U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet isn’t exactly known as a guy with much of a blue collar background. The son of a diplomat was raised inside the Beltway and fast-tracked for a career in Democrat establishment politics before he even graduated from St. Albans.
Periodically this part of Bennet’s inescapably elite background shines through, like on Saturday when President Biden magically “tracked him down” in Colorado’s North Fork Valley.
And by “tracked him down,” we mean the White House called Bennet’s cell phone while he posed against a decorative tractor at Big B’s Orchard in Hotchkiss.
— LivePDDave 🇺🇸 🚨 🥊 (@LivePDDave1) July 25, 2021
Bennet’s staged photo-op came just after a roundtable with a delegation of Colorado Democrats and Interior Secretary Deb Halaand.
It is unclear whether Bennet had been sipping on some hard-cider, but it was painfully obvious Bennet’s finely pressed shirt and jeans definitely didn’t come from Murdoch’s.
Twitter had an absolute field day… here are just a few of the highlights.
— Matthew Foldi (@MatthewFoldi) July 26, 2021
The hardest thing to believe is that he found a signal in the North Fork Valley.
— Matt Knoedler (@KnoedlerMatt) July 25, 2021
No, you posed for a photo in front of a broken prop in front of a cider bar, and then your staff cropped out everything to make it look like you were farming. Clowntown, population: you. https://t.co/nyQ1uPZ9rB
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) July 26, 2021
Lol, this is clearly a man who has never spent any time on a tractor.
— Joe Jackson 🇺🇸 (@Joe_Jacksonn) July 26, 2021
No tire tracks.
Front tires buried in the mulch.
Jeans that have never seen dirt.
Photographer on Standby.
Authentic photo. https://t.co/vukqKuzCgM
— Monica's Fancy Guest Towels (@MonicaTowels) July 26, 2021
Very authentic ruggedness here.
Also weird to credit Biden with “tracking me down.” Pretty sure the cell phone number is the same no matter where you’re pretending to farm. https://t.co/DvGnDADCOz
— Tim Murtaugh (@TimMurtaugh) July 25, 2021
Pro-tip: Apply mulch around your tractor every year so there won’t be weeds in the photo-op. https://t.co/rnji1eoOSI
— Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) July 25, 2021
I've seen North Korean press releases that look less staged. https://t.co/TIf3Uqj6um
— Phineas "Kiley for CA Gov" Fahrquar (@irishspy) July 25, 2021
I too spend many Saturdays on a tractor in a dress shirt with a photographer near me in case the president calls me https://t.co/wlXQ4mjw4l
— Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) July 25, 2021
“Hey Joe, I was just out here plowing the fields in my dry cleaned button down shirt. Fortunately my staffer was following me around to take pictures. No, my tractor doesn’t leave tire marks. It’s more of a hover craft I guess. Anyway, what was that about the Child Tax Credit?” https://t.co/dtnUicOUQ9
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) July 25, 2021
Reminding rural Colorado Bennet hasn’t ever seen a real day of manual labor in his life isn’t exactly what he needed right now, especially considering our senior senator just pledged to back an ecoterrorist to lead the Bureau of Land Management over the objections ranchers across America.
PeakNation™ will also recall Roll Call ran a feature about a particular Carhartt jacket favored by politicians like Bennet several years back that they used to “pretend to be normal people.” The $125 jacket in question was featured prominently in Bennet’s first run for Senate in 2010.
As for Bennet’s expanded Child Tax Credit, it’s looking more and more like it could backfire politically as it was passed in the $1.9 trillion stimulus that has sent inflation soaring.
Price increases for groceries and gas, in other words, could very well undo whatever benefit Bennet attempted to provide families with their expanded welfare.
Compounding this problem for Bennet, Democrats are increasingly arguing inflation is nothing to worry about.
— Tommy Pigott (@TommyPigott) July 26, 2021
83% of Americans disagreed in a recent Fox News poll with majorities calling inflation’s effect on gas and grocery prices a “hardship.”
The media is already trying to write off Colorado’s Senate race for the Democrats, however something tells us voters concerned about their pocketbooks won’t exactly empathize with a D.C. elitist staging photo-ops.