The Corporate Media is Sounding the Alarm
Corporate media (which more or less functions as the communication arm of the Democratic party) has recently been taking stock of its party’s odds for 2022 and 2024 – and doesn't appear to like how things look moving forward.
Thus, it has begun to sound the alarm that perhaps the party should start reeling in the crazies and weeding out some seriously lacking candidates. They are finally comprehending that their outright smears, lies, and disinformation are simply not working. They understand that people don’t trust them – so they are telling the party they better tighten it up going forward.
Their most recent concern is Vice President Kamala Harris. A recent hit piece on Kamala via Politico described the dysfunction many former staffers encountered while working in the VP’s office. Naturally, the story puts a lot of the blame on Harris’ chief of staff rather than Harris herself, but it almost felt like a warning shot (we'll blame you next, Kamala, so get your shit together!). Check out this nugget:
“People are thrown under the bus from the very top, there are short fuses and it’s an abusive environment,” said another person with direct knowledge of how Harris’ office is run. “It’s not a healthy environment and people often feel mistreated. It’s not a place where people feel supported but a place where people feel treated like s---.”
Business Insider then ramped up the alarm about Kamala with a second piece that was definitely more critical of Kamala and painted her as explosive, insecure, and vindictive:
Several ex-staffers described Harris as unpredictable and said that she had a habit of hanging up the phone on her staff. One told Insider that the attorney general's workplace was "toxic" and "reactionary."
This level of dysfunction is not new to Kamala Harris, whose short lived presidential campaign was plagued by many of the same issues per a piece from The Hill run in 2019:
"This is my third presidential campaign and I have never seen an organization treat its staff so poorly"
The corporate media is terrified that Joe Biden will not be able to run for re-election in 2024 (he won’t) and think that Kamala has no shot at winning against a generic Republican (she doesn’t). She’s inauthentic and unlikable. She laughs at awkward times and especially at things that aren’t funny.
She fumbles easy questions from friendly journos. Why is the media attacking her only six months into her vice-presidency? They know to turn this ship around is going to take some time and if someone is going to primary her leading up to 2024 they had better start planning it now.
Then NPR sounded the alarm that Latino voters (sorry, don’t cancel me – “latinx voters”) when they published an article entitled “Latino Voters Are Leaving The Democratic Party”. I bet they were shocked to have to write this one as all minorities vote in lock-step with the Democrats, right? They discuss 30 point swings by Hispanics towards Republicans in places like South Texas and Florida. Although they don’t come right out and say it – it’s implied that maybe the Dem’s base of college educated, white, insane culty liberals just might be pushing away conservative Latinos (spoiler alert - they are). Or maybe they don’t like being called “latinx”.
For once, I’m agreeing with the corporate media – Democrats should be worried. The recent spate of special elections are showing an underlying red wave coming next year. Turnout was low as they generally are for special elections but what’s interesting is to see what side is turning out. In Wisconsin State Assembly district 37 the Republican candidate won by 10 points. Now, that’s about by how much Trump won that district so it isn’t to indicative of any trend but in Georgia State House district 34 the Republican candidate won by 26 points where Trump only won by 4 points. In Alabama State Senate district 14, the Republican candidate won by 60 points! That’s 20 points over what Trump did there.
Republicans are energized and regular ol' normies are beginning to see how Democrat policies are changing the nation in ways they don't support. Corporate media is trying to warn the Democrats that things are changing and not in a good way for them. Fortunately, Democrat leadership is full of people like Dick Durbin that still believe your skin color dictates which way you vote and if you aren’t white you must vote for Democrats. I guess he missed that NPR piece.
Good. Let’s let them keep thinking it.