Swalwell taken to woodshed after citing NY Times to claim Americans ‘doing much better under Biden’

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California Rep. Eric Swalwell has long been accused of being a “dumb a–,” but his latest ditzy move has critics thinking that even this insult is a gross underestimation of the lawmaker’s true “stupidity.”

Citing a New York Times opinion column, Swalwell claimed in a tweet posted last week that “all” Americans, particularly rural Americans, are faring better economically under President Joe Biden versus under former President Donald Trump.

“Compared to the Trump years, we are all doing much better under @POTUS Biden. But that’s especially true in Rural America. Share this story to make sure we all understand the difference and impact,” he wrote.

Note that Swalwell posted the tweet during the same week that word emerged that the U.S. economy shrank by 1.4 percent in the first quarter of 2022.

View the tweet below:

As of Sunday, the tweet hadn’t been ratioed thanks to the existence of so many other people who apparently share his level of cognitive function (or dysfunction?).

But the tweet had nevertheless attracted a large quantity of backlash from those who’ve actually been paying attention to the current economic indicators.

View some of the backlash below:

Note how one critic asked whether Swalwell is truly “that dumb.” To be clear, the congressman’s record suggests he is indeed this intellectually lacking.

So do the facts, such as the bombshell announcement last week that one of the top inflation measures has hit a 40-year high.

“Americans had to reach deeper into their pockets in March, as yet another key inflation index showed prices hit a fresh 40-year high. The Personal Consumption Expenditures price index increased by 6.6% for the year ended in March, the Commerce Department reported Friday. It was the highest rate since the period ended January 1982, outpacing the figure from February,” according to CNN.

This matters because according to data from the Congressional Budget Office, “inflation harms rural communities at a disproportionately higher rate than urban areas,” as reported in The Hill three months ago by Rep. Jason Smith, a Republican.

“CBO found inflation in rural areas was 130 percent that of urban areas, causing an inflationary erosion of wages that resulted in 25 percent slower real wage growth in rural areas compared to urban areas. In short, it is that much harder for Americans living in rural communities to afford to put gas in their cars, clothes on their backs, and food on their table,” Smith accurately reported.

Apparently, Swalwell never got the memo.

(*Language warning)

Swalwell has been late on many matters, including most notably the Russian collusion delusion hoax and conspiracy theory.

Even after former special counsel Robert Mueller’s report effectively exonerated then-President Donald Trump, the California lawmaker continued to accuse the then-president of being Russian President Vladimir Putin’s stooge.

At the time, former Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy said that the lawmaker’s stupidity was so severe that the idea of a President Eric Swalwell (the lawmaker was running for president at the time) “ought to scare the ever-living hell out of you!”


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