Buttigieg Insults Our Intelligence With New Gaslighting Effort About Supply Chain Crisis – RedState

Let’s face it — politicians lie. It’s not a surprise to any of us.

However, the Biden Administration’s lies are on a new level. All reality is distorted by them. If the sky is blue, they will tell you it’s green and scold you for saying otherwise. It’s that outrageous. And it shows they simply have no shame, largely because they aren’t being called out on most of their lies by the media. The media doesn’t call them out on their lies.

But I have to say that Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg took lying to a whole new level during an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper today, when he tried to gaslight us on the the supply chain problem being, in part, due to the what a great job Joe Biden was doing with the economy. He actually did say that.

Maximum audacity:

Tapper asked Buttigieg, “Do Americans need to prepare ourselves for this to get worse before it gets better?”

Although the answer was yes in essence, Buttigieg gave it a remarkable spin.

“Well, certainly, a lot of the challenges that we have been experiencing this year will continue into next year,” he acknowledged.

He quickly changed his mind.

“But there are both short-term and long-term steps that we can take to do something about it. Look, part of what’s happening isn’t just the supply side. It’s the demand side. The demand is unstoppable. Retail sales have soared. And if you think about those images of ships, for example, waiting at anchor on the West Coast, you know, every one of those ships is full of record amounts of goods that Americans are buying, because demand is up, because income is up, because the president has successfully guided this economy out of the teeth of a terrifying recession.”

Let’s completely ignore the fact that Joe Biden hasn’t successfully guided us out of anything. He couldn’t guide anyone out of a paper bag. He’s barely able to maintain his own coherence at any given time. We are currently having inflation the likes of which we haven’t seen in years. The Consumer Price Index surged last month by 5.4 percent, compared to September 2020, the biggest jump in 13 years — and higher than had been predicted by economists.

People are having to shell out more money for the same goods, and we’re seeing empty shelves — which is why some people started calling Biden #EmptyShelvesJoe. This is not a sign that you are achieving success.

The worst year-end jobs report was also released. This time, the number of jobs created in the new year was much lower than we expected. It is incredibly disingenuous to call this disaster any sort of success.

But this is not just Buttigieg spinning, it’s a Biden Administration talking point, since White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki tried it, too, with Tapper, claiming rising prices were because people were buying “more goods.”

Then, to claim that the supply chain problem is due to demand is to ignore all the real issues actually causing it, including the long term trucker issues that opening the ports 24/7 wouldn’t address. So, if they’re not actually talking about the real problems, how do they expect to actually solve them?

Buttigieg, who was so serious about all of this, was not able to take any action for two months on his family leave. He can take off for two months, but the American workers that they have left high and dry with inflation can’t really afford to do that.

He is now back, and he’s spreading this absurdity? Don’t insult our intelligence with such efforts. Don’t think you can. There’s a reason that Biden’s numbers are “sinking like the Titanic.” They tried this same kind of lying with Afghanistan, but it didn’t work there — and it isn’t going to work when it’s hitting Americans right in the wallet.

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