By Missy Crane
My past is in PR and marketing, so I understand a lot about “damage control” and trying to get ahead of the message.
Back in the day, we had a client who was a celebrity chef and he did something so outrageous and vulgar in public, and it was a major race to try and get ahead of the media and public outrage and change the narrative. Sometimes you take the negative and spin it into a positive, but sometimes things are just so bad that the best damage control is to simply say “Sorry, we screwed up and we vow to learn from this and do better.”
With the celebrity chef scandal, we used the negative and successfully turned it into a positive. In the case of the “National Guard” scandal, Team Biden would be smart to do the latter and simply apologize.
But, that’s not what they’re doing.
Instead of addressing how bad this whole mess looked – from the goofy “North Korea-style”
installation“inauguration” to treating our troops like dirtbags and housing them in a parking garage, Team Biden now has a real scandal on their hands that’s a lot worse than they realize.
The “National Guard” scandal, while awful on its own, hits at the very heart of why Americans are so angry and distrustful of political elites (and elites in general). There is very much this “Let Them Eat Cake” attitude from elites all the way from Hollywood to DC, and beyond. They are out of touch, self-absorbed, and the contempt they hold for “lowly peasants” is palpable.
This “National Gaurd” scandal is an extension of that mood and mentality and that’s why it has legs. Strong legs.
Once again the “rich elites” are shitting on the middle-class…and the Biden response to this mess?
Have Jill Biden stand outside like a dunce with a basket of two dozen cookies for 30K troops as a way to say “thank you.”
I mean, you can’t make this kind of clueless arrogance up.
This is how little the elites think of the middle-class and the people who protect them.
WoW, jill had 30K cookies in that basket. what a PR joke. the expression “Let Them Eat Cake” was not originated by marie antoinette. she did not become literate in french until she was 25 and the the time of the expression was about 20y/o
I bet the cookies at Trump Hotel are not stale pantry left overs.
There would be more than enough if they run them trough a Dominion machine.
She’s a thoughtless self centered jackass
agree, her alleged dissertation is less than a thesis. my dissertation committee would have refused even her draft as academically sound and worthy of publication .
The Bidens still think they can trade on dead Bo.
He was NOT her son, shame on her calling herself a NG “mom.”
He was 34 when he joined the military (NG) in 2003.
So, Jill had nothing to do with encouraging her growing STEPson to join the militaty.
He served in Iraq in the NG’s legal arm, helping soldiers fight their own officer’s orders.
As usual, thought this is an egregious insult and affront to ALL the military, the Democrats benefit from one important fact: it only outrages US, the people who care about the country. It doesn’t bother Democrats one bit. So, pointing out how stupid, disrespectful and inconsiderate it was to Democrats is a complete waste of effort. It’s like pointing out the insult to the people and Constitution impeachments for purely political purposes is. Like pointing out how wrong using political violence to intimidate voters is and how hypocritical it is to pretend to be outraged over a riot in the Capital they think they can totally pin on Republicans. They don’t care… they LIKE it.
Anyone remember the OUTRAGE when Trump provided hamburgers to Clemson when they won the National Championship?
Maybe Dr. Jill was drunk when she tried to shake the Honor Guard’s hand. You know, stumbling down the hall telling everyone she loves them and trying to hug them. These are the stupidest morons ever to be on White House grounds.
They got what they wanted from the Guard. They wanted them there as a photo op and to convey the message that anyone dissenting from their rule would be mowed down with the crew served weapons Nancy wanted them to employ. When the Viking hordes failed to materialize, they had to do something with the troops so they confined 5,000 of them to a garage to live in conditions they would never dream of having MS-13, the Taliban, AQ, or ISIS live in. America last, especially the military and police. Three governors have already ordered their troops home. As Ron DeSantis said, his Guard members aren’t Pelosi’s servants.
Just remember, now that they’ve launched a full out assault on our 1A rights , a full out assault on our 2A rights is right around the corner. The same elitists who don’t want the people armed had to bring in a division and a half of troops to protect them from the Viking hordes that never came.
@another vet: Who DOESN’T the Democrats use, exploit, then discard?
The “insurrection” at the Capital lasted three hours. You know what BLM/AntiFa calls that?
It’s part of their SOP. In this case, before they even discarded the Guard, they questioned their loyalty to the country and called them white supremacists. The Bolsheviks also used people to advance their agenda and then kicked them to the curb when they were done with them. It must be a Red thing.
As someone who spent 30 years in the military, I find it disheartening that none of these former generals who criticized President Trump for wanting to use the Guard to put down the demokrat backed Communist insurrection that occurred last summer have kept their mouths shut about the dems wanting to use .50cals against American civilians and their subsequent mistreatment of the National Guard troops. It’s further proof that Obama politicized the military leadership.
And they were there practicing too. But in their case, the dems, FBI, DOJ, and MSM have their backs so they have nothing to fear. As a conservative, just don’t dissent or you may find yourself on the receiving end of a .50cal round the dems have with your name on it.
I find it absolutely disgusting. Apparently they are completely OK with US military troops being used against US citizens, they just objected to Trump being able to quell anti-American violence with them. In my opinion, they all need to commit a massive act of redemption.
@another vet: thank you. Two dozen cookies was the most ridiculous PR stunt ever. It is worse than Zhou’s Rolex, at his fauxnauguration.
And besides, the National Guards are now permanent, as is (I presume) the 12 foot fence with the razor wire on the top.
And the D C total lockdown.
No pictures, please. It is a matter of State Security.
And it is Doctor Jill, no matter what piece of junior high school gibberish she submitted as her “dissertation”.