The Audacity Of Arrogance

Written by Bill Thomas on November 18, 2020

Time magazine’s Charlotte Alter penned this “objective” analysis of Joe Biden’s speech on November 7, 2021. “In a forceful and eloquent victory speech Saturday night, President-elect Joe Biden vowed to usher in ‘a time to heal’ in America, claiming a moral mandate as well as a political one as he vowed to comfort a bruised and angry nation.”

Ms. Alter got practically none of that correct. I did not find the speech forceful nor eloquent. As for being “President-elect,” that’s is truly what the media and the Democrats are quick to say. Will Biden be inaugurated in January of 2021?  Maybe. Right now, though, there are several legal challenges to the election and, frankly in my opinion, lots of questions about fraud. What is most galling, though, about Biden, Alter, and the entire left-wing universe is the haughty, arrogant elitism that drips from nearly everything they say and write.

Biden and Harris will do absolutely nothing to heal and unify the nation. The truth is they don’t care to do so. They will continue to placate radical leftists to whom they owe being in office.


Antifa and Black Lives Matter activists attacked Trump supporters in Washington D.C. after a rally supporting the president on November 14, 2020.

It was an ugly, brutal attack that, by any measure of decency, should have been condemned. In response to a particular menacing attack on a young woman who supported Trump, Candace Owens tweeted, “Black Lives Matter and Antifa represent the absolute vermin of our society. They were created as the Marxist foot soldiers of the Democrat Party and given a pass by the leftist-controlled media.”

What does the so-called President-elect who is dedicated to healing and unifying have to say?

His spokesman, Andrew Bates, said, “President-elect Biden continues to denounce all acts of violence. Likewise, he also condemns the repugnant displays of white supremacy that were made in Washington, DC this weekend.” Biden did not mention Antifa or Black Lives Matter.

The “healing, unifying president-elect” couldn’t find it in himself to call out the groups that actually perpetrated violence and attacked people.  He did find it in him, though, to posit that one ugly, racist sign equals beating up people because of their political views. So much for healing and unity.

The media and Democrats seem to lie as easily as they breathe. They spent the last four years of the Trump presidency stoking lies of collusion, stolen elections, racism, and class warfare. They refused to accept the result of 2016 and may well have stolen 2020. Now, when it seems Biden may get the office, they proclaim it’s time to come together. I have a feeling the MAGA nation will not respond well to that.

The second ridiculous assertion in Alter’s opening sentence of a puff piece on Biden is that he can claim some sort of “moral mandate.”  There is nothing, in my opinion, more diametrically opposed than the words “Biden” and “moral.”

Biden has lied about Curtis Dunn, the driver of the truck who struck his first wife and children in 1972, asserting he was drunk while driving.

Biden has lied about his interactions with his son Hunter and his foreign affairs.

Biden has lied in speeches, claiming backgrounds that were not his own.

These are just three examples of a chronic pattern. Biden is a liar. He will say whatever he needs to say to get by and get ahead. He has no moral mandate. His moral compass might be off-kilter. I suppose we could ask Tara Reade. She accused Biden of sexually assaulting her.

I’m sorry. I forgot. We’re only supposed to believe women who accuse Republican or conservative men. That’s the “moral” thing to do.

As much as the media and the Democrats preen and posture, there is nothing “healing,” “moral,” or “unifying” about a Biden administration. I, like many others, pray for a miracle. Perhaps the truth will emerge, and the media and Democrats will be held accountable for the lies they’ve told. If, though, we are forced to endure a Biden presidency, there will be no healing. We will persevere.  We will survive to fight again another day.

Bill Thomas
Bill Thomas lives in Washington, Missouri and is a professor at St. Louis Christian College. He's also on staff at First Christian Church in Washington, Missouri. He's authored two novellas, From the Ashes and The Sixty-First Minute published by White Feather Press of MI and three Bible studies, Surrounded by Grace, The Critical Questions and More and The Road to Victory published by CSS Publishing of OH.