In her response to President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address, Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders zeroed in on culture war issues, emphasizing the differences between her and the President and calling out “the radical left’s America.” In this blog post, we’ll take a look at the contrasting speeches from Biden and Sanders and the potential implications for the 2024 presidential campaign.
As the daughter of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and the former White House press secretary for President Donald Trump, Sanders is well-versed in the culture wars. Her speech focused on issues such as race, education, and LGBTQ rights, while Biden sought to spotlight bipartisan dealmaking, efforts to combat Russia and China, and plans to boost manufacturing jobs.
Sanders’ speech was a stark contrast to Biden’s, and she argued that the new “dividing line in America is no longer between right or left; the choice is between normal or crazy.” She also highlighted initiatives she signed in office, like an executive order banning the word “Latinx” from official use in the state government and an order prohibiting Arkansas schools from teaching critical race theory.
In her 14-minute address, Sanders accused the Biden administration of having “been completely hijacked by the radical left” and said that “Washington taxes you and lights your hard-earned money on fire.” She also argued that “big government colludes with Big Tech to strip away the most American thing there is — your freedom of speech.”
The speeches from Biden and Sanders give us an idea of what both parties are likely to pitch to voters in the early months of the 2024 presidential campaign. Sanders’ speech was a clear indication that she is a rising star in the Republican Party and is likely to be a potential 2024 presidential candidate.
In the end, Sanders concluded her speech by saying that “the America we love is in danger” and that “a new generation of Republican leaders are stepping up, not to be caretakers of the status quo, but to be change-makers for the American people.”
It’s clear that the culture wars are far from over and that the 2024 presidential race is already heating up. In this blog post, we’ve taken a look at the contrasting speeches from Biden and Sanders and the potential implications for the 2024 presidential campaign. Stay tuned for more updates on the culture wars and the 2024 presidential race!