Jen Psaki Seems to Think White Evangelicals Are a Bunch of Uncultured Rednecks by Todd Starnes



Posted: Apr 14, 2021 12:29 PM

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There were raised eyebrows in church houses across America when White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki described white evangelical Christians as a bunch of uncultured rednecks.

Psaki made the disparaging comments while explaining how the Biden administration was trying to encourage white evangelicals to take the China Virus vaccine. 

“We’ve run PSAs on the ‘Deadliest Catch,’ we’re engaged with NASCAR and Country Music TV,” Psaki told reporters. “We’re looking for a range of ways to get directly connected to white conservative communities.”

It sounds as if all Ms. Psaki knows about white conservatives was learned through former President Obama, Mrs. Bill Clinton and Peter Strzok, the disgraced FBI agent.

Not only are we a basket of smelly deplorables who shop at Walmart and cling to our guns and our religion, but apparently we are also a bunch of hayseeds who run around the cotton fields singing ‘Cotton-Eye Joe.'

“We won’t always be the best messengers, but we are still trying to meet people where they are, but also empower local organizations,” she added.

That’s like saying all black people watch “Good Times,” “Black-ish” and “Madea Goes to Jail.”

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said on the Todd Starnes Radio Show that he was really disappointed with Ms. Psaki.

“Why don’t they add ‘Green Acres’ in there or ‘Petticoat Junction’ or ‘The Beverly Hillbillies,’” Huckabee said, tongue-in-cheek.

Huckabee said he’s never seen such cluelessness coming from the White House press briefing room. 

“Their idea that only white conservatives sit around watching the ‘Deadliest Catch’ and ‘CMT’ and NASCAR pretty well defines us as a limited cultural species,” Huckabee told Starnes.

Ironically, the Biden administration has gone out of its way to remind Americans not to stereotype or be judgmental. 

“What is it when you take an entire group of Americans and you narrowly define them as a bunch of people who only eat at Cracker Barrel and Waffle House,” Huckabee wondered. 

It would be like someone suggesting that Ms. Psaki, who was raised in Connecticut, is a woke liberal elitist whose idea of a good time is a poetry slam followed by a hearty kale salad at an organic farm-to-table restaurant.

Huckabee, by the way, was quick to point out that he has nothing against Cracker Barrel or Waffle House. 

“Waffle House is my happy place,” he said. “So maybe I fit that bill, but I also know how to go to a dinner where there is a white table cloth. I’m not utterly as narrow as Jen Psaki thinks I must be.”

It’s a fair point the governor makes and one I will continue to ponder as I enjoy a plate of biscuits and gravy, washed down with a Mason jar full of sweet tea — while I watch ‘The Andy Griffith Show.'

Author's note: Click here to listen to Todd’s interview with Mike Huckabee on the Salem Podcast Network.

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