Believe the leftists when they identify themselves to you, even if it’s accidently.
This is what happened on Thursday during an appearance on MSNBC, of all places, when Democratic Representative James Clyburn of South Carolina breached the basic rule of the cable network: Never express the truth.
Okay, a little bit of an exaggeration there. But if that were the rule, Clyburn would have breached it when he unexpectedly disclosed the facts about current Democratic spending measures during his interview with José Daz-Balart last week.
Daz-Balart questioned the House Democratic whip, “What do you say to people who say, ‘Boy, Washington can talk about all these big programs and everything else, but I’m worried about the cost of food,”.
Since the invention of television, political liars of all kinds, from the Kremlin to the White House, have used the following phrase to signal their intention to lie, cajole, and obfuscate:
“Well,” he replied. “Let me make it very clear.”
You should probably just disregard the psyop that is about to be delivered by a politician when you hear them say those words.
“All of us are concerned about these rising costs,” he said. “And all of us knew this would be the case when we put in place this recovery program. Any time you put more money into the economy, prices tend to rise.”
Say what? So, given that it would result in higher costs, why did they give it the moniker Inflation Reduction Act? How Washingtonian of them.
Having said that, Clyburn continued to carry the water for the Biden administration by blaming the Russians, OPEC, “price gouging,” and anybody else he could think of than Joseph Robinette Biden Jr.
“And we do know that price gouging takes place and that’s what Sen. Warnock is concerned about down in Georgia,” he continued. “We knew the moment we went to aid the Ukrainians, the Russians would do what they could possibly do to undercut this administration, so they cut this deal with OPEC nations to reduce the production of oil, so as to drive the price of gasoline up.”
More on this story via The Western Journal:
“We are not going to allow these kinds of intimidations, be it by big corporations who are raising prices when they should not be, or foreign countries who are doing untoward things in retaliation for our assisting our allies,” he argued — if you can call it an argument.
This is pretty typical leftist rhetoric, actually: Take some blame to disarm your opponent (though José Díaz-Balart can hardly be called an opponent of the left), then pivot to shifting the blame elsewhere and hope that last part is what your listener remembers.
And that was the coherent part of the interview. From there, Clyburn lashed into at least two straw men and set up some sort of false dichotomy between economic policy and voter suppression that even Díaz-Balart tried, and apparently failed, to understand. CONTINUE READING…