Thursday night brought us one of the most frightening and bizarre events of the Biden presidency thus far, and that’s saying something.
As the “Dark Brandon” memes continue to inundate Twitter and Reddit, it appears as though “Sleepy Joe” was ready to lean into the schtick. He came out to “All Hail The Chief” with the First Lady, yada yada…just like they rehearsed.
But as Dr. Jill walked off, the lighting behind him on Liberty Hall turned a vicious shade of red; the sort of color that Walt Disney films portray on the walls of Hell itself.
“The Fascist conception of life…accepts the individual only in so far as his interests coincide with those of the State.” —Benito Mussolini, founder of fascism
Joe Biden echoed this same thought today when he demonized half the country as extremist for opposing his power grabs. pic.twitter.com/YXextVinGV
— The Chicago Thinker (@ThinkerChicago) September 2, 2022
A great many others joined in the discussion.
“White House advance team not being subtle with the background here: The lit up American flag hanging right behind Biden as encroaching red brick walls surround it,” tweeted Politico’s Sam Stein.
CNN’s Jeff Zeleny said, “There’s nothing unusual or wrong with a President delivering a political speech — it’s inherent in the job description — but doing it against a backdrop of two Marines standing at attention and the Marine Band is a break with White House traditions.”
“Standing in front of a hellish red background Biden called half the country, the MAGA Republicans ‘threats’ & ‘clear and present dangers,'” said former Trump White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany. “Then he says, ’empathy is the fuel of democracy-the willingness to see each other not as enemies but as fellow Americans…’!!!”
CNN’s Brianna Keilar tweeted, “Whatever you think of this speech the military is supposed to be apolitical. Positioning Marines in uniform behind President Biden for a political speech flies in the face of that. It’s wrong when Democrats do it. It’s wrong when Republicans do it.”
The speech itself also received mixed reviews, with a great many Americans taking umbrage with its divisive nature.