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It seems there is no end in sight for the Biden administration and its sycophantic minions – but an imminent change may signal a crack in the regime. Jen Psaki, the red-headed press wunderkind, is abandoning ship, which may save her career. Meanwhile, Maxine Waters lost her last marble yelling at her most vulnerable constituency. Of course, flyover folks are feasting on the decline of the president’s so-called nation steeped in unity.
“Let Me Circle Back to That”
The perpetually on leave due to COVID Jen Psaki is leaving her job as White House press secretary to host a new show at MSNBC. Not the cable station, but NBCUniversal’s streaming platform, Peacock.
Rumors had been swirling about the Swamp since February when the press corps began, very gently, to ask if Psaki was, in fact, in negotiation with CNN and MSNBC. Psaki replied at the time, “I have more than enough on my plate here. And so you can’t get rid of me quite yet.” Ironically, it was the winsome redhead who just one month ago told Rob Lowe during a podcast that “Cable news is dying. Right? The ratings for it are dwindling. Right?” So, it wasn’t a lie so much as a twisting of details.
In Dennison, TX, Barb Grisham commented, “She’s finished her internship in ‘learning to lie’ and excelled, so she’s definitely qualified to work for the liberal media. Safe to say, my eyes will never view her.” In the heart of the nation, Florissant, MO, Susan Houston remarked, “I couldn’t handle a job where you had to lie all the time. It really diminishes your credibility and honesty as a person and not a mouthpiece.”
Granted, most professional press secretaries burn out rather quickly – it isn’t a job for the faint of heart. But that doesn’t keep people like Daniel Douglas in Streetsboro, OH, from noting, “It was just a matter of time. You can only circle back for so long until you’re back at the door looking in.”
Psaki is circling back some time “around” May of 2022. That the administration cannot decide on her last day is simply bizarre.
C’mon, Man. Don’t You Want to Be in My Thingy?
The Army this week came clean, finally admitting it has a big recruitment problem. During a presser this week, Under Secretary of the Army Gabe Camarillo said, “We’re facing, obviously, some challenging conditions in terms of our ability to recruit and attract talent.” If things continue on the backward slide, there would be a reduction in active-duty troops to its smallest ranks since World War II. Camarillo blamed the “tight labor market.” He seriously said that without giggling.
But one senses that Richard G Waeltermann, of Leavenworth, KS, tells the real story:
“I spent 25 years in and went through two wars. Given what I have witnessed of today’s policies and leadership, I’d wash dishes and scrub floors for a living before I’d let myself be led by these incompetents.”
“Tell ‘Em They Aren’t Welcome Here”
The socially concerned public policy genius, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), was busted attempting to silence the Los Angeles Times for reporting a story on her callous ineptitude. It all started when Waters appeared at a publicity stop with Fathers and Mothers Who Care, a self-described “homeless triage center.” As advertised on social media, the event was designed to assist homeless people in applying for section 8 housing. And, of course, there was a tiny misunderstanding, and it set Waters into a raging, expletive-laden confrontation with her constituents.
Surrounded by a group of angry and frustrated folks, Waters told the shelter-challenged homeless crowd to go home. I kid you not. The Los Angeles Times recorded the moment it all went south. As Waters yelled, “I want everybody to go home,” a person in the amassed crowd shouted back, “We don’t got no home! That’s why we’re here!”
As Jordan Sluka of Sugarland, Texas repeats for emphasis, “Not satire, she actually said this to a crowd of homeless people.” But in Onondaga, MI, Randall Abbott spat a message of a different stripe, directed at Waters: “You would think a progressive woke liberal would use the correct pronoun and tell them to go back to their space.”
But wait, it gets better: the founder of a nonprofit called Kingdom Warriors Foundation confronts Waters (still on video) about her inability or apathy in getting the job done. That also did not sit well with the increasingly cranky congresswoman. “Excuse me! There’s nobody in Washington who works for their people any f–king harder than I do,” the miffed politician roared. Valentine Aguirre thundered back from Texas, “YOU live in a million-dollar home. You must have some rooms to house these homeless people.”
And to add a cherry on top of her out-of-control event, Waters told the newspaper to quash the video. According to the Times, Waters said, “You’ll hurt yourself and the community trying to put this together without background. I don’t want you to start trying to write it, you won’t understand it.”
Oh, Heartlanders understand all the antics and shenanigans committed by this administration and its avid followers.