(NewsReady.com) – President Joe Biden’s mouthpiece, Jen Psaki, has landed herself in hot water after a TV interview in which she managed to combine patronizing smugness and dubious health advice. It was a bizarre response to the administration’s political difficulties, and it backfired badly.
On January 21, White House press secretary Jen Psaki appeared on ABC’s The View. During the interview, she discussed the administration’s failure to pass controversial voting reforms last week after two moderate Democrat Senators refused to support moves to change the filibuster rules. Republicans immediately used the filibuster to block Biden’s attempt to federalize an election reform bill.
Jen Psaki to “pissed off” Americans: “Go to a kickboxing class, have a margarita.”pic.twitter.com/kjq3eWVOT0
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) January 21, 2022
The failure was a serious blow to Biden and his party, and Psaki tried to soften the impact by advising Democrats to “go to a kickboxing class, have a margarita, do whatever you need to do this weekend.”
The response wasn’t positive.
GOP Senate candidate Herschel Walker asked if Psaki had any advice for people who “already workout and don’t drink alcohol” and are upset about inflation and crime. Former Trump staffer Tim Murtaugh said this shows Democrats are aiming complaints about voting rights at middle-class activists, not ordinary Americans. Even liberal journalists like Cenk Uygur slammed Psaki’s comments, adding, “Note to Democrats: It’s not our responsibility to like you.”
The feeling among ordinary Democrats is clear. They worked to get this administration elected; if it’s failing now, it can’t brush off that failure with some patronizing lifestyle advice.
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