Psaki's Elitist Advice to 'Frustrated' Americans Lights up the Internet

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Recent polls show that Americans think Joe Biden and the Democrats are focused on the wrong things, that they are focused more on their political narratives than what they should be focused on instead — the things that they are concerned about, including the record-high inflation.

But that didn’t stop Democrats from spending a ton of time pushing a completely phony narrative about “voting rights,” despite no one being denied the right to vote. They even demonized and attacked their people who refused to throw the Senate rules under the bus to get what they wanted. But even with all of that, the effort went down in flames, as Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) stood firm on principle under the pressure.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki did an interview on “The View” Friday, in which she bemoaned the failure of the voting legislation and the effort to kill the filibuster.

“I think this week has been frustrating, devastating, angering, all of those things,” Psaki said.

“So, my advice to everyone out there who’s frustrated, sad, angry, pissed off: Feel those emotions, go to a kickboxing class, have a margarita, do whatever you need to do this weekend, and then wake up on Monday morning. We’ve got to keep fighting,” Psaki said. She followed that up by saying they had to keep up the “anger of that activism,” as well.

First, this is the advice that Psaki tells voters? ‘Hey, sorry, we failed so get drunk and beat things up’? People are going to have to get drunk very often with all the failures of the Biden administration. If this were actually about ‘voting rights,’ what a cavalier response from her. But notice, also, how there’s a subtle shift going on there — now it isn’t people having the right to vote, it’s about educating people about their rights. That’s to blunt the blow of their failure. But it also shows how dishonest the initial characterization of their legislation was, to begin with.

Second, Psaki is completely clueless about what most Americans are concerned about. It isn’t about pushing phony voting narratives. The only people who were invested in having this Democratic legislation pass are the political activists, and maybe some of the Democrats who have fallen for the cult push. Otherwise, most Americans looking at it know it’s shady — that everyone has the right to vote — and know that this Democratic push is about other things: namely trying to federalize elections and grab power.

Notice Psaki doesn’t seem at all concerned about people being frustrated over inflation, because that wouldn’t help Democrats seize more federal power. Imagine not understanding how pedantic and elitist it is to say “do kickboxing” and get a “margarita” to folks trying to figure out how to pay for everything in Biden’s crushing economy. Sounds a lot like “let them eat cake.”

Third, Psaki said they needed to continue to work to eliminate the filibuster. Unless of course, they need to use it, as they did when they relied on the filibuster rule to stop Sen. Ted Cruz’s Nord Stream 2 bill last week — and as they did 327 times when they were last in the minority in 2020. That’s just how duplicitous they are on this whole issue. There is no doubt that when they lose the Senate in November, they will once again discover how important and pure the filibuster is.

Psaki’s remarks didn’t go over well with either the left or the right.