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‘Finger on the pulse’: Psaki’s stark stereotype of white conservatives prompts plenty of hilarity

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In what proves to be a story you just can’t make up, White House press secretary Jen Psaki dropped a stereotypical take on “white conservative communities” while talking about vaccine participation that would have gotten her fired had a similar effort been made about any other demographic on the planet.

On the other hand, there is a certain comedy in just how narrow-minded Democrats truly are.

Psaki was asked by a reporter how the administration was handling “rural states” like Mississippi and Oklahoma — see Trump supporters — where people don’t want to be vaccinated against COVID-19. The reporter likely more motivated by calling negative attention to this demographic than actual concern for these people — the odds that she believes it’s your body, your choice when it comes to abortion being off the charts.

“We’ve run PSAs on the Deadliest Catch, we’re engaged with NASCAR and Country Music TV,” Biden’s spokesperson said, after sharing some community-based efforts.

“We’re looking for a range of creative ways to get directly connected to white conservative communities. We won’t always be the best messengers, but we’re still trying to meet people where they are, but also empower local organizations,” Psaki continued.

(Video: C-SPAN)

Granted, we’re talking about Republican voters, who have been referred to in the past as knuckle-dragging Neanderthals, so being called rednecks and hicks is somewhat of a step up the evolutional ladder.

Recent KFF polling showed Republicans and white evangelical Christians were the most likely to say they will not get vaccinated, with almost 30% of each group saying they will “definitely not” get a shot, Kaiser Health News reported.

The tendency to group all white conservatives into a single basket of deplorables was common during the Tea Party days, with the left unable to conceive that there’s more diversity of thought on the right than they would ever see among their own ranks.

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, who fancies himself a Republican, appeared on CNN last month to fan the flames.

“Well, I’ve thought a lot about that and I think it’s a natural resistance to government and skepticism of it,” Hutchinson said.

“You look at the breadth of support here in Arkansas for President Trump, and you have rural voters, you have minority voters and their hesitancy is worrisome, not just here but all across the country,” he continued.

With tongue in cheek — we think — social media weighed in to offer the White House some advice, or otherwise ridicule Psaki.

Here’s a sampling of some of those responses from Twitter:

Stephen L. Miller started a thread on the topic that proved to be quite stinging.

While hilarious in some ways, Miller’s thread exposes just how close-minded the Biden administration is when it comes to much of America.

Here’s a sampling of some of those entries from Twitter:

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