President Biden was on the receiving end of a fair bit of criticism after claiming the election of Giorgia Meloni in Italy is evidence that “democracy is at stake” and Democrats must be elected to save it.
Meloni, a right-wing politician, became the first woman elected prime minister in Italy. While that would normally be something the left would celebrate, the fact that she is a conservative means they must demonize her.
“Well, folks, you know — and I mean this sincerely; you’re going to think this is a little out of whack, what I’m going to talk about — but, you know, democracy is at stake,” Biden told those in attendance during a Democratic Governors Association political fundraiser.
“Literally, there’s a — there’s a case being made around the world, not just here, because democracy and autocracy.”
One such case, according to Biden, was Italy’s elections.
“You just saw what’s happened in Italy in that election. You’re seeing what’s happening around the world,” the President asserted. “And the reason I bother to say that is we can’t be sanguine about what’s happening here, either. I don’t want to exaggerate it, but I don’t want to understate it.
“And it’s the reason why I’m so concerned about and so interested in and so committed to seeing that the governors — Democratic governors — are elected,” said Biden.
Pres. Biden raised threats to global democracy last night — pointing to Italy.
“You just saw what’s happened in Italy in that election. You’re seeing what’s happening around the world. The reason I bother to say that is you can’t be sanguine about what’s happening here either” pic.twitter.com/A1ZSidzILC
— Matt Viser (@mviser) September 29, 2022
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Biden Says Election of Giorgia Meloni Means Only Democrats Can Save Democracy
Critics swiftly offered backlash to Biden’s comments that the election of his political adversaries such as soon-to-be Italian PM Giorgia Meloni was evidence that “democracy is at stake.”
“The only way to protect democracy is by voting the way we tell you to!” columnist Eddie Zipperer tweeted.
The only way to protect democracy is by voting the way we tell you to! https://t.co/VRysbohmaw
— Eddie Zipperer (@EddieZipperer) September 29, 2022
National Review columnist Pradheep J. Shanker pointed out that President Biden is casting doubt on a democratic election and simultaneously ranting about saving democracy.
WHY IS OUR PRESIDENT UNDERMINING DEMOCRACY? https://t.co/LRKEh3ibPo
— Pradheep J. Shanker (@Neoavatara) September 30, 2022
PJ Media columnist Stacey Lennox added to the criticism of Biden’s comment on Giorgia Meloni.
“‘Threat to democracy’ means anyone who disagrees with the internationalist Left,” she wrote. “If you want a sovereign nation not governed by unelected international elites, somehow that is anti-democratic.”
“Threat to democracy” means anyone who disagrees with the internationalist Left. If you want a sovereign nation not governed by unelected international elites, somehow that is anti-democratic https://t.co/fxchD2KIVb
— Stacey – Radical Federalist (@ScotsFyre) September 30, 2022
Biden, Who Raids His Political Opponent’s Homes, Says ‘Democracy is at Stake’
Perhaps the most effective takedown of Biden’s remarks claiming the free and fair election of Giorgia Meloni means “democracy is at stake” comes from Human Events senior editor Jack Posobiec.
“Last time I checked, Giorgia Meloni still hasn’t taken office and hasn’t done anything,” Posobiec fired back in response.
“Has she ever forced biomedical edicts on anyone? No, she has not,” he continued. “Has she ever called for the vast, massive censorship of the internet? No, she has not, particularly when it comes to her opposition.”
“Has she raided opposition candidates and locked up opposition protestors, no she has not.”
President Biden has done all of these things.
POSOBIEC: Biden Says Italy’s Meloni Is a Threat to Democracy—He Should Take a Look in the Mirror https://t.co/JRTJtUndwz
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) September 30, 2022
“President Biden does that all the time, by the way,” said Posobiec. “He’s constantly raiding the opposition.”
“They’re getting raided so much – Biden’s raiding so many members of the opposition that we’re all starting to get used to it,” he added. “It’s starting to enter into some normalcy phase.”
The Department of Justice and FBI just conducted an aggressive dawn raid on the home of a pro-life advocate in Pennsylvania.
Two top aides to former President Donald Trump had their cellphones seized while roughly 40 other associates were issued subpoenas as part of the Justice Department’s investigation into the January 6 riot at the Capitol – just weeks before the midterm elections.
MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell was raided.
And, of course, we all saw what happened in Mar-a-Lago.
“We understand that there are other parts of this world … Where this happens all the time,” Posobiec concluded, hinting that the United States under President Biden is turning into a third-world dictatorship.
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