WATCH: MSNBC Historian Explains How Biden Will Crush McConnell By Winning Over Rural Voters
Tim Naftali said that Joe Biden’s popular legislation will enable him to steal back Republican voters over the next four years.
Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell were in power together for four years. And other than a huge tax cut for the rich, they did very little to help the people that voted them into office. They fed them plenty of culture war talking points, of course, but nothing of actual benefit to them.
It’s been different with Joe Biden. The new president immediately issued relief checks to millions of Americans and thousands of businesses. He also is working on a popular infrastructure package. Naftali said of Biden’s reception:
“Mitch McConnell is nervous. When Mitch McConnell, who doesn’t really care much about the writing of history, starts talking about the 1619 Project, when others in his caucus start talking about the fact that the federal government doesn’t want you to eat red meat, they’re trying to change the subject.”
The historian continued, “Because Biden has been in Washington so long, he knows how Democrats have failed,” continued Naftali. “Biden understands you’ve got to change the message. You’ve got to deliver for rural America. Mitch McConnell sees that as a threat. Will he be successful if the people of Kentucky start to see the benefits of a Biden-pushed stimulus and infrastructure program.”
Watch a clip of the comments below, courtesy of MSNBC: