• Biden Sure Told Some Shameless Lies About Voting Rights at Morehouse Co

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    On Sunday, President Joe Biden gave a rather fiery commencement address
    at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. Although Morehouse College
    President David A. Thomas threatened to put a stop to the ceremonies
    "on the spot" if there were prolonged interruptions, graduates still
    turned their backs on Biden during the address. Throughout Biden's
    remarks, it sounded more like he was at a campaign rally rather than a commencement address. This was especially as he told some egregious
    lies, particularly as it pertains to voting.

    BIDEN: "Today in Georgia, they won't allow water to be
    available to you while you wait in line to vote in an
    election. What in the hell is that all about?"

    That's a debunked lie. pic.twitter.com/ppYV7o1IJ9

    — RNC Research (@RNCResearch) May 19, 2024

    Early on in his remarks, the president raised the role that
    historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) played in getting
    him elected, as well as his narrow win in Georgia. "We won by 3,100
    votes. We won by the thinnest of margins but with a broad coalition,
    including students from the best HBCU in America, Delaware State
    University. You guys are good, but they got me elected. And you all--
    you all think I’m kidding. I’m not kidding," Biden said to laughter.

    Given that this was a commencement address, Biden did share at one
    point what were supposed to be inspirational remarks. They quickly
    turned to divisive remarks, including and especially to do with
    debunked narratives.

    As Biden said at one point:

    Leadership is about fighting through the most intractable
    problems. It’s about challenging anger, frustration, and
    heartbreak to find a solution. It’s about doing what you
    believe is right, even when it’s hard and lonely.

    You’re all future leaders, every one of you graduating today.
    And that’s not hyperbole. You’re future leaders, all of you.
    You’ll face complicated, tough moments. In these moments,
    you’ll listen to others, but you’ll have to decide, guided by
    knowledge, conviction, principle, and your own moral compass.

    And the desire to know what freedom is, what it can be is the
    heart and soul of why this college was founded in the first
    place, proving that a free nation is born in the hearts of men
    spellbound by freedom. But the — that’s the magic of Morehouse.
    That’s the magic of America.

    But let’s be clear what happens to you and your family when
    old ghosts in new garments seize power, extremists come for
    the freedoms you thought belonged to you and everyone.

    But then, immediately after, he claimed that "today in Georgia, they
    won’t allow water to be available to you while you wait in line to vote
    in an election." To applause, he asked "what in the hell is that all
    about?" Despite how this has been a line many dishonest leftists have
    gone with many times before, which has been debunked, Biden went on to
    say "I’m serious. Think about it."

    This has been the lie that never dies, ever since Georgia's SB 202 was
    signed into law back in 2021. Around the time that the bill was signed
    into law by Gov. Brian Kemp (R-GA), Townhall spoke with Honest Election Project's Jason Snead.

    As the coverage of that conversation mentioned [Emphasis added]:

    One of the law's critics is President Joe Biden himself. Snead
    was understandably frustrated over such lies, calling it
    "simply unbelievable" that the president doesn't have people
    who can read SB 202 to make sure he has his facts straight.

    _In addition to the lies that Biden told--which were awarded
    "four pinocchios" from the Washington Post fact-check--about
    limitations on early voting, critics love to lament preventing
    giving out water bottles to those on line to vote, which Snead
    calls "a distraction."_

    _To set the record straight, the law prevents electioneering
    and the concept of line-warming. Partisans cannot hand out
    food or drink to voters on line, which then leads to
    campaigning. Voters, can, however, bring their own snacks and
    water bottles, receive them from election officials, or
    patronize food trucks 151 feet away._

    Anti-electioneering "creates a zone of sanctity" for voting,
    to be able to "do so privately," Snead commented.

    Strategist Josh Holmes also took to posting about the PolitiFact
    narrative and their ruling about the law at the time as well.

