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    Biden ripped for calling Capitol riots ‘worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War’

    President Biden is being ripped for calling the Jan. 6 storming of the Capitol the “worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War.”

    “January 6 was worse than 9/11? Or Pearl Harbor?” prominent journalist Glenn Greenwald asked of the president’s claim to Congress Wednesday night used as apparent proof that he was leading the US out of crisis.

    “Or the Oklahoma City bombing? Or the dismantling of civil liberties in the name of the Cold War and War on Terror?

    “Or the mass surveillance program secretly and illegally implemented by NSA aimed at US citizens?” continued Greenwald, referring to the Edward Snowden expose of government documents he first reported.

    “How about the War on Drugs, mass incarceration and Jim Crow? Were those worse ‘attacks on democracy’ than the 3-hour Capitol riot on Jan. 6? The assassination of JFK? The interference in domestic politics by the CIA? The list of worse attacks than Jan. 6 is endless,” he wrote.

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    Biden slammed for calling Capitol riot 'worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War' in address to Congress

    President Joe Biden was slammed by conservatives Wednesday for referring to the Jan. 6 Capitol Hill riot as “the worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War" in his address to Congress.

    The comment was part of an excerpt released by the White House from Biden’s speech to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday night.

    "100 days since I took the oath of office, lifted my hand off our family Bible, and inherited a nation in crisis,” Biden will say in the speech. “The worst pandemic in a century. The worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. The worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War.”

    The comment generated immediate pushback from many social media users, who pointed out a variety of national tragedies that have taken place since the Civil War, including the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

    “Biden asserts riot was a worse attack than various bombings and deadly attacks on the Capitol, deadly Summer of Rage with its attacks on the WH and federal court buildings, four presidential assassinations, another five assassination attempts, Pearl Harbor, and 9/11,” Federalist senior editor Mollie Hemingway tweeted. “OK.”

    "Left wing terrorists literally detonated a bomb in the US capitol in 1983 and one of them was later granted clemency by Bill Clinton," journalist Jon Levine tweeted.

    Professor Andy Grewal pointed out that four U.S. presidents have been murdered since the end of the Civil War.

    Others wondered aloud why the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor carried out by Japan was overlooked.

    “I was at SEAL training in Coronado when Al Qaeda took down the Twin Towers on 9/11Over 3,000 Americans died that day,” Republican Senate candidate Eric Greitens tweeted. “Thousands more died in the Global War on Terror that followed. Joe Biden forgets their sacrifice.”

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    ^ Sorry to inform you that not one of your examples was a threat to democracy in the US. January 6, 2021 was an attempt to overthrow a duly elected government with an autocrat. You lost, get over it.
    Last edited by elche; 29-04-2021 at 10:11 PM.

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    ^^
    “Ripped” by Glenn Greenwald, Dinesh D’Souza, Steve Cortes, and some hack from the Washington Examiner.
    Surprised you don’t have a quote from Marjorie Taylor Greene.

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    Yes, I immediately realized that that comment was going to be problematic.

    Opening up old wounds anybody?

    Besides the riots were really quite overblown.

    We really do still a review of what actually happened on that day.

    I say let it go, move on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russ Simpleton

    the riots were really quite overblown.
    Considering the countless moronic comments you made over the years, that may be the most idiotic thing you’ve ever posted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by russellsimpson View Post
    Yes, I immediately realized that that comment was going to be problematic.

    Opening up old wounds anybody?

    Besides the riots were really quite overblown.

    We really do still a review of what actually happened on that day.

    I say let it go, move on.

    You're a fucking idiot.

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    Everyone's a fucking idiot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by beachbound View Post
    Considering the countless moronic comments you made over the years, that may be the most idiotic thing you’ve ever posted.
    Interesting! Considering that I've only been here for two months.

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    idiot........................................2 votes in favour, zero abstentions.


    normal intelligence ...................o votes, zero abstention.

    No mail-in ballots as year, early voters remain uncounted.


    Fuck off gents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    The worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War.”
    The civil war-democracy ?

    Did it take 100 years before blacks could cast their vote in great parts of the country ?

    Compare the Capitol Boyscout Outing to that

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    Quote Originally Posted by russellsimpson View Post
    Interesting! Considering that I've only been here for two months.

    Not forgetting your many years on AF, are you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by beachbound View Post
    Not forgetting your many years on AF, are you?
    I thought I remembered you from over on AF.

    How the hell are you?

    I can't remember arguing with you over there?

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    ^
    You’re Canadian. Canadians don’t argue. They “discuss.”

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    Take care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beachbound View Post
    Not forgetting your many years on AF, are you?

    Russ is disengenuous at best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by russellsimpson View Post
    Everyone's a fucking idiot!
    ...unfortunate generalization...
    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealKW View Post
    Russ is disingenuous at best
    ...an improvement over his years on AF where he was voted Forum Idiot 5 years running...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    ...an improvement over his years on AF where he was voted Forum Idiot 5 years running...
    I can't recall that and I would.

    I do remember being the most popular for three years running.

    You may be losing your memory TC, it happens to us all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by russellsimpson View Post
    I can't recall that and I would.
    He is right you are an idiot. The tally of people pointing it out to you keeps growing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beachbound View Post
    ^^
    “Ripped” by Glenn Greenwald, Dinesh D’Souza, Steve Cortes, and some hack from the Washington Examiner.
    Surprised you don’t have a quote from Marjorie Taylor Greene.
    Perhaps you expected to see similar comments on NYT, WaPo, CNN, you name it? (WMD - Weapons of Mass Deception ...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    He is right you are an idiot. The tally of people pointing it out to you keeps growing.
    Commas are free, try using them on occasion snubs.




    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    The tally of people pointing it out to you keeps growing.
    There is no crime greater than treating the English language poorly.

    Maybe a creative writing course at night?

    Best wishes.

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    I have missed the live speech, looking now where it is recorded:



    CNN, Watch Joe Biden's full speech to Congress

    As of now:358,664 views
    Like 7.7K
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    (and counting, quite impressive...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    CNN, Watch Joe Biden's full speech to Congress

    As of now:358,664 views
    Like 7.7K
    Dislike 14K

    (and counting, quite impressive...)
    Did you also get the email with the link to the video and a call to dislike it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    ...unfortunate generalization...
    ...an improvement over his years on AF where he was voted Forum Idiot 5 years running...
    Fucking great, another one fighting for klondick's title.

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    so some feathers were ruffled yesterday.

    See if I can ruffle more today

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