This will be an interesting test of the gullibility and brain mass of the American public. Faced with epic inflation greatly worsened by the Democrat’s wild spending sprees, incompetent handling of supply chain disruptions, and virtue-signaling suppression of oil production that cannot possibly have any ameliorating effects on global climate change whatsoever, the Donkey High Command has apparently decided on a carpet-bombing “Jumbo” strategy: “Inflation? What inflation?”
We have discussed already the “Putin price hike” mantra Jen Psaki keeps repeating. Last week, I saw a White House release admitting the inflation explosion but noting that if you took out food and gas prices, the rate of inflation increase had declined thanks to deft Biden policies. This, of course, brought back memories of former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry’s immortal statement that if you didn’t include all the murders, D.C. crime rate was actually pretty good! Nancy Pelosi, Psaki and Biden have all distorted the meaning of a letter from a group of acclaimed economists endorsing the trillion dollar infrastructure bill to falsely claim that they said spending all that money would reduce inflation, so, SEE? It’s can’t be Biden’s fault! (The letter actually said, correctly, that repairing and upgrading the infrastructure would make commerce more efficient and less costly in the long-term. As the Washington Post confirmed, they were not making any statement about current inflation.)
Last week we learned that the Biden new military budget assumes only 2% inflation, meaning that its numbers are fictional.
What prompted my realization of this inflation gaslighting exercise was a stunning appearance yesterday by Donna Brazile—you know, the former DNC chair who used her position as a paid CNN “contributor” to leak “town meeting” questions to candidate Hillary Clinton?—in which she gave ABC viewers a “Jumbo” spectacular:
“The Republicans are essentially running on fumes. They’re running on the energy of 2020, which is the Big Lie. Democrats are running on an economy that’s roaring back, that is fighting inflation, that is helping the Ukrainians. Democrats will run on what they delivered. Republicans are going to run on the fumes of 2020.”
She really said that! There was no reason for anyone to believe anything Donna Brazile says already based on her long record of spinning, obfuscating and lying outright, but that “It isn’t what it is” verbal vomit was especially flagrant. Fortunately former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was on hand—he’s corrupt but he’s quick—to laugh at Brazile and say his party was “running on the gas that Joe Biden is giving us at $5 a gallon.”
[As an aside: How can networks justify having pure partisan mouthpieces like Brazile as participants in what are advertised as honest analyses of events and issues by experts for the benefit of the public? The practice is not just insulting, it is irresponsible, dishonest and deceptive.]