There is one universal truth in politics in the United States of America: Liberals fail up.
It doesn’t matter how awful they are, either as people or in their jobs (or both), liberals will always fail upward to a better position, more money or whatever else is a step-up in their careers. Talent and ability have zero role in this, no place whatsoever.
Exhibit A in this new and decidedly political phenomenon is Karine Jean-Pierre, the fumbling, stumbling former public face of the rabid left-wing Move On group created to excuse Bill Clinton’s every sin, moral or criminal, imploring the country to just “move on” from them. It’s funny how someone who used to make their living telling people to “move on” spends most of her day blaming the previous administration for her current boss’s failures.
But that’s how the left works – the administration of Barack Obama was nothing more than celebrating him for his skin color while scrambling to blame the George W. Bush administration for every one of his failings. Somehow, after eight years, Barack Obama wasn’t responsible for never having achieved three percent growth in any given year, but under President Donald Trump, when the economy finally kicked into gear after his economic policies were implemented, that was because of Obama…or something.
Democrats are exceedingly good at moving the goal posts. They are that guy who shows up to the job site at the end of the work, breaks a sweat standing around in the hot sun, and used the word “We” loudly about the project when the boss is around.
But Obama is considered a “great” president by people who aren’t critical thinkers, particularly in media (and there are a lot of people who are not critical thinkers in media).
That lack of ability to think critically brings us back to Karine Jean-Pierre.
I don’t know, maybe when not on camera she’s whip-smart; an eloquent genius able to convey complex ideas in a clear and easy to understand way. But at the podium in the White House press briefing room she can’t even read what you have to assume she either at least had a hand in writing or had time to familiarize herself with a little beforehand in her huge binder.
White House Press secretaries have always had notes and papers with them to aid them in the job; something to refer to for stats and specifics. KJP lives in hers. Can’t live without it.
In media appearances she’s lost. KJP, like the president and vice president, only does appearances where no difficult or even remotely challenging questions will be asked. It’s sad that a grown adult can’t handle a challenge, sadder still that an administration would order their mouthpiece to ignore half the country, and saddest of all that a grown adult would comply. Often times KJP ignores Fox News in the briefing room, unable to handle even polite challenge.
But the saddest thing about KJP is all the profiles of her, the glowing write-ups in newspapers and magazines, or the polished pieces on television about her, which are about her gender, sexual orientation and skin color. When you’re as bad as she is at her job, anything else has to be the focus. And you can count on Democrats to immediately go to the least relevant, most divisive characteristics. People, when pushed, will usually end up there, but Democrats start there too.
They have to. Imagine having to cover for someone so horrible at their job that they tweet under their own name when writing for the boss, as KJP did just on Tuesday. Or, even more pathetically, when there is a natural disaster that destroyed parts of Hawaii, this woman who has worked in Democratic Party politics her entire adult life, could not be bothered to pronounce the names of the state’s two Democrat Senators properly. Everyone makes verbal gaffes, people with an IQ larger than their shoe size notice and correct them almost immediately. KJP never notices them and makes them constantly.
The saddest part of all is she’s reading what she’s saying, having apparently been deemed untrustworthy or incapable of speaking off the top of her head. A person with any amount of self-respect would resign, refusing to be a puppet to their bosses behind the scenes. KJP isn’t about to resign out of self-respect because if she had any she wouldn’t have taken the job in the first place.
Of course, if talent and ability had any role in her career, she wouldn’t have one. The same goes for pretty much all of them, yet they keep failing up to new, higher paying positions. At this point, when she finally does leave the White House, KJP won’t just get a show on MSNBC like Jen “Ginger Goebbels” Psaki did, she’ll be running NBC News. Given how bad they are, you probably wouldn’t even notice the difference.