This… is CNN… the Most Trusted Name in News™. Yeah, no. This is actually an objective analysis by your not-so-humble conservative political pundit of a CNN “analysis” of the bitter divisiveness gripping America on this, our 246th Independence Day, and those the dumpster fire “news” outlet blames for the strife.
Unsurprisingly, CNN unwittingly makes a case against itself.
In a self-proclaimed “analysis” published on Sunday titled Americans divided over what US stands for on this July Fourth, CNN White House reporter Stephen Collinson’s disingenuous — at best — warped take on the divisiveness in America and why “a fractious partisan age is undeniably penetrating everyone’s lives” is not only laughable; Collinson’s “analysis” is guilty of the very “sins” he attaches to “the usual suspects.”
Let’s shred it, shall we? Objectively, of course.
Collinson kicks off his partisan fairy tale by exploiting Abraham Lincoln and his famous quote: “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” Then this “observation,” as transcribed from CNN:
The years to come beckon even more national discombobulation. The unity for which President Joe Biden pleaded in his inaugural address seems more elusive than ever.
Reality: President “A Time to Heal” set about purposely dividing America on day one of his presidency by signing a flurry of executive orders shoved in front of him by his left-wing handlers, including killing the Keystone XL Pipeline Project, sending thousands of laborers to the unemployment lines.
Biden’s out-of-control open border policy, which continues unabated, and the ongoing release of illegal aliens throughout the interior of the country — more than 1 million since he took office — has strained Border Patrol resources, overrun border towns, and worse. The “discombobulation,” Mr. Collinson, lies directly at the feet of this president.
“Shockingly,” Collinson then moves to Nancy Pelosi’s Jan. 6 Committee, a complete nothingburger with toilet-dwelling ratings that ratings suggest have changed zero people’s minds about the silly Capitol riot — and Donald Trump.
US democracy is still fighting for its survival, as the House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol reveals ever more frightening details of Donald Trump’s attempt to steal the 2020 election.
The ex-President is, meanwhile, impatient to launch a 2024 campaign rooted in his election fraud lies that would highlight his increasingly autocratic tendencies.
While my views on Donald Trump’s claims of a “rigged” and “stolen” election are well known, how laughable is it that sanctimonious Democrats whine incessantly about Trump stealing elections, yet they are guilty of promulgating “stolen election” lies, foremost the bogus “Russian collusion” hoax of 2016, engineered by none other than Hillary Clinton?
Trump is Trump. But it was the Democrat Party and CNN that took home the attempted stolen election trophy in a walk.
Next in Collinson’s fairy tale “analysis,” his “objective journalist” analysis of the Supreme Court’s overturn of Roe v. Wade is enough to make one’s patriotic skin crawl:
In another example of startling political disruption, an activist Supreme Court, protected behind high metal fences in its marbled Washington chambers, just stripped away the constitutional right of millions of women to have an abortion.
The decision validates a half-century campaign by conservative activists, many of whom have sincere moral objections against abortion, which they equate with the murder of an unborn child.
“Startling political disruption.” Caused, exactly, by who, Mr. Collinson?
SCOTUS is intentionally and necessarily an independent judiciary, the purpose of which is to arbitrate the constitutionality of actions taken and laws passed by elected officials, actions by private citizens, and, yes, sometimes past actions taken by SCOTUS itself, such was the case with Roe.
Simply, Mr. Collinson, SCOTUS got Roe wrong in 1973; nearly 50 years later, SCOTUS corrected that mistake. Decisions about health-related issues have been returned to states where they were intended to belong; abortion was never intended to be a right, much less protected by the Constitution of the United States.
And notice how this “journalist” refers to conservative activists when in reality it is radical left-wing activists who threaten to assassinate Supreme Court justices, burn faith-based crisis pregnancy centers, and take to the streets in violent protest in support of on-demand abortion (murder) of an unborn child, right up until the moment of birth.
“Given the political discord boiling way beneath the surface of Monday’s national celebrations,” Collinson continued, “it’s hardly surprising that a staggering 85% of US adults in an Associated Press-NORC poll released last week said things in the country are headed in the wrong direction.”
Stop the tape.
Correct. The strong majority of Americans do believe the country is heading in the wrong direction. But whom do they blame, Mr. Collinson? President “Unity,” Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr.
The nonsense continued. Here are a few “highlights”:
The war in Ukraine is making food bills more expensive and spiked gasoline to record prices.
Wrong. While the war in Ukraine has had and continues to have an impact on the economies around the world, gas prices have been steadily climbing throughout the Biden presidency — well before Russia’s February 2022 invasion of Ukraine.
Gun crime in cities is recalling a more violent past and every Monday brings a grim accounting of the weekend’s mass shootings.
And how do Democrats and liberal media outlets like CNN and MNSBC react to the violent “gun” crime?
By exploiting the hell out of “mass” shootings, histrionically wailing about “assault rifles” and other such made-up “weapons of war,” and immediately calling for more restrictive gun laws that curtail the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding gun owners. Yet, where are the Democrats and their media sock puppets on the deadly weekends on Chicago’s bloody South Side, or every other major city in America? Crickets. Why? Because those killings don’t support the left’s narrative about “evil” “assault weapons” nonsense.
Finally, the most ridiculous line in the “analysis”:
The shadow of Trump’s violent coup attempt hangs over the country.
Jan. 6, while ridiculous, was not a violent coup.
A flurry of restrictions on voting in many conservative-led states and the GOP’s refusal to renew voting rights legislation harken back to a poisoned era of racial repression.
Nonsense. VOTER ID laws are not “racial repression” any more than a bank requiring a photo ID to cash a check. Never forget: Democrats don’t want to make it easier to vote; they want to make it easier to cheat.
To be fair, Collinson surprising noted the following:
Liberals who once dreamed of a new Franklin Roosevelt are dissatisfied with the results of their narrow monopoly on political power in Biden’s Washington. But their radicalism also risks alienating the crucial middle ground of voters who ought to be up for grabs as the GOP dives right.
With the obvious exception of “as the GOP dives to right,” Collinson was correct. Biden’s handlers and the entire Democrat Party made a critical strategic error in the aftermath of the 2020 election, wrongly interpreting the results as a left-wing mandate, which they promptly proceeded to claim as their excuse to radically change America.
Regardless of whether one believes the 2020 election was legit — or not — the only “mandate” delivered by voters was mostly “It ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Sure Democrats hated Trump with a passion — they still do and always will — but the status quo was preferable to radical change.
Almost every day, there’s a controversy or political fight that underscores the antagonism between more moderate, diverse and socially tolerant American cities and suburbs and the conservatism of rural America.
“More moderate, diverse, and socially tolerant American cities.” A complete crock of crap. How long has the Democrat Party preached “diversity,” “tolerance,” and “inclusion” to us? Yet it is precisely the left that remains — increasingly violent — in opposition to true diversity, is intolerant as hell, and views inclusion as a tool by which to exclude and destroy those who refuse to embrace its radicalism.
I’m “sorry,” Mr. Collinson, but your “analysis” is a joke.