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In a Saturday speech, Arizona Gubernatorial Candidate Kari Lake (R-AZ) likened President Joe Biden to a Star Wars ‘Sith Lord’, claiming his recent primetime address was anything but unifying.

“Just a couple days ago, I had the misfortune of watching our President, a lifelong politician, deliver the most sinister address to the country,” Lake remarked during her speech at the ‘Faith and Family Fest’.

“He vilified half of this country. Half of the most amazing people who love this country, he vilified us in front of a dark, ominous blood-red background that was so evil, I mean, who was the set director on that?”

She then claimed that Biden’s address was so dark and ominous, it reminded her of the Sith on Star Wars — ruthless intergalactic authoritarian villains.


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“Did anyone else feel like that was a scene straight out of a Star Wars movie? I thought I was getting some serious Sith vibes, serious Sith vibes. So that was a really really dark moment I think in our history. This Sith Lord who occupies the Oval Office, he told the nation verbatim, I’m going to quote him here, ‘MAGA Republicans represent an extremism that threatens the very foundation of our Republic.’ I think we can give him a boo for that!”

The comparison is remarkably apt. Biden is certainly authoritarian — he pushed mandates and is in favor of limiting our first and second amendment rights. He is not intergalactic yet, but he often sounds as though he is speaking an alien language.

His status as a villain of our Republic is more or less on target. Whether intentionally or not, he has destroyed our economy. Our border is in shambles, morale is down, and the American people are not proud of their government.

Under President Trump things were different. Trump was no Sith Lord. He protected our rights and he put our country first. He had no authoritarian tendencies. We have a chance to change things in 2022 and 2024 — we can make America what she once was, just 2 short years ago.