who was murdered by an illegal alien?
- Broke protocol and kindly allowed former U.S. Army Staff Sgt. David Bellavia’s entire team to join him as he was awarded the Medal of Honor for his service?
- First came to the rescue of three Chinese-held UCLA players and then later to the rescue of Swedish-imprisoned rapper A$AP Rocky?
Specifics would be nice, Joe …
Continuing the discussion, former Sen. Hank Brown said that Democrats are making a mistake by underestimating the support Trump commands among minorities.
“All you have to do is look at the last few years to see the record number of jobs going to minorities in this country to understand that Trump has a far better solution to help those who’ve had a challenge in America,” he said.
FBN’s Stuart Varney echoed this in commentary about a week ago.
“Americans are enjoying the most prosperous holidays in years. The latest Gallup poll shows 55 percent rate the economy excellent or good. And 100 million of us directly benefit from the Trump market rally. Does anyone really believe that if a Democrat won next year, the economy would keep growing? Really!?” he said.
Of course, Democrats like Biden aren’t even running on further growing the economy. If anything, it appears they’re hellbent on pulling the economy back to its Obama-era status.
During a Democrat primary debate over the summer, Biden enthusiastically promised to roll back the tax cuts that the president signed into law — and that have helped families across the states save thousands in taxes per year.