On Friday’s PBS NewsHour, liberal analyst Mark Shields expressed shame as a white male that white males would re-elect President Trump. When asked why he thought Joe Biden would win the election, he cited Trump’s approval rating around 42 percent, and then secondly, “the 19th Amendment and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.”
Shields made a barely veiled swipe at originalism:
MARK SHIELDS: If this election were and, as the originalists tell us, was all about the way our Founding Fathers intended it to be, and white men of property were voting, Donald Trump would be reelected.
But thank God for the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote, and the 1965 Voting Rights Act, which extended voting rights to people of color in this country, particularly African Americans. Donald Trump will not be reelected. And if it was just white men voting, he would be reelected, which is, in itself, rather embarrassing, as a white male.
Shields sounded truly bizarre by claiming Biden hasn’t run on a liberal ideology: “He is running a campaign essentially of character and decency….I think Joe Biden’s done himself and the country a great service by not making it an ideological election.”
This is why they’ve all tried to strangle the Hunter Biden scandal, so they can keep claiming Biden has the advantage on “character” and “restoring the soul of our country.”
Earlier in the segment, Shields acknowledged the reality that Republicans absolutely fear that Biden-Harris is a socialist ticket:
Eighty percent of Democrats say that, if Trump wins, he will take us gradually toward dictatorship. Ninety percent of Republicans say, if Biden wins, he will take us gradually towards socialism. So, there’s a great sense in the country on all sides that, if my side loses this election, the country is in mortal peril. And so that’s what makes this such an intense election.
The piece of good news to me is that, if you ask people, what’s the single biggest problem facing this country, 90 percent say polarization and division. So, they want to heal it, even though they know it’s divided. And the reason Biden is winning, in my view, is because he’s made his whole campaign about that.
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