Unless you’re my age or older, you probably don’t remember when George HW Bush ran for reelection in 1992.
Who can blame you if you don’t remember? It was 30 years ago.
George HW Bush, like our current first-term president, was a former Vice President who spent a large segment of his life in Washington DC.
And like our current president, George HW Bush wasn’t exactly known for having his finger on the pulse of the electorate.
After a New Hampshire town hall in 1992, President Bush discussed with the press how he thought it went. He summed up his performance by saying, “Message: I care.”
Listen, if you have to tell us “Message: I care,” chances are, you don’t care.
Bush’s “Message: I care” was as inauthentic as Bill Clinton’s “I feel your pain.”
Well, here we are 30 years later and George HW Biden is planning to shift his focus to the economy. And by that, this White House means, they’re going to try and find the perfect narrative to send the message that Biden cares.
No doubt, old Joe will also feel our pain.
Doocy: “In some places in this country now, a gallon of gas costs more than the people on the federal minimum wage are making in an hour. What does the WH want these people supposed to do? Just stop driving to work?”— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) May 31, 2022
Karine Jean-Pierre says Biden “understands what it feels like” pic.twitter.com/Pu4BbC8U35
Message: I care.
Who does this woman think Joe Biden is anyway?
George HW Biden has been a Washington politician for almost half a century.
He has no idea “what it feels like” to get your electric bill in the mail and cringe at the thought of opening the envelope.
He doesn’t know “what it feels like” to see his grocery bill rise week after week as everything from meat to eggs to bread gets more and more expensive.
He doesn’t know “what it feels like” to drive from store to store desperately hunting for baby formula.
And he sure as hell doesn’t know “what it feels like” spending hundreds of dollars just to fill up his gas tank every week so he can get to and from work.
He has no idea what any of this feels like.
Biden’s pivot to the economy amounts to saying “Message: I care” while finding ways to pass the blame off onto anyone but himself.
George HW Biden kicked off his “Message: I Care” tour by “writing” a ghostwritten column in the Wall Street Journal that blamed the 40-year high inflation and record gas prices on Vladimir Putin and the Republicans in Congress.
Biden’s pivot to the economy is to pretend that, just like all of us, he is a victim of circumstances outside of his control.
But he isn’t.
He is the cause of all of it.
The White House “plan” to address inflation and skyrocketing consumer prices amounts to doubling down on the same ridiculous agenda it has been pursuing for the last 17 months – the very agenda that got us into this mess in the first place.
The only difference will be in the “messaging,” finding just the right word or phrase to better convey “Message: I care.”
But since coming up with the “messaging” will probably be done by the same people who thought “Putin’s Price Hike,” “Ultra MAGA,” and “Build Back Better” were all winners, it’s unlikely the “messaging” they land on will raise Biden’s approval number by even one single digit.
And don’t doubt me on this. Biden isn’t pivoting toward the economy to find a solution to the problems he caused. He’s pivoting toward the economy hoping like hell to find a solution to his cratering approval rating and the Democrat wipeout it will cause in November.
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