A woman called Heather Cox Richardson gave a comment for an Atlantic article published Tuesday that suggests President Biden should “declare war” on Republicans.
You are now wondering whether Richardson is a media member, politician, or educator. Answer: a college professor at Boston College.
Here’s how the article, authored by a Molly Jong-Fast creature, goes:
“To improve Biden’s popularity, earnest consultants might tell him to work on the fundamentals. But the fundamentals are actually good: The economy is getting better. Americans have both cash and jobs,” Jong-Fast wrote.
“The disconnect between the facts and the polls suggests that Biden’s true problem is a narrative one. Specifically, he doesn’t have an enemy, a punching bag to absorb Americans’ anger (rational or irrational).”
And here’s Richardson:
“Biden could easily declare war on the authoritarians threatening our democracy, much the same as Abraham Lincoln did when he pulled northerners together to stand against the slaveholders,” Richardson says. That is, he could spend more time trying to direct Americans’ attention to the threat posed by the Trump-directed Republican Party, which is consolidating power at the state level and turning against democracy in large numbers.”
“Much the same as Abraham Lincoln. Translation: modern-day Republicans are much like Civil War slaveholders.
You could waste time debunking Richardson’s dangerous claim — but more importantly, we must sit back and consider that these are the type of educators who wield influence over college students, often future corporate decision-makers.
Society preaches to children from a young age that the elite will go to college, while the average will stay back. So we are clear, we encourage students to meet up with radical loons like Richardson. How terrifying?