Media Declares Anger Over Biden is ‘More Vulgar and Widespread’ Than Any Other President?

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The Washington Post recently claimed that the vehement rejection that is being raised against President Joe Biden has caused the president to suffer “more vulgar and widespread” criticism than any president in modern times, possibly ever. Really?

Ashley Parker and Carissa Wolf wrote that it was clear after nine months in office that Biden and what he represents is increasingly becoming an object of hatred to a number of Trump supporters. They admitted that former presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump “were all heckled” with “boos, jeers and insults.” They also admitted that “‘F— Trump’ graffiti adorned some walls in Washington.” But they said that the current eruption of anti-Biden signs and chants is on a whole different level and it is far more vulgar and widespread.

Let’s just remember the kind of vitriol that former President Donald Trump encountered. During an August 2015 conversation with CNN’s Don Lemon, Republican strategist Rick Wilson called candidate Donald Trump a “douche canoe” who lacks “gravitas.”

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), who resides on the far-left, combined vulgar anti-Trump rhetoric with threats to overturn an election shortly after her own election. She said in January 2019 that she told her young child, “We’re going to impeach the mother f***er.” And her campaign later sold t-shirts with the phrase on them.

The Women’s March ended with ‘80s singer Madonna saying, “Yes, I’m angry. Yes, I am outraged. Yes, I’ve thought a lot about blowing up the White House.” But, she said, “I know it won’t change anything.”

Johnny Depp made a somewhat incoherent reference to assassinating President Trump, “When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?”

Comedienne Sarah Silverman called for a military insurrection against President Trump with a tweet that said, “ONCE THE MILITARY IS W US FASCISTS GET OVERTHROWN. MAD KING & HIS HANDLERS GO BYE BYE.”

A summer 2017 version of Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” in New York City’s Central Park showed President Donald Trump being brutally stabbed to death.

Rapper Snoop Dogg’s 2017 video for the song “Lavender” showed him simulating the assassination of President Trump by shooting a clown who looked like Donald Trump.

Barbara Streisand posted a photo on social media that depicted a high-heel with the word “Pelosi” impaling a bleeding Donald Trump in October 2019.

And comedienne Kathy Griffin took part in an infamous May 2017 photoshoot showing her holding a simulation of President Donald Trump’s severed head.

But this all did not begin with Trump. In May 2004, left-wing radio talk show host Randi Rhodes compared former President George W. Bush to the least intelligent member of the Corleone family in The Godfather. He then said, “Like Fredo, somebody ought to take him out fishing and [sound of gunfire].” Rose also played a spot on her station that criticized President Bush’s Social Security reform proposal. The spot featured the sound of someone firing a gun at the “little bastard.”

Charlie Brooker asked in October of 2004 where John Wilkes Booth, Lee Harvey Oswald, and John Hinckley Jr. were when we needed them. And in 2006, British filmmaker Gabriel Range produced the film Death of a President that depicted the assassination of George W. Bush.

In 2008, when Bush was doing a press conference in Baghdad, Muntadhar al-Zaidi threw both his shoes at the President. The Baydan Shoe factory, which manufactured the shoes thrown at Bush, renamed the model the “ByeBye Bush” shoe.

So I’m not quite sure that the media has it right concerning what Biden is facing. The anger displayed about him is not “more vulgar and widespread” than what was “thrown” at previous presidents.