Empower Wisconsin | Dec. 17, 2020
By Deborah Jordahl
Hey Joe, how’s that unity thing going?
A recent National Review headline says it all.
Biden White House Official Labels Republicans ‘F***ers’ before Calling for Unity.
That official was none other than Joe Biden’s Deputy White House Chief of Staff, Jen O’Malley Dillon. Ironically, O’Malley Dillon made the remarks Wednesday while discussing President-elect Biden’s call for unity in an interview with Glamour.
“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***ers. Mitch McConnell is terrible,” O’Malley Dillion said.
Nothing inspires unity like calling your adversaries F***ers.
Maybe O’Malley Dillon was just taking a page out of her boss’ playbook. “Mr. Nice Guy,” Joe Biden, who spent the first half of his national address Monday ripping into President Trump, Republican officials and private citizens who expressed concern about election irregularities in several states.
For a guy who was just officially declared President-elect, Biden sounded petulant, defensive, even angry. He shamed half of the electorate and prattled on about his historic victory before telling us, “It is time to turn the page.” Perhaps he should have added the words, “you first.”
For those of us who suffered through the last four years of the Democrats and ankle biting media lecturing us about how vile, inappropriate and un-presidential Donald Trump has been, it validated what we’ve been saying all along. It’s not just Donald Trump and no he didn’t start it.
The bi-partisan sport of finger-pointing and name calling has been going on for years, but the Democrats sunk to a new low in the vilification of Donald Trump. Now the far-left mob they created will not tolerate anything less than expressions of pure hatred for the other side.
Don’t get me wrong. I would like all of our elected leaders to treat their adversaries with respect, while rigorously debating policy. The Democrats made that impossible under Trump with their character assassinations, investigations, bogus accusations and impeachment farce. If Senate Republicans hold their majority, we’re not likely to see things change. Political Power is a zero-sum game and if the Democrats don’t get it all, it’ll be Mitch McConnell’s turn in the barrel.