They didn’t talk about it much when it happened that President Biden fell up the stairs on his way to the Jimmy Kimmel Show while boarding Air Force One for the second time. Then while riding his bicycle in Delaware, he actually fell off his bicycle, as if he were a child just learning to ride and forgot to put his foot down when coming to a stop. It looked terrible and incompetent. But as many were pointing to the obvious physical decline of an inserted president, someone that people didn’t pick for president but an administrative state that has so little respect for individual ability that they thought they could just stick a “yes man” into the office and turn him loose, it reminded me of a constant element to any competitive endeavor, pressure and what it can do to a mind not prepared to meet it. Over this span of time, Biden has been complaining that the Republican Party of today is not that of our fathers and grandfathers. He has been yearning for the days when Republicans were easy to beat by Democrats when the Saul Alinsky playbook held true, and Republicans could be destroyed just by calling them a bad name. No, those days are over, Joe, and he is feeling the pressure. The people who put him in office led him to believe that if he just stood here, and stood there, he would be propped up and respected. But that’s not how it is in this new Republican age of the MAGA movement. People got a taste from Trump of what a real president could do, and this artificial mess of the Biden presidency is putting pressure on all Democrats that they are not prepared to deal with. Biden is showing that pressure with these constant mistakes he makes in public. He is the physical manifestation of failure, and it is showing itself in his daily actions.
The mainstream news outlets, particularly Fox News, thought the ten loser Republican senators who showed they were willing to compromise on gun legislation were doing what was expected in politics. For them, it looked like they could talk about “bipartisan” activity on the topic of gun legislation. But they really wanted the typical Republican response to reports lately that there has been gun violence and, therefore, a political push to further erode the Second Amendment and, thus, the Constitution itself. By watching ten senators like Mitt Romney and Rob Portman buckle under the constant media pressure, some hoped that this meant the old tricks would work, where Republicans always caved to the name-calling of the Democrats and that “compromise” could be found and that legislation could be bipartisan. But concern erupted when those ten senators were left on an island by the Republican Party, and MAGA supporters condemned their compromise aggressively. No, this was not the Republican Party of our fathers, the one that loses all the time and is always up for a compromise while Democrats stand together and give up nothing. They are the party of take, take, take, and they never bend to compromise. To them, that has been what the Republican Party has been to politics, the party of compromise, and if they resisted, they would be called names until they did compromise. It’s been a one-sided game that conservative people have become sick of, and they have been seeking new types of Republicans for years, creating the MAGA movement in America.
I have been watching and participating in this process for years. First, we could see it in the various central committees at the local level, where the topic of RINOs was brought up in the early Tea Party days. In my area, I knew Rob Portman when he was first getting started, and John Boehner is one of my neighbors, so he always comes up. When he was Speaker of the House, he thought he was one of the most conservative people on planet earth, and his most significant accomplishment was in bringing the Pope to Congress. He was stunned to learn that area people were calling him a RINO starting around 2012, along with Governor Kasich at the time, who was too prone to compromise with Democrats over just about everything. After all, to them, that’s what politics was all about, compromise. Well, people were getting tired of losing, and this was before there was ever a Trump on the national stage in politics. At that time, he only had a television show and wrote best-selling books. People wanted Republicans to fight back, not to compromise with evil. Not to compromise with people who obviously wanted to destroy American life in every way that we know it. Compromising with evil was giving it power. I was with a senator at the time who was called a RINO to his face by people he thought respected him. He was a good guy playing by what he thought were the rules of politics, to be the bigger person and lead by example. The expectation was that if we gave a little, then the other side would give a little, and in that way, progress would get done. But, in truth, Democrats just kept taking, and taking, and taking. They never gave up anything. So that made the RINOs look like fools, and voters were tired of fools who didn’t win. So they voted for President Trump and have stuck with him no matter what because he has been the only politician in their memory who promised them victory. And for a win, they will put up with a lot to get it, and they sure have.
As Biden fell off his bicycle, he was obviously playing way over his head. This was not the job they had promised him. The administrative state has lost control, and Biden is the puppet left on the stage without a hand to guide it. So, he’s making mistakes all over the place. He can’t handle the pressure because he was never meant to. And he’s constantly complaining because he’s craving the “old-fashioned” Republicans who used to let Democrats win all the time. If only they could get back to those days. The fact that he’s complaining about it as much as he is says everything about the public pressure behind the scenes. He’s a hapless old man who has lost his political savvy and often repeats what his 20-something political radicals in his administration say. They don’t know what to do, they are losing to Republicans in every way it can be measured, and their party isn’t built for any of it. Democrats are built to use the Saul Alinsky playbook to harass conservatives into making all the compromise, while the Democrats spread vast evil across the world and call it “bipartisanship.” Voters are sick of that deal and have been for a long time. Trump is the leader of the MAGA movement for now, but slowly these Democrats are starting to learn, people want winners in the Republican Party. And other Republicans like Ron DeSantis are figuring out that formula, and the cat is out of the bag. I’ve been watching the process for a long time, and I can say it’s not going back to those RINO compromises. Instead, destroying the Democrat Party is what voters want, especially after what happened in the events leading up to 2020. And the pressure on Democrats is tremendous, and they are showing that the pressure is getting to them in all kinds of little ways, particularly in crashing bicycles and falling down just going up steps.