Vice President Kamala Harris and Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi of California stand and applaud as President Joe Biden addresses a joint session of Congress, Wednesday, April 28, 2021, in the House of Representatives. Chamber in the United States Capitol in Washington. (Melina Mara / The Washington Post via AP, Pool)
The Fox News Party has all the sirens on about how the Democrats and the Left supposedly hate America because of the “cancellation culture,” “critical race theory,” and other ghosts on the right. They claim that Liberals and Democrats do not represent “real America” and that they represent a silent and suffering majority of true patriots.
So it is more than appropriate on this 4th of July here in America today, on planet Earth in this reality free from the distortion field of Fox News, to point out that President Biden is still very popular with the majority of Americans. A Ipsos survey July 1 shows Biden’s approval at 52% positive to 42% negative. Today, a Post-ABC survey It shows Biden with an 8-point passing rating while breaking the 50% barrier.
It is worth noting that, at least in April, Donald Trump’s favorability rating was deep under water– Only 32% approved of it among all US respondents, while 55% were unfavorable. And Donald Trump is still the standard-bearer for a Republican Party.
Donald Trump’s faction ends lost the last election by more than 7 million votes. The Fox News crowd proceeded to to lose the Georgia Senate runoff elections, both. Democrats currently represent more than 41 million people in the Senate. Democrats, as usual, won the popular vote at home races. And the Democrats have won the popular vote in 7 of the last 8 presidential races.
It is quite difficult to argue that the faction that continues to win the support of the majority of Americans is in any way anti-American. Wanting the country to truly live up to the ideals set forth in the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights is and always has been a fundamental part of the American tradition. As Thomas Jefferson saying:
But I also know that laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind. As that becomes more developed, more enlightened, as new discoveries are made, new truths are revealed, and manners and opinions change with changing circumstances, institutions must also move forward and keep pace with the times. We could also ask a man to still wear the coat that was left to him as a child, as a civilized society to always remain under the rule of his barbaric ancestors. “
Thomas Jefferson was a barbarian ancestor himself, and I think ironically I would be pleased to hear us berate him for his many terrible sins. That is the whole point. Nothing is more American and in keeping with the most optimistic and benign of America’s founding ideals than to continue to ensure that life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are available to all in equal measure, while noting how far apart. that we are still far from that goal.
It is the conservative “constitutional originalist” faction and forces that seek to uphold the inequalities of the status quo on the basis of class, race, gender, religion, and orientation are the ones that betray the good in America and reinforce its fundamental sins.
And, it is important to note once again, they are deeply unpopular with most Americans today. De facto, they are the ones who are out of step with the country.
So, this July 4th, feel free to celebrate the country and at the same time criticize how much work we have left to do to create true social and economic equity. That position is majority. That position is the true spirit of America’s best. And that will remain true no matter what the unpatriotic and unpopular scammers in the Fox News cult and Donald Trump try to claim.