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Dejected CBS wonders why people won’t praise Biden and the Democrats’ agenda to help them

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Wednesday CBS Mornings they immersed themselves in what they saw as one of the mysteries of this current political age: Why won’t voters support President Biden and his fellow Democrats more, given that they do so much to improve our lives? Before a segment that He suggested Thanksgiving gatherings have snacks and drinks in the garage as people take the Covid quick tests, the table, and CBS News Democratic strategist / political collaborator Joel Payne followed suit.

“Go ahead, a scorecard on President Biden’s accomplishments so far …[Payne has] I have some thoughts on what is a pivotal moment for Democrats, “ said alternate co-host and CBS Mornings: Saturday co-host Michelle Miller on a joke.

For Miller, progressive politics is personal, as her husband is Urban League president Marc Morial.

Far-left co-host Tony Dokupil opened the segment with the alleged dilemma:

President Biden’s grand national agenda faces a great test on Capitol Hill. You will recall that last week the House passed a nearly $ 2 billion Build Back Better bill, as he calls it. But now he faces an uphill battle in the Senate and the White House is looking for anything that can help boost the president’s weak approval ratings. In his opinion, only 44 percent of Americans say he is doing a good job.

Turning to Payne, Dokupil asked him to “Help me to understand” why “The Democrats have all these ideas that people say they like in the polls, but then when asked if they like the Democrats or the president, in particular, they say no.”

Payne replied that the problem was “The oldest thing in the book, trying to get people to really invest in your political ability to get ideas across.” and further hampered by Democrats who don’t have “did a good job of – of selling the agenda you want to present “.

Dokupil persisted in astonishment, saying that the Better Rebuild Act has “all of these things that would affect people’s lives” in a positive way, but voters haven’t found out (click “expand”):

DOKUPIL: But this Build Back Better bill has relief for people suffering from big childcare bills, it has things for climate change, it has things to cut higher education costs, it has all of these things. that would affect people’s lives, real, real people. lives. And yet the Democrats don’t seem to be able to communicate that. When people are asked if it will affect them, they say no.

PAYNE: Well, you have to remember that the backdrop to everything is Covid. And that keeps happening, and I think sometimes we forget. But I’d say what we saw in Virginia last month with Terry McAuliffe losing to Glenn Youngkin, was Covid. It wasn’t necessarily CRT. It was the fact that people’s children had been out of school for a year and a half. And I think Covid affects everything, and I think it’s an ownership disadvantage for the president. It’s a starting disadvantage for Democrats, who are considered to be in charge at the moment. It was a problem for Donald Trump last year. That is why he is no longer the president. I think, you know, politicians are meant to be, you know, kicked out of office right now because I think the American people are so frustrated with their leadership that I think whoever is in charge feels like they are not doing. the job.

Co-host Nate Burleson offered a slight touch back to reality, acknowledging that “these real people are real qualifications” expressing his disgust with Biden.

Invited to explain why, Payne correctly pointed out how “he’s really been on a slide if we go back to August, when the situation in Afghanistan deteriorated and I think he’s had a hard time recovering ever since.”

After saying things, I could “change[ed] around “if biden” begins[s] speaking positively about [his] agenda, go on tour ”, and also send your cabinet secretaries.

Again, zero frames of what the Republicans could be doing right or the failure of the Democrats. Instead, it was a strategy session on how Democrats have inappropriately told clueless voters about all the amazing things they have done for them.

Before closing, Miller did just that: “What can be done for the next by-elections? Many Democrats are on the line here. How do you progress there? “

As he went to break, the mood at the table remained low:

MILLER: And the lives of the American people have been … they are being challenged right now.

BURLESON: That is correct.

DOKUPIL: The 44 percent approval rating is not good.

MILLER: It’s not good.

PAYNE: It’s difficult.

CBS’s partisan discouragement was made possible thanks to the endorsement of advertisers such as Dawn other Hyundai. Follow the links to view their contact information on the MRC’s Conservatives Fight Back page.

To view the relevant transcript of November 24 CBS Mornings, click “expand”.

CBS Mornings
November 24, 2021
8:12 am ET [TEASE]

[ON-SCREEN HEADLINE: CBS Mornings; Ahead; Payne on Politics]

MICHELLE MILLER: Go ahead, a scorecard of President Biden’s accomplishments so far. CBS News political contributor Joel Payne is in our Progressive Green Room. He has some thoughts on what a pivotal moment is for Democrats.

