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The Republican National Committee (RNC) dropped a bomb on the political game board. One pollster on the left predicts a long, cold midterm season thanks to the president, and the White House spokes-maven is still at the podium. It was a rich and ripe environment for flyover folks to discuss and debate, and they plucked away at the low-hanging fruit.
Well, That’s a First
To debate or not debate – that is the question that RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel answered with a “no,” sending shockwaves through the political establishment. The RNC announced the decision to withdraw from the Commission on Presidential Debates earlier this week after sending a warning letter of intent last January. And Ronna isn’t messing around: she called the process “biased” and declared the RNC would seek “newer, better debate platforms” for future elections.
Heartlanders gave chairwoman McDaniel props, citing the inability to understand the last candidate speaking gibberish (and he won) and the lack of unbiased moderators. One Fayetteville, AR, man, Robert Robertson, spoke for most red-state folks: “Who wants to have a debate with moderators who are biased a—— that spend their careers manufacturing consent for other a—–?”
The commission has been in charge of the rules and moderators since 1988. And the decision not to participate only affects the presidential contests.
America Has Soured on This Guy?
President Joe Biden’s approval numbers are almost non-existent, and Democratic strategists and pollsters are rightfully terrified. The president’s chief pollster, John Anzalone, is so worried that he just curses and cusses his predictions in hopes that the electorate might take more notice. “Voters are very much in ‘What have you done for me lately?’ They always are. And they don’t feel Democrats can get their s— together and get things done,” Anzalone let fly on the record with Politico.
As Dem strategies go, Anzalone was on point to a tee. Give them a nibble of what voters might want, which should deflect away from reality, or as he stated, “And it’ll cut through the inflation narrative, the Ukraine narrative, the Afghan narrative, the border narrative, etc.” Dude, the electorate can see through that plan when you lay it out so clearly. But he wasn’t about to tamp down his fear quite yet.
Good ol’ Anzalone was on a roll, “No one’s going to sit there as a Democratic consultant and try to bulls— you that this is anything but a really sour environment for Democrats.” He said, “sour,” but one Georgia peach, Judy Knowles, used another word for sour in her comment: “I think we’re beyond pissed. We’ve had enough of the Biden circus.”
Go Away Please
Jen Psaki has been threatening to leave the podium for a few weeks, but she just can’t bear to walk away from promoting her man Biden and snarling at Fox News reporter Peter Doocy when she can’t answer a posed question. This week we watched as the feisty one begged the American people to take Joe’s words for “exactly what they are.” After a moment or two of stunned silence, flyover folks went all-in on Psaki’s request. Lisa Christen in Fulton, MO, queried, “Even when he says things like ‘hampflnnhg’?”
Jerry Welsh in Holland, MI, weighed in: “More importantly, we should pay no attention to Psaki’s words. She consistently demonstrates a combative posture as she flusters around attempting to deflect or deny the evidence of what she and the administration are already on record.” Welsh referred to what happens when you ask a question about inflation and get a nonsensical answer.
Psaki, appearing on Pod Save America, decided to channel her boss and call Doocy a bad name, Her words: “He works for a network that provides people with questions that, nothing personal to any individual including Peter Doocy, but might make anyone sound like a stupid son of a b—–.” Does she think she’s clever?
Not according to Appleton, WI, resident Darlene Marino-Lueders, who praised Doocy and backhanded the redhead, “Doocy does a great job of exposing Psaki’s BS. Calling Doocy an SOB insults his Mother [sic]. So typical of the left.” But a man in Indianapolis, Kurt Hibner, had us all thinking when he asked: “Didn’t Biden say if you disrespect the press, you would be fired on the spot?”