While Democrats try to dig out from their electoral disaster on Tuesday, Morning Joe has devised an explanation for Biden's unpopularity, which dragged Dems down across the country: it's Trump's fault!
As Mika Brzezinski put it on Thursday:
This administration is grappling with the problems that it adopted from the last administration, these problems are in some ways either still existing, or the after-effects of these problems: supply-chain shortages, economic issues are still hitting us. And now it’s actually hurting the current administration.
MSNBC chief political analyst and Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson took it from there:
If you're president, if it rains, or, you get the blame or the credit. Whether or not we needed the rain, right? So whatever happens, Joe Biden is going to get either credit or blame.
So Trump is to blame for Biden's disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan? For letting illegal immigrants flood the southern border? For trying to push through a huge government takeover of everyday lives through "Build Back Better"?
Before blaming Trump for Biden's woes, Mika claimed the fact that several people who attended the Trump rally that preceded the Capitol riot were elected to various local offices on Tuesday is proof that "extremism takes root in American politics." She admitted that none of the people had been charged and all have denied entering the Capitol.
So Mika only sees "extremism" on the right? If someone who attended one of those "mostly peaceful" BLM rallies that later devolved into rioting, looting, and burning, was subsequently elected to office, would that be evidence of extremism taking root, Mika?
And no extremism in the Democrat pushing of CRT, defund the police, and trying to turn the country into a soft-socialist state? Gotcha!
Note also Robinson claiming that "we feel like we're still in the middle of January 6th." True — in that Democrats and the liberal media are doing their best to try to make Americans feel that way!
Morning Joe blaming Donald Trump for Joe Biden's unpopularity was sponsored in part by Liberty Mutual, Subway, and Amazon.
Here's the transcript:
7:02 am EDT
MIKA BRZEZINSKI: It’s now one year and one day since the January -- [speaking with producer?] are we going to?-- since the last presidential election, an election Donald Trump lost and then used as fodder to incite his reporters to storm the Capitol in January.
And yesterday, at least seven people who attended the pro-Trump rally in Washington on January 6th that proceeded the insurrection were elected to public office. This is what I am talking about.
Three were elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. Two won city council seats in New Jersey and Idaho, respectively. One was elected to a local school committee in Braintree, Massachusetts. And one was reelected to the Board of Directors in Hunterdon County, New Jersey.
As the Washington Post reports, none were charged with crimes and all denied being part of the mob that ransacked Capitol Hill. Still, it suggests that Trumpism is alive and well in parts of the country, as extremism takes root in American politics.
And Gene Robinson, if you can take it a step further, because I think in some ways, the meter hasn't moved at all since Trump left office. And while this administration is grappling with the problems that it adopted from the last administration, these problems are in some ways either still existing, or the after effects of these problems: supply-chain shortages, economic issues are still hitting us. And now it’s actually hurting the current administration.
EUGENE ROBINSON: Well yeah, if you're president, if it rains, or, you get the blame or the credit. Whether or not we needed the rain, right? So whatever happens, Joe Biden is going to get either credit or blame.
And, yeah, the needle has not moved that much. I think, you know, from the vantage point of, say, five years from now, or ten years from now, we might look back and say the needle has moved. In fact, we see the Covid cases going down. We don’t feel the impact of that as much yet because we're not all back in our offices, we're not all back to normal. But we may eventually look back at this period and see that there was more change than we feel we're experiencing now.
We feel like we're still in the middle of Covid, we feel like we're still in the middle of January 6th in a lot of ways, because those cases are yet unresolved, and we haven't come to any closure on that. And we feel that Donald Trump is still part of our lives, although not quite in the way he was before.