Morning Joe Laments the People Haven't Come Around Yet to Kamala, Bidenomics

July 24th, 2023 10:19 PM

Monday’s Morning Joe fought against bad public opinion polls on the economy and on Kamala Harris. They stated that Biden’s economy was actually really great, people just needed to have it drilled into them by repetition, and that Kamala Harris just needed more exposure to improve her polling, since she was really just being held down by the patriarchy.

First, Lemire discussed the bank Morgan Stanley slightly increasing their GDP projections for the US, saying that was evidence Biden’s economy was actually a good economy contrary to what most Americans think. He then questioned onetime Obama campaign manager Jim Messina on how the White House could sell this talking point.



Messina responded:

Well look, they need to continue to be reminded. I mean this is repetition over and over. The Biden campaign is gonna own the economy either way, and they're smart to be steering right into it. I love Biden economics. I know it’s not the world’s catchiest phrase, but it moves it directly to what they need to start saying to the swing voters. Here's what we have done. And here's what your life is going to be if you re-elect us.

Repeating over and over that Biden’s economy is good? That’s their campaign strategy? If so, Republicans should breathe a sigh of relief. Telling people that their personal experience was wrong and that they need to just shut up and believe Biden reeked of propaganda.

Minutes later, Lauren Leader of the group “All In Together”  came on to explain to everyone that Kamala Harris needed to be put more into the spotlight by the Biden administration:

That you know, it’s very tempting to say, when you see a candidate like her, you know, vice presidential candidate in this ticket with low approval ratings, it’s very easy to say, okay we should sideline her in the campaign process. I think that’s completely wrong. Because it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy … and the only way that you turn around those numbers is actually by putting her out there to do that.  

Leader demonstrated just how delusional liberals are with this. Harris wasn’t unpopular because of a lack of visibility. In fact, she recently went viral for saying that the US should “reduce population” to fight climate change. Regardless of whether it was a gaffe or a Freudian slip, could anyone like such a person? Leader thought yes, and had a ridiculous reason why:

So the point is, you can't – you can’t, it's different for a woman than it would be for a male Vice President. She has to be given the chance to turn it around. And the only way to do that is to lean into her as the surrogate on the issues that she's most comfortable with, on the issues where she’s passionate … And there has to be a sort of new playbook if you will, a new way forward so that she can turn this around and really fight back against what is pretty profound bias in the entire system.

Oh, so the real reason for Harris’s problems was “the system” being biased against women. The same system that she now controlled? The liberal victimhood complex has not ceased to function, even with the media, government, and corporations all under their control. 

Morning Joe’s ridiculous segments were sponsored by Allstate and Epson. Their contact information is linked.

The transcript is below, click "expand" to read:

MSNBC’s Morning Joe


7:01:48 AM ET


JONATHAN LEMIRE: Morgan Stanley, let's start with this news this hour, is revising its estimates for the future of the American economy. On Friday, the financial services firm credited “Bidenomics” for much stronger than expected GDP growth. The bank now projects 1.9 percent GDP growth for the first half of this year, that’s nearly four times higher than the bank's previous forecast, which had been 0.5 percent. And looking to next year, they raised their forecast for real GDP in 2024 by a tenth of a percent to 1.4 percent. 

The revision comes as President Biden has been on the road trying to sell the American public on his Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The legislation directs billions of dollars towards new construction on roads, bridges, airports and seaports. It also includes plans to increase the availability of broadband internet, to replace lead pipes and build electric vehicle charging stations. Morgan Stanley's chief economist says that the President has created a, quote, “boom in large-scale infrastructure.” And, those words, Jim Messina, are certain to appear on a Biden campaign bumper sticker near you. 



LEMIRE: So this is, the President has been leaning for quite some time, on the infrastructure. They’re rolling out, we're starting to see shovels in the ground this year. 


LEMIRE: And particularly in recent days, “Bidenomics” has become the buzzword at the West Wing, maybe not the catchiest, but it’s their effort to try to really, frankly, claim credit for what they think has been a good economy, even if American voters, at least polling suggests, don't necessarily feel that way. 

MESSINA: Well, you’re exactly right. The economic narrative is what you have to have to win a presidential election. When I was President Obama's campaign manager, in the middle of the night, every month, Bill Clinton would wake me up at 2:00 in the morning and say to me, "all Presidential elections are always a referendum on the economic future.” And so the White House is being very smart to just try to own this lane, while the Republicans are having their primary, to sit and do exactly what Democrats have been saying for a while, stay focused, stay on message, and move an economic agenda. And they're doing a very good job of it. 

LEMIRE: Talk to us about the risks involved, though. I mean, wrapping your arms so fully around an economy, you know, that has, though the metrics have largely been good, we're still a ways out from the election. The talk of a possible recession has faded, but has not disappeared. I mean, of course, for any incumbent, as you just note, the economy is going to play a decisive role, one way or another, but this one is particularly a little fragile. And why do you think the American voters still really frankly think the economy is not good, despite numbers that say that it might be? 

MESSINA: Well look, they need to continue to be reminded. I mean this is repetition over and over. The Biden campaign is gonna own the economy either way, and they're smart to be steering right into it. I love Biden economics. I know it’s not the world’s catchiest phrase, but it moves it directly to what they need to start saying to the swing voters. Here's what we have done. And here's what your life is going to be if you re-elect us. It is a very smart political move. 


7:14:20 AM ET

LAUREN LEADER: I think they do. And you know, my point in the piece is that that’s exactly the right strategy. That you know, it’s very tempting to say, when you see a candidate like her, you know, vice presidential candidate in this ticket with low approval ratings, it’s very easy to say, we should sideline her in the campaign process. I think that’s completely wrong. Because it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. 

The Biden administration needs to get her out there. She is a strong surrogate. And the only way that you turn around those numbers is actually by putting her out there to do that. There is a piece in the Wall Street Journal also, this weekend about sort of the response of Democratic donors to her. And it’s clearly mixed. There are some that are, you know, to your point in the last segment, a lot of hand wringing and sort of anxiety about whether or not she’s a liability, but the folks who really know her and have brought her out have found her to be an extraordinarily effective surrogate. 

So the point is, you can't – you can’t it's different for a woman than it would be for a male Vice President. She has to be given the chance to turn it around. And the only way to do that is to lean into her as the surrogate on the issues that she's most comfortable with, on the issues where she’s passionate. 

To your point, Ali, where she can be unshackled where you can let Kamala be Kamala. And I think that’s gonna be critical. And just again, like I can’t say this enough, it’s different. She's the first. And there has to be a sort of new playbook if you will, a new way forward so that she can turn this around and really fight back against what is pretty profound bias in the entire system.