So it has come to this: On Friday, the Morning Joe team complained that Democrats aren’t doing enough to highlight Joe Biden’s accomplishments. When Joe Scarborough hyped a Washington Post column urging Democrats to support the incredibly unpopular president, he expressed confusion: “You just wonder why they’re panicking the way they are. They are undoubtedly doing more harm than good to their president, their party, and themselves. And I’m only discussing politics.
The world was shocked by the news of the death of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday, but that did not stop the MSNBC regulars from trying to persuade people that inflation is not Joe Biden’s fault and that they should feel bad for him in general.
This discussion grew out of a recent opinion piece by Post opinion columnist Dana Milbank titled “Give Biden a Break,” which urged the Democratic Party to be a little more forgiving of Biden in light of his disastrous record as president, which has actually been present ever since the day he was sworn in.
The Democratic Party transitions from saying “whoa, whoa, whoa, that’s too hot, you’re being too divisive,” according to Milbank. and then claim, “He’s not forceful enough on the urgent threats to democracy that we’re facing,” a few months later.
Then Mike Barnicle criticized Biden for not receiving enough credit for his accomplishments, including allegedly “persuading people like Abe to help with this effort, to help with trying to neutralize China.” Despite the fact that Abe actively opposed the CCP before Biden ever made an attempt and was a strong supporter of Taiwan.
Taiwan isn’t high on this administration’s priority list because the United States is already too deeply entrenched in China’s financial system. Biden won’t be neutralizing China in any significant way any time soon.
Barnicle received clarification from Milbank as to why Biden does not receive enough credit. “Americans don’t care that much about foreign policy,” is the reason.
Both Scarborough and On Brand with Donny Deutsch host Donny Deutsch added their own perspectives. Scarborough made an effort to minimize how badly Biden is ruining the nation. He stated that “Biden is about two years in, he’s having some economic problems with inflation that of course,” and he used the term “some problems” very loosely.
“I saw Colin talking about inflation being Joe Biden’s fault today, which is obviously hilarious considering Donald Trump had the biggest deficits, biggest debt, and biggest bloated budgets in American history,” he continued.
In addition, Scarborough asserted that we are “doing much better than Great Britain and other countries in Europe” and that “among Western countries, our gas prices are lower than most of the rest of the world.”
It appears that Joe overlooked the fact that Trump’s greatest economic debts and deficits occurred during COVID, a time when no one knew how to handle the situation and the economy was strong prior to that. Additionally, we might be doing better than the UK in terms of inflation, but even so, the US is significantly worse than many other G20 nations in that regard. Embarrassing.
When discussing “when you put together guns, when you put together the insurrection, when you put together Roe v. Wade,” Donny Deutsch remarked condescendingly that “people feel a certain way right now.” He is obviously unaware of the inflation that is causing financial stress in Americans and making their hair grey.
Scarborough’s comparison of Biden to Reagan and Obama was then expanded upon by Deutsch. It’s interesting that you mentioned both Reagan and Obama because, despite coming from opposing political parties, both of them excelled at reading their supporters’ emotions, responding to them, and presenting themselves in a particular way.
It’s intriguing because Biden ran his entire campaign on his ability to successfully connect with voters. Even with his own media mouthpieces, it seems like he is losing ground.
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Morning Joe on MSN
July 8, 2022
7:00:11:34 Eastern time.
The Democrats pull back and say, “Whoa, whoa, whoa, that’s too hot, you’re being too divisive,” when Milbank compares Manchin, Sinema, and possibly Republicans to Bull Connor and George Wallace. DANA MILBANK: Right, he’s not getting any sort of consideration of that possibility. After a few months, say that he wasn’t strong enough in addressing the pressing threats to our democracy. He is therefore doomed whether he does or does not.
The issue is with Joe Manchin, not Joe Biden, as I stated in the article. This is not intended to be an outright defense of every position or course of action taken by Joe Biden. Furthermore, as I previously stated, this does not imply that you would want an 82-year-old man to be your nominee in 2024. On the other hand, they’re sort of holding him accountable for things that he isn’t at all to blame for.
Mike Barnstone I’m sure, Dana —
/’Mike Barnicle, aka MIKA BRZEZINSKI.
A BARNICLE: In addition to the fact that Joe Biden could figuratively change the last letter of his first name to “B,” “Job” Biden, given everything that has fallen upon his shoulders—inflation, a global war, global inflation—is one question I have about this whole thing.
But with regard to the left of the Democratic Party, how is it that a president of the United States who speaks quietly to world leaders around the globe, pulls them together in a unifying aspect to combat the Russians and the war in Ukraine, gets very little credit for persuading people like Abe to help with matters like this sad, tragic news out of Japan, Abe being shot and killed, assassinated?
He receives no recognition for his quiet achievements—
MILBANK: I agree.
BARNICLE: — and the volume overpowers all else.
MILBANK: Well, Mike, the short answer is that I believe Americans don’t care all that much about foreign policy, maybe in the brief early days or weeks of a crisis.
However, in my opinion, it’s worthwhile to look at.
Consider the leaders of Canada, the recently replaced United Kingdom, France, and Germany.
More or less, they are all in the same pitiful position in the polls as Joe Biden at the moment.
Inflation and other issues that are also weighing them down are the reasons for this, as you may know.
Therefore, even if they are younger and more charismatic, everyone is being affected by this sort of global malaise, to use a phrase from the 1970s.
SCARBOROUGH, JOE You know, Donny Deutsch, it’s amazing that some Democrats have such a lack of institutional knowledge. Republicans, I suppose, do the same thing. They all perform the same actions, but Biden has been in office for about two years and is experiencing some financial difficulties due to inflation. Of course, I saw Colin claim today that Joe Biden was to blame for the problem, which is obviously absurd given that Donald Trump had the largest deficits, debt, and budgets in American history.
However, you must consider Reagan in 1982.
People were saying he was too old, that he was, Republicans were destroyed two years in, as evidenced by Clinton in 1994 and Barack Obama in 2010. Even the presidents who were the most well-liked have experienced this. Democrats don’t necessarily need to be enthusiastic about it, I suppose.
They are not required to be pleased about it.
However, despite the fact that we face issues with gas prices, Western nations generally have lower gas prices than the majority of the rest of the world.
Despite our inflation issues, we are doing at least as well as Great Britain and other European nations.
You merely wonder why they are acting so frantically.
They are undoubtedly doing more harm than good to their president, their party, and themselves. I’m only discussing politics here.
Voters and Democrats in particular feel a certain way at the moment, DONNY Deusch said.
When you put together guns, the insurrection, and Roe v. Wade, I don’t think there has ever been a more right brain reaction to what is happening in the world.
Biden hasn’t been able to adequately express the people’s feelings, which include a mix of outrage, fear, and worry, even though the words are there for you to try to transcribe and look at.
There’s something about Biden that doesn’t connect, which is interesting given that you mentioned both Reagan and Obama. Despite coming from obviously opposing political parties, both of them were excellent at reading their voters’ emotions, being able to respond to them, and being able to present in a particular way.
Not that I’m blaming his age.
There is something wrong when he stands up and speaks; if you don’t pay attention, he seems to have trouble sort of gathering what is going on in his audience, bringing it back, and reflecting it out.
That emotional connection is difficult to explain in some way.
You cannot adequately express it because, according to all of his public messages that have been transcribed, he is saying the right things.
It just doesn’t feel right in the gut.