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Not Comedy: CNN Claims Republican Voters Really Do Support Biden’s Agenda

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It’s the height of hypocrisy when CNN, the network who constantly smears conservatives with blatant lies, presumes to speak for the right.

On CNN Tonight Wednesday, host Don Lemon and his panel of lefties laughably claimed that Republican voters actually did support President Biden’s policies, but were being distracted by stupid culture war stories from the GOP “trolls” in Congress and on Fox News.

Lemon set up the discussion’s theme to his guests, CNN analysts John Avlon and Kirsten Powers: Biden, the serious president vs. GOP culture war nonsense.

“The president is really tuning out the noise, pushing ahead on guns, infrastructure, speeding up vaccinations while the GOP goes, you know, all in on Trump and the culture wars,” Lemon lamented.

He asked Avlon, “Is this just the way it is now? Biden is on his own, getting things done and the GOP is talking about things that are irrelevant?”

Avlon agreed, claiming the GOP was dominated by “trolls” when their voters actually liked Biden’s policies (!):

But you have the same symmetric polarization in Congress where you do have the Republican Party disproportionately dominated by folks who are playing to a Fox News crowd, where being a troll is seen as a sign of success rather than getting anything done. Biden is betting on the fact that a lot of his proposals are popular with Republican voters. 

No polls from CNN or anyone else were cited. Lemon lauded, “that really smart assessment” about the Republican party being dominated by trolls, “rather than actually working for their constituents, and for the American people.”

After they bashed Republicans with straw man arguments about taking away voting rights, Avlon went back to the media’s tireless claim that everything on the right boils down to racism. 

“This is about white identity politics and arguments being percolated in an echo chamber. That don’t have any common sense or common facts behind them,” he argued, adding that the January 6 Capitol attack “was about white identity politics, fear of Democratic chain — demographic change, the replacement theory. This is all stuff that’s been propagated on the far-right and that’s what we are confronting which is why it’s difficult to have a debate right now on our democracy based on common facts.”

He complained the real “hurdle” Biden was facing was the “right-wing of the Republican Party” “not dealing with a common set of facts in this country,” adding that the media was “going to have to find a way to break through that.”

Going back to the original topic, fellow guest Kirsten Powers said these culture war battles were a “political strategy” to distract from the fact that Republican voters “do support” the President’s policies:

Yeah, but the thing is, this is a political strategy for the right, for the Republicans. Because they don’t have anything else to run on other than Dr. Seuss and Mrs. Potato Head being canceled. So — because the fact is, a lot of their voters do support a lot of things that Joe Biden is doing.

So, what they have to do, is they have to focus on things and inundate their voters with this so called cancel culture stuff. Because that is what is going to get them riled up. If the voters actually were hearing about the things that Joe Biden was doing, that they support that would be a real problem for them.

Lemon agreed that Republican voters “aren’t buying” the GOP messaging on Biden:

When I speak to people who are not necessarily liberal, they do know what Joe Biden is doing and this whole idea about him is as this dawdling person who doesn’t — who has, you know, no idea what he’s doing, they are not buying it. People aren’t buying, and that is the danger I think that’s why they’re scrambling and panicking right now. It’s because people really aren’t buying it, it’s not sticking. 

Powers added, “that’s why they are inundating them with this other kind of white grievance politics.”

How would anyone at CNN know what conservatives think about Joe Biden? Not even one conservative was on this panel and they’re own “conservative” commentators, are Democrats by any other name.

CNN’s utter nonsense was paid for by sponsor Priceline. Contact them at the Conservatives Fight Back page here.

Read the transcript below:

CNN Tonight

4/7/2021

DON LEMON: John Avlon, let’s start with you. The president is really tuning out the noise, pushing ahead on guns, infrastructure, speeding up vaccinations while the GOP goes, you know, all in on Trump and the culture wars. Is this just the way it is now? Biden is on his own, getting things done and the GOP is talking about things that are irrelevant?

JOHN AVLON, CNN SENIOR POLITICAL ANALYST: I think it is a snapshot of where politics are. Remember, I think this is consistent with the way even Joe Biden campaigned. He did not over index Twitter talk, he focused actually on where the real votes were in the Democratic primary.

But you have the same symmetric polarization in Congress where you do have the Republican Party disproportionately dominated by folks who are playing to a Fox News crowd, where being a troll is seen as a sign of success rather than getting anything done. Biden is betting on the fact that a lot of his proposals are popular with Republican voters. But he’s still got to get things done by reaching out to people in Republicans in Congress.

And there is all this talk of bipartisan support, but we haven’t seen any evidence of it. So, he’s moving forward alone, there is risk of blow back in that. But at least he’s going big and trying to get things done, betting that those actions will help him cobble together a governing majority in the long run.

