Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Saturday, July 17, 2021

The tell-tale phrase has the opposite meaning from what it is supposed to signal: the speaker has no respect whatsoever for the object of his scorn; he's not being at all serious. So when Joe Biden repeatedly used some version of the phrase "without hyperbole" this week in a big speech on the state of American democracy, you knew instantly that he was exaggerating wildly. "We're facing the most significant test of our democracy since the Civil War. That's not hyperbole," he told a friendly audience at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. What is this threat the president identified " without hyperbole " as the greatest challenge to the integrity of the American republic since half the states seceded in defence of the right of their citizens to own slaves, triggering a conflict that resulted in the deaths of roughly one in 40 Americans? The end of drive-through voting in Texas.



Admin's note: Participants in this discussion must follow the site's moderation policy. Profanity will be filtered. Abusive conduct is not allowed.

What's the real greatest challenge to the integrity of the American republic, then?

Let me guess: It's Joe Biden and the Communist Democrats!

Is that why you're spreading the China Virus, to help Chinese Joe?

#1 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-07-17 07:59 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

The op-ed is long on assumption and short on proof.

Nice try.

#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-07-17 09:15 PM | Reply

Gerard Baker? The WSJ Gerard Baker? The Trump leg-humper Gerard Baker? Yup.

#3 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2021-07-18 06:05 AM | Reply

Haha! Bellrung, stick to polishing Putin's knob.

#4 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-07-18 01:26 PM | Reply

Column bought and paid for by Rupert Murdoch.
Thanks for your service.

Oh, and this: Murdoch seeks to remove editorial independence rules at the Times (6/21/21 -

#5 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2021-07-19 07:12 AM | Reply

The GQP wants to take us back to Jim Crow era voting laws.

BELLRINGER: "Can't be racism!"

#6 | Posted by Sycophant at 2021-07-19 10:52 AM | Reply

Comments are closed for this entry.

Home | Breaking News | Comments | User Blogs | Stats | Back Page | RSS Feed | RSS Spec | DMCA Compliance | Privacy | Copyright 2021 World Readable

Drudge Retort