The Waxing of the Political Opposition

February 21, 2021 Updated: February 21, 2021

In his piece about Biden unleashing a war on his political opposition, Roger Kimball talks about the 75 million Americans who voted for President Trump [“Biden Unleashes War on Political Opposition,” published Jan. 27]. Biden received 81 million votes and the Libertarian and other candidates garnered another 3 million votes. That’s a historic 159 million votes.

Yet, it interests me that in this unprecedented election, 80 million eligible voters—almost as many as President Biden’s winning tally, chose to stay home. Who are those folks? I believe they are the “pox on both your houses” people, the men and women who think that the leadership on both sides of the aisle has been abysmal. Hard-working people who watch the pampered elite in Washington squander their tax dollars on bloated programs that produce little in the way of results and leave us defenseless against viruses, predatory tech moguls, and evil actors on the world stage. Biden’s “political opposition” starts at roughly 155 million Americans.

Now, let’s add in the reportedly 10 percent of Biden voters who say they would not have voted for him if they had known about his son Hunter’s dubious dealings. Then let’s add the folks who only voted for Biden because they disliked Trump’s personality. Moreover, during his first week in office, he destroyed millions of union jobs, threw women and children under the bus with his transgender policies, insulted the National Guard, put the Little Sister’s of the Poor back in his gun sites, and unleashed a myriad of far-left initiatives that his moderate Democrat base didn’t sign up for.

One last point. The adults in the aforementioned groups tend to have more children than woke climate change baristas who think the world is coming to an end in 2025. Some of those children will vote in the midterms.

At the dawn of his presidency, Joe Biden is facing off against a political, economic, cultural, religious, and ethical opposition that looks like Godzilla on steroids. If he goes to war with that, he’s more of a Beltway bubble fool than I thought.

Katharine A. Russell