As you will see within the screencap, Tiffany Cross was sipping a New Yr’s champagne cocktail on her MSNBC present this morning. Maybe she ought to have used it to clean down a Prozac. Or two.
As a result of the information she was getting from her panel concerning the 2022 elections was decidedly miserable for liberals like her: Joe Biden is dragging down Democrat candidates throughout the nation. One panelist even projected Biden as an “albatross” across the necks of Democrats.
Cross begged Fernand Amandi, an MSNBC analyst and political guide, for hope that Raphael Warnock and Val Demings might win their respective senatorial races in Georgia and Florida. However in each circumstances, Amandi needed to break the unhealthy information to Cross: they’re in hassle. And the important thing cause he gave that they and different Dem candidates are struggling is as a result of:
“The bulk is at hand for the Democrats is tied on to the efficiency of President Biden on the nationwide degree [and] President Biden’s approval ranking now could be sunk to among the lowest factors its been at his presidency. “
Stephanie Brown James, co-founder of a corporation selling black candidates, agreed with Amandi, saying:
“It’s troublesome when you’ve gotten the Biden administration struggling in so many elements of the nation.”
Jason Johnson, an MSNBC contributor, put the catastrophe for Dems that’s Biden in even starker phrases. Johnson requested Brown James what Biden must do:
“To lift his numbers so that he’s not form of an albatross on the neck of Democrats who’re going to be operating this fall?
Coleridge would possibly name it The Rime of the Historical Biden.
Notes: Amandi echoed a favourite liberal line: that Republicans successful congressional majorities could be a “a really troublesome scenario for our democracy.” Scaremonger a lot? And Stephanie Brown James really useful that to raise his polling numbers, Biden ought to give attention to “prison justice reform.” Go for it, Joe! Assist defunding the police and eliminating money bail—might get your approval rankings proper down there in single digits!
The panel on Tiffany Cross’s MSNBC panel saying that Biden is dragging down Democrat candidates throughout the nation, and is a possible “albatross” round their necks was sponsored partly by Kraft and Nugenix.
The Cross Connection
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TIFFANY CROSS: Lastly, it is formally 2022, which suggests midterms are actually in full swing and the percentages usually are not with the Democrats to keep up the bulk on Capitol Hill.
Fernand, I’ve a query which is blowing my thoughts, my buddy. How on earth is Herschel Walker operating neck-and-neck with Raphael Warnock? Please inform me that there’s a pathway to dam this man from kicking Raphael Warnock out of the Senate.
FERNAND AMANDI: Properly, I do not wish to begin 2022 in doomsday mode, Tiffany, however the reality of the matter is, it’s a very troublesome surroundings. As I mentioned, proper now, these states and all of those races are going to happen throughout the nation. And the place the bulk is at hand for the Democrats is tied on to the efficiency of President Biden on the nationwide degree. All of those races have been nationalized.
And the explanation I believe it is shut in Georgia and it is shut in a few of these different states, even Arizona, is as a result of President Biden’s approval ranking now could be sunk to among the lowest factors its been at his presidency. Except he can rise that approval ranking and begin to present and persuade the American folks of the actually sturdy work that the Biden administration has performed, transformational work on this previous yr, it is going to be very troublesome to carry the Congress. And that presents a really troublesome scenario for our democracy.
STEPHANIE BROWN JAMES: I agree, you understand, with Fernando [sic.] It’s troublesome when you’ve gotten the Biden administration struggling in so many elements of the nation, and the way they’re having the ability to relate and discuss their accomplishments.
CROSS: As you understand, there aren’t any black girls within the Senate presently, which brings me to you, Fernand. You are in Florida, my buddy. Inform me that Congresswoman Val Demings will change into Senator Val Demings, particularly given all of the issues taking place in Florida proper now. What are her possibilities trying like?
AMANDI: Properly, Tiffany, I by no means mislead you or the viewers. And as a lot as I’d personally wish to see her defeat who I believe is the least-respected and possibly one of many worst members of the Senate in Marco Rubio, proper now, once more, she’s going to have a troublesome time as a result of Florida is now the state that you just would possibly name MAGA state.
JASON JOHNSON: So, Stephanie, you are in Ohio, a state that, once more, some Democrats have now mentioned has been deserted. They are saying it is crimson. It was form of purple, a method or one other. You are having a sit-down with Joe Biden, theoretically. What are the 2 issues that you just suppose he wants to verify he has achieved by June of 2022 so as to increase his numbers so that he’s not form of an albatross on the neck of Democrats who’re going to be operating this fall?
BROWN JAMES: I believe there’s two issues. One is within the political realm, and I believe it is actually necessary. Now we have to do some work relating to voting rights. We have to cross this invoice. We have to do some work relating to prison justice reform.