(RightWing.org) – During a press conference on Wednesday, January 19, President Joe Biden said he didn’t believe the polls after a reporter asked him why they were upside down. Denial and stubbornness appear to be a trait of this White House. They wonder why Biden’s approval ratings are so low.
While Biden spent 2021 focusing on failing to transform America’s society, economy, and government through the semi-socialist Build Back Better agenda and waging a phony war on elections, Americans in Democratic-led cities were deluged with crime. In at least 16 major cities, violent crimes were up in 2021. Still, the majority of the liberal media refuses to cover it. Even White House Press Secretary Jenn Psaki noticed it and made a damaging comment about soft-on-crime cities that reflects just how out of touch the White House is with America.
White House Out of Touch With America
In the wake of the 2020 social justice movement, numerous Democratic-led cities moved swiftly to defund their police, initiate no cash bond reforms, and attorneys general refused to prosecute crimes. From New York City to Los Angeles, crime in major cities spiked, and citizens were left to live with the liberal policies they voted for.
In 2021, at least 16 cities reported a rise in the homicide rate and other violent crimes. In Baltimore, 32 people were murdered in January 2022 alone as people expressed fear that no one was available to help them. They’ve come to accept that they are on their own to deal with crime.
Recently, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki appeared on the Pod Save America podcast, which her colleagues from the Obama administration run. During the interview, Psaki told listeners what the three major cable news outlets were covering at that moment. She said CNN and MSNBC were covering the Pentagon.
Psaki then showed how out of touch she is with America. The White House Press Secretary suggested that Fox News was an outlier talking about soft-on-crime consequences in major US cities. She sarcastically asked what that meant as if she didn’t know. Then, Psaki stated that Fox News was living in an alternate universe, said it’s scary, and expressed concern that people actually watch Fox News’ coverage.
On Monday, January 31, Psaki repeated the debunked line that Republicans voted against increased funding for police in the American Rescue Act. The Washington Post gave “three Pinocchios” to that misinformation last summer.
Fraternal Order of Police Strike Out
On Monday, Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) National President Patrick Yoes released a statement condemning Psaki’s out-of-touch comments. He wrote that it’s wrong for Psaki to suggest that violent crime isn’t a serious issue, and insinuated that laughing it off is an insult to victims of crime.
Yoes added that while Psaki feels safe in one of the most protected buildings in the world, not everyone gets the benefit of White House security. The FOP president said the world is getting more dangerous as tens of thousands of people became victims of crime in January alone, some of which didn’t make it home.
Democrats in Trouble With Their Voters
Once again, the White House revealed how Democrats who live in ivory towers don’t identify with their voters. Over the last several years, Hispanic voters began switching to the Republican Party. Over the last two presidential elections, Black male voters made enough of a shift that politicians are taking notice.
What remains is a dwindling minority base and a white progressive party that is more in alignment with big woke corporations than the people they claim to champion. As the shift is underway, Democrats may stunningly find themselves behind the eight ball in coming elections with minorities. One of the big issues for minority voters could be their neglect of crime.
Stay tuned. This year, defunding the police, no cash bail policies, and runaway district attorneys who refuse to prosecute crimes may be a significant issue in the upcoming primaries this spring and the 2022 midterm elections in November.
Don Purdum, Independent Political Analyst
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