Since its inception, Fox News has largely been a war machine of the GOP masquerading as a news channel – not only working to confirm the prejudices of your average right-wing voter no matter how ridiculous they are, but also to help campaign for them year round, which is essentially the job of their White House correspondent, Peter Doocy. Doocy, however, is terrible at this job and used to be routinely humiliated on TV by former press secretary Jen Psaki – but there were a number of moments he was also shown up in embarrassing fashion by President Biden. Wednesday was one of them.
Doocy was hoping he could get President Biden to admit that some issue was more important to the White House than inflation – so the GOP could use it as ammo in their desperate reset for the midterms. President Biden gave the right answer to his trick question, however, and revealed it for what it was – as well as the Republican strategy. Rather than say if inflation or abortion was more important, Biden simply said: “All important. Unlike you, there’s no one thing. There’s multiple issues and they’re all important. We ought to be able to walk and chew gum at the same time.”
Instead of getting more political ammo, Biden made clear that the Republicans aren’t so much into solutions as they are trying to find problems to run and seize power on. Of course, this doesn’t exempt us from doing any work this season as both sides are fairly motivated and the one that puts in more work will be the one that will win the closest races and therefore determine who gets control of Congress. Let’s do all we can to make sure Democrats win on Nov 8.
James Sullivan is the assistant editor of Brain World Magazine and an advocate of science-based policy making