    Here’s how the inquiry works: So they came at me with the same
    omission of the specific language in the statute that speaks
    to water being provided at a polling place, as if I’m some
    idiot who doesn’t do his homework. When I cite their omission
    all of a sudden the goalposts move.
    — Josh Holmes (@HolmesJosh) March 30, 2021

    When that didn’t stick she shifted to whether water was
    mandated by the statute. Again not one that I discussed on the
    show. My point was that providing water wasn’t outlawed - a
    talking point originated by Biden.
    — Josh Holmes (@HolmesJosh) March 30, 2021

    The reason it’s important is the intent of the law. If the
    provision outlawed water at the polls it could easily be
    construed as intending to deter waiting to vote. Instead, the
    statute specifically referenced the manner in which it could
    be provided. *not by political operatives
    — Josh Holmes (@HolmesJosh) March 30, 2021

    The woefully misunderstood law is also supported by Georgia voters.
    It's also far less restrictive than other states, including liberal

    As Guy mentioned when covering the law and its criticisms around the
    time it passed:

    The law explicitly allows poll workers or election officials
    to make water available to voters in long lines, a problem
    that counties are now afforded more options to help mitigate.
    The freakout over the refreshment 'issue,' a talking point
    that instantly became ubiquitous, is vastly overblown. The new
    Georgia legislation effectively mirrors what numerous other
    states already have in place, including in the famous vote-
    suppressing, right-wing hell-scape of...New York[.]

    Further, as the 2022 elections showed, when Kemp was reelected, any
    claims about disenfranchising voters is a total lie. Turnout exploded
    to its highest level for primary elections that year.

    It wasn't just the RNC Research account that shared a clip Biden's
    remarks. The Biden HQ account, often prone to lying and misleading
    people, also posted the clip to promote the false narrative:

    President Biden: Today in Georgia, they won't allow water to
    be available to you while you wait in line to vote in an
    election. What in the hell is that all about? And then the
    constant attacks on Black election workers who count your
    vote. Insurrectionists who stormed the…

    — Biden-Harris HQ (@BidenHQ) May 19, 2024

    It wasn't merely that Biden lied about voting, though that was a
    particularly egregious example. He also brought up January 6, illegal immigration, and a supposed "national effort to ban books." As the
    president also said, per the official White House transcript:

    Insurrectionists who storm the Capitol with Confederate flags
    are called “patriots” by some. Not in my house. (Applause.)
    Black police officers, Black veterans protecting the Capitol
    were called another word, as you’ll recall.

    They also say out loud, these other groups, immigrants “poison
    the blood” of our country, like the Grand Wizard and fascists
    said in the past. But you know and I know we all bleed the
    same color. In America, we’re all created equal. (Applause.)

    Extremists close the doors of opportunity; strike down
    affirmative action; attack the values of diversity, equality,
    and inclusion.

    I never thought when I was graduating in 1968 — as your
    honoree just was — we talked about — I never thought I’d be
    in — present in a time when there’s a national effort to ban
    books — not to write history but to erase history.

    They don’t see you in the future of America. But they’re
    wrong. To me, we make history, not erase it. We know Black
    history is American history. (Applause.)

    It can't be emphasized enough that Biden and his fellow Democrats are
    obsessed with January 6, and with claims that those involved were "insurrectionists." It would seem that no place is sacred when it comes
    to giving that narrative a rest, college commencements included. Given
    Biden's own association with the late Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV), who was
    a member of the Ku Klux Klan, it's a particularly rich retort to bring
    up "the Grand Wizard and fascists." Biden and Democrats also have a particularly bad habit when it comes to not distinguishing legal
    immigrants and illegal immigrants, an important distinction regardless
    of what you think of the "poison the blood" remarks.

    That Biden brought up book banning in the context of "eras[ing]
    history" is also a low move, considering that what's really taking
    place is a matter of protecting minor children from being exposed to
    sexually explicit, adult content that their parents don't want them
    exposed to.

    What a dishonest piece of sh—. https://t.co/h4fOxJllHx

    — Scott Jennings (@ScottJenningsKY) May 19, 2024

    For Biden to claim that his political enemies "don't see [black people]
    in the future of America is a particularly low and divisive move,
    especially at what's supposed to be such a celebratory event. To add
    insult to injury, Biden himself even posted such divisiveness, once
    more bringing up immigration.

    While I’m fighting for comprehensive immigration reform, Trump
    calls immigrants “rapists” and “murderers.”He says immigrants
    aren’t people.

    Donald Trump wants a country for some of us. I want a country
    for all of us.
    — Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) May 18, 2024

    Imagine working hard for years to graduate from college and
    Joe Biden shows up on your day of celebration to remind you
    that you're a victim and America doesn't love you because
    you're black.pic.twitter.com/h3nEnN9q0l
    — Adam B. Coleman, Proud Father (@wrong_speak) May 19, 2024

    Let's go Brandon!

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