More viciousness expected from 'nice guy' Biden

More viciousness expected from 'nice guy' Biden

More viciousness expected from 'nice guy' Biden

With Joe Biden having officially declared his candidacy for the 2024 presidential race, conservatives are concerned about what another four years of his far-Left leadership would do to America.

Gary Bauer, chairman of the Campaign for Working Families, expects Biden to run a nasty campaign.

"Joe Biden and his political team are more than hypocrites," he submits. "They are vicious, absolutely vicious political fighters. If I hear one more Republican say, 'Well, I don't agree with Joe Biden, but he's a really nice guy.' No, he isn't!"

His prediction, it seems, is already being fulfilled. In a campaign video released this week, Biden quickly pivoted from praising himself for making sure that "everyone in this country is treated equally" to vilifying those on the Right.

"Around the country, MAGA extremists are lining up to take on those bedrock freedoms -- cutting Social Security that you've paid for your entire life while cutting taxes for the very wealthy, dictating what healthcare decisions women can make, banning books, and telling people who they can love, all while making it more difficult for you to be able to vote," he declared.

In response, Representative Dan Bishop (R-NC) told the "Washington Watch" program that Biden is the most divisive, animosity-creating president he has ever seen.

"He always wants to use that phrase 'MAGA extremists' everywhere," Bishop observes.

Bishop, Cong. Dan (R-NC) Bishop

"This particular president has been a sad story for the United States," the congressman added. "We're exposed to so many weaknesses and the consequences of it abroad. We have debilitating damage in terms of inflation and other problems in our economy."

When it comes to Biden's repeated claims that Republicans want to cut Social Security, Bishop called that "a blatant, brazen lie" but conceded that Biden will "do what he's going to do."

He said it is time to turn a page.

Religious freedom

Bob Vander Plaats of The Family Leader in Iowa wonders what another Biden term would mean for religious liberty. Considering that his first term so far has been a continuous assault on Americans of faith, particularly Christians, he says four more years would be "a sledgehammer to religious liberty."

Though Biden has consistently spoken out against what he calls "hate," saying it can have "no safe harbor in America. It must stop. It's on all of us, all of us together to make it stop," Vander Plaats says the problem is that the Left is constantly redefining terms.

In their language, "hate" means disagreeing with their worldview on topics like homosexual marriage, abortion, and gender.

Vander Plaats, Bob (The Family Leader) Vander Plaats

"So, right now they might be okay with you being able to have freedom of worship inside your four walls, but living out your faith? You should have no safe harbor if you believe in one man-one woman marriage, if you believe that life begins at conception, if you believe that a boy is a male and a girl is a female and God created that order," the family advocate warns.

Vander Plaats adds that the president's mental decline is obvious. In fact, he does not think Biden has been running the country for the last two years, and he does not think he is really campaigning to serve as president now.

"I don't believe Joe Biden is running for president; I think he's a front man," Vander Plaats submits. "I believe there's a lot of others who are pulling the levers … and that should scare every American."

Law enforcement

Another area of concern for conservatives is law enforcement, which has been under attack since at least the George Floyd riots in the summer of 2020. According to Randy Sutton of The Wounded Blue it has only gotten worse under President Biden.

Sutton is among the experts who believe the thin blue line has gotten a lot thinner thanks to this president. Crime is skyrocketing in major cities, cops are retiring or leaving the profession in droves, and police departments cannot seem to find enough people to fill the ranks because liberal district attorneys and prosecutors continue to undermine their efforts to put hardened criminals in jail and clean up the streets.

Sutton, Lt. Randy Sutton

But Sutton insists the problem comes all the way from the top. In the last two-plus years, federal intervention in local police forces has risen, and the FBI has been going after former presidents, pro-lifers, concerned parents, pastors, and conservatives and Christians in general.

"Under Biden's watch, the Department of Justice and the FBI have really shown that they are a very politicized environment," he tells AFN.

Congress is investigating the president's weaponization of the DOJ, but Sutton says that will only do so much.

"I'm not exactly enthralled with the fact that Biden is running for a second term, because during this term, we've seen a huge decline in the trustability of the Department of Justice and also the FBI," he laments.

Federal law enforcement, he says, may have once been beyond corruption or political influence, but it is now the pit bull of the Biden administration.

"They were the untouchables, and now they're the untrustables," Sutton concludes.

Fiscal conservatives are also concerned about government spending. Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) recently said Biden's spending bill is to "about the level that MAGA extremist Barack Obama projected back in his presidency."

Obama, Bishop reminded "Washington Watch," "didn't believe in under-spending."