LEMON: That’s a really smart assessment, being a troll is a sign of success. And that is exactly what’s happening on the right, right now. And rather than actually working for their constituents, and for the American people. You know, I had this conversation just now with Charlie Dent, and with Gloria Borger about Senator Joe Manchin, Kirsten. With this new op-ed making it clear that he will not vote to eliminate or weakened the filibuster. Does this essentially mean no voting rights act?

KIRSTEN POWERS, CNN POLITICAL ANALYST (on camera): Yeah, I mean that very well could be the outcome, and I think the idea that, you know, we somehow, we should be trying to find more comity and keep the filibuster because I think what Charlie was saying was you know, the more extreme sides, right are the ones that always want to get rid of the filibuster.

And I have a lot of respect for Charlie, but I do respectfully sort of disagree with the idea that the extremes in the Democratic Party, and the extremes in the Republican Party have anything to do with each other. The extremes in the Democratic Party, want voting rights. The extremes in the Democratic Party want single payer health care. You know, they want to have health insurance for everybody. So, these are not really highly problematic use. They maybe to use that people may disagree with, but there are not the same types of things that Republicans want to do for examples, Republicans want to make it, so people can vote. Certain people can vote at least. They want to make it so, it’s harder for black people to vote, they want to make it harder. So, it’s make it harder really for anybody who is reeling in the Democratic Party to vote. So, it’s not really an apples to apples comparison, in my mind. And so, I think that if I was Joe Biden I would support getting rid of the filibuster.

LEMON: Yeah, it’s just what you are saying you’re talking about restricting people from voting, I just said this thing on this top election official in Mississippi basically saying, that it was dangerous to have college students voting because they may be woke. It’s like well, I mean, —

POWERS: Yes.

AVLON: It doesn’t really work that way.

LEMON: That’s not how it works, and he’s actually — he actually believes that that is a real defense. He thinks its right, that is the problem with —

POWERS: But he saying the quiet part out loud, he’s saying because they are claiming that that’s not what this is about. Like, they’re not trying to, you know, they’re not actually trying to keep anybody from voting. They’re just trying to protect people fraud. He saying the real reason, which is we don’t want people voting, like we actually — that’s actually what we’re doing.

AVLON: But it is also a measure I think of just this sort of the right-wing ecosystem where an elected official does say the quiet part allowed. What we were dealing with is white identity politics here.

LEMON: No, no, John, John, John, John —

AVLON: Go on.

LEMON: They actually, he believes that what he’s saying is right. It’s not like he’s hiding, and he thinks that his logic is correct. That it is OK to do it and there are many people who feel that. Yes, of course, you can have that happen, they don’t understand that no, that’s not the way it works. It’s not like, he’s like — he said something by accident. That is what he thinks, and he thinks its right.

AVLON: 100 percent, and I think that’s what we’re confronting, right? This is about white identity politics and arguments being percolated in an echo chamber. That don’t have any common sense or common facts behind him.

You have a professor on yesterday, did a study at the folks arrested at the insurrection at the Capitol. And this was about — this was not about, you know, economic resentment. This was about white identity politics, fear of Democratic chain — demographic change, the replacement theory. This is all stuff that’s been propagated on the far-right and that’s what we are confronting which is why it’s difficult to have a debate right now on our democracy based on common facts.

But we’ve got to keep on trying to do it. And I will say in defense of Joe Manchin, in his op-Election Day he said, he thinks there could be bipartisan support for elements of a voting rights act. Presumably he is talking about John Lewis Act, not HR1. That is a big if.

But Biden talks about unity. And listen, I’m not trying to diminish the hurdle we are dealing with here. But there is a question about leading with example, but the greatest difficulty in this is that you have a disproportionate influence on the right-wing of the Republican Party that is not dealing with a common set of facts in this country. And we are going to have to find a way to break through that.

POWERS: Yeah, but the thing is, this is a political strategy for the right, for the Republicans. Because they don’t have anything else to run on other than Dr. Seuss and Mrs. Potato Head being canceled. So — because the fact is, a lot of their voters do support a lot of things that Joe Biden is doing.

So, what they have to do, is they have to focus on things and inundate their voters with this so called cancel culture stuff. Because that is what is going to get them riled up. If the voters actually we’re hearing about the things that Joe Biden was doing, that they support that would be a real problem for them.

LEMON: But Kirsten, I do think that they are. When I speak to people who are not necessarily liberal, they do know what Joe Biden is doing and this whole idea about him is as this dawdling person who doesn’t — who has, you know, no idea what he’s doing, they are not buying it. People aren’t buying, and that is the danger I think that’s why they’re scrambling and panicking right now. It’s because people really aren’t buying it, it’s not sticking. 

POWERS: Right, but that’s all I’m saying that’s why they are inundating them with this other kind of white grievance politics.

What do you think?

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