On Friday’s CNN “New Day”, Chris Cillizza, network politics reporter and editor at large, gave his predictions on who would get coal and who would receive candy canes. Cillizza claims that President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Hara, as well as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, are all receiving coal.
Joe Biden begins 2021 with a high approval rating in the 50s. It looks like he is getting the coronavirus under control and the economy is starting to recover. Omicron is raging and he ends the year in the low 40s in his approval rating. There are some positive signs in the economy, but it was a difficult year overall for the President. So, coal,” Cillizza outlined. Kamala Harris will be included in the coal category. It’s because of many reasons Zolan, Erica and others just mentioned. She has struggled to adjust to the role as every vice president before her. This is not a rare occurrence. It is part of the job. It’s the job of vice president. She has probably struggled a bit. The whole thing about Biden’s age, I mean, is he running again? Would she be the front runner? That complicates the matter. So, coal for her.
He continued to say that Mitch McConnell is the other person who’s getting coal, and this is not because he had a failed legislative year or something like that. He has become Donald Trump’s number one target. Donald Trump refers to him as the old crow. He attacks him. He wants to find someone to challenge him as Senate leader. John Thune, Mitch McConnell’s second-in-command, is thought to be considering quitting politics. McConnell would also be affected by this. The Republican Party is the last one I would put in the coal category. I consider this to be the most important. This party is led and organized by a man who claims the 2020 election was stolen. This is something we cannot forget. He isn’t just arguing that the election was stolen. He is trying to get people, including secretaries of state and lower-ranking offices, who support the idea that the election was stolen and could, in 2024 reverse it. That is something I believe we must not lose sight of. Those are my four coals.
He stated that Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg was Florida Governor. Ron DeSantis, Sen. Joe Manchin (D.WV), and Massachusetts Governor. Charlie Baker (R), Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Massachusetts Gov.
Cillizza stated, “First getting candy cane — Pete Buttigieg.” He has had a great year, I think. He is promoting the infrastructure package, which Joe Biden made the best for Democrats. He is out selling it. It’s getting good reviews.”
He added, “On the opposite side, Ron DeSantis gets a candycane,” My Twitter feed is already exploding because people hate Ron DeSantis, especially Democrats. What were his goals at the beginning of the year? And what does the end look like? He would like to run for president. He’s had a great year, winning support and loyalty within Republican Party. Donald Trump has noticed and tried to counter him by saying, “hey, if he’s running, he better be not be running.” So, DeSantis. Joe Manchin, third, talk about your Twitter feed exploding. Here’s why. It doesn’t matter if you agree with Joe Manchin or not. Joe Manchin is the most powerful United States Senator. Some would argue that he has the same power as President Obama in terms of advancing the legislative agenda. Joe Manchin did not want the Build back Better act. The Build Back Better act is not back. Joe Manchin will be the one to pass any social safety spending bills. He is now more powerful than ever.