By Quentin Choy
June 12, 2021
I’ve spent some time on conservative social media pages and sites just to see what is the latest buzz in the conservative world. Something I noticed as I hopped from account to account and from page to page was that there was no clear, single idea of who Joe Biden was.
I thought of other prominent Democrats that conservatives dislike, and each of them usually had a singular word that all conservatives could agree upon.
Kamala Harris: careerist.
Bernie Sanders: socialist.
Hillary Clinton: corrupt.
However, when it came to Joe Biden, conservative descriptions of him instantly began to converge into several directions.
One of the most well-known descriptions of Joe Biden was that he was old, forgetful, sleepy, and mentally expired. Memes about him forgetting things or not being able to formulate sentences were widespread. Biden to be fair, is forgetful and not as mentally sharp as he used to be just a few years ago. This description made perfect sense.
Another description that was fair was that Joe Biden was perverted. Photos and clips of his description of young girls and women gave evidence to this description.
While these are the most widely-understood descriptions among conservatives and some liberals, some other descriptions of Biden begin to clash with each other.
Some conservatives took the route that they did with Hillary Clinton in describing Joe Biden as irredeemably corrupt citing his son Hunter Biden as evidence. However, this description of a corrupt Biden clashes with another description in that Biden is a socialist, giving away the country’s money in large spending bills aimed at the poor and minorities.
Some people choose to mix this in with the description that Biden is mentally expired and is really under the control of the puppet mastering of leftists like Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Some paint Biden as a racist, with his record on crime and drugs in the 1994 crime bill or in his working with segregationists like Strom Thurmond during his time as a Senator. Recently, the use of #JimCrowJoe has been widespread in conservative circles after the use of the n-word by his son, Hunter Biden.
Some conservatives cite Biden as being too establishment (which is legitimate) and that he is an ineffective legislator, using the 2020 campaign line that “Trump’s done more in four years than Biden has done in 47 years.” However, they go on to describe some of the bad that Biden has done in those 47 years, contradicting the point that he is ineffective at governing.
Lastly, one of the other descriptions of Biden is that he is dangerous and that he poses a threat to conservatives and their values. Whether it be that he “stole” the election through some kind of masterminded plot or that he is masterminding a plot against all conservatives, some Republicans view him as outright dangerous.
However, this dangerous description of Biden clashes with the idea that he is mentally expired and ineffective, meaning that he would be unable to execute any of his “masterminded” schemes anyways.
In some ways, Joe Biden is indescribable for conservatives, and they treat him like one would treat a buffet. Take what sounds good for the time being and hope it all turns out okay. Some jumbled, contradictory descriptions of Biden are like a buffet plate of meatloaf, jello, key lime pie, orange chicken, blueberry yogurt, and strawberry milk. They just don’t mix together and end up looking foolish.
Conservatives need to untangle the conflicting lines of attacks they’ve made and narrow their descriptions of Biden because currently, their buffet plate just looks like a big, jumbled mess.
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