One of the key advisors for Obama from his 2008 campaign trail and a confidante throughout his time as president, David Axelrod has called out Biden to give him some advice: Be humble during your upcoming State of the Union address.
While giving his thoughts in an opinion column of The New York Times, Axelrod pleaded with Old Uncle Joe to cut back on the charged rhetoric in his upcoming speech by being honest and painting the situation as it really is in America while still highlighting the anxieties and pains that are being caused by the rapid inflation, violent crime, and COVID-19 restrictions.
“The speech will command the largest television audience the president is likely to enjoy this year, and the temptation will be, as it always is, to herald his achievements and declare that we have navigated the storm,” stated Axelrod.
“But, Mr. President, proceed with caution.” he suddenly called as a warning.
“Talk about the things you and Congress have done to help meet the challenges Americans are facing, for sure. Lay out your goals for the future, absolutely. Offer realistic hope for better days ahead,” Axelrod stated.
Axelrod then alluded to, but never actually outright stated, that Americans think the presidency of Old Uncle Joe is an outright disaster.
“Unsurprisingly, incidents of suicide, drug overdose deaths and violence in our homes and on the streets have grown dramatically. Frustrations with masks, mandates and shifting rules have deepened our political divides. Jobs have come roaring back, raising wages,” claimed Axelrod of the event currently taking place. “But those wage increases have been eaten up by inflation, the likes of which we have not seen in four decades. And all the while, the rich have gotten richer.”
“The state of the union is stressed. To claim otherwise — to highlight the progress we have made, without fully acknowledging the hard road we have traveled and the distance we need to go — would seem off-key and out of touch,” continued Axelrod. “You simply cannot jawbone Americans into believing that things are better than they feel.”
It is still entirely unclear as to if the adivce given will be taken to heart. Just this past week, Biden whined about NBC’s Lester Holt being a “wise guy” for simply asking him about inflation, which various polls have highlighted as a main concern for the vast majority of American voters. The U.S. government put out an announcement that inflation has spiked to well over 7.5% year-over-year, but Old Uncle Joe claims that he is not to blame for the choices he has made and that the whole situation solely stems from a “lack of computer chips.” The Daily Wire reported:
“I think it was back in July, you said inflation was going to be temporary,” Holt said. “I think a lot of Americans are wondering what your definition of temporary is.
“Well, you’re being a wise guy with me a little bit, and I understand that’s your job,” Biden responded. “But look, at the time, what happened was the, uh, let’s look at the reasons for the inflation. And the reason for the inflation is the supply chains were cut off, meaning that the products, for example, automobiles, the lack of computer chips to be able to build those automobiles so they could function, they need those computer chips, they were not available.”