A few weeks before the legislative elections in November, the Democratic camp began to dream of a victory in this election that changed the entire House of Representatives and a third of the Senate.
The attack was frontal. This Thursday, the President of the United States Joe Biden criticized the “extremism” of Donald Trump and his supporters, accusing them of shaking the “foundations” of American democracy, from the city that is cradle it.
In Philadelphia, he proclaimed: “Donald Trump and the ‘MAGA Republicans’ represent an extremism that threatens the foundations of our Republic”.
The former president and those who subscribe to his “Make America Great Again” ideology, “do not respect the Constitution. They do not believe in the rule of law. They do not recognize the will of the people” was hammered by the Democratic president.
The White House warned, the speech will be “major” to the “soul” of America. Joe Biden, whose team did not skimp on scenography, spoke at the foot of “Independence Hall”, where the Declaration of Independence and the American Constitution were adopted. Behind him, on a wall partially lit with blood red, stood the motionless silhouettes of two soldiers in full dress.
Donald Trump, in an enigmatic reaction, posted on his Truth social network an image of Joe Biden waving two fists in this strange situation, placing it with a photo of his self kissing an American flag.
The Democrat, who held his first meeting as a presidential candidate in Philadelphia, is well aware that the state where the city is located, Pennsylvania, may hold the key to the November election. And so the rest of his mandate.
The leader of the Democrats wants to dramatize this election, which is traditionally not in favor of the party that holds the White House, to make it nothing more or less a referendum on Donald Trump and his ideas.
The representatives of the radical right “applause in anger. They feed on chaos. They do not live in the light of truth, but in the shadow of lies,” the 79-year-old president shouted again.
“Best Joe Biden”
Joe Biden already sang during his campaign the prevention of the “war” to be fought for the “soul of America”, but in a softer tone: the reconciliation and calls for unity.
For a long time, this former senator, a political veteran, extolled the virtues of cooperation with Republicans of goodwill. Thursday night, the tone changed dramatically.
“Not all Republicans follow this extreme ideology”, he certainly admitted, but to better shoot this arrow after: “There is no doubt that the Republican Party is now ruled, trained and bullied by Donald Trump” and his supporters.
Criticizing the billionaire’s persistent and baseless attacks on the validity of the 2024 election, Joe Biden said: “You will not love your country if you win”.
When during his speech, a group of opponents gathered nearby shouted “Fuck Joe Biden”, he replied: “They have the right to be angry. This is democracy.” By not resisting, however, the temptation of a shovel: “They are never extinguished by good manners.”
A direct and unique attack, which therefore comes just a few weeks before the expected election scheduled for November 8. According to a poll published Thursday in the Wall Street Journal, if the ballot is held today , 47% of voters will vote Democrat, and 44% Republican. A change in the situation because the right has more than 5 points in March.
Joe Biden’s party then began to dream of a success in this election that changed the entire House of Representatives and a third of the Senate. Opinion polls are infallible and, in American political life, two months is an eternity.
But the political debate has shifted since the start of the summer, abandoning economic topics that come in the field of abortion rights, social gains, concerns about democracy – all promising themes for Democrats. . .
In their first reactions on Thursday, Republicans accused Joe Biden of stirring up divisions and trying to return to issues that are more favorable to them.
“All is well with the soul of America. Americans are suffering because of your politics. Rampant inflation. Crime out of control. Rise of terrorism. Borders are broken. Stop your preaching,” replied the Senator Lindsey Graham, loyal to Donald Trump.