I just love watching the leftist narrative shift in real time on any given subject. They’ll start out by denying that it’s even an issue, hoping people will just ignore it. Then they’ll accuse others of trying to drum up fear over the issue and making it seem more significant than it really is. Then, in the face of overwhelming evidence that cannot be dismissed, they’ll concede that it might be a little bit of an issue, but try to convince you that it really isn’t that bad or that it may even be good. Then they steer directly into the skid and fully embrace the issue as they push another angle of government control, supposedly to help deal with the issue they initially ignored.
This is happening with the Biden recession narrative as we speak. Economists across the country are warning of an impending recession, saying that even the estimations for inflation and gas price increases might be on the conservative side and we could experience even worse than public projections. This would be terrible for the Biden Administration and leftist politicians generally, especially just before the midterms where the economy is a huge election issue. So Biden and his administration are scrambling to control the narrative. Check out this incredible narrative progression.
First, Biden and the White House vehemently deny that there is any approaching recession. A reporter has the audacity to ask a legitimate question about a topic Americans care deeply about and Biden denies that economists are warning about an impending recession and accuses the reporter of making things up.
But the evidence indicates otherwise, so the Biden Admin pivoted to their favorite word–it’s transitory. Watch Press Secretary Jean-Pierre recite the new narrative, that “we’re in a moment of transition.” Transitory. Just like the now-historic and ever increasing inflation was “transitory,” now the recession is “transitory.” We all know what that means.
But the evidence of an impending recession is so overwhelming and the issue is significant enough at this point that the Biden Admin realized that all their denial wasn’t going to play well with a public who could see reality with their own eyes. So they entered the next phase of narrative progression–trying to convince the public that this very bad thing might not actually be as bad as you think, or might even be good. The leftist propaganda media establishment is a huge help with this one, and here’s the Los Angeles Times playing their part perfectly as they try to explain why a recession “may not be that bad.”
The next step is for the Biden Admin to steer directly into the skid and propose all kinds of government overreach, restrictions, and regulations in order to control the recession that they created and which they originally denied was even happening. Keep an eye out for those headlines and announcements, because their playbook is incredibly predictable.