(…)

8:17 am ET

TONY DOKUPIL: President Biden’s great national agenda faces a great test on Capitol Hill. You will recall that last week the House passed a nearly $ 2 billion Build Back Better bill, as he calls it. But now he faces an uphill battle in the Senate and the White House is looking for anything that can help boost the president’s weak approval ratings. In his opinion, only 44 percent of Americans say he is doing a good job. CBS News political contributor and Democratic strategist Joel Payne is here to help us understand all of this. Joel, good morning to you.

JOEL PAYNE: Good morning. Happy Thanksgiving Day.

DOKUPIL: So, happy Thanksgiving. Democrats have all these ideas that people say they like in the polls, but then when asked if they like the Democrats or the president in particular, they say no. Help me understand that.

[ON-SCREEN HEADLINE: Biden’s Domestic Agenda; Payne on Build Back Better Bill, Stakes for President & Dem Outlook]

PAYNE: Well, this is the oldest thing in the book, trying to get people to really invest in their political ability to get ideas across. You know, the president, his party has really not done a good job, selling the agenda that he wants to present, and the problem is that there is a cross pressure between moderate people like Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema, who are worried about inflation and worried for the expense. And you have progressives, the AOCs, the Elizabeth Warrens of the world who want to invest more, want to invest more in the president’s agenda, and that’s the cross pressure that he’s dealing with right now. And you have the final challenge of whether you want your base to be mad at you or you want to alienate the independence that made Joe Biden a majority. That’s the problem.

DOKUPIL: But this Build Back Better bill has relief for people suffering from big childcare bills, it has things for climate change, it has things to cut higher education costs, it has all of these things. That would affect people’s lives, real people, real people. lives. And yet the Democrats don’t seem to be able to communicate that. When people are asked if it will affect them, they say no.

PAYNE: Well, you have to remember that the backdrop to everything is Covid. And that keeps happening, and I think sometimes we forget. But I’d say what we saw in Virginia last month with Terry McAuliffe losing to Glenn Youngkin, was Covid. It wasn’t necessarily CRT. It was the fact that people’s children had been out of school for a year and a half. And I think Covid affects everything, and I think it’s an ownership disadvantage for the president. It’s a starting disadvantage for Democrats, who are considered to be in charge at the moment. It was a problem for Donald Trump last year. That is why he is no longer the president. I think, you know, politicians are meant to be, you know, kicked out of office right now because I think the American people are so frustrated with their leadership that I think whoever is in charge feels like they are not doing. the job.

NATE BURLESON: Tony mentioned real people, but attached to these real people are real qualifications. President Biden’s approval ratings are falling. Why do you think this is the case and what can he do to bring them up?

PAYNE: Well, it really has been on a slip if you go back to August, when the situation in Afghanistan deteriorated. And I think he’s had a hard time recovering since then. And look, the sausage-making process on Capitol Hill is never going to improve your grades, it’s never going to be something that sells well to the public. I think the president feels like we just passed this bipartisan infrastructure bill, if we can get Build Back Better passed, and if I can start talking positively about my agenda, walk away, put my cabinet secretaries on the road …

BURLESON: Of course.

PAYNE: – I can turn this around and reverse the field.

MICHELLE MILLER: That’s what you can do for yourself. What can be done for the next midterms? Many Democrats are on the line here. How do you progress there?

PAYNE: Political history students like me know that midterm elections are destined to be lost by the majority party.

MILLER: Yes.

PAYNE: I mean, 2002 is really the only time in the last 20 years that a majority party hasn’t lost seats or lost power in the midterm elections, so it’s an uphill battle anyway. Yes, at best, it would be difficult for President Biden. I think what the president, what the Democrats have to understand is that the voters want a positive agenda. It is not enough to say that I am not Donald Trump, it is not enough to say that we are against Trumpism.

BURLESON: Right.

PAYNE: You have to have a positive agenda that impacts the lives of the American people.

MILLER: And the lives of the American people have been … they are being challenged right now.

BURLESON: That is correct.

DOKUPIL: The 44 percent approval rating is not good.

MILLER: It’s not good.

PAYNE: It’s difficult.

MILLER: Joel Payne, thank you very much.

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