President Biden on Wednesday released his plan to provide student loan forgiveness for low to middle income Americans. It’s a broadly popular initiative favored by a significant majority (60%) of voters, including 45% of Republicans. Even those who never incurred such debts approve of the relief.
True to form, the Republican Party demonstrated their knee-jerk opposition to the plan, just as they oppose any program that benefits average citizens, rather than the corporations and wealthy oligarchs who bankroll the GOP.
Meanwhile, the Republican’s Ministry of Disinformation (aka Fox News) rose to the occasion to deflect from this good news story by showing up at Biden’s press conference and attempting to hijack it with a story that they thought they could frame more negatively. it was an overt act of desperation on the part of partisans who know they are losing.
When Biden called on Fox’s White House correspondent, Peter Doocy, to ask a question, Doocy ignored the subject at hand and went off on a wild tangent that, in the end, made him look like the “Stupid Son of a B*tch” that Biden once playfully called him:
Doocy: How much advance notice did you have of the FBI’s plan to search Mar-a-Lago?
Biden: I didn’t have any advance notice. None, zero, not one single bit.
Fox News’ Peter Doocy: "How much advance notice did you have of the FBI's plan to search Mar-a-Lago?"
President Biden: “I didn’t have any advance notice. None, zero, not one single bit.” pic.twitter.com/JvmZMCBVhr
— The Recount (@therecount) August 24, 2022
Doocy’s question was not only utterly irrelevant to the day’s topic, it appeared to have been dictated by Donald Trump. The day before Biden’s student loan announcement, Trump posted a comment on his floundering Twitter ripoff, Truth Social, that alleged that the White House was “involved” with the FBI’s search from the beginning…
“The White House stated strongly that they were NOT INVOLVED, and knew absolutely nothing about, the political Witch Hunt going on with me, & that they didn’t know anything at all about the Break-In of Mar-a-Lago. This was strongly reiterated again & again. WRONG! Remember, these are the people who spied on my campaign, denied it, & got caught. Through the great reporting of John Solomon (Fake Pulitzer Prize?), documents reveal they knew everything, in fact led the charge – a political NO, NO!”
Trump based his allegations on documents made public by the wholly disreputable Trump propagandist, John Solomon. However, what Solomon produced didn’t in any way support the charge that Biden knew of the search in advance. In fact, it actually further incriminated Trump. What’s more, Trump’s rant repeated the long ago debunked charge that he was spied on.
There’s a reason that Fox News and Trump are trying so hard to be distracting and disruptive. They know that the American people are responding to the positive agenda that Democrats are pursuing and accomplishing under difficult circumstances. And they know that they can’t compete with the agenda of fear and negativity upon which they are fixated. Their record of saying “NO” to the things that the American people want isn’t going to help them in the midterms, or beyond. And the more that Democrats get out their positive message, the more likely they will be to prevail. All they need to do is juxtapose the following two memes…
The republican party’s record is a disgrace to America pic.twitter.com/lLgQmS16VC
— Bill Pascrell, Jr. ???? (@BillPascrell) August 5, 2022
We’re delivering for working families — and we’re only getting started. pic.twitter.com/WHMAe1O8dE
— President Biden (@POTUS) August 22, 2022
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