CNN’s John King pushes ‘grace’ for Dems over inflation: ‘Governing is hard’


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CNN host John King thinks voters are being too harsh on Democrats over inflation and is calling for them to be shown “grace” as the fractured party gets slammed over skyrocketing prices and catastrophic policies.

With midterms looming in November when Democrats are widely expected to get thrashed and as Americans are crushed by out-of-control inflation, it has become the overriding factor for most voters and that has Democrats terrified.

The higher inflation goes, the lower President Biden’s poll numbers are and they are already at historic lows. His disapproval rating on inflation is currently a whopping 70 percent, according to CNN’s Harry Enten who pointed out the disastrous number on Wednesday.

King broached the subject on “Inside Politics” Friday with Tia Mitchell of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. They discussed the Democratic Party and how it is unable to coalesce on issues and how inflation is gutting Democrats in the polls. The discussion sounded despondent with expectations of Republicans seizing control of both the House and the Senate this year.

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“It’s hard to convince your voters to turn out. Let alone… never mind reaching out to Independents or trying to peel off some Republicans. It’s hard to convince Democrats to be excited when you’re arguing all the time,” King said, kicking off the segment.

“Yeah and Democrats don’t have a clear pathway because different pockets of the party, of the electorate, want different things. You have some Democrats or advisors to Democrats saying, focus on the inflation, get more aggressive in helping people with bringing down gas prices and bringing down costs altogether,” Mitchell commented.

“Other people say, you know, we’ve gotta combat the culture wars, and then, you’ve also got again the progressives who want Build Back Better and the safety-net to be built up. And so, because they’re not on the same page… because there is not a clear Democratic playbook right now, it’s almost like no one’s happy,” she continued.

The divisiveness in the Democratic Party and the radicals roiling the base are causing Hispanics and Independents to flee to the Republican Party, which in turn is causing a political seismic shift. Both King and Mitchell are observably cognizant of that fact. However, they still blamed former President Trump and managed to get the reasoning wrong behind the political realignment.

“And you can connect that back to the conversation we had earlier about Republicans wanting Donald Trump to please stay quiet. Please stay out of 2022. I know, wishful thinking. But just stay quiet because they do have a plan. This is a group… Mitch McConnell’s super PAC if you will. That’s not exactly what it is, but a leadership PAC affiliated with the majority, the want-to-be majority of the Senate Republican leader,” King asserted.

“This is in the Arizona race but you’re going to see this in tough Senate races all across the country,” he said before playing a clip that showed Democrats being called out by Republicans in Arizona for massive inflation and Biden’s “spending spree.”

“It is much easier to be the opposition party,” King admonished after playing the devastating ad. “Give the Democrats some grace. Governing is hard, especially when you have tiny margins. But that’s the challenge for Democrats. They need to get on the same page because the Republicans are just going to hammer them on it.”

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