On Wednesday (November 2), President Joe Biden presented Democrat voters with two options: either show up at the polls during next week’s midterm elections or “allow the dark forces that thirst for power” to corrode American democracy.
The President made his remarks during a Democratic National Committee (DNC) event held at Union Station in Washington, D.C.
His mission was simple: encourage more Democrats to vote by discouraging apathy toward the midterms.
The urgency in his tone was evident as he relayed to Democrats that Republicans could not be entrusted with political power before urging them to vote.
Biden described the midterm elections as “a defining moment” for the country.
He continued, “We must, with one overwhelming, unified voice, speak as a country and say there’s no place for voter intimidation or political violence in America.”
The President also leaned on familiar rhetoric, painting the midterms as the opportunity to douse the flames of GOP extremism.
Biden told the crowd that an estimated “300 [GOP] election deniers are on the ballot all across America this year” before adding, “This is not about me … It’s about the durability of our democracy.”
The President also referenced the attack on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA.) husband, Paul Pelosi.
While he didn’t expressly mention Pelosi, Biden stated, “This violence against Democrats, Republicans, and nonpartisan officials just doing their jobs are the consequence of lies told for power and profit.”
Biden noted the lies, presumably referring to claims the 2020 election was stolen are repeated: “to generate a cycle of anger, hate, vitriol, and even violence.”
But recent polls show voters are less concerned with the supposed threat of democracy collapsing and more concerned about inflation.
In fact, a Fox News poll shows only 74 percent of voters are concerned with lingering political divisions, compared to 89 percent expressing concern about inflation.