Former White House press secretary Dana Perino shut down liberal pundit Juan Williams by pointing out that “Democrats and the liberals live in the biggest mainstream media bubble ever created in the history of the universe.”
While the government shutdown and the bickering it promotes “may be somewhat tough to watch,” Perino said on “Fox News Sunday” that for conservatives at least, it had “shaken up the status quo.”
“Shaking up the status quo is the goal here,” Williams responded, adding that lawmakers “were sent to Washington to govern,” not to do the bidding of their constituents.
“Right now in the Republican Party, the base of the party is in the South, overwhelmingly white, and very, very, very conservative,” Williams said. “And all they do is live in a very small bubble, including a media bubble, and talk to each other, and they are confirmed. And then you get Heritage, and you get FreedomWorks. And all this.”
After a bit more back and forth, Williams said something odd, given the multiple bipartisan measures the House has sent to the Senate — only to be ignored.
“There are people inside the Democratic Party who say we need a deal,” Williams said. “We need to get something done, and we don’t see that right now coming from the heart and the soul of the Republican Party.”
Perino jumped at the opportunity to set Williams straight.
“Juan, Democrats and the liberals live in the biggest mainstream media bubble ever created in the history of the universe,” she said. “If you look at Republicans across many of the states, governors or state legislators, Republicans are actually doing really good work, just nationally, they’re taking a hit on their reputation.”