It is difficult to overstate just how out of touch Democrats are with reality right now. When you’re as unpopular as they are it makes sense – you can’t admit reality, it’s too depressing, so you create a new one in your head. That’s a survival mechanism everyone has employed, to one degree or another, and at some point in their lives for short periods, and it’s perfectly normal. What isn’t normal is how Democrats have constructed this fantasy world and appear to live in it all the time.
I don’t know how you can watch Joe Biden stumble and bumble his way through the State of the Union Address and think he is well. Either he referred to the Ukrainian people as “Iranians” or “Urainians,” with neither option being good because what’s left of his brain didn’t notice whatever it was that came out of his mouth. A normal, healthy person will make mistakes, verbal gaffes, but our brains notice and we correct ourselves almost immediately. That does not happen with Joe Biden. He is so married to the teleprompter and going off script that he pays no attention to the words.
The media, naturally, ignored most of the gaffes because covering for their President is second nature to them. But it wasn’t just what he screwed up saying that was the problem, the parts of the speech he read accurately were just as disturbing.
“One way to fight inflation is to drive down wages and make people poorer,” Joe said. “I think I have a better idea to fight inflation: lower your costs, not your wages.” This is just one example of something that makes zero sense. None. It was not called out by anyone.
Over on MSNBC, one exchange between Stephanie Ruhle (who doesn’t get the credit she deserves as one of the dumbest people on cable news, probably because of misogyny) and former Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill, one of the richest Senators when she was in office, really exemplifies how out of touch the left is.
Ruhle started, “Claire, do you think when it comes to the voter, the president and this administration needs to do more talking about those economic wins? You know, because inflation is such a problem, often times it seems like Democrats are afraid to talk about how strong the economy is because they don’t want to be insensitive to people who are left out but the thing is if they do not sell their wins they can’t win in the midterms and then they can’t help anyone.”
This “you don’t know how good you’ve got it” argument is not the stuff successful campaigns are made of. More than that, however, is how Democrats insist their policies “leave no one behind,” except maybe the rich. Except what Democrats advance always benefits their rich donors. People for whom inflation means next to nothing. Ruhle isn’t impacted in any meaningful way by inflation, she’s rich, and McCaskill has a net worth north of $60 million.
McCaskill’s answer was every bit as bad as you’d expect. “This is not complicated,” she started. “The Democrats are very bad at being repetitive and disciplined on message. This president in one year created more jobs than any president in the history of the United States of America, say it over and over and over again. Real wages are up, saving is up yes there is inflation but overall if you don’t remind people how much better it is now than it was before then you leave the field open for the Republicans to distort and not tell the truth like frankly the governor of Iowa did tonight, she distorted the economic record of this president. And he brought down the deficit. So all of this is really important for them to just keep hammering over and over again. they get distracted by wanting to do so much for so many instead of keeping it simple and making sure voters understand who is really in their corner.”
Joe Biden didn’t create a single job, he just happened to be in office when the jobs Democrats shut down were allowed to return. New companies were not formed, nor have they expanded – people laid off were called back to work. No matter how many times that lie is repeated, it will never ring true to the public. We know.
Along those lines, the economy being allowed to reopen leads to increased economic activity, which leads to increased revenue to the government. That is not “cutting the deficit,” especially when your spending is loaded up in the future, an accounting gimmick if there ever was one.
These people live in a different world, a completely strange reality unfamiliar to anyone not currently on hallucinogenic drugs. Maybe we’re secretly being ruled by Hunter Biden?
Derek Hunter is the host of a free daily podcast (subscribe!), host of a daily radio show on WCBM in Maryland, and author of the book, Outrage, INC., which exposes how liberals use fear and hatred to manipulate the masses. Follow him on Twitter at @DerekAHunter.