Despite the fact that there is ongoing legal litigation about the results of the 2020 election, former Vice President Joe Biden, has been eager to claim victory. After years of ridiculing, labeling and marginalizing conservatives, what does Joe Biden do now? He begins by preaching unity, asking Americans to come together. He wants to be the President for all Americans.
But this kind of rhetoric was clearly undermined by Biden’s Campaign Manager Jen O’Malley Dillon when she called Republicans “a bunch of f—ers,” during an interview with Glamour. What’s more, in that exact the same breath, she called for unity and healing the country together.
Here’s what she said:
“In the primary, people would mock him, like, ‘You think you can work with Republicans?’ I’m not saying they’re not a bunch of f—ers. Mitch McConnell is terrible. But this sense that you couldn’t wish for that, you couldn’t wish for this bipartisan ideal? He rejected that. From start to finish, he set out with this idea that unity was possible, that together we are stronger, that we, as a country, need healing, and our politics needs that too.”
From what we can tell, calling over half the country “a bunch of f—ers” is probably not how you get along with people.
(We looked into it. It’s not.)
Who knows what O’Malley’s thinks. Maybe she spends her days and nights trying to mend fences with conservatives. Doubt it. But, it’s possible.
But what her words encapsulate is what many conservatives see as another datapoint, proving an unending and combative disgust for Republicans.
And, that does absolutely nothing for unity.
We hope the country can unify. The world needs us to be strong and indivisible. Our country has weathered many difficult times, only to come back stronger and more unified than ever.
Is it possible to have that type of future again? We think it is.
And, if you feel like you should do your part and help make that future possible for Americans, don’t start by calling over half of them “a bunch of f—ers.”