MSNBC Afraid That Voters Worried About the Economy Will Let GOP Wreck Democracy

Between crushing inflation, gas prices, and a rapid deterioration of America’s standing on the global stage, the Democratic Party has resorted to one final Hail Mary pass before the midterms: use the January 6 Committee to label the entire GOP as a threat to America and scare people into voting Democratic despite their mishandling of one crisis after another. MSNBC’s Stephanie Rhule took the time on Tuesday night’s The 11th HourTo push this narrative, voters are being castigated for not aligning with their values.

Ruhle began by complaining to former RNC chairman and current Lincoln Project aficionado Michael Steele about corporate America’s apparent lack of concern about the obvious existential threat poised by the Republican Party, “Whenever there’s something big and they’re at risk of losing employees, or losing customers, they step in. They’re dead silent here. This should be enough reason to worry that people still vote on their feelings and not their opinions. It’s not clear to them that this will affect our future..” 

 

 

Steele took Ruhle’s angst about corporate apathy and applied it to the average American, “People are setting up values. What do you really value now? Do you value… the price of a loaf of bread and a gallon of gas more than you value the right to vote and the prospects of re-empowering a political party that literally tried to wretch — wrench the — uh, democracy away from us?” 

Steele not only mocks the voters currently facing real hardships due to rising prices but accuses the whole Republican Party of trying disenfranchise these same voters. The party members who are currently testifying before the J6 Committee regarding their refusal to decertify 2020 elections results without evidence. You know that party?

Steele gave then a psychoanalysis about what he believes to be the self-centered, selfish American electorate.

They’re gonna look on their kitchen tables, and probably see — um, fewer meals because of the cost of things, and that is gonna be something that I hate to — I hate to say it, but Republicans are gonna take advantage of it. They’re actually gonna play that card — um, to remind voters that the most important thing is that two things: one, the Democrats — uh, have ruined the economy, and secondly — uh, the culture piece, which is “they’re grooming your kids.” And those two narratives will converge, and it will be a price that the country will ultimately pay come — uh, February, March, next summer, going into 2024.  

Apparently, “It’s the economy, stupid” is no longer true within liberal circles. Steele didn’t even try to refute the charges of economic bungling or child grooming (hint: because he can’t), instead trying his hardest to conjure fears of a return to those dark, dark years of 2017-2020 when gas averaged under three dollars a gallon. 

The media elites are so disconnected from kitchen table issues that they can’t even fathom why voters would hold their politicians accountable for a tanking economy instead of buying into Leftist fever dreams about how a possible GOP win this November signals the end of the American experiment.

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MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle: The 11th Hour
06/21/22
11.28.55 pm ET

STEPHANIE ROHLE: Former Senator Franken, Michael Steele just explained it for us. It’s disturbing that so few voters are willing to put preservation of democracy at the top of their list. Take a look at corporate donors. Right? Whenever there’s something big and they’re at risk of losing employees, or losing customers, they step in. They’re dead silent here. This should be enough reason to worry that people still vote on their feelings and not on offences. It’s not clear to them that this will affect our future. 

MICHAEL STEELE: Well I think that’s very much the case — uh, it’s all about — uh, how they weigh these things and their lives. You have — uh, for — for the past couple of weeks now, Stephanie, made the case about the economy, and the role that that’s playing in shaping people’s attitudes.

Uh — I break it down along a more political line. Values are being established by people. What do you really value? Do you value the loa — the price of a loaf of bread and a gallon of gas more than you value the right to vote and the prospects of re-empowering a political party that literally tried to wretch — wrench the — uh, democracy away from us? 

So, the — the realities are stark, and I think that — um, we have to be sober about that, because this November — uh, voters are gonna go to the polls, and they’re going to look in their pocketbooks and see less change. They’re gonna go look and they’re back accounts, and see less — um, savings. They’re gonna look on their kitchen tables, and probably see — um, fewer meals because of the cost of things, and that is gonna be something that I hate to — I hate to say it, but Republicans are gonna take advantage of it.

They’re actually gonna play that card — um, to remind voters that the most important thing is that two things: one, the Democrats — uh, have ruined the economy, and secondly — uh, the culture piece, which is “they’re grooming your kids.” And those two narratives will converge, and it will be a price that the country will ultimately pay come — uh, February, March, next summer, going into 2024. 
  
RUHLE All Americans should find the information presented during these hearings to be shocking and alarming. Are the real consequences not there? 

AL FRANKEN: Well — uh, Judge Luttig — uh, laid it out. It is clear that he poses a danger. And yeah, there are headwinds, as Michael said, against — uh, the Democrats here. But I do see that — that these — uh, hearings are much, much more effective than I thought they were going to be. 

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