Fox Business Reporter Jackie DeAngelis wins this week’s award for coldest and most unfeeling comment. DeAngelis was co-hosting a Fox non-news show by the name of Outnumbered. Or that’s what she was SUPPOSED to be doing. It was more like she whined — non-stop — about Roe.
DeAngelis claimed Democrats were being unfair to conservatives. The reason they were being unfair, she explained, is that often conservatives in red states are miserably abiding by laws they don’t like that Democrats have put into law.
So DeAngelis offered up a unique way solution to pro-life people in red states — just get out. Get out as in move. Run away. If you’re a Democrat in a red state — move to a blue state. “They can go live somewhere else,” she said indifferently. “Where it’s more of a free-for-all,” she continued. This polarization — of red states against blue should not be happening.
First off, it isn’t easy for everybody to just pick up and move. Now maybe it IS easy for DeAngelis to do that. Fox hosts are nothing if not out of touch with the reality of the everyday person.
Many people have jobs that keep them where they are — or family or health issues. It isn’t so easy for MOST people to just pick up and go — not that this person seems to understand that.
And on a more personal note — I’d like to say — there are good — and bad — people in EVERY state. There are Republicans in Massachusetts and New York. There are Democrats in Alabama and Indiana.
I will never forget former President Obama’s extraordinary speech about the red and blue states. He said there ARE no red and blue states — there is the United States. This speech remains one of the most compelling I’ve ever seen. I think many sadly have forgotten that. And yes, some states are more conservative than others.
But I disagree with pitting states against each other. The bottom line is Democrats walk among us in all fifty states, and many of these people are working very hard for change as I write this. This Fox host needs to become educated about the ordinary everyday issues that people battle with.