Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., joined by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., right, leaves a lengthy closed-door meeting with the Democratic Caucus at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. Speaker Pelosi is expected to appoint House impeachment managers and transmit the two articles of impeachment — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress — by the end of the week. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
On Tuesday’s (socially distanced) episode of The View, no-fan-of-Trump Meghan McCain called the President’s new Pelosi ice cream ad “a kill shot.”
As previously covered by RedState’s Nick Arama, the ad positions Nancy’s cushy life with giant fridges and all the ice cream she and her family could want against that of normal Americans — people struggling due to the shutdown Pelosi’s fine with, in need of relief she didn’t mind withholding.
The clip makes reference to “Nancy Antoinette”:
This ad is an absolute savage blow and an example what I was trying to explain today regarding having empathy for the protesters and people living in fear of how they will feed their family and keep the lights on. https://t.co/ALFcLIU8LH
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) April 21, 2020
There’s nothing quite like tough times to expose the ivory tower in which some detached, painfully clueless elites live. And with her kitchen segment on The Late, Late Show with James Corden — complete with a tennis sweater tied around her neck (at home!) — boy, did Nancy come with the goods.
On The View, co-host Whoopi asked Meghan about her above tweet, in which she called the ad “an absolute savage blow.”
The daughter of the late Sen. John was quick to note it was a shot of the deadly variety:
“[I] thought this ad was a kill shot. And I think that it’s not the ice cream that’s in her fridge. It’s the fact that she’s standing behind giant refrigerators — multiple ones that cost $24,000 each. And look, you’re right, Joy — politicians are wealthy, Trump is wealthy. But I think in this specific moment, optics are narratives. And I don’t make the rules of politics. This is just how it works. And when it looks like — what she’s saying in the video, and I also agree with Joy that, if I were advising any politician at this point, I would also say, ‘Tread very carefully with a comedy show. This is not the time or the moment to be doing something like this.’”
Nancy stepped in it.
And on it:
“There are too many mine fields you can step into in a situation like this. And this is an effective attack ad. And she’s talking about a quarter of a trillion dollars that she is holding up for small businesses. Now, again, I understand Democrats and Republicans are going to view this from different lenses but seeing a $24,000 refrigerator and joking about holding up money for small businesses at the same time they’re showing videos of people saying that they’re starving and showing pictures of their fridges which are empty, it is very effective.”
Meghan also mentioned AOC’s fumble with a now-deleted social media post celebrating a fallout in the oil business:
AOC deleted her tweet celebrating plunging oil prices, & ultimately a demolished stock market, & millions of lost jobs? Let’s all retweet this screenshot to remind her of her utter disdain for our economy & our country. It’s hard to believe anyone wants to re-elect this idiot! https://t.co/E4CBHZm1LA
— Sarah A Homes ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@nclawyer2) April 20, 2020
“[S]he’s talking about how she loves to see declining oil prices. Because, again, people are not buying gas because they’re not going to work, because they’re out of work, and we can’t work right now. And there’s a bunch of people in the oil industry that are now going to be jobless, and she’s making jokes about it right now.”
View co-host Sunny Hostin went to bat for the Democrats, dismissing the ad as manufactured “Fox News outrage and Republican outrage.”
She said she’s concerned with the freezers storing dead bodies in New York — lost lives which are the fault of the White House:
“Blaming some Democratic message for Trump’s incompetence and for Trump’s negligence in managing this crisis is absolutely ludicrous. This is not a Democratic problem, this is not a Republican problem. This is the Coronavirus, and this is about the Trump Administration’s failure to address it properly — failure to address it properly, leading to over 40,000 lost American lives. Let’s not miss the point, people.”
Nonetheless, as for the ad and its effectiveness, Meghan bottom-lined it:
“Trust me when I say this will play very well in the middle of the country.”
Personally, I find it baffling that so many of the rich and famous appear to have such little understanding of the average American experience. The stats are easily discoverable — the median U.S. household income in 2018 was $61,937 — that’s household, not individual.
Perhaps it’s hard to see clearly when you’re in the clouds.
Apropos, a famous actor recently tweeted that “People (are) risking viral death by storming state capital buildings & screaming, ‘Open Fuddruckers!’”
What he evidently didn’t realize, to use his example, is that those people work at Fuddruckers. That’s why they need it to reopen.
Americans need the economy to open even worse than Nancy needs to pull that giant door on her giant refrigerator to get another frozen, tasty treat. And there are people all over — not just “in the middle” — who need it now.
Meghan was right — that Antoinette shot was a killer.
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