In Philadelphia, Joe Biden Peddled a Competing Brand of Authoritarianism

Source: Reason
by JD Tuccille

“Back in the distant year of 2020, Joe Biden sold himself as a unifier, able to bridge divides created by then-President Donald Trump. What a long way he’s fallen. Last week, he took to a stage to denounce his political opponents as a ‘threat to this country’ in a setting seemingly chosen by 20-something staffers who dusted off imagery from V for Vendetta. And he did so not as a political candidate, but ‘as your president.’ Even for those of us who agree that Republicans are a flawed bunch defined by their loyalty to a wannabe caudillo, Biden’s alternative is just a different brand of authoritarianism.” (09/05/22)